Embedded firmware development



(Links, and most of the descriptions, are from Wikipedia.)

8051    :  A single chip microcontroller series developed by Intel in 1980 for use in embedded systems.
ActiveMQ    :  An open-source message broker written in Java.
CCSDS    :  The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) was founded in 1982 for governmental and quasi-governmental space agencies to discuss and develop standards for space data and information systems.
FDIR, ADR, FDI    :  Fault Detection and Isolation is a subfield of control engineering which concerns itself with monitoring a system, identifying when a fault has occurred, and pinpointing the type of fault and its location. Similar acronyms:
FDIR - Fault (or Failure) Detection, Isolation, and Resolution
ADR - Anomaly Detection and Response
message broker    :  An intermediary program which queues and resends messages between destinations. Some brokers may also translate between protocols if necessary.
 •  definition at Gartner IT  •  discussion at ISG
Message-oriented middleware    :  Software or hardware infrastructure supporting sending and receiving messages between distributed systems.
MIL-STD-1553B    :  A serial bus standard developed by the U.S. military, used on aircraft, the space station, etc.
MIL-STD-1750A    :  A 16-bit computer instruction set architecture standard defined by the U.S. military. Various spaceborne computers were developed conforming to this architecture.
Redmine    :  A free and open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool.
RS-232    :  A serial bus standard, previously used much in consumer electronics but now mostly in industrial applications.
RS-485    :  A serial bus standard that permits multiple devices networked on the bus, used in industrial electronics.
SCPI    :  The Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (often pronounced "skippy") defines a standard for syntax and commands to use in controlling programmable test and measurement devices.
STOMP    :  Simple (or Streaming) Text Oriented Message Protocol is a simple text-based protocol, designed for working with message-oriented middleware.
telecommand    :  A command sent to control a remote system or systems not directly connected (e.g. via wires) to the place from which the telecommand is sent.
telemetry    :  The highly automated communications process by which measurements are made and other data collected at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring.
Wireshark    :  A free and open-source network packet analyzer.