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Subject: Re: VxWorks Tornado 5.5
From: "Pete R. Jemian" <prjemian@gmail.com>
To: Konstantinos Z <kostasfxr@hotmail.com>
Cc: EPICS <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 10:45:46 -0500
VxWorks is a commercial real-time operating system used for embedded devices such as your GPS, lots of telecomm devices, and many other applications as well. One such other application is the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (www.aps.anl.gov/epics) that uses VxWorks as the OS for part of its distributed system of controllers.

That said, the EPICS community's experience with your device is more limited. If you are interested in using your GPS with EPICS, then you have come to the right place but it seems like that is not the focus of your inquiry. Many in this tech-talk forum have great experience with VxWorks and can advise you of some specifics, if you have access to the VxWorks command line.

Wish you well in your search for a better understanding of your device.

Regards,
    Pete


On 5/4/2010 10:22 AM, Konstantinos Z wrote:
Dear sir or madam,

I have a problem with my car gps unit which was produced by Magneti
Marelli. I am sending this e-mail because I red somewhere over the web
that the software of the unit was developed by Ciao Technologies running
on VxWorks Tornado 5.5 Automotive. I searched for VxWorks on the
Internet and my search led to EPICS. This is the reason I decided to
send you the e-mail. I wonder if you could explain me some basics about
all these programs or protocols or systems because I am confused. I
would like to ask you if I can load the software of my car gps system on
my PC and make some changes I want. I found additional information for
my gps system and I attach them below as I found it over the web:

"Quick bit of info. Theres a lot of talk on forums about what these
units contain. Due to the lame interface somepeople thing the operating
system is Windows, this is untrue.

    * Radio/Amplifier board manufactured by Grundig
    * Motherboard manufactuered by/for Magneti Marelli
    * Wavecom GSM telephony (AT command set)
    * Osprey GPS reciever
    * Software built by Ciaolab Technologies running on VxWorks Tornado
      5.5 Automotive
    * Hitachi SH4 SH7750 CPU @ 166MHz @ (HD6417750F167I)
    * 6.5" 256 colour TFT LCD panel manunfactured by Toshiba
    * 8mb Flash ROM (TSOP 2 x 4Mb, option for 1 x 8mb also), TrueFFS
      filesystem
          o Fujitsu 29DL323TE-90PFTN is one known model
          o Intel E28F320-J3A110 is another"


Thank you in advance, Konstantinos Ziakas


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