ESX.4ct: Programming of the controller with C

Seminar ID 107130
Identifier PRG4CTC
Course type Classroom Based Training
Duration 3 Days
Target audience Developers
Price 2.070 €


The course explains the hardware functions of the ESX.4ct controller and the programming with C including the STW-specific software, compiler and tools.

The course is intended for developers, who will program own applications for the ESX.4ct.


The participant

  • Knows hard- and software requirements for programming the ESX.4ct
  • Knows the STW technical documentation and is able to use it for target-oriented research
  • Is able to program own applications with C and the STW software package
  • Knows the debugger solution
  • Is able to upload software on the ESX.4ct, change parameters and monitor the controller


Basic knowledge of programming electronic controllers.

Programming skills in the programming language "C".

Course Content

  • Introduction to the hardware of the ESX.4ct
    • Connector and pin compatibility with ESX-IOXp
    • Mainboard, supplies, GND concept, main switch
    • Determination of the pin assignment
    • Dual Core architecture
    • Inputs/outputs, half/full bridges, gyroscope
    • Communication interfaces CAN bus, RS232, LIN, Bluetooth
  • Software development environment
    • Installation of the software
    • Setup of the software
    • Compiler
  • Functions of the STW-API
  • Communication interfaces
    • CAN bus: Initialize, read and process data of the CAN-objects
    • Application layer: SAE J1939 and CANopen
  • STW-Tools
    • Introduction to openSYDE
  • Code generation, template, openSYDE library
    • Flashing, parametrizing, monitoring, visualizing
    • Data administration on laptop and controller
  • Debugger
    • Introduction of the hardware solution
    • Demonstration of the Lauterbach hardware debugger
  • Programming exercises

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