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Gerard Vink accompanied the evolution of TASKING from almost the very beginning of the company’s journey. Being the Head of R&D he is responsible for compiler and debugger technology. Before joining TASKING in 1988 he worked on MCAD and computer animation software. During his more than 25 years at TASKING he witnessed microcontrollers evolve from simple 8-bit cores into complex heterogeneous multicore systems, where the complexity of compiler and debugger technology advanced accordingly. Gerard studied mechanical engineering and computer science.
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November 2016
Nov 10, 2016 • Gerard Vink
Safety standard ISO 26262 specifies that freedom from interference between software elements shall be ensured. The current safety mechanisms to address memory interferences have severe restrictions. Read on if you want to understand the weaknesses in today’s solutions to prevent corruption of memory content and illegal access to memory allocated to other software components.