Most of the equipment we supply (and therefore most of the work which we do) involves the choice of at least one microcontroller.
This if course means that we need to supply operational software which runs on the
target system. Some years ago (perhaps 10 or more) this would likely have involved
assembly code, targeted to run on an 8-
Over time, technology and economics have allowed us all to progress from 8-
The huge resource available in a typical modern embedded processor means that the
slight inefficiencies of high level language compilers can be accommodated, rendering
assembly source code obsolescent for most general-
We mostly use the C programming language for coding, and have done for a number of years. Increasingly we find that the addition of a task scheduler (sometimes known as an RTOS) adds to the flexibility needed when changes are needed as a design evolves throughout the product lifetime.