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Portable GUI control libraries for instrumentation and controls

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by Kenneth Porter, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. I'm looking for cross-platform libraries of GUI controls to be used with
    instruments and controls (in the automation sense). I'm familiar with
    National Instruments' Measurement Studio but it appears to be Windows-only.
    What can you recommend for controls that can be used to implement things
    like graphical oscilloscopes, meters, and filter building blocks? The
    ability to provide a web front-end (perhaps through SVG or Java) would be a
    bonus. I'm not wed to any particular language.
    Kenneth Porter, Mar 31, 2006
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  2. You might want to look at PEG from Swell Software.
    They supply C source.

    Gene S. Berkowitz, Apr 1, 2006
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  3. Kenneth Porter

    Felipe Guest


    I utilized Lazarus to create a graphical oscilloscope GUI with great
    success. The hardware of the oscilloscope was a ISA card I created
    myself. All source of the project and full documentation are available
    for download at the projects website:


    There is also a screenshot of the oscilloscope running on Windowx XP


    And another of it running on Linux:


    About Lazarus itself, it´s a general purpose multiplatform RAD IDE, so
    you will need to write code to interface with the device your self.
    Here is it´s website:


    There is a basic tutorial about hardware access on Lazarus wiki here:


    And more detailled information on the documentation of the

    Felipe, Apr 2, 2006
  4. Kenneth Porter

    Chris Hills Guest

    Try Segger's emWin


    It seems to fit the bill.

    It has a simulator so you can try things out on the PC simulating the
    screen (BW, grey or colour) that you are using on the target.
    Chris Hills, Apr 2, 2006
  5. Kenneth Porter

    Tom Lucas Guest

    I am currently using this GUI and have found it to be easy to use, well
    documented and stable. Although if anyone knows why the EFSL file system
    clobbers one of my bitmaps (but not the others) then I'm all ears ;-)
    Tom Lucas, Apr 3, 2006
  6. FLTK using Microwindows is an option, depending on your device.
    Matthias Melcher, Apr 3, 2006
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