What's your daily job?

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What's your daily job?

Postby octal » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:38 am

Hello,
this is a question I posted on twitter sometimes ago.

To enlarge the spectrum of this introduction section, I wanted to ask you two questions:

01- What's your daily job?
10- Are you living from your MCU (including XMOS) developments? (any success story ;) )

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Postby Heater » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:34 pm

1) Software engineer.
2) No.

Over the years I've been involved in all kinds of embedded, real-time control systems in the commercial and military fields. Occasional forays into such things as CAD software.

Sadly I have yet to find an application in my working life that would warrant an XMOS device.
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Postby bsmithyman » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:27 pm

1) PhD student (in geophysics).
2) Nope.

However, I keep thinking about building an XMOS-based seismograph, which is at least indirectly related to my research. Hasn't happened yet though :)
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Postby vanjast » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:22 pm

1) Software Dev/Hardware Dev/Electronics Tech/Domestic Exec/Fighter Pilot.. ;)
2)Maybe one day..
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Postby TonyD » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:50 am

1) Embedded Systems Engineer (Software & Hardware)
2) Maybe
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Postby octal » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:32 pm

I forgot myself :mrgreen:

1- PHP/Delphi/C++ IT developper (full job)
2- not full job right now. specific devs and libs for some companies.
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Postby Folknology » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:21 pm

1) I don't have a job, but I run a technology biz in software and hardawre
2) No Xmos income yet, just investment so far, but I do have intentions to rectify that at some point..

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Al
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Postby boeserbaer » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:33 pm

1. Day Job. R&D Engineer, nuclear Instrumentation and control.
2. Yes as a small part of my job, I use MCUs (XMOS) for communications and control/read-back. Usually I use full blown uControllers (PPC/ARM) running LINUX, for intelligence/communications, and FPGA's for interfacing. Cost is usually not at issue (small build quantities large development times), but over the past year I have been doing development for our commercial (X-Ray) side of the company. The XMOS has been a good fit there. The only difficulties I have had are that the channel communications between threads can lock my application sometimes, such as when initializing the different threads, I pass values from one thread to another before the event loop. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes It seems to be OK to put the send side in the initialization, and make sure the receive side is in the event loop. I also wish for some improvements in the clock/buffer area for serializing and deserializing.

Regards Mike
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Postby promptcritical » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:49 am

My job.
Surviving. :twisted:

It's funny. I've saved millions by fixing designs, but I've always been content to lurk in the shadows and maintain a low profile.
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Postby promptcritical » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:54 am

boeserbaer wrote:1. Day Job. R&D Engineer, nuclear Instrumentation and control.
2. Yes as a small part of my job, I use MCUs (XMOS) for communications and control/read-back. Usually I use full blown uControllers (PPC/ARM) running LINUX, for intelligence/communications, and FPGA's for interfacing. Cost is usually not at issue (small build quantities large development times), but over the past year I have been doing development for our commercial (X-Ray) side of the company. The XMOS has been a good fit there. The only difficulties I have had are that the channel communications between threads can lock my application sometimes, such as when initializing the different threads, I pass values from one thread to another before the event loop. Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes It seems to be OK to put the send side in the initialization, and make sure the receive side is in the event loop. I also wish for some improvements in the clock/buffer area for serializing and deserializing.

Regards Mike

Interesting. I'm a former nuclear power operator, HW/SW engineer. And I'm also named Mike.....

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