3 Common Challenges Facing RTOS Application Developers

Real-time operating systems (RTOS) are now included in many embedded applications. They can dramatically simplify time and task management in a system and help improve scalability and maintainability (if the application is designed correctly). I’ve found though that there are several common challenges that face RTOS application developers. Let’s examine these challenges and discuss a … Continue reading 3 Common Challenges Facing RTOS Application Developers

7 Tips for Mastering Git

One thing that every embedded software developer, and hopefully every general software developer has in common is that they use a revision control system to manage their software. There are different revision control systems out there, but the most popular system today is Git. If you have never used a revision control system or are … Continue reading 7 Tips for Mastering Git

4 Uses for Assembly Language

An embedded tip that I often advocate is that developers should avoid using assembly language. The reason for avoiding assembly language is that it is specific to the processor architecture being used, it is difficult to read, understand and maintain. Today, we are going to look at the few areas where I believe it is … Continue reading 4 Uses for Assembly Language

7 Steps to Create a Reusable Debounce Algorithm

A quick google search reveals that there are over 212,000 websites that examine how to debounce a button.  After examining a number of them it is obvious that these implementations are not meant for reuse.  The implementations and strategies often lack scalability, the ability to debounce multiple buttons easily and portability.  They are tightly coupled … Continue reading 7 Steps to Create a Reusable Debounce Algorithm