hardware+software design

Started by pavan in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 2 replies

Dear All, I am Pavan, from India, really interested in embedded systems. I am a beginner in this field. I ve known that embedded...

Dear All, I am Pavan, from India, really interested in embedded systems. I am a beginner in this field. I ve known that embedded is basically both hardware and Software working in unison and thus completing the system. developing a software can be done using C, C++ and then cross compile into the Microcontroller being used. Now, hardware part is not known to me. 1. how do...


PCB Manufacture in UK

Started by ratemonotonic in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 12 replies

Hi All , Lately I came across an american service called ExpressPCB , that has its own CAD software and after laying out the PCB , you can use...

Hi All , Lately I came across an american service called ExpressPCB , that has its own CAD software and after laying out the PCB , you can use the software itself to order board manufacture. The software can be used to generate BOM and specify Part number from Digikey. This is brilliant seamless process. Also it is fine tuned for hobbyists. The pricing is fabulous. The only problem is the ...


What good free RCS software can you recommend?

Started by Klaus Kragelund in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 3 replies

Hi I'm just starting embedded programming again having taken a break for 4 years. I need a RCS version control software. What free / low...

Hi I'm just starting embedded programming again having taken a break for 4 years. I need a RCS version control software. What free / low $ software can you recommend, running Windows and perhaps one that also allows branching? Thanks Klaus


How does DO-178 treat OEM modules (with software)?

Started by Thomas Magma in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 9 replies

A while back we had a short seminar on DO-178 and I asked the 'experts' how DO-178 dealt with the software in modules from a third party (I used...

A while back we had a short seminar on DO-178 and I asked the 'experts' how DO-178 dealt with the software in modules from a third party (I used GPS as an example). They said that as long as our software treated the GPS module as a black box or a slave, that we didn't have to ensure that the GPS module's software was DO-178. Is this true or still true? What about modules in general? I h...


Methodology for writing requirements specification for embedded software

Started by Eric Meurville in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 10 replies

Hello, I have to write requirements specification for an embedded software (to be developed by someone else) and I would need advice about...

Hello, I have to write requirements specification for an embedded software (to be developed by someone else) and I would need advice about how to proceed. Is there utilities which could be helpful to carry out this work such as software, guidelines, books... Thanks in advance. -- Eric Meurville


Any Software for writing to Secure Digital (SD) ?

Started by Talal Itani in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 1 reply

Hello, I am looking for software to program SD and microSD memory cards. Currently, I use Windows Explorer to transfer files to a card...

Hello, I am looking for software to program SD and microSD memory cards. Currently, I use Windows Explorer to transfer files to a card reader, inserted with the SD card. Now I need finer control over the writing process, specifically, setting the write-once-bit. Please let me know if you are aware of such software, or tool, or idea that can help me. I searched the web, but I could...


Software for ChipLab DIP48-1

Started by Ly Chen in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 7 replies

I have all the hardware of a PAL programmer (ChipLab DIP48-1). But I lost all the software. Anybody knows how to get a copy of the...

I have all the hardware of a PAL programmer (ChipLab DIP48-1). But I lost all the software. Anybody knows how to get a copy of the software? Thanks, LY


[ANN] Software Product Line Article in Fall 2006 Issue of Methods & Tools

Started by editormt in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago

Methods & Tools is a free e-newsletter for software developers, testers and project managers. Fall 2006 issue's content: * Introduction to the...

Methods & Tools is a free e-newsletter for software developers, testers and project managers. Fall 2006 issue's content: * Introduction to the Emerging Practice Software Product Line Development * Making an Incremental Transition to Software Product Line Practice * An Introduction to Web Development Using the Ruby on Rails Framework 40 pages of software development knowledge. To downl...


MCF5272

Started by Martina in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 1 reply

Hi everybody, I hope somebody can help me. I've a Evaluation board for the ColdFire MCF5272. I using the CodeWarrior from Metowerks. I tryed...

Hi everybody, I hope somebody can help me. I've a Evaluation board for the ColdFire MCF5272. I using the CodeWarrior from Metowerks. I tryed to get running the usb-software from Motorola. The usb-software for the host (PC) is running incloding the drivers for windows 2000. I tryed to run the usb-sandalone software on the evaluation board. If the software is runnig in the CodeWarrior Debug ...


Logicport owners help - driver issue

Started by eedesi in comp.arch.embedded8 years ago 16 replies

Logicport has stopped working in the lab, and now when we start the software it reports - "The LogicPort hardware may already be in use by...

Logicport has stopped working in the lab, and now when we start the software it reports - "The LogicPort hardware may already be in use by another instance of the software". It appears to be a software glitch that causes these problems. Our prof is considering sending it back to Intronix for repairs but we are losing time on finishing our project. (It appears that the usb interface using F...


