A Review of Watchdog Architectures

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Watchdogs are an important part of an embedded system.  A number of years ago I performed a brief survey of the state of watchdogs with small satellites in mind.  One of the primary factors of watchdog design for small satellites was that the system had to be highly reliable.  Few space systems can be serviced […]

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Device Drivers Whitepaper

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As the new year approaches thoughts will begin to drift to resolutions and actions that can be taken to improve ourselves in the new year.  These resolutions often reflect physical or spiritual changes that we would like to see and rarely do they include improvements to are working capabilities.  For this reason I thought it […]

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2013 Design West Embedded Basics

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Developing Reusable Device Drivers for MCU’s

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Click below to download the paper: Abstract: The rate at which society expects products to be released and refreshed has been steadily decreasing over the last two decades.  The result has left development teams scrambling to implement the most basic product features before the product launch date.  Designing a new product from scratch takes time, […]

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Bootloader Design for Microcontrollers in Embedded Systems

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Click below to download the paper:     Abstract: Microcontrollers have proliferated into every nook and cranny of our daily lives from simple 8-bit devices that control our toaster ovens to powerful 32-bit DSP’s that provide us with the rich media and entertainment that we have all become accustomed to.  Without microcontrollers, our lives would […]

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