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Fast Accurate Memory Test Code in C

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If ever there was a piece of embedded software ripe for reuse it's the memory test. This article shows how to test for the most common memory problems with a set of three efficient, portable, public-domain memory test functions.

How Ethernet's MAC Addresses Work

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Merely adding a protocol stack and networking API to your software doesn't make you TCP/IP ready. You'll also need to assign your product a MAC address.

How to Calibrate Mechanical Inputs in Software

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Embedded software developers operate in a perfect digital environment but must interact with the imperfect analog real world. To do this it's essential to know how to perform calibration of inputs and sensors.

How to Implement TCP/IP and UDP/IP for Embedded Systems

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If your embedded system is on a network, the key question is: what subset of TCP/IP will you include in your product?

Assembly vs. C: Which is Best for Microcontrollers?

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Given a particular programming problem, what language should you use to realize the solution? Your choice could very well affect the success or failure of the project. So you'd better choose wisely.

Short Range Wireless Protocols: Bluetooth vs. IrDA

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As engineers design more and more products with embedded computer systems that require connections of one sort or another, we've got to pay attention to the ease with which these connections can be made. Short-range wireless protocols offer an attractive alternative to wired connections.

How to Design App-Ready Embedded Systems

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Bug fixes, patches, and third-party application programs are all possible in today’s more powerful embedded systems, but you need to plan for them at design time. This article shows you how.

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