Stephane Boucher (@stephaneb)

Founder and publisher of the Related Sites, including DSPRelated.com, EmbeddedRelated.com, FPGARelated.com and Electronics-Related.com.

Favorite Software AND Hardware Tools for Embedded Systems Development

Stephane Boucher October 5, 2022

Last year, at the Embedded Online Conference, we interviewed the speakers and asked them what were some of their favorite software and hardware tools for Embedded development.  

We aggregated all their answers in one insightful video that you can watch here.

Although you should really watch the video in order to get the full picture, I've compiled the following non-exhaustive list for the fun of it (again, I cannot overstate enough how much valuable...


A New Related Site!

Stephane Boucher September 22, 20222 comments

We are delighted to announce the launch of the very first new Related site in 15 years!  The new site will be dedicated to the trendy and quickly growing field of Machine Learning and will be called - drum roll please - MLRelated.com.

We think MLRelated fits perfectly well within the “Related” family, with:

  • the fast growth of TinyML, which is a topic of great interest to the EmbeddedRelated community
  • the use of Machine/Deep Learning in Signal Processing applications, which is of...

New Promo Video for the 2022 Embedded Online Conference

Stephane Boucher April 19, 2022

Less than a week to go before the conference! Check out our 2022 Embedded Online Conference promo video, featuring (in order of appearance) Helen Leigh, Peter McLaughlin, Jack Ganssle, Tyler Hoffman, Steve Branam, Colin O'Flynn, Miro Samek, Henk Muller, Jacob Beningo, Harrison Donahue, Kate Stewart, Clive (Max) Maxfield, Don Wilcher, Adam Taylor, and Jean Labrosse.

If you haven't registered for the conference yet, please consider doing so today.  Make sure to use the...


2022 Embedded Online Conference - Final Push!

Stephane Boucher April 8, 2022

With the Embedded Online Conference only a couple of weeks away, we are now doing a final push to ensure that as many engineers as possible who could benefit from the conference are aware of it. 

If you'd like to help us spread the word, not only will you make our day, but you'll also earn a chance to win one of TWO Saleae Logic Pro 8.     

Prize: TWO Saleae Logic Pro 8Raffle...

The 2021 DSP/ML Online Conference

Stephane Boucher September 29, 2021

The 2021 DSP/ML Online Conference is just around the corner and this year again, the program is packed with opportunities to learn. 

By registering for the conference, not only will you have full access to all talks, workshops, and Q&A sessions at this year's event, but you'll also gain instant access to all talks from last year's edition.  

We've asked the speakers to tell me a few words about their sessions, here are some of the answers we've...


Embedded Online Conference 2021 - Watch the Speakers Share their Thoughts on the Value for Attendees

Stephane Boucher May 4, 20212 comments

Over the last few weeks, we've had a chance to chat with some of the speakers at the upcoming Embedded Online Conference.  We asked them to share their thoughts on conferences and the Embedded Online Conference in particular.  Here are their answers edited together in one video:

  

If you are not registered yet for the conference but are considering it, please make sure to use the promo code ER149 to save more than 40% on your registration...


8 Weeks - 8 Giveaways!

Stephane Boucher March 10, 2021

If for some reason, you've been putting off registering for the upcoming 2021 Embedded Online Conference, here are 8 good reasons to register today.

The idea is simple; if you are registered for the conference by the 'raffle date' for any of the following giveaways, you'll automatically be entered into the draw.

So for instance, if you are already registered for the conference or register before March the 22nd, you'll be automatically entered into the 8 draws...


Announcing the 2021 Embedded Online Conference!

Stephane Boucher January 27, 20211 comment

Once again this year, Jacob Beningo and I are putting together the Embedded Online ConferenceLast year's edition was a very rewarding experience, with over 6,000 registrants, fantastic & insightful talks, and lots of positive feedback.  For this year's edition, we are delighted to announce that none other than Jack Ganssle will be giving a Keynote presentation about the 50th anniversary of the Microprocessor.

The 2021 Embedded Online Conference will...


The DSP Online Conference - Right Around the Corner!

Stephane Boucher September 20, 20201 comment

It is Sunday night as I write this blog post with a few days to go before the virtual doors of the very first DSP Online Conference open..

It all started with a post in the DSPRelated forum about three months ago.  We had just had a blast running the 2020 Embedded Online Conference and we thought it could be fun to organize a smaller event dedicated to the DSP community.  So my goal with the post in the forum was to see if...


Already 3000+ Attendees Registered for the Upcoming Embedded Online Conference

Stephane Boucher February 14, 2020

Chances are you already know, through the newsletter or banners on the Related sites, about the upcoming Embedded Online Conference.

Chances are you also already know that you have until the end of the month of February to register for free. 

And chances are that you are one of the more than 3000 pro-active engineers who have already registered.

But If you are like me and have a tendency to do tomorrow what can be done today, maybe you haven't registered yet.  You may...


Free Goodies from Embedded World - Full Inventory and Upcoming Draw Live-Streaming Date

Stephane Boucher March 22, 20191 comment

Chances are that you already know that I went to Embedded World a few weeks ago and came back with a bag full of "goodies".  Initially, my vision was to do a single draw for one person to win it all, but I didn't expect to come back with so much stuff and so many development kits.   Based on your feedback, it seems like you guys agree that It wouldn't make sense for one person to win everything as no-one could make good use of all the boards and there would be lots of...


