Embedded Musings

Musings, ramblings and thoughts on embedded systems and other random stuff that pops into my head.

June, 2008

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    REALLY small low cost hardware platform for .NET Micro Framework

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    GHI Electronics just announced the USBizi system. It's VERY small and only $99 in QTY-1. Nice work and congratulations to the team at GHI! I can't wait to see what people will do with this! GHI Electronics, LLC. | USBizi Development System
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    If I'm living in a managed world, why do I need Dispose()?

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    It's inevitable that at some point a C/C++ programmer migrating to .NET and C# will run into the need to use Dispose() or IDisposable and ponder the reason for their existence. After all - the idea of a managed environment like .NET and a language like C# is that you don't have to worry about memory management problems any more right? While that is, generally speaking true, there are more things an application has to keep track of then just memory. This is what Dispose is really for but the reasons are not clearly understood by most C/C++ developers, particularly those used to controlling things very closely in embedded devices. Furthermore, the correct implementation of Dispose() is often a source of considerable confusion. This article is intended to help clarify that and make life easier for developers to create code that does the right thing with regard to resource management. ...
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    Interop shminterop! What's all this talk of Interop?

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    NOTE: The technology discussed in this BLOG post is of an early BETA form and may change significantly by the time the product is actually released! You have been warned. Question: With the .NET Micro Framework providing a bootable runtime for .NET...
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    Da cat is outta da bag!

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    This morning at Tech*Ed in Orlando Jonathan Kagle, revealed some of the new features of the .NET MF V3.0 ( .Net Micro Framework Team Blog : Opening the .NET MF 3.0 kimono ) At the show he provided some demonstrations of the current internal builds of...
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    Solve the puzzle, learn the secrets and get a free book!

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    John Leier, our Technical Product Manager, has created a fun puzzle that includes a list of V3.0 features we are officially announcing at Tech*Ed on Friday morning. There's a free book up for grabs to the first person who solves the puzzle before then...
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    FusionWare.SPOT - Release: V2.5.39598

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    The first official complete release of the FusionWare.SPOT SDK is now released on CodePlex. You can find it here: FusionWare.SPOT - Release: V2.5.39598 This release should have all the code and an MSI installer to install the pre-built assemblies and...
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