NuttX RTOS is now Apache TLP

My favorite NuttX RTOS [1] that is “Tiny Unix on MCU” has graduated to Apache Top-Level-Project [2], congratulations! :-)

Apache NuttX [1] is a real-time operating system (RTOS) that emphasizes standards compliance and small footprint, usable in all but the tightest micro-controller environments. It runs on 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit microcontrollers across RISC-V, ARM, MIPS, ESP32, AVR, x86, and other architectures with a high degree of standards compliance. NuttX is used to power the Fitbit fitness tracker, as well as satellites, IoT devices, bluetooth headphones, drones, and more.

What I like most in NuttX is the development team / community.. and scalability starting upwards from 8-bit CPU’s. One day I wish porting NuttX to my 8-bit Atari and 16-bit Amiga and Atari ST and push new life to these amazing machines :-)

[1] https://nuttx.apache.org
[2] https://news.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-announces-apache-nuttx-as-a-top-level-project

ZEPHYR RTOS ROX!

If you never heard about Free-and-Open-Source ZEPHYR RTOS [1] (Apache 2.0 licensed) then it will make your day as the best platform out there for your new embedded electronics design :-) It works on anything.. even on Open-Source-Hardware RISC-V CPU [2] :-)

[1] https://zephyrproject.org/
[2] https://riscv.org/

DSO QUAD MINI SCOPE ACCU REPLACEMENT

If you are happy user of DSO QUAD pocket oscilloscope from Seeed Studio [1] then probably after all those years you need to replace the accumulator. Because stock model PL384070 3.7V 1000mAh is not available anymore you can safely use CL404070 3.7V 1300mAh that is only 0.2mm thicker but it also fits the scope very well and you gain 30% capacity. You only have to solder the plug from the old accumulator. Enjoy :-)







[1] https://www.seeedstudio.com/DSO-Quad-Aluminium-Alloy-Black-p-1034.html

Android USB OTG HOST

Most modern Android based devices support USB OTG function [1]. USB is a Host centric bus that means there is only one Host device and many different Devices can be connected to it. Using inexpensive USB-OTG cable it is possible to swich smarphone USB port from Device to Host, and connect external devices, if chipset and OS build allows this. Google provides detailed information on how to code USB Host [2] in your application.

[1] http://www.usb.org/developers/onthego/
[2] https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/host.html

Virtual-Reality

Mind-Over-Matter – this is my Virtual-Reality =)

cederom-florabo-virtual-reality-20140223

CeDeROM BCI at Bio-Tech 2013

Today I had a pleasure to give a lecture on my “CeDeROM Brain Computer Interface” at Bio-Tech 2013 scientific conference hosted by Lublin University of Technology. Thank you for this great opportunity and so many interesting people!

LibSWD 0.6 release

I am happy to announce a new release of LibSWD-0.6! Most important feature of this release is the standalone Application with an example of Command Line Interface (CLI), FTDI driver and ARM Cortex-M3 Core Debug and Flash support demonstration. Please report issues via Ticket System. Have fun! :-)

II Conference on Aerospace Robotics (CARO’2)

Today, with my friend Grzegorz Misiołek, we have presented a lecture on our early stage research “BioCybernetic Robot with Brain Computer Interface Technology for Space Applications” at II Conference on Aerospace Robotics (CARO’2) hosted by Polish Space Research Center of Polish Academy of Sciences. Thank you for this great opportunity!

KT-LINK FT2232H based interface on FreeBSD

I have created a simple patch for FreeBSD Operating System to detect and support FT2232H based KT-LINK interface. FTDI chips are already supported using uftdi driver and they can provide various serial and parallel protocols over USB such as RS232, JTAG, SWD, SPI, I2C, 1Wire, etc. My patch allows to use RS232 port on the KT-LINK which in conjunction with Minicom terminal software allows to talk to the Serial Console Port on various embedded systems. KT-LINK is really nice inexpensive (50EUR) and versatile tool for embedded system developers, now it became all-in-one tool on my FreeBSD box :-)

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=175893

OpenOCD and LibSWD integration complete

Patches that integrate LibSWD with OpenOCD has been already sent, so the platform independent Serial Wire Debug in Open-Source becomes a reality! Mr. Gerrit takes care of the source code review part, while Mr. Jenkins takes care of proper binary build for various platforms and operating systems. This is the right moment to make use of developers mailing list for feedback, asking questions, blaming, testing, adding new features and voting to accept the patches, so the code becomes an integral part of the OpenOCD release! :-)

Orange Labs provided R&D environment for initial stages of the research. Warsaw University of Technology made this possible as part of my MSc and PhD thesis. Krzysztof Kajstura designed and provided his generic KT-LINK (FT2232H based) interface to work with. David Brownell first introduced the Transport layer in OpenOCD in 2010 to split Target from JTAG. Simon Qian was working in parallel on his own SWD implementation for a Versaloon interface (as part of intelligent firmware). Øyvind HarboePeter StugeSpencer Oliver, Rodrigo Rosa helped me on GIT usage and OpenOCD internals,  Freddie Chopin helped me a lot with commited patches to match OpenOCD coding standards, Akos Vandra helped me to test functionality as the program was created… and my other friends should be also noted here for their support :-)

Power of the few outweights power of the many! Thank you for your support! :-)

LibSWD 0.5 Released

LibSWD 0.5 is out! It brings mainly the rename of all function prefix due API conflicts with other existing solutions.

Please visit Project Website for more information :-)

LibSWD 0.4 Released

LibSWD 0.4 is out! It brings various bugfixes and improvements, but most of all stable API to be used with OpenOCD and other external applications.

See Project Website for more information :-)

LibSWD on FedCSIS 2012

“LibSWD serial wire debug open framework for low-level embedded systems access” has been presented on FedCSIS 2012 international conference and the paper has been already published by IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

All my publications are listed on Google Scholar.

CeDeROM BCI on ITiB 2012

“CeDeROM Brain Computer Interface” has been presented on ITiB 2012 conference and the paper has already been published by Springer Link.

All my publications are listed on Google Scholar.

OpenOCD on FreeBSD

My port of OpenOCD has just been committed. Enjoy Open On-Chip-Debugger on FreeBSD! =)