[clug] September Programmers' SIG meeting

Paul Warren u3292467 at anu.edu.au
Thu Sep 9 05:58:29 GMT 2004

Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 8 Sep 2004, at 21:01, Paul Warren wrote:
>> Does anyone know much about programming/development on embedded systems?
> I could present a short talk about my final year project in 1995 - we 
> built a "security system" based on Dallas Touch Memory buttons, using 
> 8051 microcontrollers talking over an RS-422 bus. Unfortunately I don't 
> have any hardware to show you (that's all still at Uni of Canberra), but 
> I can give you some pointers about the compromises that we made in both 
> hardware and software.
> We used Hi-Tech C for that project - AFAIK it was ANSI C compliant for 
> the functions it supported, but it didn't support much.
>> After the release of the Neuros[1] firmware source[2], I want to get 
>> started on fixing some gripes I have with it (monotype numerals for a 
>> start), and I've kind of no idea where to start (I've looked at the 
>> source, it kind of makes sense).
>> The Neuros uses a TI DSP chip, which unfortunately has no open sourced 
>> compiler as yet[3]
> Though I expect modern embedded systems will be a little more complex 
> than the 8051, and most of my development work was done with the aid of 
> an in-circuit emulator. Note that the 8051
> "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we 
> can solve them."  --Isaac Asimov

That would be cool!

Unfortuately things have come up and I can't make tonight's meeting. :o(

Maybe next time,

Paul Warren
u3292467 at anu dot edu dot au

(PS I hate centerlink, anyony got a job for a junior IT/linux dude?)
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