Free Goodies from Embedded World - What to Do Next?

Stephane Boucher March 6, 20194 comments

I told you I would go on a hunt for free stuff at Embedded World in order to build a bundle for someone to win.


Back from Embedded World 2019 - Funny Stories and Live-Streaming Woes

Stephane Boucher March 1, 20191 comment

When the idea of live-streaming parts of Embedded World came to me,  I got so excited that I knew I had to make it happen.  I perceived the opportunity as a win-win-win-win.  

  • win #1 - Engineers who could not make it to Embedded World would be able to sample the huge event, 
  • win #2 - The organisation behind EW would benefit from the extra exposure
  • win #3 - Lecturers and vendors who would be live-streamed would reach a (much) larger audience
  • win #4 - I would get...

Spread the Word and Run a Chance to Win a Bundle of Goodies from Embedded World

Stephane Boucher February 21, 2019

Do you have a Twitter and/or Linkedin account?

If you do, please consider paying close attention for the next few days to the EmbeddedRelated Twitter account and to my personal Linkedin account (feel free to connect).  This is where I will be posting lots of updates about how the EmbeddedRelated.tv live streaming experience is going at Embedded World.

The most successful this live broadcasting experience will be, the better the chances that I will be able to do it...


Launch of EmbeddedRelated.tv

Stephane Boucher February 21, 2019

With the upcoming Embedded Word just around the corner, I am very excited to launch the EmbeddedRelated.tv platform.  

This is where you will find the schedule for all the live broadcasts that I will be doing from Embedded World next week.  Please note that the schedule will be evolving constantly, even during the show, so I suggest your refresh the page often.  For instance, I am still unsure if I will be able to do the 'opening of the doors' broadcast as...


Live Streaming from Embedded World!

Stephane Boucher February 12, 2019

For those of you who won't be attending Embedded World this year, I will try to be your eyes and ears by video streaming live from the show floor.   

I am not talking improvised streaming from a phone, but real, high quality HD streaming with a high-end camera and a device that will bond three internet connections (one wifi and two cellular) to ensure a steady, and hopefully reliable, stream. All this to hopefully give those of you who cannot be there in person a virtual...


Sensors Expo - Trip Report & My Best Video Yet!

Stephane Boucher August 3, 20183 comments

This was my first time at Sensors Expo and my second time in Silicon Valley and I must say I had a great time.  

Before I share with you what I find to be, by far, my best 'highlights' video yet for a conference/trade show, let me try to entertain you with a few anecdotes from this trip.  If you are not interested by my stories or maybe don't have the extra minutes needed to read them, please feel free to skip to the end of this blog post to watch the...


Who else is going to Sensors Expo in San Jose? Looking for roommate(s)!

Stephane Boucher May 29, 20186 comments

This will be my first time attending this show and I must say that I am excited. I am bringing with me my cameras and other video equipment with the intention to capture as much footage as possible and produce a (hopefully) fun to watch 'highlights' video. I will also try to film as many demos as possible and share them with you.

I enjoy going to shows like this one as it gives me the opportunity to get out of my home-office (from where I manage and run the *Related sites) and actually...


Crowdfunding Articles?

Stephane Boucher April 12, 201828 comments

Many of you have the knowledge and talent to write technical articles that would benefit the EE community.  What is missing for most of you though, and very understandably so, is the time and motivation to do it.   

But what if you could make some money to compensate for your time spent on writing the article(s)?  Would some of you find the motivation and make the time?

I am thinking of implementing a system/mechanism that would allow the EE community to...


Embedded World 2018 - More Videos!

Stephane Boucher March 27, 20181 comment

After the interview videos last week, this week I am very happy to release two more videos taken at Embedded World 2018 and that I am proud of.  

For both videos, I made extensive use of my two new toys, a Zhiyun Crane Gimbal and a Sony a6300 camera.

The use of a gimbal like the Zhiyun makes a big difference in terms of making the footage look much more stable and cinematographic.

As for the Sony camera, it takes fantastic slow-motion footage and...


Embedded World 2018 - The Interviews

Stephane Boucher March 21, 2018

Once again this year, I had the chance to go to Embedded World in Nuremberg Germany.  And once again this year, I brought my video equipment to try and capture some of the most interesting things at the show.  

Something new this year, I asked Jacob Beningo if he would partner with me in doing interviews with a few vendors.  I would operate the camera while Jacob would ask the right questions to the vendors to make them talk about the key products/features that...


Finally got a drone!

Stephane Boucher August 28, 20172 comments

As a reader of my blog, you already know that I have been making videos lately and thoroughly enjoying the process.  When I was in Germany early this summer (and went 280 km/h in a porsche!) to produce SEGGER's 25th anniversary video, the company bought a drone so we could get an aerial shot of the party (at about the 1:35 mark in this video).  Since then, I have been obsessing on buying a drone for myself and finally made the move a few weeks ago - I acquired a used DJI...


SEGGER's 25th Anniversary Video

Stephane Boucher July 18, 20172 comments

Chances are you will find this video more interesting to watch if you take five minutes to first read the story of the week I spent at SEGGER's headquarters at the end of June.  

The video is only a little more than 2 minutes long.  If you decide to watch it, make sure to go full screen and I would really love to read your thoughts about it in the comments down bellow.  Do you think a video like this succeeds in making the viewer want to learn more about the company?...


