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Portable Fixed-Width Integers in C

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For embedded software developers, the most significant improvements to the C programming language made in the ISO C99 standard update are in the new <stdint.h> header file. Learn the typedef names for the new fixed width integer data types, to make hardware interfacing in C easier. And there are other benefits as well

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.

Serial Communication Protocols: CAN vs. SPI

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Distributed systems require protocols for communication between microcontrollers. Controller Area Networks (CAN) and Serial Peripheral Interfaces (SPI) are two of the most common such protocols.

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.

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