December 10, 2001 - New Distributions Are Coming

For the last two months we've been diligently developing several new Salvo distributions. Some are currently in the hands of beta testers. We'll have new products to announce in the first quarter of 2002. Happy Holidays!

October 19, 2001 - Salvo PIC18 Patch Available

One of our Salvo Lite users discovered a problem with the PIC18 libraries. A patch for Salvo Lite has been released and placed on our ftp site.

If you are a full-version Salvo user please contact us directly and we'll email the patch file to you.

September 14, 2001 - gcc (GNU C Compiler) Port in beta

As part of our commitment to cross-platform development, we've ported Salvo to the GNU C Compiler.

With this port, Unix/Linux and Windows users can develop Salvo applications with gcc on the PC and then simply recompile for their embedded target processor.

August 18, 2001 - AN-9 Released

As part of v2.3 development, we've written another new App Note AN-9. This time we discuss the issues you'll face when taking advantage of v2.3's ability to call various event services from mainline and interrupt code simultaneously.

August 13, 2001 - Preliminary AN-8 Release

As part of v2.3 development, we've written a new App Note that packs four 1200 baud full-duplex UARTs into a PIC16F877, with lots of ROM and RAM to spare for your application! If you enjoy technical reading, AN-8 is a must!

August 6, 2001 - v2.3 in beta

Salvo v2.3 is now in beta testing. This release includes improved performance, reduced code size, support for new targets, and also incorporates fixes for all post-v2.2.0 Service Bulletins.

Microchip's Applications Note AN777 is now available on their website.

July 19-20, 2001 - Microchip MASTER's Conference

A Pumpkin representative will be present at all three "Using a Real Time Operating System on the PIC16F8XXX" classes (class # 539 RET) to answer questions about the Salvo RTOS. The MASTER's Conference is held yearly in Chandler, Arizona.

Microchip is also be releasing a new Applications Note AN777, "Multitasking on the PIC16F877 with the Salvo™ RTOS".

June 28, 2001 - Salvo for V8-µRISC™ enters beta certification

With the alpha certification tests for Salvo on the V8-µRISC™ complete, certification now enters the beta testing phase. The full release, complete with a Salvo Lite version, will follow.

June 22, 2001 - Salvo for V8-µRISC™ enters alpha certification

Salvo has entered its alpha certification tests for use with VAutomation's V8-µRISC™. The supported compiler is HI-TECH's V8 C compiler.

"VAutomation's V8-µRISC™ is a general-purpose, synthesizable, 8-bit microprocessor core designed specifically to be embedded in ASICs and FPGAs." Please see the VAutomation web site for more information.

June 7, 2001 - Salvo v2.2.0 Released

Salvo v2.2.0 is now available! You can read all about it here. This release includes many new features, new support, and improved performance. This is a free upgrade for existing v2.1 users.

May 2 , 2001

The Salvo v2.2 release is nearing completion. In the meantime, we've added a new App Note AN-7 for your enjoyment.

April 9-13, 2001 - ESC 2001 West

Come see us at the Embedded Systems Conference April 9-13 at the Moscone Convention Center in our hometown of San Francisco, California. Once again we're in booth #517 (HI-TECH Software).

We've been busy since the ESC in September 2000. Salvo v2.2 is in final beta with lots of new functionality, improved performance, simpler configurations and a full set of standard libraries. The entire Microchip PICmicro line is now supported, and soon we'll announce support for new compilers, too.

This year, visitors to our booth can see Salvo running in a truly tiny place -- a PIC12C509A, functioning as the heart of a multitasking remote-controllable PWM fan speed controller. If you can't make it to the show, you can still get all the gory details in our new App Note AN-6.

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