Went 280km/h (174mph) in a Porsche Panamera in Germany!

Stephane Boucher July 10, 201712 comments

Those of you who've been following my blog lately already know that I am going through some sort of mid-life crisis that involves going out there to meet people and make videos.  It all started with Embedded World early this year, then continued at ESC Boston a couple of months ago and the latest chapter just concluded as I returned from Germany after spending a week at SEGGER's headquarters to produce a video to highlight their 25th anniversary.  


VERY Fast Japanese Sumo Robots

Stephane Boucher June 20, 20171 comment

For some reasons, I could not stop watching.  I would love to have the maker of one of these robots to blog about the project here on EmbeddedRelated.com, the sensors, microcontroller, algorithms and the challenges...  This would make for a very interesting read!  Do you know someone?


Going back to Germany!

Stephane Boucher June 13, 20176 comments

A couple of blog posts ago, I wrote that the decision to go to ESC Boston ended up being a great one for many different reasons.  I came back from the conference energized and really happy that I went.  

These feelings were amplified a few days after my return when I received an email from Rolf Segger, the founder of SEGGER Microcontroller (check out their very new website), asking if I would be interested in visiting their headquarters...


ESC Boston's Videos are Now Up

Stephane Boucher June 5, 2017

In my last blog, I told you about my experience at ESC Boston and the few videos that I was planning to produce and publish.  Here they are, please have a look and any feedback (positive or negative) is appreciated. 

Short Highlight

This is a very short (one minute) montage of some of the footage that I shot at the show & conference.  In future shows, I absolutely need to insert clips here and there of engineers saying a few words about the conference (why they...


Back from ESC Boston

Stephane Boucher May 6, 20172 comments

NOT going to ESC Boston would have allowed me to stay home, in my comfort zone.

NOT going to ESC Boston would have saved me from driving in the absolutely horrible & stressful Boston traffic1.

NOT going to ESC Boston would have saved me from having to go through a full search & questioning session at the Canada Customs on my return2.

2017/06/06 update: Videos are now up!

So two days...


Launch of Youtube Channel: My First Videos - Embedded World 2017

Stephane Boucher April 5, 201721 comments

I went to Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg with an ambitious plan; I would make video highlights of several exhibits (booths) to be presented to the *Related sites audience.  I would try to make the vendors focus their pitch on the essential in order to produce a one to three minutes video per booth.

So far my experience with making videos was limited to family videos, so I knew I had lots of reading to do and lots of Youtube videos and tutorials to watch.  Trade shows are...


Who else is going to Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg?

Stephane Boucher February 2, 20171 comment

These days I am particularly excited.  In a little bit less than a month and a half, I will be travelling to Nuremberg in Germany to attend Embedded World, by far the biggest Embedded Systems trade show with over 1000 vendors displaying their products and services.

I have downloaded the Duolingo app and I'm trying to do a minimum of 30 minutes per day to learn some German.  So far, I know that 'Frau' is a woman, 'Mann' is a man, 'Danke' is thank you and 'tschüss' is bye - still a...


New Comments System (please help me test it)

Stephane Boucher October 4, 201618 comments

I thought it would take me a day or two to implement, it took almost two weeks...

But here it is, the new comments systems for blogs, heavily inspired by the forum system I developed earlier this year.  

Which means that:

  • You can easily add images, either by drag and drop or through the 'Insert Image' button
  • You can add MathML, TeX and ASCIImath equations and they will be rendered with Mathjax
  • You can add code snippets and they will be highlighted with highlights.js
  • You can edit...

3 Good News

Stephane Boucher March 9, 20161 comment
Good News #1

Last week, I announced a new and ambitious reward program that will be funded by the new Vendors Directory.

This week, I am happy to announce that we have our firsts two sponsors!  Quantum Leaps & Abelon Systems have agreed to pay the sponsorship fee to be listed in the new Vendors Directory.  Because of their support, there is now some money in the reward pool ($1,000) and enough to pay for the firsts 500 'beers' awarded.  Please...


The New Forum is LIVE!

Stephane Boucher February 18, 20161 comment

After months of hard word, I am very excited to introduce to you the new forum interface.  

Here are the key features:

1- Easily add images to a post by drag & dropping the images in the editor

2- Easily attach files to a post by drag & dropping the files in the editor

3- Add latex equations to a post and they will be rendered with Mathjax (tutorial)

4- Add a code snippet and surround the code with


Helping New Bloggers to Break the Ice: A New Ipad Pro for the Author with the Best Article!

Stephane Boucher November 9, 2015

Breaking the ice can be tough.  Over the years, many individuals have asked to be given access to the blogging interface only to never post an article.  Maybe they underestimated the time it takes to write a decent article, or maybe they got cold feet. I don't blame or judge them at all - how many times in my life have I had the intention to do something but didn't follow through?  Once, maybe twice 😉 (don't worry if you don't...


Welcoming MANY New Bloggers!

Stephane Boucher October 27, 20153 comments

The response to the latest call for bloggers has been amazing and I am very grateful.

In this post I present to you the individuals who, so far (I am still receiving applications at an impressive rate and will update this page as more bloggers are added),  have been given access to the blogging interface.  I am very pleased with the positive response and I think the near future will see the publication of many great articles, given the quality of the...


Recruiting New Bloggers!

