Real time operating system vendor Micrium has teamed up with Texas Instruments Incorporated to produce a new book based on the uC/TCP-IP network stack and TI's Stellaris EVALBOT robotic evaluation platform.
The book, titled uC/TCP-IP, The Embedded Protocol Stack, offers its readers everything needed to get started writing network applications for the EVALBOT, including links to tools and example projects. The books are a key part of Micrium's strategy of educating and informing the market.
"Micrium's TCP/IP stack is a critical tool for embedded software developers wanting to implement networking capabilities into their systems," said Micrium's vice president, Christian Legare, who has many years of experience with network protocols and has written extensively on the topic and is one of the authors of the new volume. The first half of uC/TCP-IP, The Embedded Protocol Stack, provides a comprehensive description of both uC/TCP-IP and the protocols that this professional-grade stack implements.
"As more and more products have become networked, the demand for a quality TCP/IP stack has risen precipitously," he said. "This new book gives embedded systems developers a guided tour of Micrium's uC/TCP-IP stack and, importantly, provides all of the tools and software needed to quickly and easily start a project around the stack."
uC/TCP-IP was designed with the strict coding standards of Micrium's uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III kernels and can help developers avoid the hassles often associated with writing network applications.
TI's Stellaris EVALBOT is a cost-effective evaluation board that couples a collection of advanced connectivity and peripheral devices using the LM3S9B92 microcontroller.
"Micrium's TCP/IP stack is a critical tool for embedded software developers wanting to implement networking capabilities into their systems," said Miguel Morales, worldwide marketing manager for Stellaris Cortex-M MCUs at TI. "Micrium's new book recognizes the industry-leading advanced connectivity and peripherals options on the EVALBOT and encourages engineers to explore TCP/IP software stacks using this robotic evaluation platform."
The book includes example projects such as a weather station project and a Web server example that allows the EVALBOT to be remotely piloted via a simple HTML interface.
All the example projects are available from Micrium's Web site.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.