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Posted 11th January 2019
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Making a Stratum 1 Linux Time Server: Part 3 We have found out in the previous two parts of this series why distributed devices might need a method to synchronise their time to a reference. One ...more
Posted 14th December 2018
In the previous article we saw that getting distributed devices to agree on the current time is hard. This article, the second in a series of three, will introduce the concept of a time server – a ...more
Posted 4th December 2018
In general, distributed devices need to agree on time in order to effectively coordinate tasks, but getting every one to tell the same time is challenging! This article, the first in a series of ...more
Posted 3rd November 2017
Binary Code
Previous articles have explained one traditional aspect of an RTOS, responsive scheduling. This article details other factors to consider when choosing to use an RTOS.
Posted 26th October 2017
All real-time operating systems have “gotchas”, even those targeted at critical applications. The most infamous is “priority inversion”. This article outlines what this is and explains how it can ...more
Posted 19th October 2017
Disabling interrupts can cripple system responsiveness. This article discusses how RTOSes minimise interrupt disabling to give the best possible response time to critical events.
Posted 12th October 2017
Starting line
In the embedded world, the use of a real-time operating system (RTOS) is commonplace, and with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) they are becoming more so. You may be deciding to use an RTOS ...more
Posted 4th October 2017
A Google self-driving car at the intersection of Junction Ave and North Rengstorff Ave in Mountain View.
Critical systems must meet deadlines reliably. A driverless car must stop in time to avoid collisions, so how does it try to ensure this? This blog is the first in a series of posts that introduces ...more
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Posted 6th May 2020, By Tom J
Maintaining a neat and tidy desk is something many of us are familiar with. Doing the same for your FPGA repository can be slightly more challenging. Tom ...more
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Posted 1st May 2020, By Quentin D
Are you thinking about contributing to the Linux kernel? Let's have a look at how our internal 'Linux Maintainers Group' does it with Quentin's detailed guide ...more
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Posted 9th April 2020, By Kris D
So you’ve got a project that needs both low and high-level interfacing. Perhaps it requires the use of multiple sensors or inputs to determine an output or ...more
Posted 18th March 2020, By Simon H
We recently used the Raspberry Pi as the basis of an Industrial IoT proof of concept. Here Simon reviews the benefits of this approach and why it was suitable ...more

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Posted 17th April 2020
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Posted 31st October 2019
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