GERMANTOWN, Md., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Barr Group, The Embedded Systems Experts™, today announced that CTO Michael Barr and principal engineer Salomon Singer will host an upcoming free embedded software webinar that will examine the differences between mutexes and semaphores.
To be hosted live online on May 13th, 2015 at 1PM EDT the 1-hour webinar, entitled "Mutexes and Semaphores Demystified", will teach attendees how to use each of these standard Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) synchronization primitives properly and why it is important to do so.
"Too often, mutexes and semaphores are confused and misused by programmers. This can lead to difficult-to-debug bugs in embedded software, with potentially deadly human consequences in safety-critical automotive systems, medical devices, and industrial equipment," said Barr, a noted industry expert and former adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. "Even very experienced firmware developers too often fail to fully appreciate the importance of using the correct synchronizer for the job at hand."
Registration is now open for this webinar as well as for other upcoming Barr Group public courses. The webinar registration link can be found at http://www.barrgroup.com/training-calendar.
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