0) Rantings and ravings
Disclaimer: Just so it is understood, the "rantings and ravings" are
my rantings and ravings. My readers are refined and sophisticated
and would never rant or rave. I, on the other hand, sit in front of
the TV in torn underwear and drink beer out of the bottle.
Well first off, I would like to apologize if I inadvertantly left out
anything in this month's FAQ. I'm starting 24 days of army reserve
on Sunday (Feb 25), and I'm rushing to finish this edition to get it
posted. If you wrote to me with information for the FAQ, and you
don't see it in this edition, please send me a gentle reminder. I'll
get back to you as soon as I can. I won't necessarily be able to
correspond so readily during my hitch so please have patience.
Man (or woman) does not live on bread alone, and microcontroller
designers do not live on digital alone. Ya gotta hook your designs
up to the outside world (or it just isn't a controller, is it?) and
that often means analog/linear circuits. I just ran across a really
great book - The National Semiconductor Linear Applications Handbook
(I was looking at a 1994 copy, I don't know if there is a later
edition). Not really for the beginner, but chock full of useful
circuits and descriptions. (The LM3909 looks like a really
interesting chip, I'm gonna have to pick up a few of these suckers
when I get the chance) Anyhow, lots of food for though, this is
definitely a book worth getting. Publication #400043.
Yigal Hochberg of DMH Software provided the following description of
their line of OEM products for SNMP and Internetworking Software
1. A highly portable UDP/IP stack for embedded system (or other
systems). It is designed to be integrated to any "hosting-system"
and requires minimum services from the hosting-system.
2. A highly portable Advanced SNMP Agent for any system. It can work
with DMH UDP/IP stack or any other stack. It comes with a mib
compiler that automatically generates "method functions" based
on ASN1 mib specification. A demo is available.
3. A CMU based SNMP Agent. This agent is based on the popular
CMU snmp. It was improved and made portable so it can be
integrated to embedded systems. This is a good solid inexpensive
solution for SNMP Agent.
4. A DOS command based SNMP Manager can the basic snmp
operation such as: get, get-next, set and walk. It is similar to,
cmu snmp manager. The manager can also decode and display snmp
pdus, request and response. It is very useful for testing and
debugging. Available in either binary form (set of programs) or a
development tool-kit that allows you develop your own set of
5. A set of optional internetworking components for embedded systems:
TCP, TFTP, BOOTP, RARP, TELNET and a network Memory-Image loader.
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