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Mutexes and Semaphores Demystified

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The question "What is the difference between a mutex and a semaphore?" is short and easily phrased.  Answering it is more difficult.  In this first installment of a series of articles on the proper use of a real-time operating system (RTOS), we examine the important differences between a mutex and a semaphore.

Bug-Killing Coding Standard Rules for Embedded C

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A C coding standard can help keep bugs out of embedded software by leveraging common language features and development tools.

More Bug-Killing Coding Standards for Embedded C

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This second article on enforceable coding standards for embedded systems adds a set of additional bug-killing rules for using certain C keywords and naming global variables.

A Framework for Safe Motion Control Firmware

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An object-oriented framework can be used to create safe, testable and tunable motion control systems.

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