Better Embedded System Software Book & Blog Announcement

Started by Philip Koopman in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 2 replies

Better Embedded System Software by: Philip Koopman, Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University This book distills the experience of more than 90...

Better Embedded System Software by: Philip Koopman, Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University This book distills the experience of more than 90 design reviews on real embedded system products into a set of bite-size lessons learned in the areas of software development process, requirements, architecture, design, implementation, verification & validation, and critical system properties. Each ...


Atmel AT89C51SND1C and FLIP software problem

Started by Gary Morton in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 1 reply

I have a PCB with the AT89C51SND1C Atmel MP3 processor. I have loaded the Atmel FLIP software (V2.2.4). I found that the device does not...

I have a PCB with the AT89C51SND1C Atmel MP3 processor. I have loaded the Atmel FLIP software (V2.2.4). I found that the device does not repond to the RS232 communications from the FLIP software. An email to the Atmel support was quickly answered and I was told to use USB instead. I have installed the USB drivers for FLIP, but now when I try to open the USB port I get the error messag...


WTD: software that will monitor both sides of a serial connection.

Started by Donald in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 8 replies

Hi, I am looking for software that will monitor two serial ports, so I can connect both Tx and Rx sides of a serial connection. Now the...

Hi, I am looking for software that will monitor two serial ports, so I can connect both Tx and Rx sides of a serial connection. Now the hard part, my Dell laptop has no serial ports. I have two usb/serial devices. Now I need software that understands ups ports. Any good programms. Thanks Donald


Advice on books about software quality.

Started by Elder Costa in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 9 replies

Hi. I would appreciate having some advice on good books about software quality, preferably with a practical approach: how to implement a good...

Hi. I would appreciate having some advice on good books about software quality, preferably with a practical approach: how to implement a good development process, tools and techniques to support such a process. I'd also appreciate your advice on books that focus on the tools for software testing, metrics etc. After browsing through Amazon I got overwhelmed with so many titles and ...


DATA IO Chiplab programmer software

Started by Pieter Hoeben in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 4 replies

Hi, I just bought two used Chiplab programmers from DATA IO with DIP18 module in a garage sale. It is complete with cable, software, manual...

Hi, I just bought two used Chiplab programmers from DATA IO with DIP18 module in a garage sale. It is complete with cable, software, manual etc. My question: the software is MSDOS Install disk version 1.30-1.3000, a MSDOS Configuration disk V1.00 and upgrade disk Update 3. And two disk WIN Version 3.0. On the DATA IO website I downloaded version 5.5, but I saw that 6.2 should be the latest...


Cool File Encryption Software Released.

Started by DreamFly in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 5 replies

You can use this software to encrypt your important files which you don't want others to see with AES encryption algorithm. Cool File...

You can use this software to encrypt your important files which you don't want others to see with AES encryption algorithm. Cool File Encryption adopts the international standard cryptographic algorithm--AES that has been proved to be secure by numerous attacks and tests. Cool File Encryption is reliable and convenient, which you can find when using it. software download link: http://w...


firmware, embedded software, embedded system concepts

Started by Matt in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 5 replies

I want to understand more on firmware, embedded software, and embedded systems. My understanding is that firmware has programming instructions...

I want to understand more on firmware, embedded software, and embedded systems. My understanding is that firmware has programming instructions burned in a chip, which is a ROM? And once we burns it, the information is read only. For example, the chip inside smart card is a firmware?? Embedded software consists of more than one firmware?? Embedded system is a computer system in large h...


Cheap PowerPC Evaluation Board? Does one exist?

Started by luis.espinal in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 8 replies

Hi all - I'm trying to find an evaluation board with which I can 1. Learn the basics of embedded software development, and 2. Learn the...

Hi all - I'm trying to find an evaluation board with which I can 1. Learn the basics of embedded software development, and 2. Learn the PowerPC architecture. My selection of PowerPC architecture is due to some embedded software job openings that open at my work on a regular basis. I have 15 years of software development experience (mostly Java), but I'm knowledgeable of C/C++ and x86 assem...


Please take VDC's survey and enter to win one of five $100 Amazon.com Gift Certificates

Started by VDC in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago

Hello all, Venture Development Corporation (VDC), a leading embedded software market research group, is looking for some help with our...

Hello all, Venture Development Corporation (VDC), a leading embedded software market research group, is looking for some help with our research on the embedded software market. The survey, about embedded software development, takes 15-20 minutes, and as a developer of embedded systems, your participation is greatly appreciated. As a thanks, all survey participants who complete the sur...


