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Tm To Epoch Time Conversion

Linux provides a friendly way of entering time in terms of details such as day month year, seconds, hours, minutes etc. The structure in question is called “tm” and is as shown below: struct tm {...

Interval Timers :: Setitimer Linux Function Usage

The setitimer call in linux is used to set the timer provided to a process by the kernel to a specific value. When it expires, a designated callback can be called. I had a situation where I needed ...

Usage of timers - what you need to know about them?

I had written an earlier article on Timers in Linux. In this article I share with you a slideshow on what is possible with timers and what is not achievable, so that you may clearly understand how ...

I found this snippet from the Video-LAN-Streaming HowTo document about Muxers and Codecs which clearly explains the possible video encoding formats, the container formats, the differences between c...

Skill Sets Of Candidates For Interviews – The Indian Angle

I was called for checking out a few candidates for their suitability for my project when I decided to put in this blog post on what candidates need to have to make it into a team of engineers on a ...

Training - learning or torture?

The title is a little hint of what debate is to follow. Is training going to put into your head what you could not acquire so far in life as knowledge? Or is it a necessary procedure only to learn ...

Software upgrade for embedded devices

From a long time, one of the major drawbacks of embedded systems was that software upgrade was almost impossible. But the scenario is quiet different in present day. Here, I have tried to give some...

10 things to remember while writing/porting (portable) C code

Embedded Programmers spend a large amount of time porting existing code from one platform to another; compile it on various compilers based on platform needs. I have tried to make a check list whic...

Digital Set Top Fundamentals Whitepaper

I found this interesting paper by B.Sundareshan on the open architecture and interoperability issues concerning a Digital Set Top Box. Though I was expecting to read specifically about these topics...

Fred’s C++ Notes: A Must Read Sequence Of Good C++ Examples

I was going through Fred’s C++ site for an example of string streams. This was for a basic requirement of putting in any value into a string, such as a float or an integer, or even more complex val...

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