Stephane Boucher October 16, 20157 comments

Previous calls for bloggers have been very successful in recruiting some great communicators - Rick LyonsJason Sachs, Victor Yurkovsky, Mike Silva, Markus NentwigGene BrenimanStephen Friederichs,


DSPRelated and EmbeddedRelated now on Facebook & I will be at EE Live!

Stephane Boucher February 27, 20148 comments

I have two news to share with you today.

The first one is that I finally created Facebook pages for DSPRelated.com and EmbeddedRelated (DSPRelated page - EmbeddedRelated page). For a long time I didn't feel that this was something that was needed, but it seems that these days more and more people are using their Facebook account to stay updated with their favorite websites. In any event, if you have a Facebook account, I would greatly appreciate if you could use the next 5 seconds to "like"...


Free Embedded Systems Books

Stephane Boucher May 28, 2013

Following the success of the Collaborative Writing Experiment: What are your favorite Embedded Systems Online Resources? blog post, let's try a second collaborative writing experiment.  This time, let's work on a file that will list the best embedded systems books that are available online for free.  I am not talking about books that are illegally made available for download by pirates, but books that are made available online by authors and/or publishers.

Do you know of...


Collaborative Writing Experiment: What are your favorite Embedded Systems Online Resources?

Stephane Boucher May 20, 20139 comments

Edit 22/05 - Wow, this went better than expected.  I will try submitting this blog post to Reddit/ece and see if we can get a few more interesting links before I close the document.  Thanks to everyone who contributed!  

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Edit 28/05 - The document is now closed to editing.  If there is a link that you would like to see added, please use the comment system at the end of this blog.  Thanks to all who participated!  

Up next, Free...


Success Story

Stephane Boucher April 24, 20132 comments

A blog post has just broken the all-time record for the number of pageviews in 24 hours on the related sites. The blog post in question is titled Data Hiding in C and was written by Stephen Friederichs.  It has been viewed by more than 7000 individuals since its publication a few days ago.  

One reason that explains the success of this blog post is the wide appeal of the subject of the article (c programming) which allowed me to


Code Snippets Winners Announced

Stephane Boucher April 12, 20132 comments

Wow, thanks a lot for all the code snippets - I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the code that has been shared and I am very grateful.  

Now, as you know, to give momentum to the section I had announced a special reward program for code snippets submitted by the end of March.

The partner members and I had a very hard time selecting the 5 "most useful" snippets out of the more than 50 who have been submitted. 

Here's our selection:


Now on Twitter + More Code Snippets Incentives

Stephane Boucher February 28, 20134 comments

Now on Twitter!

Better late than never, the three related sites (DSPRelated, FPGARelated and EmbeddedRelated) now have their Twitter accounts.  If you are already on Twitter, please consider following.  I'll make sure to keep the tweets interesting and informative.  Plus, once in a while, I will tweet a link where the first x persons to visit will receive a gift (book, gift certificate, etc).  

@DSPRelated


New Code Snippet Section

Stephane Boucher January 15, 20134 comments

More incentives announced

Following the success of the code snippet section on DSPRelated.com, I am happy today to announce the launch of the code snippet section on EmbeddedRelated.com.  

If you have a piece of code that you would like to share with the Embedded Systems community, please go ahead and fill the form.  

If the piece of code you submit is approved, you will be sent $10 through Paypal.

If...


Two jobs

Stephane Boucher December 5, 201223 comments

For those of you following closely embeddedrelated and the other related sites, you might have noticed that I have been less active for the last couple of months, and I will use this blog post to explain why. The main reason is that I got myself involved into a project that ended up using a better part of my cpu than I originally thought it would.

edit - video of the event:

I currently have two jobs: one as an electrical/dsp engineer recycled as a web publisher and the other...


October winner announced

Stephane Boucher November 15, 20121 comment

If you are a regular visitor of EmbeddedRelated, you are most likely aware that I have been running monthly draws lately for users of the site who are helping me to clean up the archives by rating threads in the forums section.  

For the month of August, the member "Cryptoman" won a iPad, and for the month of September, 10 members won $50 each.  

For October, the winner of the new iPod Touch is the member with the username "hssathya".

The winner of the next draw will win...


Behold, the New Comments System!

Stephane Boucher September 18, 201229 comments

I have just finished implementing a new system for commenting the blogs.  It uses Ajax extensively, so the page won't reload if you post a comment.  And it is a 'threaded' system, which means that if you post a reply to a comment, it will be attached to it.  

What do you think?  I personally love it.  Please go ahead and test it with a quick comment.

Although it is better to be logged in to post a comment, non-registered users can also comment, but they will have...


Best Embedded Systems pdf Documents Out There

Stephane Boucher September 11, 20128 comments

There are thousands of pdf documents related to Embedded Systems available online.  In fact, when I do a search in Google for:

embedded systems filetype:pdf

I get 4,340,000 results! A huge mix of articles, promotional documents, theses, etc.

Out of these 4 millions+ documents, I suspect that there must be at least a few hundreds jewels that deserve to be given more visibility.

Today, I am asking for your help (again!) to build a directory of some of the most useful pdf files out...


New Discussion Group for Users of TI ARM based MCUs

Stephane Boucher June 14, 2010

If you are a user of an ARM based TI Microcontroller, please feel free to join the new "TI ARM processors MCUs" discussion group by sending a blank email to: tiarm-subscribe@yahoogroups.com This discussion group will be moderated, so you don't have to worry about receiving more spam than you probably already get. It usually takes a few weeks for a group to gain momentum, so don't worry if the activity level is low for a little while, but make sure to join so you don't miss the good...


