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Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By : Igor Viarheichyk
Book Image

Embedded Programming with Modern C++ Cookbook

By: Igor Viarheichyk

Overview of this book

Developing applications for embedded systems may seem like a daunting task as developers face challenges related to limited memory, high power consumption, and maintaining real-time responses. This book is a collection of practical examples to explain how to develop applications for embedded boards and overcome the challenges that you may encounter while developing. The book will start with an introduction to embedded systems and how to set up the development environment. By teaching you to build your first embedded application, the book will help you progress from the basics to more complex concepts, such as debugging, logging, and profiling. Moving ahead, you will learn how to use specialized memory and custom allocators. From here, you will delve into recipes that will teach you how to work with the C++ memory model, atomic variables, and synchronization. The book will then take you through recipes on inter-process communication, data serialization, and timers. Finally, you will cover topics such as error handling and guidelines for real-time systems and safety-critical systems. By the end of this book, you will have become proficient in building robust and secure embedded applications with C++.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Error Handling and Fault Tolerance

It is hard to overestimate the importance of error handling in regards to embedded software. Embedded systems should work without supervision in varying physical conditions, such as controlling external peripheral devices that may fail over or not always provide reliable communication lines. And in many cases, a failure of the system is either expensive or plain unsafe.

In this chapter, we will learn about common strategies and best practices that will help you write reliable and fault-tolerant embedded applications.

We will cover the following recipes in this chapter:

  • Working with error codes
  • Using exceptions for error handling
  • Using constant references when catching exceptions
  • Tackling static objects
  • Working with watchdogs
  • Exploring heartbeats for highly available systems
  • Implementing software debouncing logic

These recipes will help you...