Automotive Software and the Law

Started by Tim Wescott in comp.arch.embedded2 years ago 25 replies

AFAIK there are no laws that regulate automotive software, specifically -- just threats of lawsuits if a car kills someone, and systems-level...

AFAIK there are no laws that regulate automotive software, specifically -- just threats of lawsuits if a car kills someone, and systems-level requirements that cover cases like Volkwagen and their dirty diesels. Am I right? Or are there safety (or other) regulations that extend their tentacles specifically into automotive software, the way DO-128 does in avionics, and the various IEC s...


USB Monitor software

Started by Richard Henry in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 3 replies

I am looking for some free-download software that can run on a PC (W 2000 or XP) that will display all the communication between the PC and a...

I am looking for some free-download software that can run on a PC (W 2000 or XP) that will display all the communication between the PC and a selected USB device, even if (especially if) the device is not being enumerated properly. So far, I am looking at HHD Software's "USB Monitor". Anyone have experience with this or something similar?


transition from software to embedded programming

Started by Amit in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 16 replies

hi group, I'm on a transition from software to embedded software job. however, I haven't used things such as logic analyzer or analog...

hi group, I'm on a transition from software to embedded software job. however, I haven't used things such as logic analyzer or analog boards for years. Now I need to fresh my mind and get some exprience on: layout, prototyping analog and digital circuits circuit schematic What should I do? how and where? any online resources? thank you, amit


Embedded x86 design verification software.

Started by Kermit in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 1 reply

Hello all, I am about to work on my first embedded x86 project. I have four years of embedded software experience. However, all of that...

Hello all, I am about to work on my first embedded x86 project. I have four years of embedded software experience. However, all of that experience has been with ARM, SH, or XScale based hardware. We are doing a custom x86 hardware platform, and my group is responsible for developing design verification test software as well final functional test software. To be perfectly clear, I'll share ...


Controller reset by software?

Started by Walter Smits in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 5 replies

Hi, Our ADuC842 (8051 family) based prototype has started to behave erratically. We're fairly certain it's a hardware problem, but before...

Hi, Our ADuC842 (8051 family) based prototype has started to behave erratically. We're fairly certain it's a hardware problem, but before building a new print we're trying to rule out software problems. One symptom is random controller resets. Can this be caused by failing software? I'm talking about the effects similar to a complete power cycle, not just the PC being reset to addr...


Tiny Bootloader

Started by JohnT in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 22 replies

Hi All, Has anyone manged to get the tiny bootloader from http://www.etc.ugal.ro/cchiculita/software/picbootloader.htm working? I have a...

Hi All, Has anyone manged to get the tiny bootloader from http://www.etc.ugal.ro/cchiculita/software/picbootloader.htm working? I have a 16F877A with a 4MHz crystal. I modified the frequency in the software and downloaded it with no problem. Running the software it discovers the PIC with no problem. However, I tried to create a simple program in assembler that would turn on all the ...


2.6.20.4 on ARM: "Unknown signal 64"????

Started by che_lex in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 3 replies

G'day, I am porting software from intel to ARM with linux 2.6.20.4. All goes fine. Except, I got "Unknown signal 64" signal every time I...

G'day, I am porting software from intel to ARM with linux 2.6.20.4. All goes fine. Except, I got "Unknown signal 64" signal every time I started fresh compiled software on target ARM machine. This is USB bus software. And on start it calls kernel module of a corresponding driver for the USB device. After "Unknown signal 64", software dies but kernel module stays working. What this signal a...


Flow-charting software?

Started by Scott Kelley in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 16 replies

Opinions about flow charting software??? I have tried flow chart software in the past, but it wasn't very easy to use. Anything out there...

Opinions about flow charting software??? I have tried flow chart software in the past, but it wasn't very easy to use. Anything out there now that is as easy as paper & pencil? Thx Scott Kelley


New to Embedded Software

Started by Scott in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 27 replies

Hi, Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place for this question. I am a 24 year old, Software Developer who has a 2.1 in BSc...

Hi, Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place for this question. I am a 24 year old, Software Developer who has a 2.1 in BSc (Hons) Software Development. I have been working solely on CRUD applications during the 3 years I have been working and I have decided its time for a change of direction in my career. I would really like to begin working with Embedded/Real Time systems, but my...


Remotely upgrading only one section/functionality of an entire software

Started by karthikbalaguru in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 7 replies

Hi, I am looking for some ways for remotely upgrading only a part of functionality/section of a software running on a target board by sending...

Hi, I am looking for some ways for remotely upgrading only a part of functionality/section of a software running on a target board by sending commands to it through web interface. I do not want the entire software to be upgraded. I want only one functionality to be upgraded. I do not want the software on the remote target board to be rebooted. I am considering an ARM processor based boar...