Ruth Hendrix

FreeRTOS & TCP/IP

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:20 am    
 
Hi Guys
I starting to look into a project where I would like to use the MC9S12C32 running the FreeRTOS and TCP/IP. the idea is to read some sensors and send the info using TCP/IP. the question is: is this practical interms of instructions overhead.
All thoughts welcomed.
best regards
 
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:32 pm    
 
I believe the NE64 may be a better chip for this type of project as it has ethernet support built in.

http://www.cmx.com/freescale/
http://www.cmx.com/

Hmm my wife is nagging me to get off her laptop ill be back in a bit just google NE64
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:44 am    
 
Hi
Is definitely a nice chip, but I already have the C32 eval board and also the E128 eval board so I would like to used them if possible.
This is just a sort of investigation on how to use the TCP/IP stack and a real time OS, maybe later it will become something more, but at the moment I do not want to spend to much money on it.
thanks for your help, the NE64 is very interesting and the CMX RTOS is very nice.
best regards

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:20 pm    

http://www.freescale.com/files/microcontrollers/doc/app_note/AN2304.pdf

may be a good place to start. They are talking about a UDP/IP implementation though, which can still get data across the net and is easier to implement in some situations. Have you tried googling for much info?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:26 pm    

Should you want to purchase an NE64 at some point this may be a good option and may swap out with one of your existing EVB's depending on who they are from.


http://www.technologicalarts.ca/catalog/index.php/cPath/50_69

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:10 am    

Thanks,
that is a very nice product and even nicer price...
the Freescale board is about $240, so you can not go wrong.
I will probably buy one of this I think, just have to disguise it on my next order...
Have you used this board your self?
Thank you for your help
regards

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:03 am    

 

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Thanks,
that is a very nice product and even nicer price...
the Freescale board is about $240, so you can not go wrong.
I will probably buy one of this I think, just have to disguise it on my next order...
Have you used this board your self?
Thank you for your help
regards


No, I have not used that board. Remember though that is a module meant to plug into one of there other boards. You might want to give them a call/shoot them an email to figure out what is the best way for you to get setup. My C32 demo board was a free gift from Future Electronics which is a module and the parent board. I think there parent boards are designed so any of the modules can swap in/out with each other. I have not looked into it too much but they are not a bad place to get eval boards. I have never used the Wytec boards http://www.evbplus.com/ but they seem to be priced reasonably too. For beginners they have quite a few options on them at a reasonable price! I don't know that they offer anything for the NE64 though. Anyhow I gotta run I am about to be late for work! Smile


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