4. Other questions
The firmware package located in the Downloads area can be used under both UNIX and Microsoft Windows to develop applications.
However, to install the firmware the first time on the SNAP a special “firmware loader” must be run, and this loader currently only works under Microsoft Windows.
Also the Imsys Developer only works under Microsoft Windows.
To be able to develop applications you need:
- A SNAP module
- A SNAP or TINI socket board
- The SNAP firmware (see the Downloads area)
- Oracle’s JDK (see JDK download)
- A power supply for the socket board
- A (straight) serial cable
- An ethernet connection between your computer and the socket board.
If you already have an application for TINI and would like to see if it is possible to compile it, download the latest firmware package. The firmware package contains the complete build environment.
Yes it is. It has been tested with several socket boards.
The following have been tested:
- Taylec Mini-T
- Taylec Tutor-I/O
- Taylec TINITutor
- Systronix TILT
- Systronix STEP
- Systronix TILT400Lite
- Systronix TILT400Pro
- Dallas E20 socket board
(If you know any additional boards, please report it to email@example.com.)
If you purchased a TILT400Pro board board before May 2005, or if you bought it from somewhere else than Imsys, the serial4 connector does not work with SNAP. This is easily fixed, see the TILT400 serial4 application note for details.
No, not to 100%. The TINI is based on a subset of Oracle’s JDK 1.1.8 (J2SE), while the SNAP JVM is based on Oracle’s CLDC specification 1.0. However, some additional packages have been added to simplify the porting of applications (such as javax.comm, java.net and com.dalsemi.onewire). Download the latest firmware package to see what is supported.
The technical documentation published is available on the All documents page.
Additional information may be found in the Imsys Forum Archive.
The firmware package and development software are available in the Downloads area.
Finally you can send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is read and answered by Imsys engineers.
Please contact email@example.com for information.