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Posted 3rd August 2020
Ladybug in sight
If debugging a Linux driver is bugging you, this 'how to' guide explains how to approach this using the function tracer within ftrace to find out what’s going on inside the kernel...
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

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Our product development process
Posted 24th September 2021, By Steve W
In his first in a series of blogs addressing the product development process, Steve looks at how to avoid the pitfalls ...
An empty office and desserted Science Park
Posted 29th January 2021, By Jon O
Having started 2021 much as we ended 2020, we thought it would be good to look back to before the pandemic and reflect on how the year turned out against ...more
Higher level testbench reusing lower level components
Posted 5th January 2021, By Tom J
ITDev recently engaged with an ASIC design company. This blog outlines our verification strategy, and how our knowledge of UVM allowed us to achieve high test ...more
Ladybug in sight
Posted 3rd August 2020, By James H
If debugging a Linux driver is bugging you, this 'how to' guide explains how to approach this using the function tracer within ftrace to find out what’s going ...more

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Variety is the spice of life
Posted 15th July 2021
The newly re-modeled cafe on the Science Park has put us in a culinary mood but keep on reading and you'll see there's another reason why we chose a spice rack ...more
Supply chain management
Posted 7th June 2021
Recent activities in May include focusing on a number of product development enquiries, helping an aerospace client with support issues and starting ...more
Deep tech
Posted 10th May 2021
News this month includes details of further engagement with our client on Android audio device driver development and a new partnership with the world’s first ...more
SKA at night
Posted 31st March 2021
As our work tends to focus on ‘technologies’ rather than ‘markets’, it’s normal for our portfolio of projects to cover a range of industries.