• Best Practices for Monitoring Device Connectivity

    This post will cover why device connectivity is complex and what methods we have available to diagnose and solve connectivity problems, both in the office and remotely in production. The tool at the core of our strategy is metrics, but we’ll briefly survey other tools like logging and protocol analysis. We’ll look in-depth at the utility of metrics and wrap up with some practical metric examples to use in your device.

  • Practical Zephyr - Devicetree semantics (Part 4)

    Having covered the Devicetree basics in the previous article, we now add semantics to our Devicetree using so-called bindings: For each supported type, we’ll create a corresponding binding and look at the generated output to understand how it can be used with Zephyr’s Devicetree API.

  • What we've been reading in January (2024)

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

  • Practical Zephyr - Devicetree basics (Part 3)

    In this third article of the “Practical Zephyr” series, we’ll see how we configure and use hardware. For this, Zephyr borrows another tool from the Linux kernel: Devicetree.

    In contrast to Kconfig, the Devicetree syntax and its use are more intricate. Therefore, we’ll cover Devicetree in two articles. In this article, we’ll see what Devicetree is and how we can write our own Devicetree source files. In the next article, we’ll look at so-called Devicetree bindings, which add semantics to our Devicetree. Be prepared for a fair bit of theory, but as usual, we’ll use an example project to follow along.

  • Practical Zephyr - Kconfig (Part 2)

    In this second article of the “Practical Zephyr” series, we’ll explore the kernel configuration system Kconfig by looking at the printk logging option in Zephyr. We won’t explore the logging service as such in detail but instead use it as an excuse to dive deep into Kconfig. Finally, we’ll create our own little application-specific Kconfig configuration.

  • Building Nordic nRF-Connect SDK Projects with GitHub Actions

    Recently we ran through a re-vamp of our CI builds targeting the Nordic nRF-Connect SDK, and I wanted to share some of the things we learned along the way! This article walks through setting up a GitHub Actions workflow for building nRF-Connect SDK projects.

  • Practical Zephyr - Zephyr Basics (Part 1)

    If you’re working a full-time job and would still like to get started with Zephyr but don’t have the energy to set up your environment to dive deeper into the docs, this article series will guide you through the Zephyr basics. Of course, you’ll learn most if you follow along with programming, but all code, including snippets of generated code and build logs, are included in the articles of this series. Thus, even just reading this series should give you a good idea about how Zephyr works.

  • What we've been reading in December (2023)

    🎉 Happy New Year! 🎉 Here’s to making 2024 the best year yet.

    2023 was an exciting year for Interrupt, with 36 new articles, 13 new external contributors, 12 community Meetups, and a partridge in a pear tree. Thanks for being a part of it.

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