FAQ

Questions

1. Installation

1.1 Is UNIX supported?
1.2 What is needed to start developing?

2. Hardware

2.1 Is the SNAP hardware compatible to TINI?
2.2 Why doesn’t the serial4 connector on my TILT400Pro work with SNAP?

3. Software

3.1 Is the SNAP software compatible to TINI?

4. Other questions

4.1 If I can’t find the answer here, what can I do?
4.2 What kind of support is available?
4.3 How much does the SNAP module cost?

Answers

1.1 Is UNIX supported?

The firmware package located in the Downloads area can be used under both UNIX and Microsoft Windows to develop applications.
However, to install the firmware the first time on the SNAP a special “firmware loader” must be run, and this loader currently only works under Microsoft Windows.
Also the Imsys Developer only works under Microsoft Windows.

1.2 What is needed to start developing?

To be able to develop applications you need:

  • A SNAP module
  • A SNAP or TINI socket board
  • The SNAP firmware (see the Downloads area)
  • Oracle’s JDK (see JDK download)
  • A power supply for the socket board
  • A (straight) serial cable
  • An ethernet connection between your computer and the socket board.

If you already have an application for TINI and would like to see if it is possible to compile it, download the latest firmware package. The firmware package contains the complete build environment.

2.1 Is the SNAP hardware compatible to TINI?

Yes it is. It has been tested with several socket boards.

The following have been tested:

(If you know any additional boards, please report it to support@imsystech.com.)

2.2 Why doesn’t the serial4 connector on my TILT400Pro work with SNAP?

If you purchased a TILT400Pro board board before May 2005, or if you bought it from somewhere else than Imsys, the serial4 connector does not work with SNAP. This is easily fixed, see the TILT400 serial4 application note for details.

3.1 Is the SNAP software compatible to TINI?

No, not to 100%. The TINI is based on a subset of Oracle’s JDK 1.1.8 (J2SE), while the SNAP JVM is based on Oracle’s CLDC specification 1.0. However, some additional packages have been added to simplify the porting of applications (such as javax.comm, java.net and com.dalsemi.onewire). Download the latest firmware package to see what is supported.

4.1 If I can’t find the answer here, what can I do?

The technical documentation published is available on the All documents page.
If your question isn’t answered here, try searching the Imsys Forum Archive or send a mail to support@imsystech.com.

4.2 What kind of support is available?

The technical documentation published is available on the All documents page.
Additional information may be found in the Imsys Forum Archive.
The firmware package and development software are available in the Downloads area.
Finally you can send a mail to support@imsystech.com. It is read and answered by Imsys engineers.

4.3 How much does the SNAP module cost?

Please contact sales@imsystech.com for information.