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About ben_hoffman

I’m Ben Hoffman, this site is a collection of thoughts, links and notes about whats going on for me. During daylight hours I can be found at New Eagle, where I work as Product Platform Architect / Software Team Manager. This is my personal website and reflects my views and opinions only. Any comments made on this website, by myself or by third parties, do not necessarily reflect views or opinions of my employer.

Webinar on Data Logging during System Development

Below is a recording of a webinar I presented live October 16, 2014, along with Steve Sienkowski a developer on my team. We discuss some of the challenges of control system development and some tools we’ve built to help with … Continue reading

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Webinar on CAN Network Toolbox

I had the opportunity recently to present a webinar on the network toolbox for MotoHawk that we’ve built. This is a recording of the webinar I presented live September 18, 2014. Here’s a link: Network Toolbox & CAN Development

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Cloud-connected Telematics

In this webinar, which is co-hosted by myself and Scott Favre, we discuss the cloud-connected telematics system we’ve built to remotely monitor and update fielded vehicles and systems. The backend for this system is based in Microsoft’s cloud at Windows … Continue reading

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Doing display development in Simulink

At New Eagle, we’ve got a team of application engineers who are experienced using the Simulink tool to create control software. There are a few of us who have been using it for more than 10 years now to create … Continue reading

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Webinar on J1939

Here is the powerpoint from a webinar I presented today on the J1939 toolbox for MotoHawk we’ve created. http://neweagle.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NewEagle_J1939_Seminar_6_19.pdf

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Debugging A MotoHawk Application using the Application Monitor

Debugging Embedded Control Modules Background The MotoHawk control system application development tool chain allows for rapid development of control algorithms and produces build outputs that can be seamlessly deployed to rugged, production-validated control modules (ECUs). This system generally works great, … Continue reading

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Working with S12 MotoHawk

This post provides some tips I’ve learned for working with S12 modules from the MotoHawk lineup. ToolChain The toolchain for the S12-based MotoHawk is different from all the other modules. For the S12, you will require FreeScale’s CodeWarrior compiler. This … Continue reading

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PDC Sessions Collected

Here’s a nice compilation of the PDC 08 session list with links to the recordings. (I’ve found navigating through at www.microsoftpdc.com to be rather tedious). http://blogs.msdn.com/nigel/archive/2008/11/03/128-pdc-breakout-sessions-available-now.aspx

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Compiler as a Service

Woah… http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL16/ The real fun starts at 62:30.

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Windows Azure

I’ve noticed a subtle change in the tech marketplace over the past few years. I believe the Operating System market has been / is fragmenting, statistics about the number of college students that are using Macs is pretty shocking to … Continue reading

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