New TI MCU Resource Center

Stephane Boucher April 1, 2010

I am happy to announce the publication of the new "TI MCU Resource Center" on EmbeddedRelated.com, where TI will regularly add videos and articles to keep you informed on their latest and greatest MCU related products.

To access the new section, you'll find a link in the main menu of the site at the top of the page.


Blogs Section Now Online!

Stephane Boucher September 18, 2007

I am happy to announce that the blog section is now online.

Last week, I sent an email to all the members of EmbeddedRelated.com to ask for embedded systems experts who would be interested in blogging on the site. The response was very positive and I have selected 10 highly qualified individuals who will soon be writing here about all sorts of embedded systems related subjects. I am currently in the process of receiving their info (bio, photo, username, etc) and creating their bloggers'...


Recent SPAM posts in the Forums

New thread started 1 month ago
Hello, just a quick note to let you know that we are fully aware of the spam posts that made it into this forum lately, despite our spam filtering system.  The...
In this blog post, you'll learn about what are some of the EOC speakers' favorite tools for Embedded Systems development.Are your favorite tools the same as...

Re: Contribution counters

Reply posted 2 years ago (05/02/2021)
Hello Bob11,hmm, I just clicked on the thumbs-up button for your post and after refreshing the page, your count did go up.  When you have a minute, would you mind...

Re: Contribution counters

Reply posted 2 years ago (04/29/2021)
Your frequent contributions to the forum are appreciated!From my side, I need to do a better job at educating the users to notice and click on the thumbs-up button...

Re: Contribution counters

Reply posted 2 years ago (04/29/2021)
@CustomSarge,are you saying that the 'top contributors' counter isn't counting properly the thumbs-ups allocated to your contributions to the forum?  
In our quest to make the Embedded Online Conference ever more interesting and insightful for Embedded Systems developers, we are reaching out to ask the EmbeddedRelated...

The Microprocessor at 50

New thread started 2 years ago
Hello! We are starting this week to announce the 2021 Embedded Online Conference.  You can read this new blog post for some extra details. If you complete your...

Re: Suggestions for the IoT Online Conference

Reply posted 2 years ago (10/14/2020)
Hi Max,this is great.  Yes, more would be appreciated!  Very useful, thanks a lot.

Suggestions for the IoT Online Conference

New thread started 2 years ago
The IoT Online Conference is only two months away and Jacob Beningo and I are very happy with the way it is shaping up.  At the moment of writing this, there are...

Re: Do I need this mask and cast?

Reply posted 2 years ago (07/08/2020)
Thanks for taking the time to answer - it all makes sense I agree that the UI has lots of room for improvement.  I am gaining lots of experience on that front,...

Re: Do I need this mask and cast?

Reply posted 2 years ago (07/08/2020)
Hi Jason!Curious to know why you think asking on StackOverflow would be better?  Is it because there are more chances to receive helpful answers or for other reasons...
Hello!  The speaker line-up for the upcoming Embedded Online Conference is almost complete - we are expecting the material from only a couple more speakers.  We...

OT: Laughing in the Face of Adversity

New thread started 3 years ago
Humor helps us take back control and to connect - two things we have lost in our fight against the pandemic. Feel free to share your best finds. they're playing...

Covid-19 Stories

New thread started 3 years ago
How about we share with each others the impact that the current pandemic is having on our lives & work?  I will start. First, I am located in Canada, where...

Final Push and Could use your Help

New thread started 3 years ago
Hello,by now, I suspect that most of you are already signed-up for the upcoming Embedded Online Conference that I am currently organizing with Jacob Beningo (@beningjw).I...

Re: Funny or Not Funny?

Reply posted 3 years ago (02/13/2020)
@cprovidenti, @sdbranam, @MaxMaxfield, @rtomkinsI am very glad that I had enough instinct to ask you guys for your wisdom before posting.  Clearly I was heading...

Funny or Not Funny?

New thread started 3 years ago
Hello friends,I am well known in my entourage for not always having the best judgement with my humor and sometimes crossing a line and making people cringe.  I...
Great catch, thanks a lot.  Fixed.
Thank you Roger for your feedback and great catch.  I have fixed the "How it Works" link.
And people would be well advised to listen to your mother.
Yes, makes sense.  This is what it should do now.
Great catch, will fix it right now.  Thanks very much.
Together with my friend Jacob Beningo, we have been working hard lately on putting together a platform to hold online conferences:https://www.embeddedonlineconference.comBefore...

Back online - Migration done

New thread started 3 years ago
It looks like the migration went well.  I found a couple of errors but solved them quickly.  I will continue to do some testing to make sure that everything is...

Re: Expect Downtime

Reply posted 3 years ago (01/19/2020)
Well, bad start with the new host.  Their migration team was supposed to help me through the process this morning but I am not hearing from them.  So the migration/downtime...

Re: Expect Downtime

Reply posted 3 years ago (01/19/2020)
Hello @doneill, thanks for your positive comment!We'll have to go to the bottom of your login issue once the migration is completed.  I'll be in touch.

