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Too Quirky?

Our intrepid commentator on the embedded process started quite a brouhaha a week or so ago and managed to tick off about half the firmware…

On Checking the Gas Tank

I greatly enjoyed Jack Ganssle's “An Example of Foolishness.” During my nearly 10 years of experience in developing embedded systems, I have produced my own…

Symbolic Constants

There's more than one way to define symbolic constants in C and C++. It helps to know what all of your choices are. One of…

Introduction to Real Time

Real-time comes in various flavors. This article is an introduction to the different varieties, as well as an exploration of important related concepts. Many embedded…

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Memo to My Boss

Ever wanted to tell your boss the truth about why products ship late? This month, Jack fires off that angry memo you've been dreaming about….

Emergency

The September 11 tragedy only points to the complete inadequacy of the current requirements for certain kinds of disasters. In the days immediately following September…

Black Tuesday

This month, Jack discusses the tragedy of September 11, a storm in Florida, and-we kid you not-the final function minimizer. This is not going to…