Thursday, November 15, 2018

Themis (HPSDR) News - Fully Compliant With NMEA Message Based Time Tools

Themis is fully compliant with software that use NMEA messages like:

Themis has optional BlueTooth and WiFi interfaces - tools like:

can be used with the Bluetooth and/or the WiFi interface if needed.

More details soon.

Monday, July 05, 2010

FreeRTOS Port For TMS320F28027 Piccolo Control Stick and TMX320C5515 eZdsp USB Stick Coming Soon

Hello All,

I am currently working on a port for the Piccolo Control Stick that I will post soon.

Please e-mail if you'd like additional info.

I am also planning on porting over to the 'C5515 soon as well.

John Westmoreland

Update For MSP-EXP430F5438

Hello All,

I am working on an updated post for the TI


experimenter's board. I finally received a couple of MSP430F5438A's from TI - and am running tests now. The demo's performance is a little under what is expected - I am currently looking at the reason(s) for that now.

When I am satisfied with the demo - I will post the demo and port. I have also updated the files to the latest released from TI and the FreeRTOS version is the latest to date - 6.0.5.

If you'd like to see the demo before I officially post it - please drop me an e-mail and I will gladly send it to you.

As always, these demo's and posts of the ports contain no warranties, expressed or implied. You also need to review the latest errata on the version of the chip you are using, plus review whether or not your compiler vendor is incorporating the errata into their tools.

John Westmoreland

Thursday, July 09, 2009

FreeRTOS Port For MSP-EXP430F5438 Posted

The FreeRTOS IAR Project for the MSP-EXP430F5438 has been posted to my site - please download by: Demo

User: FreeRTOS
Pass: freertosIAR#1

To get the Winzip password - please: E-mail for the password - instructions are on my site. Note the http link for this file is currently broken.

Known Issues with the Port:

*) Timer for LCD PWM needs to be fixed.


To see the port run above 0xFFFF - you need to modify the linker command file - the command file is called out in the project - but it is not included with the files. Modify the code section appropriately to see code above the 64K Boundary running in the debugger.

For some reason, the Timer issue with the backlight control isn't such an issue if you are running with USB power and running the debugger - if you run with battery power, it is more pronounced. I will fix this issue shortly, or as an exercise, please feel free to move the LCD PWM Backlight timer to one of the many available timers.

Also - this is running the latest core as of this writing, v5.4.0.

Have Fun,

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

TI-CCE Project For FreeRTOS v.5.3.1

Hello All,

I know it has been awhile since I wrote to my blog - but the good news is I have posted a project with the files for the 430X in a nice, easy to run project for FreeRTOS v.5.3.1. Please see the home page and/or:

TI CCE Project for FreeRTOS v.5.3.1 and the MSP430F541x/543x Processors - files are password protected. E-mail for the password.

The project was developed with the TI MSP-EXP430F5438 Rev.-03 board.

Here's a link of a brief demo on You Tube:

A quick search on 430X on You Tube's site should bring it up too.

Good Luck,

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

FreeRTOS v.4.7.1 'Small Model' Running On MSP430 Experimenter Board

I have the small memory model (IAR) running on the TI Experimenter board. The boards I have are '4619 based - but no big deal to change that.

Please let me know if you are interested in the port.

John W.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New FreeRTOS port for TI's New MSP430 Board Soon!


I will post a new FreeRTOS port soon for TI's new experimenter's board that was released at TI's 2006 ATC in Dallas!

John C. Westmoreland
Westmoreland Engineering, Incorported

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Any Interest in uC/OS-II port for any of the platforms on my site?


Please e-mail me or respond to this blog if you'd like to see a uC/OS-II port for any of
the platforms on my site. I'll do it for the latest IAR and also CCE if requested.

John Westmoreland
Westmoreland Engineering, Incorporated

zxWorkBench FreeRTOS Demo updated w/v4.1.1


The zxWorkBench FreeRTOS Demo has been updated with the latest release of FreeRTOS
version v4.1.1 . Please see the port notes for details.

Any feedback/comments/questions, please e-mail me.

John Westmoreland
Westmoreland Engineering, Incorporated