FPGAs can do things that CPUs cannot do as quickly, or as efficiently, or simply cannot do at all. The bottleneck on rapidly expanding market usage for a powerful FPGA, with hard CPU cores, is that almost all applications use Linux. This requires a lot of memory, most of all RAM, and insufficient built-in RAM […]
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 […]
This Easter Friday, I was surprised to see the message that Express Logic has been acquired by Microsoft. The announcements on the websites of both companies do not disclose too much information on how exactly things will continue to operate, but it seems that Microsoft has bought Express Logic because they want the software as […]
This article covers how SEGGER vastly improved its documentation process by taking control of the tools we use and, in the process, removed reliance on FrameMaker.
This continues the journey of analysing how the Akai Fire is controlled over MIDI and deals with the OLED display.
This continues the journey of reverse engineering how the Fire is controlled over MIDI and deals with illuminating the buttons and pads.
This article documents the journey I took to analyze and decipher MIDI control messages understoood by a MIDI control surface: the the most delightful Akai Fire.
Things at SEGGER have been slower for the past three months or so. Or at least it may seem like that from the outside. There are two main reasons for this. First, we had a great summer and vacation season in Germany (as in most of Europe). Secondly, we have been busy planning, supervising construction […]
This is the second in the series of postings that describe the quality processes at SEGGER. This article picks a single design principle from the many we use when developing our software products, one that is deeply rooted.
This is the first post in a series that deal with delivering SEGGER products: how they’re designed, developed, tested, documented, and released.