• What we've been reading in November

    Here are the articles, videos, and tools that we’ve been excited about this November.

  • The Best and Worst MCU SDKs

    In this post, I download SDKs for 10 popular Cortex-M4 microcontrollers, and evaluate how straightforward it is to get a simple example compiling. I include some step by step instructions to get started, a rating out of 10, and a few comments.

  • MCUboot Walkthrough and Porting Guide

    In this article, we will explore the feature set of MCUboot and how it works. We will walk through step-by-step how to port it to a custom platform and test our port out on a Cortex-M based development board.

  • What we've been reading in October

    Here are the articles, videos, and tools that we’ve been excited about this October.

  • Advanced GDB Usage

    In this reference-style post, we discuss some of the more advanced and powerful commands of the GNU debugger, GDB, as well as cover some of the best practices and hacks I’ve found over the years that help make GDB more pleasant to use.

  • Separating Unique Parameters from Firmware Binaries

    In this post, we take a look at a method for separating unique parameters such as keys and IDs from firmware. This enables us to program these parameters separately from the firmware, making our setup much more scalable and suitable for use in production.

  • What we've been reading in September

    Here are the articles, videos, and tools that we’ve been excited about this August and September.

  • Faster Debugging with Watchpoints

    In this post we will explore how to save time debugging by making the most of watchpoints. We will walk through a few classic use cases of watchpoints by debugging an example application with GDB. Then, we will dive into how watchpoints are implemented for ARM Cortex-M based MCUs with the Data Watchpoint & Trace (DWT) unit and explore some advanced features.