Re: Diagnostic software for uBitx #ubitx
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I think the suggestion was to use a working Arduino board to help do diagnostics on
an attached BITX transceiver. This would be different from expecting a non-working
processor to diagnose itself. Question in this is whether the Arduino/Raduino would
have built-in code for BITX diagnostics, or would it require a code reload for the
Arduino to do this task.
While smaller mini-frame systems VAX, DEC, etc. used to have a single processor
my experience with large mainframes (IBM-360, Bell Labs 4ESS, etc.) had multiple
core processors and actually could, in some cases, do diagnostics on limited parts
of the system. But this is way beyond what we are dealing with in the BITX world
where a rather simple AVR Mega-328 micro-controller is all we have to work with.
There have been earlier comments regarding Arduino based test equipment that could
be designed and built such that it would be an accessory or separate controller used
for diagnostic purposes, but this is more stand-alone test sets than an internal
On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 11:26 AM, Lawrence Macionski via Groups.Io <am_fm_radio@...> wrote:
40 years as a senior field engineer on big main frames and such.. Self diagnostic hardware and software is wonderful provided the machine is actually working when you run the diagnostics. most engineers who rely on diagnostics puke when they can't run them for various reasons.