[Tinyos-help] need help with understanding Tinyos
uhu at gmx.ch
Tue Feb 24 13:06:04 PST 2009
TinyOS is an embedded operating system. To save memory space, the
operating system is not installed as a separate software module, but
rather the programs that you want to use are compiled into a single
binary, which then is installed on the motes. In addition, the
development environment (without which you cannot use TinyOS) provides
libraries which run on the base station (computer) and facilitate
communication between the wireless sensor network and applications
running on the base station.
- TinyOS is primarily installed on the motes (sensor nodes, such as
MicaZ or TelosB).
- TinyOS is not very useful by itself, you need an application to go
with it (e.g. Deluge).
- The development environment for TinyOS provides libraries to be
installed on the base station.
To get started with TinyOS you might want to read the tutorials:
Mohamed H. Seddik wrote:
> Hi ALL
> I'd like to know, we install the tinyos (the operating system) on the mote or the base station ? if not the mote, what we use with the mot ?
> or we just use the tinyos for installing the application on the mote.
> I am really confused with this.
> last quest. is there any codes can be used to monitor the mote battery level ?
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