Posts in 2021

  • The Blech abides

    Monday, December 20, 2021 in Articles

    Although the Blech community is small we want to send a message to all Blech users that explains why the Blech repositories saw almost no activities in the last 5 month. The cause for concern: Blech is no longer under active development at Bosch …

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Posts in 2020

  • A module system for Blech

    Monday, November 23, 2020 in Articles

    The Blech module system supports modular programming for reactive, embedded, safety-critical applications. With the languages used in this domain today, we rely on coding conventions, programming idioms and the physical code structure to organize …

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  • Push button handling

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Articles

    Application example: Push button handling In this example three push buttons, TOP, CENTER and BOTTOM, are connected to our embedded system for user input. Like in our previous blog post our hardware setup is based on a STM32F4DISCOVERY board. The …

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  • The basic idea behind Blech – A practitioner's point of view

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Articles

    Application example: UART communication Let us consider a simple embedded use case. We want to implement a UART communication. For the sake of simplicity, we focus on the data transmission only. Given a number of bytes in a data buffer, the job is to …

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  • Decoding the DCF77 signal with Blech

    Monday, June 15, 2020 in Articles

    What is DCF77? DCF77 is a longwave radio signal which is widely used in Germany for time synchronization of clocks and watches. The signal transmitter is located in Mainflingen (Germany) and controlled by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt …

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  • The purpose of Blech

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Articles

    Why Blech? There is a huge difference between the environments of a desktop, a server, or a mobile application and a typical application in the embedded domain. Moreover, the embedded industry is itself huge – including automotive, aerospace, …

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