Expect Downtime

New thread started 3 years ago
Edit #1 01/19 10:12am: well, false start with the new host.  Their migration team was supposed to help me through the process this morning but I am not hearing...
Greetings,I am steeling the idea for this thread from a discussion on Reddit.  I am curious to read the predictions from the EmbeddedRelated community.  What...
Maybe this thread could be useful to you:What is a Bootloader and when do you need one?

Re: Something just changed

Reply posted 3 years ago (11/20/2019)
You write well!  Did you really do rock climbing?  Impressive.  If at any moment you feel like writing a blog post on EmbeddedRelated to share some of your Embedded...

Re: Something just changed

Reply posted 3 years ago (11/20/2019)
Nothing was changed, not sure what happened.  I suspect that maybe you browsed the forum from the Electronics-Related portal where the color scheme is different...

Re: Outdoor LED Decorative Project Question

Reply posted 3 years ago (11/12/2019)
Let me know if you'd be interested in writing a blog post about this project.  If you are, I will update your account to give you access to the blogging interface. ...

Re: Sie werden als Subsystemingenieur gebraucht!

Reply posted 3 years ago (10/25/2019)
Hello Kateryna, unfortunately, job openings are not allowed in our forum.  We do have a job openings section though and here are your options:- 1 month listing...
Inspired by a similar question on quora about software engineering, I thought it could be interesting to read some insights from this community of embedded systems...

Re: STMicroelectronics 8 bit MCUs

Reply posted 3 years ago (08/30/2019)
You should be able to edit your original post at the top and replace the 'one line' code with this full snippet.  

Re: STMicroelectronics 8 bit MCUs

Reply posted 3 years ago (08/30/2019)
Hi Deb, could you please edit your post and try to make the code snippet readable?  It is currently showing on a single line. Thanks.

Embedded Systems Engineer Interview Questions

New thread started 3 years ago
You have been asked to interview a few candidates for an Embedded Systems Engineer opening in your group.  What would be some questions that would, in your opinion,...

Spammers are getting more sophisticated

New thread started 4 years ago
Just a quick post to inform you of a scheme used by spammers lately on the Related sites.Here's the scheme:They create an account on one of the Related sites and...

Re: Live Streaming #3

Reply posted 4 years ago (05/03/2019)
Sounds good!  Just sent you an email with the details.

Re: Live Streaming #3

Reply posted 4 years ago (05/02/2019)
Congrats!  Is there anything on this page that you could make good use of?  (make sure to notice the things that are 'gone').

Re: Live Streaming #3

Reply posted 4 years ago (05/02/2019)
It seems like watching myself on the second monitor is what caused the looping issue.  Basically, because I was doing a screen capture, the program (obs) also took...

Re: Live Streaming #3

Reply posted 4 years ago (05/02/2019)
Haha, this is hilarious.  I had some feedback loop in there, basically, my own audio got fed back into the video and as you watch, it becomes worse and worse. ...

Live Streaming #3

New thread started 4 years ago
Today's live streaming will be short - one quick draw and then testing of the split screen.

Todo List: Improvements to the Related Sites

New thread started 4 years ago
Here are a few improvements that I want to implement over the course of the next few weeks to the Related sites platform.  Please share your thoughts, ideas and...

Re: An Embedded Software Primer link?

Reply posted 4 years ago (04/17/2019)
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Re: Trying to go live SOON

Reply posted 4 years ago (04/10/2019)
Thanks for the feedback!For this live session, I had two 800w-equivalent soft boxes very close to my face and still, I agree with you, I am under-exposed.  Very...

Re: Trying to go live SOON

Reply posted 4 years ago (04/05/2019)
Haha, first time in my life but it was worth it just for your comment.

Trying to go live SOON

New thread started 4 years ago
EDIT: Blog post about this live stream has been published.I have had all kind of technical issues trying to go live at 1pm EDT. Now I am trying to do 2pm EDT. ...

Re: Live blog

Reply posted 4 years ago (03/29/2019)
You have good ideas and thanks for sharing them with me.  I had on my schedule to talk about how, moving forward, every new thumbsup in the forum would give you...

Re: Live blog

Reply posted 4 years ago (03/29/2019)
Thanks - I am still recovering from the experience.  I will need to find tricks to bring my mind in a state where I can feel like if I was in a conversation with...

Re: Live blog

Reply posted 4 years ago (03/29/2019)
Haha, thanks for the good words Neil.  This was way more difficult to do than I could imagine but I will keep trying until I get closer to being myself and comfortable...

Re: Going LIVE Soon!

Reply posted 4 years ago (03/29/2019)
That didn't go very well, from my point of view anyway.  I am glad I broke the ice though, and I will keep doing this until I conquer the beast and I'm able to...

Re: Going LIVE Soon!

Reply posted 4 years ago (03/29/2019)
Haha, touched that you wanted to attend the event so much!  Of course, winners don't have to be watching, I'll reach out to them directly early next week.

Going LIVE Soon!

New thread started 4 years ago
You may already know that I will be going live at 1pm EDT today (03/29). Chances are you've already lowered your expectations. Let's use this thread for communicating...

