demmel products introduces its new Java on a Chip (JoC) product line. The new flagship JoC is a Java-programmable controller module, occupying only an area of 24x36 mm designed for a wide range of applications in smart systems. The highly integrated JoC will dramatically reduce development costs and time to market.
JoC has the ability to replace conventional microcontroller electronics and thus simplify the design considerably. Typical applications include all kinds of controllers or sensor evaluations, in which all communication interfaces can be addressed easily under Java.
In contrast to C or C++, the memory-managed approach of Java offers much better protection against hidden errors. Already implemented features like the support of the USB interface under Java lead to considerably accelerated development and avoid time-consuming low-level programming. The comfortable development via the JoC Manager – a full featured IDE – enables a fast time-to-market strategy. This means that even junior developers can successfully launch a product.
The JoC offers many interface options. These include digital and analog I/Os, 2x RS-232 (TTL), PWM I/Os, I2C, SPI and a keyboard interface. A/D and D/A converters, as well as a battery-powered real-time clock are also available.
The JoC module can be integrated directly into the hardware’s application via SMT or via 2 mm header pins. The application development is carried out on the JoC reference board Javaino. The Javaino board can be functionally expanded with standard “Arduino Shields".
The free downloadable IDE JoC Manager contains a complete Java development environment for editing, compiling and remote debugging the applications via the USB port. The USB port can be used for console-IO and for the Java application itself concurrently even while debugging is in progress.