Extending AppWizard-generated GUIs with emWin Widgets

AppWizard is a great tool for designing GUIs with our emWin embedded graphics library. Features like the intuitive editor, the integrated resource management, and the ability to add behavior to the screen objects by adding interactions make it easy to get started with emWin. But you can create even more advanced graphics solutions by extending […]

How to do Gauges in AppWizard – Part I

Recently, we at SEGGER released AppWizard, our new GUI design tool for our emWin embedded graphics library. It is now available as part of the emWin PRO package (v6.10 and later). The initial version of AppWizard contains a variety of objects and widgets, such as sliders, rotaries, images, switches, buttons, and more. Getting started with […]

Finding the right (Q)SPI Flash for your project

Not all SPI Flashes are created equal SPI Flashes have become very popular as an inexpensive way to add nonvolatile storage (flash memory) to an Embedded System. They come in various capacities, so increasing memory is fast and easy. Any microcontroller can interface to them via SPI or QSPI peripheral interfaces, or simple general purpose […]

IoT Station#1 Launched (using emMQTT)

Here’s more of “What’s cooking at SEGGER”.  We were looking for a quick and easy way to demonstrate an integration of SEGGER’s software libraries, embOS, emNet, emSSL, emMQTT and the IoT Toolkit, with IoT cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). Having the idea, the software, the hardware, and the expertise, all we needed […]

Using AppWizard to create interesting buttons

In my previous post, I described how to make a nice knob / dial using the SEGGER AppWizard. This time it’s all about creating some cool buttons. The AppWizard Button Widget The AppWizard, SEGGER’s new, still-under-development GUI builder tool, offers a variety of widgets. One of the is the Button widget. It allows adding a […]

Creating a cool knob using the SEGGER AppWizard

This article documents the process of creating a decent-looking knob for an embedded GUI, using the new SEGGER AppWizard, which – at the time of this writing – is still under construction. I describe the hunt for suitable graphics, the tools I used to adapt them to meet my needs, and how I ended up with […]

SMASH: an efficient compression algorithm for microcontrollers

One of the things that is driven from the top in SEGGER is that we can always do better. Not satisfied with standard schemes, we wanted to optimize emCompress, SEGGER’s compression library, for: Very fast decompression High compression ratio (uncompressed size divided by compressed size) Small decompressor Limited state in RAM when decompressing