Enabling GUI design in next generation embedded applications

New Electronics | March 03, 2020

SEGGER has released AppWizard, a powerful new tool that will help engineers create complete, ready-to-run applications for the company’s popular emWin embedded graphics library. AppWizard is intuitive to operate and comes with its own built-in resource management capabilities. It facilitates the use of all of emWin's core functions, such as the rendering of animations, language management, widgets, etc. One of AppWizard’s features is the ‘What You See is What You Get editor. This allows engineers to design application interfaces, along with their related interactions and events, and immediately see what these applications will actually look like. In addition, AppWizard integrates a play mode for easy testing of created applications in a simulated environment. Simply pressing F5 runs the current state of the application, just like debugging in an IDE. The construction of embedded GUI applications with AppWizard is made very straightforward, requiring little to no prior experience with emWin or even C-programming. By applying signals and slots/interactions, the application’s behaviour can be easily defined. Creating a button to change a value, for example, can be done with just a few clicks.

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Industrial and Production Engineering involves the study of improving, understanding, innovating, implementing and evaluating the integrated systems of money, equipment, people, material, and other industrial processes. One is responsible for designing industrial facilities normally used for production needs. Buildings, equipment’s, infrastructure, material handling systems, information systems, manufacturing systems, and the whole workplace.

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