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    User Manualversion 4.2.2

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    Quick Start Guide

    Thanks for purchasing Salvo, The RTOS that runs in tiny places.Pumpkin is dedicated to providing powerful, efficient and low-costembedded programming solutions. We hope you'll like what we'vemade for you.

    If this is the first time you've encountered Salvo, please reviewChapter 1 Introduction to get a flavor for what Salvo is, what itcan do, and what other tools you'll need to use it successfully. SeeChapter 2 RTOS Fundamentals if you haven't used an RTOSbefore. Then try the steps below in the order listed.

    Note You don't need to purchase Salvo to run the demo pro-grams, try the tutorial or use the freeware libraries to build yourown multitasking Salvo application they're all part of Salvo Lite,the freeware version of Salvo.

    Running on Your Hardware

    If you have a compatible target environment, you can run one of

    the standalone Salvo example applications contained in Pump-

    kin\Salvo\Example on your own hardware. Open the demo's pro-

    ject, build it, download or program it into your hardware, and let itrun. Most demo programs provide real-time feedback. If it's aSalvo Lite demo and uses commonly available hardware, you caneven build your own application by modifying the source and re-building it.

    See Appendix C File and Program Descriptions for more infor-mation on the demo programs.

    Trying the Tutorial

    Chapter 4 Tutorialbuilds a multitasking, event-driven Salvo ap-plication in six easy steps. The tutorial will familiarize you withSalvo's terminology, user services, and the process of building aworking application. A set of tutorial projects is included withevery Salvo distribution for embedded targets, enabling you tobuild each tutorial application by simply loading and building theproject in the appropriate development environment.

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    Salvo Lite

    A compiler that's certified for use with Salvo is all you need to useSalvo Lite, the freeware version of Salvo. You can write your own,small multitasking application with calls to Salvo services and linkit to the freeware libraries. See Chapter 4 Tutorialand the SalvoApplication Notefor your compiler and/or target for more informa-tion.

    Salvo LE

    Salvo LE adds the standard Salvo libraries to Salvo Lite. Thismeans that the numbers of tasks, events, etc. in your applicationare limited only by the available RAM.

    Salvo Pro

    With Salvo Pro, you'll have full access to all its source code, stan-dard libraries, test programs and priority support. If you haven'tdone so already, try the tutorial in Chapter 4 Tutorialas a firststep towards creating your own application. Then use the configu-ration options in Chapter 5 Configuration and the services out-lined in Chapter 7 Reference, along with their examples, to fine-tune Salvo to your application's requirements. If you run into prob-lems or have questions, you'll find lots of useful information in

    Chapter 6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Chapter 11 Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting.

    Getting Help

    Some of the best resources for new and experienced Salvo usersare the Salvo User Forums, hosted on Pumpkin's web site,http://www.pumpkininc.com/. Check there for up-to-date informa-tion on the latest Salvo releases.

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    Contact Information & TechnicalSupport

    Contacting Pumpkin

    Pumpkin's mailing address and phone and fax numbers are:

    Pumpkin, Inc.750 Naples StreetSan Francisco, CA 94112 USAtel: 415-584-6360fax: 415-585-7948

    [email protected]@[email protected]

    Time Zone: GMT0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

    Connecting to Pumpkin's Web Site

    Use your web browser to access the Pumpkin web site at

    http://www.pumpkininc.com/

    Information available on the web site includes

    Latest News Software Downloads & Upgrades User Manuals Compiler Reference Manuals Application Notes

    Assembly Guides Release Notes User Forums

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.pumpkininc.com/http://www.pumpkininc.com/http://www.pumpkininc.com/mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]
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    Salvo User Forums

    Pumpkin maintains User Forums for Salvo at Pumpkin's web site.The forums contain a wealth of practical information on usingSalvo, and is visited by Salvo users as well as Pumpkin technicalsupport.

    How to Contact Pumpkin for Support

    Pumpkin provides online Salvo support via the Salvo Users Fo-rums on the Pumpkin World Wide Web (WWW) site. Files andinformation are available to all Salvo users via the web site. Toaccess the site, you'll need web access and a browser (e.g. Net-scape, Opera, Internet Explorer).

    Internet (WWW)

    The Salvo User Forums are located at:

    http://www.pumpkininc.com

    and are the preferred method for you to post your pre-sales, gen-eral or technical support questions.

    Email

    Normally, we ask that you post your technical support questions tothe Salvo User Forums on our website. We monitor the forums andanswer technical support questions on-line.

    In an emergency, you can reach technical support via email:

    [email protected]

    We will make every effort to respond to your email requests fortechnical support within 1 working day. Please be sure to provide

    as much information about your problem as possible.

    Mail, Phone & Fax

    If you were unable to find an answer to your question in this man-ual, check the Pumpkin website and the Salvo user Forums (see below) for additional information that may have been recently

    http://www.pumpkininc.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=introhttp://www.pumpkininc.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=intromailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.pumpkininc.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro
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    posted. If you are still unable to resolve your questions, please con-tact us directly at the numbers above.

    What To Provide when Requesting Support

    Registered users requesting Salvo technical support should supply:

    The Salvo version number The compiler name and version number The user's source code snippet(s) in question

    The user's salvocfg.h file All other relevant files, details, etc.

    Small code sections can be posted directly to the Salvo User Fo-rums see the on-line posting FAQ on how to use the UBB code

    tags ([code] and [/code]) to preserve the code's formatting andmake it more legible.

    If the need arises to send larger code sections, or even a complete,buildable project, please compress the files and email them directlyto Salvo Technical support (see below). Please be sure to provideall necessary files to enable Technical Support to build your Salvoapplication locally in an attempt to solve your problem. Keep inmind that without the appropriate target system hardware, supportin these cases is generally limited to non-runtime problem solving.Technical Support will keep all user code in strictest confidence.

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    Salvo User Manual

    Copyright 1995-2010 by Pumpkin, Inc.

    All rights reserved worldwide. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or trans-mitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without priorpermission of Pumpkin, Inc.

    Pumpkin, Inc.750 Naples StreetSan Francisco, CA 94112 USA

    tel: 415-584-6360fax: 415-585-7948web: www.pumpkininc.comemail: [email protected]

    DisclaimerPumpkin, Incorporated ("Pumpkin") has taken every precaution to provide complete and accurate information in this

    document. However, due to continuous efforts being made to improve and update the product(s), Pumpkin and itsLicensor(s) shall not be liable for any technical or editorial errors or omissions contained in this document, or forany damage, direct or indirect, from discrepancies between the document and the product(s) it describes.

    The information is provided on an as-is basis, is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commit-ment on the part of Pumpkin, Incorporated or its Licensor(s).

    TrademarksThe Pumpkin name and logo, the Salvo name and logo, the CubeSat Kit name and logo, "The RTOS that runs in tinyplaces." and "Dont leave Earth without It." are trademarks of Pumpkin, Incorporated.

    The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of Pumpkin's trademark

    or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

    All other products and company names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners. All words andterms mentioned that are known to be trademarks or service marks have been appropriately capitalized. Pumpkin,Incorporated cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. Use of a term should not be regarded as affecting thevalidity of any trademark or service mark.

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