Lane Mitcham (@lmitcham)

Re: Project feasibility - Police Speed Gun

Reply posted 12 months ago (06/02/2023)
The two things that you will want to consider is firing rate of the laser and accuracy.  Modern LIDAR speed measuring devices fire at rep-rates of 180 to 1000 Hz...

Re: External code coverage

Reply posted 3 years ago (04/29/2021)
In the past, I have inserted serial messages at different points in the code, if there is an RS-232 interface to a computer.  If there is a display device on the...
A capacitor to ground would do it. Start with a 0.1 uF.

Re: Software Bugs

Reply posted 4 years ago (05/28/2020)
Modularity, good design, maintainability, testability, etc ... are the hallmark of a good programmer, no matter the size of the task.  I hope that we are not expecting...

Re: Software Bugs

Reply posted 4 years ago (05/28/2020)
The solution is not in the language, it is in the skill of he programmer.  The devices that I design are hard real time and are used in the public safety sector,...

Re: RTOS vs Bare-Metal

Reply posted 6 years ago (04/30/2018)
I have been designing firmware for almost 30 years and have never found a compelling reason to use an RTOS.I have evaluated RTOS’s in the past and I prefer to...
Having done programming on PC’s as well as in the embedded world, my definitions are: HARDWARE: Any physical electronic device or component. This can include...

Re: Applying Abstraction concepts in firmware

Reply posted 6 years ago (12/12/2017)
Abstraction, to me, is making the 'C' code more readable and therefore maintainable by future programmers, as well as for my benefit as I maintain various assorted...
I am a real fan of the evaluation kits that most micro-controller manufacturers, or third party vendors, design.  They are usually less than $100 and it is great...

Re: Embedded Engineers Most Important and Useful Skills

Reply posted 7 years ago (10/26/2017)
Never used smartwork, started with OrCAD and Tango, but, this seems like the right time frame.  vetusware.com/download/smARTWORK

Re: Embedded Engineers Most Important and Useful Skills

Reply posted 7 years ago (10/26/2017)
The most important skills in your toolbox are ingenuity, curiosity, and logic that every engineering student brings to their first day of their freshman year of...

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