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Embedded Basics

- June 14, 2012

Embedded Basics examines the boundaries of hardware and software by exploring the inner workings of microcontrollers and the embedded software techniques that power them. 

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7 Steps to Writing a Simple Cooperative Scheduler

  • 09.10.2014

For many MCU-based applications an RTOS is overkill; a much simpler, cooperative scheduler will fit the requirements just as easily. Read More...

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Using conditional complexity to test embedded software

  • 07.01.2014

There are many different ways to test an embedded system but they can be boiled down into two primary types of testing, white and black box testing.Read More...

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Mastering the embedded software design cycle

  • 04.09.2014

Creating embedded software can be a challenging endeavor that ranges from a well-defined and controlled process to shoot-from-the-hip Wild West-style developmentRead More...

7 Tips for Using Interrupts

  • 03.18.2014

Strange things can happen to a system if proper interrupt implementation is not followed.Read More...

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Low-cost development, Part 1 – The Freescale Kinetis-L

  • 02.11.2014

Expensive development boards are a thing of the past: Today each vendor has its own unique spin on low-cost development kits that rarely reach the $50 mark. Read More...

Survival tech - Weathering the winter storm

  • 01.07.2014

Surviving in an unexpected power outage in the middle of winter can very quickly turn into an episode of MacGyver especially if an investment in a backup generator hasn’t been made. Read More...

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Fundamentals of MCUs - A free online workshop

  • 11.26.2013

How do you do a hands-on workshop online? The answer is a free ST Microelectronics STM32F4 Discovery Board for the first 1000 US registrants! Read More...

The ARM Connected Community - Connecting engineers with solutions

  • 10.29.2013

Where can an engineer turn when they hit a wall and need help, have a question that needs answers, is looking for a partner to develop with or maybe just wants to keep up on industry news?Read More...

10 Tricks for Documenting Embedded Software

  • 10.08.2013

Many engineers (including myself) hate having to document code but it is such an essential part of what embedded engineers do that we can't skip it or half-heartedly create it.Read More...

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Bootloader design for microcontrollers in embedded systems

  • 09.03.2013

Billions of MCUs are sold each year with the number continually climbing, but what happens to MCU-based products when millions of units have shipped and a software “enhancement” needs to be made?Read More...

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