AXIOM Remote: Bootloader improvement and extension
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Description

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Read our Google Summer of Code Overview page:
https://wiki.apertus.org/index.php/GSoC_Overview


This a is a collection of small tasks that can be worked on in the course of a GSoC project. The scope is working on the AXIOM Remote hardware (https://wiki.apertus.org/index.php/AXIOM_Remote) which has a hardware prototype finished based on a PIC32 CPU

The current AXIOM Remote software code can be found here: https://github.com/apertus-open-source-cinema/AXIOM-Remote/tree/dev/Firmware

Videos of the previous software and hardware are here: https://lab.apertus.org/T1116

Goals:
Implement:

  • LVP (Low Voltage Programming) for PIC16s.
  • PIC32 self-programming.
  • Preset store (save all current camera/config parameters/states into external flash storage) and load routines.
  • Shutdown routines (preset store, display power off, component power down).
  • Investigate power saving modes (PIC32 low power and sleep mode).
  • LCD dimming through PWM control of the LCD LEDs.
  • Communication between bootloader and firmware.
  • Host (PC/Axiom Beta) software to flash PIC16 and PIC32 firmware via USB.
  • Unit tests to verify proper implementation.

Prerequisites:

Language Skills:

  • C / C++
  • GCC linker scripts

Difficulty: Medium/High

Mentors: Andrej, Supragya

To get in touch with any mentor check the Mentor Contact List.

Note: As this task requires certain hardware we provide remote access for testing and/or hardware emulation (https://github.com/apertus-open-source-cinema/AXIOM-Remote/tree/master/axiom_remote_visualizer).

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