Zephyr Project

Started by pozz in comp.arch.embedded15 hours ago 4 replies

https://www.zephyrproject.org/ What do you think of this project? An open-source full-featured RTOS that runs on many dev boards with 32-bits...

https://www.zephyrproject.org/ What do you think of this project? An open-source full-featured RTOS that runs on many dev boards with 32-bits MCU/MPU, with or without memory protection. From the Linux Foundation. I didn't know it, until now.


e-Ink and other paper like displays

Started by Rick C in comp.arch.embedded3 days ago 13 replies

I have periodically reviewed the e-Ink market looking for usable products without a lot of experimentation. Most of what I find are displays...

I have periodically reviewed the e-Ink market looking for usable products without a lot of experimentation. Most of what I find are displays without driver boards, a few high priced combos of displays with separate driver boards, but few docs and very few displays an driver boards with some sort of docs and/or library support. The one thing that always seems to be missing is an ea


Cortex-M: share an int between two tasks

Started by pozz in comp.arch.embedded2 weeks ago 48 replies

I'm working on a Cortex-M4 MCU and using FreeRTOS. One task: uint32_t wait_period; while(1) { // make some things ...

I'm working on a Cortex-M4 MCU and using FreeRTOS. One task: uint32_t wait_period; while(1) { // make some things vTaskDelay(pdMS_TO_TICKS(wait_period)); } The following function can be called from another task: void set_waiting_period(uint32_t new_period) { wait_period = new_period; } In this case, is it needed to protect the access of the shared variable wait_pe...


Tests in embedded

Started by pozz in comp.arch.embedded2 weeks ago 6 replies

I'm reading TDD book by Grenning, but I don't know if it is really up-to-date. Do you use unit tests, automatic testing and/or TDD approach...

I'm reading TDD book by Grenning, but I don't know if it is really up-to-date. Do you use unit tests, automatic testing and/or TDD approach in your embedded projects? Which tools do you really use? Writing some tests for isolated units is very simple, they can be manually written with some asserts. When the unit is connected to other units (i.e., uses services from another module or ...


My Favorite Editor is the Butterfly, What's Yours?

Started by Rick C in comp.arch.embedded3 weeks ago 15 replies

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https://xkcd.com/378/ -- Rick C. - Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging - Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209


Making more of the C standard library mandatory for freestanding implementations

Started by Philipp Klaus Krause in comp.arch.embedded3 weeks ago 41 replies

In C, most of the standard library is mandatory for hosted implementations only, not for freestadning implementations. Still, I see many...

In C, most of the standard library is mandatory for hosted implementations only, not for freestadning implementations. Still, I see many functions, such as memcpy() and abs() often used in programs for embedded systems, and see no obstacles to implementing them even on small systems. Should more of the standard library become mandatory for freestanding implementations? For string.h, I h...


Special issue on Recent Advances in Autonomous Vehicle Solutions in the Digital Continuum

Started by pllana in comp.arch.embedded4 weeks ago

Special issue on Recent Advances in Autonomous Vehicle Solutions in the Digital Continuum Computing Journal, Springer...

Special issue on Recent Advances in Autonomous Vehicle Solutions in the Digital Continuum Computing Journal, Springer Nature https://www.springer.com/journal/607/updates/17917580 SCOPE The domain of autonomous vehicle computing systems is changing rapidly under the pressure of an intense competition, the continuous emergence of new markets and players. Research and development


Poor man's PWM

Started by Don Y in comp.arch.embedded1 month ago 42 replies

With "few" intensity levels desired, I plan to drive LED with a crude PWM signal directly from an IRQ (i.e., push bits out a hardware port at...

With "few" intensity levels desired, I plan to drive LED with a crude PWM signal directly from an IRQ (i.e., push bits out a hardware port at each IRQ). But, instead of having N different times at which the IRQ might be signalled (for the N+1 different duty cycles) in each refresh interval, I plan on having log2(N) times, each delimiting an period "twice" as long as the previous. This ke...


Custom CPU Designs

Started by Rick C in comp.arch.embedded1 month ago 145 replies

In the Forth language group there are occasional discussions of custom processors. This is mostly because a simple stack processor can be...

In the Forth language group there are occasional discussions of custom processors. This is mostly because a simple stack processor can be designed to be implemented in an FPGA very easily, taking little resources and running at a good speed. Such a stack processor is a good target for Forth. I know there are many other types of CPU designs which are implemented in FPGAs. I'm w


coronavirus COVID-19

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded1 month ago

coronavirus COVID-19 http://www.grex.org/~henced/coronavirus.html

coronavirus COVID-19 http://www.grex.org/~henced/coronavirus.html