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Roland said that he moved that Japax into our area, just in case we wanted it.
ok Ray, I'll try to visit early. I was working on the sink idea.
I'm working on 8255 io cards, is all emc i/o realtime? for non-crictical & slow i/o like pumps, pumpbtns... does this change driver code?
it can be either
how to decide?
I don't see any reason *not* to make it realtime
in theory hal allows the same code to produce a realtime driver and a non-realtime driver -- hal_parport is an example of this, but since the Makefiles changed the non-realtime version isn't built anymore
ok, i wont try the impossible :)
if of interest, decisioncomputing.com has a 192 bit 16 timer/counter for 108$ US (88 euroids), 8255s and 8254s, pci
rayh: any word from 'mac' who specialized in JAPAX? I havent heard from for many weeks.
Don't think he was able to come to fest.
Wow. that card sounds like a lot for a little.
I can't find their site - do you have a URL?
I've got several older ISA cards we could use if we had a mobo.
If new and PCI, I favor a m5i20 although we'd have to write a pure IO driver for it.
lookin... was in germany but card is thai
I actually got through the build process for the m5i20 FPGA a couple of days ago
up to the point of the xilinx tools complaining that my trial periodis over at least
tomp, I think it's decision.com.tw
[16:33:11] <tomp> http://www.decision.com.tw/our%20products-a3.htm
but the price is at... lookin
[16:34:42] <tomp> http://www.pci8255.net/
has the linux driver, still lookin for the de site
I see a UK site at £118
[16:35:35] <tomp> http://www.decision-computer.de/dio/dio8255pmv.htm
yeh, less than a buck a point with the hi speed timers for the edm ...
uh, didnt er in the vat and mailing...
SWPadnos, is there an 8255 module for the m5i20 'do anything' card?
no, but there's 8255-like I/O anyway
and 8254 like?
it would be trivial (once I can do anything with it) to make all 72 I/Os input or output ports
and faster, since it can operate in 16 or 32-bit mode, rather than 8 bits at a time
timers are also very easy
cost per point?
Don't much like the db connectors. Do they have wires and breakout cards?
72 I/O is $199 in single quantity
of course, that's with the FPGA as well, so you can do a lot on the card
SWPadnos: thanks, nice stuff i didnt grok the xilinx tools yet.
me either ;)
If you just want the dumb IOs you can get a better price than $199. The cheapest I know of is http://www.futurlec.com/PCI8255.shtml
and I think there's good documentation on the PCI chip it uses, the TIGER 320.
you can actually put PIDs in the card
disclaimer: I don't own one
Linux and DOS driver are included!
that's still an 8255 card, so all I/O is done in 8-bit chunks
rayh: I use the furturlec, but got direct from mfctr. it uses ide type cnx and i use breakouts from winford w custom cables
and linux drivers dont work the 'hal' way
unless there's source ;)
No but the company is not opposed to linux
[16:48:29] <rayh> http://www.decision-computer.de/zubehoer/term.htm
[16:50:04] <tomp> http://ett.co.th/product/1002.html
has the 3x8255 card, outdated pix tho, and in thai
I like thai (food)
ray, whats the little black thingy in lower left?
tomp: I think a lot of futurlec's products may come from ett.co.th -- their "arm stamp" board does, for instance.
any suggestions on the 8255 driver? i see no need for the union used in par port, and think I'll set max 8225's to 16 for now.
That ought to be enough.
ok, bye for now, thanks all.
How will we address a card with more than one of them?
fingers to slow.
the 8255 driver could take multiple addresses, like parport
(not sure if it does)
jepler, Do you know how tk's -underline 0 works with msgcat?
rayh: it doesn't.
Okay. I though not.
not only does my "new" laptop agree with rtai, I also now have working accelerated opengl
not bad for a throwaway!
and all for the stunning price of FREE!
free plus a new keyboard and new battery
well I paid some for it actually
oh, forgot about that
still, under $100?
I like to pay at least a token amount when I get something from work
battery is $125, waiting to make sure the keyboard works before I pay it
even with that, the whole thing will be <$200
ok, I gotta cvs question
I checked out using -r TESTING
you committed a change to the 2.0 branch
I didn't get it when I updated
so what is the incantation to check out the branch?
if you want a branch checkout, you have to ask for it specifically: -r2_0_branch
if you want a branch checkout, you have to ask for it specifically: -rv2_0_branch
whatever we called it
duh, because you didn't actually move testing yet
eventually testing will be the head of the branch again
TESTING is not a branch, it's a fixed set of revisions (that happen to all be on a branch)
and after release testing will be a spot on the trunk again
yes I think so
ok, gotta change the farm checkouts
there will be a RELEASE_2_0 tag when we release
or whatever we decide to call it
there are several (4-5) fixes in the branch since TESTING
I think we want the farm building the head of the branch
(and the head of the trunk of course)
ok, to change the testing checkout to a branch checkout, I think I can just do
cvs up -r v2_0_branch
then cd .. ; mv emc2testing emcv2branch
change the list of trees to build (trivial) and change index.shtml
zat sound right to you?
I have 5 ssh terminals on my screen, one monitoring each farm slot
beats the keck out of standing in front of the rack
I can't believe it took me so long to catch on to ssh
* cradek tries to not make a wisecrack about "old dogs"
go right ahead, I know darn well what I am
nah, it's not nice
fred sent that driver box overnight tuesday, but it still hasn't come... I hope it wasn't lost
he didn't send a tracking number?
* cradek 's eyes bleed on keystick.cc
the code or the on-screen appearance?
(never looked at either one)
it looks great running
did you get an invoice from the CNC workshop?
yes I did yesterday I think it was
I called Roland yesterday morning, he said he was working on it
got one later
I wonder if he really was working on it, or if he needed me to remind him
oops, time for dinner
I still haven't paid though - maybe I"ll go dot hat
I should do that too
it's official, I'm going