Software SPI

Started by terry in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 6 replies

Hi, Could anyone give me AVR source code to implement SPI by software? I need it because I want to have SPI and also external interrupt...

Hi, Could anyone give me AVR source code to implement SPI by software? I need it because I want to have SPI and also external interrupt on ATTiny22. But the pins are overlapped if the two functions are used. Thanks!


How important is software maintenance?

Started by martinig in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 5 replies

Methods & Tools is currently conducting a one-question poll to know What part of your software development budget is devoted...

Methods & Tools is currently conducting a one-question poll to know What part of your software development budget is devoted to maintenance. Go to www.methodsandtools.com/dynpoll/vote.php to participate and to see intermediate results.


Low cost PCB layout software

Started by Ralph Malph in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 55 replies

I am looking for low cost PCB layout software. My designs are not overly complex, and are on small boards, but I will be using very small parts...

I am looking for low cost PCB layout software. My designs are not overly complex, and are on small boards, but I will be using very small parts and features ~0.4mm/0.016" pitch, .006"/.006" trace/space. I have looked at a couple of web sites that list free software and have found two types of packages; the no strings attached open source packages that are not very mature or run on xNIX (and...


Thread based software architecture vs Process based software architecture

Started by Karthik Balaguru in comp.arch.embedded4 years ago 12 replies

Hi, Have few queries on the best possible software architecture. Processes are heavy weight and they appear to occupy more memory, more time...

Hi, Have few queries on the best possible software architecture. Processes are heavy weight and they appear to occupy more memory, more time to create/start, increased latency during context switches and separate memory space that necessitates heavy IPC mechanisms. Threads are light weight and share memory space. However, I realized that threads also enter into contention for resou


Call For Presentation: LSM '08 Conference on free software for Embedded Systems

Started by Patrice Kadionik in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago

Dear all; The LSM/RMLL '08 meeting (Libre Software Meeting - Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre) is organized at Mont de Marsan, FRANCE...

Dear all; The LSM/RMLL '08 meeting (Libre Software Meeting - Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre) is organized at Mont de Marsan, FRANCE during the 1st to 5th july 2008. The embedded systems are increasingly present in our life. The embedded system community usually used commercial software solutions with royalties to reverse each time a system is sold. Since few years, a reve...


Software UART for WindowsXP

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 8 replies

Hello, I am trying to test a modem by pinging it with some data at 38400 baud using an 8N1 format over a serial RS232 link. I was wondering...

Hello, I am trying to test a modem by pinging it with some data at 38400 baud using an 8N1 format over a serial RS232 link. I was wondering if someone had code (for WinXp) for a software UART which will do the same. Any suggestions/ideas/comments on the same will be most welcome. Thanks, ~Tanmay Z.


software & hardware interrupts

Started by ishita in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 16 replies

Hi all, I want to know exact difference between software interrupts and hardware interrupts. I also want to know whether timer interrupt in...

Hi all, I want to know exact difference between software interrupts and hardware interrupts. I also want to know whether timer interrupt in 8051 is a software interrupt or a hardware interrupt. Best regards, Ishita


How do you interface C328 Camera with HyperTerminal software

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

Hello How do you connect C328-7640 using RS232 to a PC through HyperTerminal software. Do I need somekind of additional component between...

Hello How do you connect C328-7640 using RS232 to a PC through HyperTerminal software. Do I need somekind of additional component between the cam and PC? Or any thing else I should consider? Thanks


Help with a BootLoader for Motorala Controler

Started by Steffen in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 2 replies

Hello I hope somebody could help me. I know the text is long and I have much questions but maybe there is an answer. I would like to...

Hello I hope somebody could help me. I know the text is long and I have much questions but maybe there is an answer. I would like to develop a "bootloader" for a Motorola Microcontroller "MC68HC912D60A". The development has started yet but there are still some problems. The bootloader is able to communicate with existing software over the CAN-Bus. By this software we can flash the me...


gcc+H8

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 5 replies

I've got to write software for an Hitachi (Renesas) H8/300 MCU. I've written software in C, and, when I try to compile it with gcc using...

I've got to write software for an Hitachi (Renesas) H8/300 MCU. I've written software in C, and, when I try to compile it with gcc using the command line "gcc -c -O2 -ms out.o in.c" the system answers "cc1: error: invalid option 's'". What's wrong? Tank you Max


New Video: Implementing the PID Controller in Software

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

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVqJ7uRGwoA -- Tim Wescott Control systems, embedded software and circuit design I'm looking...

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVqJ7uRGwoA -- Tim Wescott Control systems, embedded software and circuit design I'm looking for work! See my website if you're interested http://www.wescottdesign.com