The software includes host software for both MS Windows and Linux.
Host software is available at http://code.google.com/p/powerfulboard
This software is available as open source.
Also required is a shared library called by the host software (libusb.dll or libusb.so) and a usb driver. The usb driver is libusb for Linux and libusb-win32 for MS Windows.
- The shared library for MS Windows is available in binary form here: download
- The shared library for Linux is available in binary form here: download
The current host software uses a Node.js web server and a browser as a client. We have also developed host software in C, C## and Python. Contact us if one of these
better meets your need.
Here is a diagram of the software components.
Install the usb driver:
- for Linux install libusb-0.1 (legacy version)
- for Windows install libusb-win32
There are other Node.js modules that we use for product development but they have not been used here to ease understanding of the basic approach.
Once you are familiar with the supplied programs we recommend you explore the use of these other Node.js modules:
We have used jQuery UI to make a better UI than html/css based elements.
Detailed instructions for Microsoft Windows
More detailed instructions for a Microsoft Windows environment.
Support and Feedback
The supplied code is for demonstration purposes. Do not use it for control of a nuclear power station or a launch control site without contacting us.
Comments are welcome and support available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Comments are particularly welcome as we check that we have provided all the necessary software in the repository and on this site. We also welcome comments on this Application Note.
You will need the following software and firmware elements:
|Logic elements||Use PSoC Creator to define your logic using Powerful Board demo as example||as for Windows|
|Firmware||Develop under PSoC Creator using Powerful Board demo as example||as for Windows|
|USB driver||libusb.sys from libusb-win32||included in Linux kernel|
|libusb API library||libusb.dll from libusb-win32||libusb.a from libusb. Included in libvita.so|
|Ansync USB device support library||libvita.dll||libvita.so|
|Host web server||Node.js||Node.js|