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Eclipse/GNU/Cortex-M 3-day hands-on training in Eindhoven

Posted by Stephen Martin on Aug 24, 2017 8:49:20 PM

Join us from 13-15 September 2017 in Eindhoven to learn the skills you need to be a professional embedded developer. We are offering an intensive 3-day, hands-on training course in ARM Cortex-M development. This training will teach you everything worth knowing about the Cortex-M cores and the GNU compiler and debugger tool chain. You will also learn the ins- and outs- of the ECLIPSE® IDE, and how to use it for advanced Cortex-M development and debugging.

Learn the essential skills you need to be a professional embedded developer with this hands-on training course.

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Topics: Events

How "LIVE" do you want to be?

Posted by Stephen Martin on Jul 28, 2017 2:26:05 PM

Many embedded developers new to ARM Cortex-M devices are unaware of the powerful debug capabilities these devices enable in their silicon design. Professional IDEs, like Atollic TrueSTUDIO Pro, leverage these and provide debugging power any professional embedded developer should be aware of.

In this blog post, I will explain how Cortex-M cores enable highly useful debugger features for “live” visualization of variable values in real-time.

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The Embedded Developer is Dead – Long Live the Embedded Developer!

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Jul 12, 2017 5:13:50 PM

Most industries change over time, and some are even significantly disrupted. I would argue the embedded industry is quite conservative and resistant to change. For example, in spite of all the hardware and connectivity changes over the last 20 years the tasks of an embedded developer haven’t changed much.

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Topics: Embedded Software Development

Code quiz: Test your coding skills! [do you measure up?]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In this blog post, I will give you a difficult coding task to crack. One of my colleagues presented it to the Atollic development team over a coffee break a few days ago, and I thought this could be an interesting problem for other developers to discuss over the coffee break as well! Are you up for a challenge to prove you are an expert developer?

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"It Was a Disaster," a new entry in our video series on the struggles of embedded developers

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on Jun 6, 2017 7:37:10 PM
Previous episodes in our video series focused on a problem-solution approach to telling the story of the challenges of embedded development. This installment takes a "post mortem" view of a project that began more than a year ago and lets you draw your own conclusions about what could have been done differently.
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Topics: Embedded Software Development

Webinar: How to configure a reliable file system on Cortex-M

Posted by Mattias Norlander on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Iot devices are being trusted to handle more critical data all the time, making it vital for the data not to become corrupted. This has increased the need for reliable file systems that protect data in the case of unexpected power loss, which is common in these devices.

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Topics: webinar, datalight, reliance edge

Meet Frederic - his boss is giving him memory problems! [embedded development video]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on May 26, 2017 9:14:00 AM

 In this episode of our embedded development movie series, Frederic's boss sets an unreasonable deadline for Frederic.

Watch the video below and follow Frederic's efforts as an embedded developer and the struggles of meeting management expectations.

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Join The FREE Webinar: RTOS Fundamentals Using FreeRTOS on STM32F7

Posted by Mattias Norlander on May 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Embedded system complexity has reached the point where many systems require a real-time operating system. In this free webinar, attendees will become familiar with the design methodologies necessary to properly schedule tasks in addition to understanding when and where to use mutexes, semaphores and message queues.

Important concepts such as preventing priority inversions, deadlock and thread starvation will be examined. The webinar will provide hands-on demonstrations using the STMicrolectronics STM32F7 Nucleo Board which uses an ARM Cortex-M7 processor with the Atollic TrueSTUDIO toolchain. Learn more!

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Topics: STM32, STM32CubeMX, webinar, STM32F7, freertos

Have you met John? He struggles with variables that randomly get the wrong value [a short video on embedded development]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on May 19, 2017 10:45:00 AM

In this short video you get to meet John. Like you, he is a skilled embedded developer. But he has a problem. In this episode of our embedded development movie series, John struggles with a variable that gets wrong values randomly.

I think we have all been in the same situation. Watch the video below and follow John's efforts as an embedded developer!

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Topics: Debugging

How To Import IAR EWARM Projects Into Atollic TrueSTUDIO [Using The New Project Import Converter]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on May 17, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Atollic now has a new Project Import Converter supporting IAR® EmbeddedWorkbench® for ARM® (EWARM) projects. The new Project Import Converter automatically updates EWARM projects to Atollic TrueSTUDIO format during import.

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Topics: Atollic TrueSTUDIO

Ashok struggles with hard fault system crashes [don't miss this fresh take on a common problem]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ashok is a devoted Cortex-M developer. Meet him in this short video about the challenges of embedded development! In this episode, Ashok is stuck with mysterious hard fault exceptions that make his embedded system crash. Despite his years of development experience, he just can't figure out what is wrong with his excellent code.

Watch the movie below to get to know Ashok and his struggles!

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Topics: Debugging

Graphical Visualization of the Internal Behavior of an RTOS [don't just see half the picture]

Posted by Magnus Unemyr on May 10, 2017 11:08:11 AM

Debugging RTOS-based applications often introduce new complexities. In this blog post, I will reveal a trick that can give you completely new insights into the system as you debug it.

Have you ever plotted the internal behavior of an RTOS graphically, live in real-time? If you haven’t, perhaps you should consider this powerful debug technique now. Read more to find out how!

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Topics: Debugging, RTOS, SWV

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