Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:00 PM

  • Centriq Training

    8700 State Line Road, Leawood, KS (map)
    38.969131 -94.609184

  • Simulators - We will talk about using C#/VB apps to simulate real life hardware to speed up development & testing. Often avionics or embedded systems are too expensive to have, behind schedule, or still in vaporware. Developing a C# Winform on a laptop with serial comm or CAN adapter is quick and cheap compared to most hardware. "Design in" support for testing by putting hooks into simulators to allow test scripts to be dry run before first delivery. Using the simulator to intentionally introduce errors so you can test failure cases with the testing software prior to unit delivery. Real life usage of Laptop prototypes with XML test files, debug screens, and internal scripting languages for weapons, avionics, medical devices and transportation.
    Serial Port communication is alive and well even in these more modern enlightened times (LOL). USB serial converters are still common place to support WinForms/WPF apps in dealing with hardware devices. We will discuss hiding implementation of the hardware interface from the users/software/GIS/business software/VBA people. Invoking events via delegates back up into the calling app. This will allow the user to create hardware independent apps.
    Presented By: Andy Bales
    Andy Bales has 28 years in software and hardware testing. His real passion is in C#/VB/C++ that runs on or near hardware. He started his career on large scale military test systems and flight telemetry systems. Later he moved to avionics testing for the Boeing 777 components. After that he was a freelance consultant where he worked on cellphones, pagers, image software, gps guidance systems, point-of-sale machines, databases, insurance systems and whatever else he could find with software in it. Now at CertTech he writes code primarily in C++/C#/VB for medical, automotive, marine, avionics and testing but also does some LabView (it has its pluses) and TestStand (grudgingly).
    Sponsored By: Epiq Systems http://epiqsystems.com
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