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Practical Zephyr - West workspaces (Part 6)

In the previous articles, we used freestanding applications and relied on a global Zephyr installation. In this article, we’ll see how we can use West to resolve global dependencies by using workspace applications. We first explore West without even including Zephyr and then recreate the modified Blinky application from the previous article in a West workspace.

Embedded Open Source Summit 2024 Recap

April marked the return of the Embedded Open-Source Summit, this year in Seattle. I was lucky enough to be able to attend and split my time between the Memfault booth in the exposition hall and many of the captivating presentations. Since the videos have just been published on the the Linux Foundation’s YouTube account, we thought it would be a good time to highlight some of the talks and give you a quick summary which will, hopefully, inspire you to go watch them!

Error Monitoring on Client- and Server-Side in NextJS 14+

NextJS is the hot JavaScript framework right now, and like all JavaScript, it can cause quite a few bugs on both the client- and server-side of your applications. One of the most powerful features of NextJS is enabling you to use your code, templates, and patterns across both the server and the client. NextJS will mostly figure out the most efficient place to run. This is super powerful and makes NextJS applications feel very fast compared to strictly client-side rendered applications.

Standout Exhibits at Embedded World 2024

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of traveling to Nuremberg, Germany to attend Embedded World. If you have not heard about it before, Embedded World1 is the largest trade show in the embedded systems industry. This year, over 35,000 people attended and 1,100 businesses exhibited at the Nuremberg Messe.

Practical Zephyr - Devicetree practice (Part 5)

In the previous articles, we covered Devicetree in great detail: We’ve seen how we can create our own nodes, we’ve seen the supported property types, we know what bindings are, and we’ve seen how to access the Devicetree using Zephyr’s devicetree.h API. In this fifth article of the Practical Zephyr series, we’ll look at how Devicetree is used in practice by dissecting the Blinky application.

Mastering Live Debugging Techniques: A Must-Have Guide for Developers

Software debugging has undergone many transcendental shifts. These shifts are as fascinating as the transition from the biological origins of the term ‘debugging’ to its computer science incarnation. The moth that caused the first computer bug has led to a metamorphosis of the debugging scope to cover a much broader role in software development over the years. Live debugging is the latest manifestation of this evolution.

Embedded Device Observability data collected via Bluetooth Low Energy - Blecon and Memfault demo

In this demo we show an example of how Memfault's Observability solution can work seamlessly with Blecon's Bluetooth technology to get devices connected and sending data to the cloud with ease. In this case the device is running a Nordic nRF52.

Diving into JTAG - BSDL (Part 4)

In the previous article of this series, we briefly touched on how.bsd files written in Boundary Scan Description Language (BSDL) describe the structure of the boundary scan chain and the instruction set. In this article, we will examine this language’s syntax more closely before seeing how.bsd files are leveraged in JTAG testing in the next article.