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Happy Holidays and 18% Off Until End of the Year

Hello, in 2018 we saw some exciting developments at ImageCraft. To celebrate, we are offering 18% off until end of the year. Use coupon code BYE2018 when you check out. Follow the instructions here: https://imagecraft.com/buy/how-to-use-coupon-code

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REXIS Logo Revealed!

REXIS (Real-time EXecutive for Intelligent Systems) has been released, and now we have a branding logo! RAWRRRR! Thanks to the awesome graphic designer Kurt, from Fantastic Realities Studio!

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REXIS Sale Specials!

Happy Thanksgiving! The first public release of REXIS is now available, as part of V9.07.00 of JumpStart C++ for Cortex, which you can download by clicking on the link. ImageCraft creates different REXIS editions to fulfill the different needs of … Continue reading

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Synchronous Message Passing and REXIS Benchmarking

If you have read the blog on REXIS Examples, or the REXIS documentation, you may have noticed that REXIS supports synchronous message passing API, in addition to the more common asynchronous messaging with mailboxes. Synchronous message passing is not a … Continue reading

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Debugger Sales

Up to $100 OFF! Even though we released the AVR and the Cortex-M debuggers a number of years ago, apparently some of our users do not know about it. JDB debugger is fully integrated with the CodeBlocks IDE, and contains … Continue reading

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Calculating Timing

As we are finalizing the initial release of REXIS, we would like to provide some quantitative data on some of its features so that users and potential users can make intelligent decisions regarding this product. There are a variety of … Continue reading

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REXIS Examples

REXIS is both ImageCraft’s RTOS and a component of the JumpStart IoT Connectivity Suite. It’s powerful yet easy to use. This post is from an excerpt of the forthcoming REXIS User Guide, containing examples to demonstrate REXIS features. As some users … Continue reading

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Making Tedious/Complex Things Easy

The development world is full of IDE, and “everyone” uses GCC anyway. So how can ImageCraft be better? One way we can achieve excellency is by making tedious or complex things easy to do. For example, there are different floating … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities Discovered in FreeRTOS TCP/IP Stack 😮

A researcher has discovered multiple flaws in the FreeRTOS TCP/IP stack: https://thehackernews.com/2018/10/amazon-freertos-iot-os.html. Amazon/FreeRTOS quickly patched the problems, but that’s not the end of the story. As more and more “Internet of Things” devices come onto the market, the existence of exploitable … Continue reading

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Dynamic Memory and REXIS

According to some coding guidelines such as MISRA, it is “common wisdom” that embedded firmware should not use dynamic memory, e.g. malloc/free, as it introduces non-deterministic behaviors. Many firmware engineers have taken this to heart.  So is it surprising that … Continue reading

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