How to help
We need lots of help with software and hardware. Currently we're
moving pretty slowly but that's because only a few people are
working on the project and their time is split between work,
family, school and this project.
The project is broken down into several parts:
- HCS Supervisory Controller (SC, the main processor) Hardware
- Current generation HCS II (includes RTC180, BCC180,
IND180 and SpectraSense 2000)
- Next generation ARM based HCS_C
- HCS SC expansion cards (boards that stack on the SC)
- XPRESS compiler (DOS/Windows/Linux command line
- Host and other User interface programs (Currently just
- HCS network modules (RS485, comm-links which handle most of
- Generation I COMM-Links: RS485, 9600
- Generation II COMM-Links: High speed RS485
(baud rate to be determined)
- Generation III COMM-Links: Ethernet attached
- Interface projects (Windows, Linux and other systems)
What we've accomplished
- Steve Ciarcia has licensed the HCS II to us under the GNU
Public License (GPL).
- We have the assembly source code and Intel hex files for the
- We have all of the C source code to the COMM-Links.
- We have all of the C source code to Mike Baptiste's PIC-Links
and Mini-Links. Plus a few other assorted goodies!
- We have all of the C source code to the DOS applications
compile and host.
- We have all the Z180 assembler (as) needed to assemble the
- We have the commercial C compiler (DDS) needed to compile all
- We have the commercial C compiler (CCS) needed to compile all
the PIC-Links and Minilinks.
- We have the DOS C compiler (the Turbo or Borland C compiler)
and assorted other libraries needed to compile the DOS
- We've pretty much settled on a Bob Morrison's design for the
- We've settled on the GNU tools for compiling our HCS
- We've selected ECOS as our OS.
- We have the GNU or SDCC compiler available for future
- We've settled on using the RTL8019 Packet Whacker for our
prototype network interface.
What we need to do
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