Presenting at St. Louis C++ Meetup on August 9th

I'll be presenting some of my experiences using C++ for embedded development, specifically my ARM Cortex-M4F Synthesizer project, at the St. Louis C++ Meetup next month (August 2017). The meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP on the Meetup site here.

St. Louis C++ Meetup

My ARM Cortex-M4F Synthesizer (s…

Date: July 24th, 2017 at 10:10am
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: C++, C++ Meetup, Embedded, Tiva LaunchPad, TM4C123G, ARM-Cortex-M4, Synthesizer, Synth

Final Day of My Software Engineering Sabbatical

On July 18th, 2016 I began a one year software engineering sabbatical. During this time, I dedicated a fulltime effort to studying and practicing specific aspects of software engineering and related technologies (more info here). Today is the last day of that one year effort.


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Date: July 17th, 2017 at 11:06am
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: Sabbatical

My ARM Cortex-M4F Synthesizer (Video Included)

Here's the current status of my ARM Cortex-M4F Synthesizer. Using a Tiva LaunchPad (ARM Cortex-M4F) development board and some various circuitry for MIDI input and audio output I've created a fully functioning synthesizer as shown in the video demonstration below.

The code is written in C…
Date: July 9th, 2017 at 4:59pm
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: Embedded, Tiva LaunchPad, TM4C123G, ARM-Cortex-M4, Synthesizer, Synth, Sabbatical

Tiva LaunchPad (ARM Cortex-M4) LCD Menu System - Video Included

I've interfaced my Tiva LaunchPad (ARM Cortex-M4) development board with a small LCD screen as shown in the video below. The LCD screen is a Newhaven display, model number NHD-0420H1Z-FL-GBW-33V3.

Below is a circuit diagram I've drawn to show how everything is setup. It's fairly simple as…

Date: June 18th, 2017 at 8:12pm
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: Embedded, Tiva LaunchPad, TM4C123G, ARM-Cortex-M4, LCD, Menu System, Sabbatical

Current Reading Material: BDD, C++ Metaprogramming and ARM Cortex Processors

Just an update on books I've been reading lately. Shown in the images below are "BDD In Action", "Practical C++ Metaprogramming" and "The Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors".


Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is something I've been interested in for a while now. I've been…

Date: June 9th, 2017 at 7:19pm
Author: Terence Darwen
Tags: Reading Material, Book Review, BDD, C++, Template Metaprogramming, ARM-Cortex-M4, Sabbatical