MP with operating system

Started by dani...@amberjacksolutions.com April 22, 2009
Good morning everyone.
I'm thinking about doing a project where I need to use a VB program, so when I connect a USP Pen the machine, a vb program will get the information from the EEPROM and send it to the Pen in txt format.
Can anyone tell me if there is any MP like Bx, but with an OS or some machine with an OS that I can connect to the BX?
Ty for your time.
Hi.

I have my BX chip talking to a laptop right now but it could easily work on a mobile device. I use Serial Communication in a C# program that will run on Vista/XP.

Based on the link below, it looks like the serial port libraries that come with .net are supported by the following mobile frameworks:

Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket
PC

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.ports.serialport.aspx

So basically you could have a smaller device that people would carry around. For my application I had to use Serial because the data has to travel over 100 feet but you might be able to use X-10 instead of Serial as well. (i'm sure there is a library that supports that).
So basically what I am saying is I think you need to write custom code on the BX and custom code on a windows program so the two devices will start talking to each other.

--- In b..., daniel@... wrote:
>
> Good morning everyone.
> I'm thinking about doing a project where I need to use a VB program, so when I connect a USP Pen the machine, a vb program will get the information from the EEPROM and send it to the Pen in txt format.
> Can anyone tell me if there is any MP like Bx, but with an OS or some machine with an OS that I can connect to the BX?
> Ty for your time.
>

let me re-phrase the question:
what I really need is a processor (like bx24) but with an OS inside...
In my application I will need I/O ports,ADC, RTC but I will also need a file system so that I can connect a USB flash disk to register data in txt format...
Good morning everyone.
>I'm thinking about doing a project where I need to use a VB program, so when I connect a USP Pen the machine, a vb program will get the information from the EEPROM and send it to the Pen in txt format.
>Can anyone tell me if there is any MP like Bx, but with an OS or some machine with an OS that I can connect to the BX?
>Ty for your time.
>
OK - Got it.

Check out this post:
http://www.embeddedrelated.com/groups/basicx/show/22039.php

--- In b..., daniel@... wrote:
>
> let me re-phrase the question:
> what I really need is a processor (like bx24) but with an OS inside...
> In my application I will need I/O ports,ADC, RTC but I will also need a file system so that I can connect a USB flash disk to register data in txt format...
> Good morning everyone.
> >I'm thinking about doing a project where I need to use a VB program, so when I connect a USP Pen the machine, a vb program will get the information from the EEPROM and send it to the Pen in txt format.
> >Can anyone tell me if there is any MP like Bx, but with an OS or some machine with an OS that I can connect to the BX?
> >Ty for your time.
> >
> >
>

Do you really need an OS just to read/write a flash drive?
See
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ftdi-vmusic2.html
All you need is a serial or SPI port to talk to this cheap device which will read and write a flash drive.
There is also a cheaper and smaller unit without the MP3 capability.
David - robots42

--- In b..., daniel@... wrote:
>
> let me re-phrase the question:
> what I really need is a processor (like bx24) but with an OS inside...
> In my application I will need I/O ports,ADC, RTC but I will also need a file system so that I can connect a USB flash disk to register data in txt format...
> Good morning everyone.
> >I'm thinking about doing a project where I need to use a VB program, so when I connect a USP Pen the machine, a vb program will get the information from the EEPROM and send it to the Pen in txt format.
> >Can anyone tell me if there is any MP like Bx, but with an OS or some machine with an OS that I can connect to the BX?
> >Ty for your time.
> >
> >
>