Embedded Software

  • 12 things for 2019

    I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions. Although having goals and ambitions is good, starting out the new year with some big change is rather artificial. Last year, I came across the concept of “18 things for 2018”. The idea is to establish a list of “things” – goals, achievements, whatever … – […]

  • Video about embedded system power management

    My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at embedded system power management – specifically the software’s role. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to look at topics of interest to embedded software developers. Suggestions for topics are always welcome via comment, email or […]

  • Embedded software article: RTOS Revealed #27

    My latest article on embedded.com has been published. This piece is the twenty-seventh installment of the RTOS Revealed series, which will continue to appear for the next few months. The series will cover every aspect of real time operating systems. System time In this article, I look at system time in an RTOS … Here […]

  • A scary moment

    What makes you describe something as “scary”? I guess there are many things. Possibilities include events that are unexpected, sudden, unexplained and spectacular in some way. Although ultimately a minor event, which resulted in no injury and very little damage, something scary happened to me recently … A couple of days ago, I came into […]

  • Embedded software webinar on the use of dynamic memory in C/C++

    We are currently offering a program of free webinars covering a selection of embedded software topics: the Embedded Software Masterclass. These have been running for a year or so, at approximately monthly intervals, and have proven quite popular. After the presentation segment, there is ample time for a question and answer session. The next webinar […]

  • Music and the brain

    Music seems to appear in all human cultures. And, for most people, it is a source of pleasure. To me, this suggests that there is something special about the form of notes and chords and rhythms. Furthermore, it makes me wonder if this can be a useful tool – can we use this characteristic in […]

  • Starting out with embedded software

    I frequently receive enquiries – generally emails – from engineers who are interested in getting into embedded software. They ask about what they should study, what programming languages are necessary etc. I would like to be helpful and commonly send a reply to these queries. However, I thought that it might be helpful to encapsulate […]

  • What camera is right?

    Being my #1 hobby, photography is a common writing theme for me. Some time ago, I mused on whether big, heavy cameras were really useful enough to offset the aggravation of carrying them around – not to mention their cost! I constantly review my picture taking and occasionally arrive at some interesting conclusions … Over […]

  • Video about RTOS interrupt latency measurement

    My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at measuring the performance of an RTOS – specifically focusing on interrupt latency.. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to look at topics of interest to embedded software developers. Suggestions for topics are always welcome via […]

  • Scratching the surface [or not]

    Kitchens seem to be the thing everyone is talking about just now. I wrote about our remodeling recently and we have several friends who have gone or are going through the same process. It seems that, in the UK, the housing market has ground almost to a halt, as a result of the current political […]

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