We have customers using CAN for a wide variety of applications. Vehicle-based devices are the most common, and these range from earth moving machinery, to busses to boats. It is also used on non-moving industrial devices as an easy and reliable way for parts of a physically distributed system to communicate.
The Opal-6 IoT Development Kit includes CAN PHYs and super-quick push-wire connectors to enable rapid prototyping of applications.
We have put together a short video showing the key features along with a quick look at a demo application running under Windows Embedded Compact 2013
The biggest reason to move to the online system was updates. We can easily add new content or fix issues without having to publish a new pdf every time.
It is also easier to search for the information you need, and we can include links to information such as schematics and sample code.
As you can see from the image to the left, information is organised by product and by module/development kit. There is also the search box at the top which is a great shortcut to find what you need in a hurry.
This next image shows the Quartz module main page. Most pages have a contents link on the right hand side for quickly skipping to the item you are interested in.
Another key feature about using an online tool is feedback. At the bottom of each page you can leave a comment. This is for anything on your mind – technical questions, something missing in the docs or if you spot a typo.
If you really need a pdf, there is an option under the Tools menu (top right hand side of each page) to export to PDF or Word. This exports the current page only and not the child pages.
If you made it this far, you obviouly have some interest in how documentation is presented! Let us know what you think by taking the survey below or leaving a comment.
While this is not one of our products, it is “micro” and will make you more productive. It is a new mouse designed for laptops, and comes from Swiftpoint, a startup company based in Christchurch, NZ. I have had mine for a couple of weeks and I’m really impressed! The video explains the features better than I can:
We are located very near to the Earthquake that struck Christchurch on Saturday morning local time. No-one was hurt, but things are a bit of a mess. Please excuse us if we take a little longer to get back to your enquiries.
2010 was a busy year, and we didn’t always do a great job of keeping everyone up-to-date on the happenings at Device Solutions. It’s a new year and as good a time as any to change that! There are a lot of different ways to interact with companies these days, and we want your input on where we should focus our attention. Vote away…
This is a quick update to let you know what is happening with regard to this on-going event.
We are all OK and so is our office.
The staff and families of our extended network of contractors and suppliers we have been able to contact so far (which is most of them) are also fine. Power is still out to a lot of the city, so we have not been able to contact everyone yet.
We have heard there is damage to our Contract Manufacturers buildings, and will be updated on that next week. There will be delays for production, but we can’t say much beyond that right now.
Couriers are not operating so we are unable to ship orders this week. Our courier is operating so we can ship orders placed via the web site.
There will be a public beta later in the “Summer” (or Winter for those of you who live in the same half of the world as I do!).
We will be working to get as many of these feaures working on Tahoe as we can, and you can help! Let us know which features are important to you and why! Leave a comment below, or sign up to beta test new features when they are released.
Microsoft has just released the first beta of the V3.0 SDK to the Microsoft Connect website. They are also giving away a very cool univeral remote control that runs the .NET Micro Framework that you could win if you sign up and download the beta!