Creating innovative user experiences for VxWorks platforms

Crank Software Storyboard Suite support for Wind River VxWorks

Powering billions of intelligent products, Wind River VxWorks has long been a trusted real-time operating system (RTOS) for deploying embedded products and systems. With wide processor support, broad connectivity, and proven real-time performance and reliability, we are excited that VxWorks is a supported platform for bringing world-class Storyboard Suite applications to market.

At Embedded World 2018, we showcased an innovative programmable full-color dashboard display, built by Bosch Motorsport and running on VxWorks. The DDU 10 user interface was developed using Storyboard Suite and has configurable pages for customizing motorsport applications. Check out the video from Embedded World to see it in action.

 

Tutorial: Defining and Testing UI Communication

One of the most exciting new features from the Storyboard 5.2 release is Storyboard Connector. Storyboard Connector makes it easy for teams to define the events that are passed back and forth between the UI and the backend system processes. Once a team defines their events in Storyboard Connector’s event editor, the UI and system teams are able to develop and iterate faster while working in parallel.

Tutorial: Define and test UI communication

Let’s see it in action! In the video below, Nik will give a quick tutorial on the following capabilities in Storyboard Connector.

  • Define an event
  • Test the event during simulation
  • Export a C/C++ header of the events for the development team

Test drive Storyboard 5.2 for yourself. We provide a full-featured 30-day evaluation for you to try it out first hand.

 

Visit Crank Software at Embedded World 2018

We are putting the finishing touches on the last of the demos and getting ready to head to Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, February 27 – March 1. This year, we will be filling our booth with embedded application UI demos built in Storyboard Suite across a number of platforms. Our UI design gurus will be on hand to showcase the latest features and capabilities in Storyboard Suite, our design-centric development framework for building beautiful UIs for embedded systems. Stop by 4-459 to say Hi! and check out the demo applications we’ve designed. While there, ask us to show you what’s new in Storyboard Suite for designers and embedded systems developers.

Try out Storyboard GUI demos on embedded platforms

Visit our booth to see multi-market Storyboard demos on an incredible range of platforms, including:

Our UI demos cover a wide range of markets and embedded applications, including automotive, home automation, white goods, medical, and kiosk solutions. All demos have been designed and developed in Storyboard Suite, using the latest features from our upcoming 5.2 release.

You’ll also find Storyboard demos in other booths at the show, including:

Follow us on Twitter to see photos and videos from the exhibition floor throughout the week. We’ve equipped Jason with a new video gadget, so we are aiming for 78% less shaking in our videos!

Check out the NEW!! Storyboard Suite 5.2

We are thiiiiiiiis close to releasing Storyboard Suite 5.2, so we are excited to show off the features and capabilities we’ve added for the entire embedded UI design team. Stop by the booth and ask to see it in action. Check out our new artboard import, Sketch integration, Storyboard Connector, compare and merge tool, and other exciting functionality.

If you want to get together with us at Embedded World, please contact us to set up a meeting. Alternatively, just drop by our booth and chat with us. We are friendly Canadians and we’d be happy to talk with you about embedded UI design,

As always, we provide a full-featured 30-day evaluation for you to try out Storyboard Suite first hand.

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Meet Crank Software at the Embedded Systems Conference

We are on the road again. This week we are at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Minneapolis (November 8-9) and we are excited to see the best in tech for embedded systems.

We’re at the show to discuss embedded design strategies and best practices and to showcase the latest in HMI user interface (UI) development, including the innovative Storyboard Suite platform that lets designers and developers work side-by-side to create amazing user experiences on a wide range of platforms.

Experience multi-market demos on a number of embedded platforms

Pop by booth 218 to see how beautifully Storyboard Suite applications scale across a range of hardware. Whether you’re in the medical, home automation, or consumer/white goods industry, we’ve brought an application of interest. Come interact with a medical demo on the Microchip SAMA5D2 that includes blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen, and temperature monitoring, as well as ECG display. Read more about the making of this demo on the Crank blog. We also have multi-market demos on an NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus and an STM32F7.

In addition to these applications that we’ve created in-house, we have a really cool customer application developed by Metrohm to show off. The Metrohm Instant Raman Analyzers (Mira) is a robust and reliable portable spectrometer for identifying and verifying chemicals and compounds that have a Raman signature. Metrohm used Storyboard Suite to create an intuitive user interface for the application, taking advantage of the internationalization capabilities in Storyboard to ensure fast and easy translation of UI elements.

See Storyboard Suite in action

Want to see us build a UI while you wait? Nik, our awesome field applications ninja, will walk you through the entire UI creation process, from Adobe Photoshop to deploying and debugging on a real target.

Drop us an email to set up a time to chat and see Storyboard Suite in action. We hope to see you at the show!

Meet Nik or Jason

To try out Storyboard on different platforms for yourself, download and run our ready-to-go demo images.

Storyboard Suite support for the NXP i.MX RT1050

Storyboard on the NXP i.MX RT

Last week at Arm TechCon, NXP announced the new i.MX RT Series, a crossover processor that’s optimized for low power and high performance and features advanced multimedia for enhanced embedded GUIs.

Of course, we support the i.MX RT! We just updated our Storyboard demo images to include a demo for the NXP i.MX RT1050.

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Check out the following video showcasing Storyboard multi-market applications on the i.MX RT1050, which is based on the Arm Cortex-M7 core.

In addition, our friends at EmCraft Systems have created a short demo built with Storyboard Suite and instructions for quickly installing it to an NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board. Check it out.

What?! You don’t use Storyboard Suite? Download our full-featured 30-day FREE trial today and test drive it for your embedded UI development.

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