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These blogs concern the design of embedded systems that must meet deadlines, or else!

The Perils of Preemptive Multitasking

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Every commercial RTOS employs a priority-based preemptive scheduler. This despite the fact that real-time systems vary in their requirements and real-time scheduling doesn't have to be so uniform. Multitasking and meeting deadlines is certainly not a one-size-fits-all problem.

Introduction to Controller Area Network (CAN)

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Controller Area Network (CAN) is the most widely-used automotive bus architecture. Here are some reasons why.

Introduction to Preemptive Multitasking

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Most real-time operating systems employ preemptive schedulers. This primer on preemption also looks at the kind of multitasking it enables.

How to Choose a Real-Time Operating System

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In the market for a commercial RTOS? This article provides an overview of RTOSes and how you can select the best one for your project. It ends with a list of vendors and their products.

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