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Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby bms » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:37 pm

I keep trying to find all the resources so I can develop my own software to interface with a TC-08 and I can't find it through official channels.

More so, some code I was able to find does seem to be relative to this device but the critical part (libraries) are nowhere to be found.

I found a library packaged for debian/ubuntu (http://labs.picotech.com/debian/pool/ma ... libusbtc08) and despite not using such distributions myself I extracted them looking for the required libraries but they don't match at all.
I suspect the bits I have are from completely different versions with plenty renames, etc.

Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction.
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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby Hitesh » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:51 pm

Hi Bruno,

Please refer to the instructions on our Linux Software & Drivers for Oscilloscopes and Data Loggers page.

You will need to install the libusbtc08 package.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby bms » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:22 pm

Ok, so that's the repo I was refering to, glad to know it's maintained and supported.

Although, there are references to demo software that would make use of that library I assume.
Is that demo source available anywhere? It would accelerate things a bit.
Otherwise, the programmer's manual and that repository should be enough.

Thanks for the support.
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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby Hitesh » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:03 pm

Hi Bruno,

There should be a C console example in the package that is installed.

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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby bms » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:37 pm

Yes, you're right, thank you.
Somehow I missed it before.

Also, I can't use any of the packages so I need to install manually since I'm using a different distribution.
Although extracting the files and installing everything manually is not really hard at all, may I suggest to have an alternative packaging that favors a manual installation and checksum validation?
As it is, I had to study the internals of unfamiliar (and irrelevant for me) packaging systems in order to validate the download.

Thank you very much for your help.
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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby Hitesh » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:57 pm

Hi Bruno,

Thanks for the suggestion.

Which Linux distribution are you using?

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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby bms » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:10 pm

I'm using arch linux for most of my systems, including work.

Since I'm at it, may I also suggest a different name?
One of the things that mislead me was that this is called 'picoscope' when in fact it aplies as well to loggers.
Maybe a generic name like 'picotech' wouldn't cause the same confusion?

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Re: Can't find Linux SDK / resources for USB TC-08

Postby Hitesh » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:09 am

Hi Bruno,

I will feed your comments back to the Development Team.

The arch linux platform is something for consideration.

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