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Method For Dynamically Configured Programming Software

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010350D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Klaus Martin Tetz: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This paper describes a way of programming wireless devices by using a configurable service software.

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Method For Dynamically Configured Programming Software

by Klaus Martin Tetz, Bernd Juergen Lehr and Egbert Christof Lenger

Abstract

This paper describes a way of programming wireless devices by using a configurable service software.

Introduction

Wireless communication devices contain a programmable storage which contains model and device specific data. The data in this storage is known as the 'codeplug' of the device and can be read, modified and (re)written by using a RSS (Radio Service Software) over a serial connection to the device. This data can also be stored on a disk for backup purpose.

Problem(s) To Be Solved

In the past, every RSS package could only be used for the model series it was developed for. Every attempt to read a file or a device with a different model number has to be stopped because

a)        � � � � � � � � the feature set is different

b)        � � � � � � � � the structure of the data (codeplug layout) in the radio units is different

For this reason it is necessary to develop a new RSS package for every new radio product.

This idea is to use only one RSS package� for different radio products. This is performed by using two ASCII files, one containing the features and the other defining the codeplug structure of the data to be programmed. It is also possible to handle different codeplug versions within one model series by applying a specific codeplug definition file for each version.

Proposed Solution to the Problem(s)

Figure 1 shows up all necessary parts of a R...