These brief tutorials are designed to help engineers rapidly become
acquainted with unfamiliar technologies and CPUs. During our 40+ years in
the game much of the engineering buzz of running COMSOL has come from
developing an understanding of new products and their underlying technologies,
so we would like to share our knowledge in the hope that it will be useful
Some of the main changes in embedded engineering over the last decade have
involved different mechanisms for communicating between Embedded CPUs and
from them to PCs. As we have become involved with tools to work with these
technologies we have produced a number of advisory articles
explaining the jargon and trying to clarify the important points from an
Embedded engineering standpoint. We hope you find them helpful.
TCP/IP for Embedded Engineers
----- This white paper describes how the TCP/IP protocol can be
integrated into embedded systems from 8 bits to 32. It is designed to get engineers thinking about how
this powerful family of protocols can be used to solve the
communications problems of their applications and to add extra value to their products.
"I found the white paper that I
downloaded from your website to be the best and clearest introduction to
TCP/IP that I have found so far. I am new to TCP/IP development and need to
find a way to add TCP/IP to our current products. M. S."
Not exactly a tutorial but generally useful as it allow you to tell your ARP from your RARP
without your brain going PING - Consult our list
of TCP mnemonics.
CAN Tutorial ----
Describes how CAN operates and what its advantages and limitations are
with brief introductions to the networking systems built on a CAN base.
USB Tutorial ----
Describes how USB operates and what you need to do to use it in your
Background information on microprocessor development techniques
On Chip Development and Flash
Programming - BDM / JTAG/ SWD
Why don't chip manufacturers summarise the facts about a CPU Family in
the way that allows an Engineer to get an appreciation of the family in 10
minutes ? Well probably because Marketing and Sales Departments get in
the way. We don't sell chips - in fact I have often said that there is
not much we can sell you before you have chosen the chip to use for a project. So the next best thing we can do is to help you
on the way to
that decision by supplying information in an easily digested marketing free
This is the first of a series of tutorials that attempted to
summarise the features of each of a number of CPU families in a couple of pages/screens.
If you find any errors in our tutorials please let us know .......... If
you would like to try summarising your favourite (or as importantly least
favourite) micro in under 2,000 words we would love to add it to our series.
information provided in the web pages above has been produced in good faith
but Computer Solutions Ltd does not warrantee that it is correct and accepts
no liability associated with the use of that information....Caveat Emptor.