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The Colin Walls Blog
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  • Arm TechCon 2018
    As I previously mentioned, the conference season is under way. My next stop is this week, when I am speaking at Arm TechCon 2018 in San Jose, California. This annual event has steadily grown in size and scope over the years, earning itself a firm place in the calendar of embedded systems events … I […]

  • Ongoing review
    I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Even though I think of the New Year as being a time to look forward, I am not sure about it being a time to instigate any radical changes [in the middle of winter]. However, late last year I read about the idea of drafting […]

  • Video about writing efficient embedded code
    My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at writing efficient embedded code – where the definition of “efficient” is up for discussion. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to look at topics of interest to embedded software developers. Suggestions for topics are always […]

  • Embedded software article: RTOS Revealed #24
    My latest article on embedded.com has been published. This piece is the twenty-fourth installment of the RTOS Revealed series, which will continue to appear through the rest of 2018. The series will cover every aspect of real time operating systems. Queues: utility services and data structures In this article, I continue my look at queues […]

  • Lessons learned
    There is a saying: “Nobody makes the same mistake twice. The second time is a choice.” I am not so sure. There are times when I have the “Groundhog Day” feeling when I realize that I have made a mistake that has an air of familiarity about it. I do my best to learn from […]

  • Embedded Live!
    We have just passed the equinox, so Autumn [or Fall, if you prefer] is upon us. We had quite a good Summer here in the UK, but now that is fast becoming a distant memory. For me, the acceptance that Summer is over is also the sign that the conference season is looming. Most significant […]

  • Heading for an electric car
    A while ago, I wrote about my thoughts about the future and said that my next car would be electric. 18 months have passed since then. Over that time, I have not progressed the matter in any concrete manner, but I have given it a lot of thought. Also, the market has progressed and I […]

  • Embedded software webinar on MISRA C
    We are currently offering a program of free webinars covering a selection of embedded software topics: the Embedded Software Masterclass. These have been running for nearly a year, at approximately monthly intervals, and have proven quite popular. After the presentation segment, there is ample time for a question and answer session. The next webinar is […]

  • Some common sense is prevailing
    In the UK, the European Union – and in particular our membership of it – is a hot topic just now. I am not going to get into the politics of that [I mostly try to avoid politics here!]. Over the years, there have been frequent stories – some true and others with only the […]

  • Video about bit stuffing
    My latest video blog is now available. This time I am looking at bit stuffing – a technique used in a number of communications and networking protocols. You can see the video here or here: Future video blogs will continue to look at topics of interest to embedded software developers. Suggestions for topics are always […]