Software's evil

Started by Lanarcam in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 60 replies

An extract from "Embedded systems dictionary" by Jack Ganssle and Michael Barr: "Unfortunately, as hardware design more and more...

An extract from "Embedded systems dictionary" by Jack Ganssle and Michael Barr: "Unfortunately, as hardware design more and more resembles software development, the hardware inherits all of software's evils: late delivery, bugs and misinterpreted specs." If that is the case, the problem of software doesn't lie in the instrinsic properties of software components but in the development pr...


Looking for old support software for 'RomEm '

Started by Jim Flanagan in comp.arch.embedded8 years ago 4 replies

Hi... I just acquired an old Rom Emulator device made by MicroSystems Development company (now defunct) called _RomEm. _I'm trying to find...

Hi... I just acquired an old Rom Emulator device made by MicroSystems Development company (now defunct) called _RomEm. _I'm trying to find the driver software for it. MSD had an ftp server (http://www.romem.com/downloads.htm) that had the software available but I cannot seem to access it. I figure that it is down. Does anyone have a copy of the printer port software that they could h...


How to write a software description document?

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded3 years ago 11 replies

I have written software for an embedded system. All commands are received by UART. Now I must create a document that describes the software and...

I have written software for an embedded system. All commands are received by UART. Now I must create a document that describes the software and how it works together with the hardware on that circuit board. Someone else should feel comfortable reading this and start to make future modifications to the software. How do I get a good structure in that document? Where to begin? I figure


Software Architectures/Standards for embedded Sensor menues?

Started by Johannes Eble in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 5 replies

Hello, I am a software engineer coming from a more higher layer background (OOP, GUI-development), but now I will probably face an...

Hello, I am a software engineer coming from a more higher layer background (OOP, GUI-development), but now I will probably face an embedded software project. I would like to know if there exist software architectures, standards, guidelines etc. for the menue software in a sensor device. That is, the device consists of 3 or more keys to walk through a menu tree. The sensor device has a d...


Software design for redundant systems

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 1 reply

Hi, Is there any good literature out there pertaining to software design of redundant systems? I have some ideas, but I am not sure if they...

Hi, Is there any good literature out there pertaining to software design of redundant systems? I have some ideas, but I am not sure if they are adequate, or even correct. I am thinking along the lines of separating the redundancy logic from the business logic. In today's world no software application is an island unto itself. Software applications communicate with each other via some s...


Embedded Software, Concurrent, Parallel

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 1 reply

Hi, may I know what is the definition for embedded software? According to what I have gathered, a firmware, a software that determines...

Hi, may I know what is the definition for embedded software? According to what I have gathered, a firmware, a software that determines the operation of a microprocessor, is an embedded software. However, what about a GUI that a user used to control an embedded system. More specifically, this GUI resides on a general purpose PC, which is connected to the embedded system in some way. May I a...


ANN: EmINENT Microsystems Embedded Software Framework

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 1 reply

The Embedded Software Framework (ESF) OS is an ?object-oriented? software development kit (SDK) that provides the state-of-the-art in...

The Embedded Software Framework (ESF) OS is an ?object-oriented? software development kit (SDK) that provides the state-of-the-art in highest- quality, lowest-cost, fastest time-to-market, reusable real-time software development. It supports rapid or automated engineering of compact, high performance real-time software on both embedded and standard platforms. ESF RTOS is a simple, powerful,...


Embedded System Collaboration / Customer Interface Software

Started by David T. Ashley in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago

I'm looking for software (web-based?) to archive [embedded] software releases, track meetings and peer reviews, exchange files, facilitate...

I'm looking for software (web-based?) to archive [embedded] software releases, track meetings and peer reviews, exchange files, facilitate coordination with the customer, etc. ... to do all the things that a version control system and defect tracking system won't. Are there any other unmet needs that are common in embedded work? Are there any interesting software packages out there? ...


Embedded software copy protection

Started by Dennis in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 14 replies

Hi, I'm creating software for a new machine that runs on a Windows XP-embedded PC with a I/O card and motor controller card. I need to...

Hi, I'm creating software for a new machine that runs on a Windows XP-embedded PC with a I/O card and motor controller card. I need to protect the software from reverse engineering and copiing. The protection needs to be very solid. What would be a good method to do so? The costprice of the protection is not realy an issue, so protection via software and hardware is an option. A good ...


Available TS/SCI real-time software engineer

Started by _DouglasKBell in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 1 reply

I will be available for contract software architecture, design, and development beginnin in June. Qualification Highlights: * 20+ years of...

