There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the embedded software community and become an embedded software developer.
The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage immense numbers of networked, automated devices via the internet has now permeated all areas of our lives. However, against a wider backdrop of increasing cyber fraud and online crime, our growing reliance on interconnected devices is raising serious concerns about security.
The importance of readability is not just about aesthetics and beautiful code – although that plays a part – but it relates directly to the overall lifecycle cost of software.
We're optimistic about the future of embedded design as a profession. As better tools become available, the demands on embedded system designers are growing equally as fast, or even faster.
In the first part of this two part article we will look at why DMA is used and the benefits it can bring for overall system performance.
Since its earliest days, one of the key features of Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system has been its support for networking. But what happens when the target hardware doesn't support Ethernet?
Getting an RTOS to run on the Raspberry Pi provides some interesting technical challenges, albeit challenges we have seen on different real-world projects over the years.