Dynamic Memory Allocation & Fragmentation in C & C++
On-demand Web Seminar
During this webinar we will discuss the challenges of dynamic memory to embedded software and how a deterministic memory allocator may be designed.
In C and C++, it can be very convenient to allocate and de-allocate blocks of memory as and when needed. This is certainly standard practice in both languages and almost unavoidable in C++. However, the handling of such dynamic memory can be problematic and inefficient. For desktop applications, where memory is freely available, these difficulties can be ignored. For embedded - generally real time - applications, ignoring the issues is not an option.
Dynamic memory allocation tends to be non-deterministic; the time taken to allocate memory may not be predictable and the memory pool may become fragmented, resulting in unexpected allocation failures.
What You Will Learn
- Why dynamic memory is a problem to embedded software
- How a deterministic memory allocator may be designed
Who Should View
- Embedded software engineers and designers
- Technical managers concerned with sourcing embedded software tools
About the Presenter
A Technical Marketing Manager, Colin has over twenty-five years experience in the electronics industry, largely dedicated to embedded software. A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars and author of numerous technical articles and two books on embedded software, Colin is a member of the marketing team of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, and is based in the UK.
Book: Embedded Software: The Works
Blog: The Colin Walls Blog
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