I will be available for contract software architecture, design, and development beginnin in June. Qualification Highlights: * 20+ years of real-time embedded firmware and software engineering. * Active TS/SCI clearance with poly * U.S. defense clients: LOCKHEED-MARTIN, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, APPLIED SIGNAL TECHNOLOGY, RADIX TECHOLOGY Douglas K. Bell, Owner The Software Factory, Inc. P...


IEC 61508 et al - when required?

Started by KK6GM in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 8 replies

This is a general question about standards that address potentially hazardous failures, especially in software. My question, as simply as I can...

This is a general question about standards that address potentially hazardous failures, especially in software. My question, as simply as I can phrase it, is: If a company develops software that controls potentially hazardous equipment, when should that software be developed in compliance with formal standards? A simple example - a software/hardware system controls a large motor. A softwa...


Question about PCB software (and making the boards at home)

Started by Gunnar in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 26 replies

Hi all, I stumbled over an ad on www.circuitcellar.com about free PCB software (http://www.pcb123.com/). I would like to have some feedback...

Hi all, I stumbled over an ad on www.circuitcellar.com about free PCB software (http://www.pcb123.com/). I would like to have some feedback about this software from anyone using it, possibly comparing it to other PCB software out there. My needs are simple, I am planning to build small projects for personal use. On that note, how many of you are making your own boards at home? I used t...


Software Reuse In Embedded code

Started by steve in comp.arch.embedded6 years ago 96 replies

What percentage would you say your current project consists of software reuseable items? By software reusable items I mean something that you...

What percentage would you say your current project consists of software reuseable items? By software reusable items I mean something that you acquired (purchased, freeware, shareware, licensed etc) which you had no responsibility in the development, construction, or testing. You reused them because the documentation was sufficient to convince you of its quality.


IEEE Software - Call for Articles: SW Development for Embedded Systems

Started by Chris in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago

**************************************************************** * Call for Articles ...

**************************************************************** * Call for Articles * * IEEE Software * * Software Development for Embedded Systems * * Publication date: May/June 2009 * * Submission deadline: 01 November 2008 * * http://www.computer.org/software/cfp3.htm * *******...


AT91SAM7L-STK Software?

Started by tomcee in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 3 replies

Does anyone have any example software developed for the AT91SAM7L-STK board? The ATMEL supplied software is only a simple LCD...

Does anyone have any example software developed for the AT91SAM7L-STK board? The ATMEL supplied software is only a simple LCD scroll. Thanks, TomC


WTD: HP 64000 software

Started by Donald in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 4 replies

I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC...

I am looking for software on a PC to read HP 64000 5 1/4" floppy disks. If not, does the Hp 64000 have software to ZMODEM to a PC ?? Thanks donald


Custom Software Development

Started by VB in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 1 reply

iTechArt Group - Custom Software Development and Offshore outsourcing Company http://www.itechart.com/ Offshore custom software development...

iTechArt Group - Custom Software Development and Offshore outsourcing Company http://www.itechart.com/ Offshore custom software development company iTechArt - Web site and Content Management Solutions development, CMS consulting: Ektron, Drupal and DotNetNuke iTechArt Group provides high quality custom software development services and offshore software development. On December 2006, ...


Custom Software Development

Started by VB in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago

iTechArt Group - Custom Software Development and Offshore outsourcing Company http://www.itechart.com/ Offshore custom software development...

iTechArt Group - Custom Software Development and Offshore outsourcing Company http://www.itechart.com/ Offshore custom software development company iTechArt - Web site and Content Management Solutions development, CMS consulting: Ektron, Drupal and DotNetNuke iTechArt Group provides high quality custom software development services and offshore software development. On December 2006, ...


Developing/compiling software

Started by Lodewicus Maas in comp.arch.embedded8 years ago 135 replies

HI All I've looked at Keil uVIsion (Trial Version) as well as Asem51v1.3 (old stuff). Any suggestions of the compiler software you're...

HI All I've looked at Keil uVIsion (Trial Version) as well as Asem51v1.3 (old stuff). Any suggestions of the compiler software you're using to write/compile your code and create hex files to upload to the ATMEL microcontrollers. I would rather review a few other options, than to invest in the Keil software, only to discover afterwards that there are maybe better tools for the job ...


Need: Logical Devices Chipmaster 2000 PC host software

Started by Paul Urbanus in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 2 replies

I just got one of these and the CD only has demo software. Programmer may be non-functional but I can't know without the proper...

I just got one of these and the CD only has demo software. Programmer may be non-functional but I can't know without the proper software. TIA urbpublic@hotmai.com _______________________________________________________________________________ Posted Via Uncensored-News.Com - Accounts Starting At $6.95 - http://www.uncensored-news.com The Worlds Uncens...