real-time

RTOS design and embedded system development

July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Real-time operating systems are either a solved problem or a backwater of engineering design. Threads, semaphores, mutexes, some basic I/O, priority scheduling all of this [...]

Wind River purchased by Intel

June 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

If anything, Wind River’s inability to breakout, despite a once Microsoft-like position of dominance, is a by-product of their failure to meaningfully go “up the [...]

Are threads evil? (updated)

February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

This paper by Prof. Edward Lee explains something of why “threads” are such a painful abstraction. ¬†As Prof. Lee notes, threads intrinsically create unspecified [...]