Re: DIY hi-fi

Reply posted 4 years ago (03/22/2019)
This thread was started by OP on Electronics-Related, as it should have.Despite the topic not being 'embedded', I took the liberty to cross-post it to the EmbeddedRelated...
The third live streaming session, The Future of FreeRTOS, went very well.  This is encouraging for the upcoming sessions.  But my live-streaming device is using...
Second live streaming didn't go very well.  It was from a forum area on the show floor and my wireless microphone picked lots of interference so I had to switch...
Got a new tripod, won’t make it in time for Colin’s presentation.  
Disaster struck.  One tripod broke during transport, backup tripod missing a piece.  Need to run out to buy another tripod, will have to skip Jacob's presentation...
This is the place where I hope to read your feedback and interact with you during the day as I do my best to live stream as much content as possible from Embedded...

Major Outage

New thread started 4 years ago
If you tried to access one of the *Related sites today, you were probably greeted with something like:This site can’t be reachedThe *Related sites have been hosted...

Re: Preventing Forum Fatigue

Reply posted 4 years ago (01/21/2019)
Thank you everyone for your feedback.I won't implement a limit for now, as most of you seem to be fine with a user starting many new threads and asking lots of questions...

Preventing Forum Fatigue

New thread started 4 years ago
Hello All,should I limit the number of threads a user can start per week (or month)?The reason why I am asking is that as you may have noticed, we have a very active...

Learning FPGA

New thread started 4 years ago
A few months ago, this community tackled the first FPGA FAQ titled When (and why) is it a good idea to use an FPGA in your embedded system design?.  Your contributions...

Re: Sensors & Embedded Systems - The Basics

Reply posted 5 years ago (05/29/2018)
Thanks for your input.Ideally, this thread would end up being the equivalent to the first chapter (introduction) of a long book.  Maybe buses/interfacing could...

Sensors & Embedded Systems - The Basics

New thread started 5 years ago
Sensing technologies play an important role in many (most?) embedded systems.  The topic is very broad though and I expect many more #FAQ threads about #Sensors...

RTOS Debugging - Tips, Tricks and Tools

New thread started 5 years ago
A few months ago, the topic of debugging embedded systems was addressed: Debugging Embedded Systems - Favorite Tools, Strategies, Best Practices...  This week,...

Re: RTOS vs Bare-Metal

Reply posted 5 years ago (05/03/2018)
Didn't find on the page you link to the two RTOS articles you wrote in your blog on EmbeddedRelated.  Here they are: From Baremetal to RTOS: A review of scheduling...

RTOS vs Bare-Metal

New thread started 5 years ago
To use or not to use an #RTOS in an embedded system can sometimes be an easy decision but sometimes a tricky one.    When we are done here and with your help,...
This new #FAQ is meant to help readers demystify different types of memory used within Embedded Systems and maybe gain a decent understanding of when and why to...
How about a relatively long wire that could cover a relatively large area in order to detect a leak where it is most likely to happen?
This week, let's try something new: a virtual project.The basic idea is to describe a possible (virtual) embedded systems project and to have the EmbeddedRelated...
I took the liberty to edit your post and add a link to the video.This song reminds me of Supper's Ready by Genesis
So far, we've been very good at staying on-topic in the *Related sites forums.  Today, let me break the trend and start a completely off-topic (#OT) thread that...

Compilers for Embedded Systems

New thread started 5 years ago
A few weeks ago,I asked for new #FAQ topic suggestions.  @Keeds' suggested a discussion on compilers and his entry received many thumbs ups so let's do it!In @Keeds...

Currently at Embedded World

New thread started 5 years ago
I am currently at Embedded World in Germany (tomorrow is the last day) and with more than 1000 vendors, most relevant players in the industry are here this week.I...
A couple of weeks ago I asked for topics suggestions (#FAQ) and Bob11 received the most thumbs-ups for his excellent suggestion:Small businesses make up 99% of...

Re: New Topics - Inspiration Needed!

Reply posted 5 years ago (02/01/2018)
I love it, exactly the kind of suggestion I was looking for.  Thanks for being the first to suggest a topic!

New Topics - Inspiration Needed!

New thread started 5 years ago
This week, I won't be launching a new FAQ question.  Instead, I would like to ask your suggestions of topics that I should start in this forum and that would...
Once we are done here, the goal is for this thread to become a great place to learn about the differences between Firmware, Software, Hardware and Device Driver. ...
Once we are done with this thread, the vision is for readers to get a basic understanding of when should an FPGA be considered in the design of an Embedded System...
A few weeks ago, we did the Embedded Programming Good and Bad Programming Habits FAQ.One thing that came up a couple of times in your contributions is the importance...

Re: Greatest Conferences?

Reply posted 5 years ago (11/30/2017)
Thanks for this Aubrey.  Do you see the presence of vendors (exhibitors) as essential to make a conference attractive? If the conference consisted of only a number...

Greatest Conferences?

New thread started 5 years ago
I have been juggling with the idea to organize a DSP+Embedded+FPGA conference for a while now.  But I won't do it until I feel I can organize an event where everyone...

Secure Bootloader - When, Why, How...

New thread started 5 years ago
A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the basics of bootloaders in the thread titled 'What is a Bootloader and When do You Need One' (thanks for the great posts!). ...
I believe this video by Jack Ganssle could be of value to some readers of this thread:
Chances are we can all agree that Embedded (Software) Engineers in general spend a significant amount of their time on debugging. The goal with this discussion...
Please use this thread to share with the community what you believe are good (or bad) programming habits, especially in the constrained world of Embedded Systems...
Let me ping Fabien again, I believe his username is @texane

Re: What is a Bootloader and when do you need one?

