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Colin Walls

Colin Walls has over forty years' experience in th??e electronics industry, largely dedicated to embedded software. A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars and author of numerous technical articles and three books on embedded software, Colin’s most recent position was an embedded software technologist with Siemens Embedded, and he is based in the UK.

C - The Language of Embedded

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Although not designed for embedded software development, C is the most popular programming language for such application. We will consider why the language is so popular and conduct a brief "refresher" of C language functionality, with an emphasis on the benefits to the embedded developer.

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Live Q&A - C - The Language of Embedded

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Live Q&A with Colin Walls for the talk titled C - The Language of Embedded

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Self-testing in Embedded Systems

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All electronic systems carry the possibility of failure. An embedded system has intrinsic intelligence that facilitates the possibility of predicting failure and mitigating its effects. This talk will review the options for self-testing that are open to the embedded software developer. Testing algorithms for memory will be outlined and some ideas for self-monitoring software in multi-tasking and multi-CPU systems will be discussed.

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Live Q&A - Self-testing in Embedded Systems

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Live Q&A with Colin Walls for the talk titled Self-testing in Embedded Systems

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Operating Systems for Embedded Applications (2020)

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Most modern embedded applications employ and operating system of some sort. We will look at how operating systems work - the scheduler and various services provided by an OS to the application code - and at the options open for OS selection. We will also compare the use of commercial, open source and in-house products.

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