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Firmware Update v17.10

In this issue:

  • The Coming Software Apocalypse
  • Tech Talk: Pros and Cons of Embedded C++
  • Better Trained Teams Develop Firmware Faster
  • How to Combine 'volatile' with 'struct'
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v17.9

In this issue:

  • Embedded C Coding Standard Now Available as Free PDF
  • You Should Know: C11 Includes a More Secure strcpy()
  • Firmware Architecture and Process Consulting
  • New "Spaghetti Factor" Metric Measures Software Quality
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Firmware Update v17.8

In this issue:

  • Efficient CRC Calculations in C
  • What Does 0x47u Mean Anyway?
  • Upcoming Embedded Systems Training Courses
  • Free White Space Cleanup Tool: QClean
  • Industry News That's Not Boring

Introduction to Rate Monotonic Scheduling

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If you've got a lot of real-time tasks and tight deadlines, what's the best way to prioritize them? A technique called RMA guides the way.

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.

2016 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey

Barr Group's 2016 Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey had participation from more than 2,500 embedded systems design engineers and revealed a number of interesting trends in the embedded industry. In this webinar, Barr Group executives Michael Barr (CTO) and Andrew Girson (CEO) discussed some of the most interesting findings.

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