Reply posted 5 years ago (11/02/2017)
Gene!  So good to see you back.  Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.For those of you who don't know Gene, he has several great blog posts here.
As part of my effort to create a new crowd-sourced #FAQ section and also with the intention to help promote my good friend Jacob Beningo's upcoming webinar titled Secure...
What are the skills that you feel have made a significant positive difference in you Embedded Engineering Career and why?  Once we are done with this thread,...
Let's see the direction this thread will take organically, but in general, I would love to read your insights about how one should go when selecting the right microcontroller...

Re: Multi-language support

Reply posted 5 years ago (09/08/2017)
Tim, @jorick was right, it so happens that the PHP session timeout variable was set to 1440 seconds (24 minutes).  I increased it to 7200 seconds (2 hours) and...

Re: Multi-language support

Reply posted 5 years ago (09/04/2017)
Hi Tim,sorry to read that you lost 30 minutes of your time.  Really curious to understand what might have gone wrong, what might have logged you out between the...

Embedded World Videos Now Online

New thread started 6 years ago
Maybe you've seen my latest blog post?  Producing these videos has been very fun and I plan on doing many more in the future.  If you only have a couple of minutes,...

Re: CHECKING WHETHER RS 485 IS WORKING

Reply posted 6 years ago (02/22/2017)
Haha, no but I might implement this in the near future, but it will be only for highly trusted users like you to use.

Re: CHECKING WHETHER RS 485 IS WORKING

Reply posted 6 years ago (02/22/2017)
Hi Benoit,the OP didn't post on DSPRelated, something weird happened with the forum platform that made the post appear on EmbeddedRelated AND DSPRelated.  Still...

Re: CHECKING WHETHER RS 485 IS WORKING

Reply posted 6 years ago (02/21/2017)
May I ask why you posted the same question twice today in this forum?

Re: uart0 is not working

Reply posted 6 years ago (02/20/2017)
Are you having difficulties with the editor?  Why so many spaces?  Why not something like:Hello maruthi,    XTAL=12MHZPLL=288MHZ;PROCESSOR CLOCK=48MZ;PHERPHERAL...
As you can see, copying a question from stack overflow doesn't yield good results with the editor.  May I ask you to edit your post and fix this?  I can do it...

Forums Update, Tips and Tricks - Please Read!

New thread started 6 years ago
It's been a few months since the launch of the new forums.  Here are a few thoughts. The thumbsup and beer buttons    If there is one thing that could have a...

Re: msp432 adc sampling rate

Reply posted 6 years ago (09/06/2016)
Hey Luca, if you tell a little more about what you mean by 'some problems', you stand more chances to receive help from other members.

Re: Reading Response Bytes using SPI

Reply posted 6 years ago (08/14/2016)
After investigation, it looks like the images were simply too big.  Try to keep them under 2M per file and it should work.

Re: Reading Response Bytes using SPI

Reply posted 6 years ago (08/07/2016)
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Re: Reading Response Bytes using SPI

Reply posted 6 years ago (08/06/2016)
What happens when you try to upload images?  You can usually drag and drop the image directly in the reply box or click on the upload image button.

Re: Reading Response Bytes using SPI

Reply posted 6 years ago (08/05/2016)
I mentioned your question on Twitter and someone tweeted the following in case this could be helpful to you:

Re: msp432 adc timerA

Reply posted 6 years ago (08/03/2016)
I have surrounded your code snippet with <pre> tags to trigger the code highlighter.  Let me ping @egarante in case he can help you with your problem.  He...
It's been a while since Yossi posted a new article in his blog on EmbeddedRelated.  I am so glad to see him back and very grateful for his contribution:The habitat...

Quick Tip for the Embedded Systems Engineer

New thread started 6 years ago
I am looking to add a section in the newsletter that would be titled 'Quick Tip of the Week for the Embedded Systems Engineer' or something similar (any suggestion?)....

From Baremetal to RTOS

New thread started 6 years ago
Jacob Beningo just posted his first blog on EmbeddedRelated.com (thank you Jacob!): From Baremetal to RTOS: A review of scheduling techniques I met Jacob at ESC...
Please use this thread to share with the community your favorite Free and #OpenSource Software for Embedded Systems developers.  Hardware Modeling, Compiler Tool...

Data Types for Control & DSP

New thread started 7 years ago
@Tim Wescott just published a second article in less than 24 hours (thank you Tim!).  Data Types for Control & DSPAgain, please don't hesitate to comment or...

PID without a PhD

New thread started 7 years ago
@Tim Wescott just ported to his blog his famous 'PID without a PhD' article.If you are on Reddit and believe his article is worthy of an upvote, please feel free...

New Email Notifications System

New thread started 7 years ago
If I implemented the new email notification system well, this new thread should trigger an email notification to all members who have been approved to participate...

Re: Welcome to the New Forum Interface!

Reply posted 7 years ago (02/20/2016)
I was able to implement to scrollable code snippet idea much faster than I thought!  Just a few css rules..  Thanks again for the suggestion.

Re: Welcome to the New Forum Interface!

Reply posted 7 years ago (02/20/2016)
I like the idea and will look into it.  Thanks Fabien for taking the time to write.

Welcome to the New Forum Interface!

New thread started 7 years ago
After months of hard word, I am very excited to introduce to you the new forum interface.  It will be the foundation of the related sites for the next several...

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