Two UARTs working together
- Problems were experienced while trying to get both of the
UARTs working simultaneously. One was used for the LCD display
and the other for interfacing to the PC through the USB/RS232
Data Rate Through Serial Cable from
USB Adapter to checkmate - Errors were experienced
in data transfer at 19200 baud. The rate was decreased to
9600 baud to solve this.
Bug in Chipcon Library -
A couple bugs were found and fixed in the chipcon library
functions that were time consuming to track down.
Finding DLL Drivers to use for C#
to Control Serial Port - Much time was spent searching
for these drivers on the internet, and in the end a different
method was used.
Chipcon Debugger not Available due
to use of UARTs - Because both the UARTs were already
being used by our program, none were available for use by
the debugger tool. This made tracking down bugs more difficult
and time consuming.
No Test I/O to Verify Results During
Testing - Until the LCD was made functional, the
lack of output from the checkmate (only 4 LEDs) to provide
feedback on program operation made debugging more difficult.
System Integration - Various
difficulties were experienced with merging sections of code
developed by different members of the group. Also problems
arose with the sharing of resources because only one evaluation
board was available when different members of the group wanted
to test code.