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Author Topic: Introduction: Mark Butcher -> Developer of uTasker project  (Read 5628 times)


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Introduction: Mark Butcher -> Developer of uTasker project
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:01:55 PM »

Hi All

My name is Mark Butcher, 53, English born and based mainly in Switzerland (M.J.Butcher Consulting - http://www.mjbc.ch/), with regular periods in France and the UK.
Since 2004 I have been developing the uTasker project (available as OpenSource or supported commercial) for a number of single-chip processors which focuses today on NXP Kinetis [my favorites] (and ST Micro STM32 devices, which are also quite popular). http://www.utasker.com/

The uTasker project supports FTDI FT800 and so I will be monitoring the new forum in case anything interesting comes up. Although not a particularly exiting video the following shows how the FTDI emulator has been integrated into the uTasker simulation environment to allow complete development and testing to be performed in Visual Studio in a non-blocking environment but still using the original FTDM supplied demos (with small modifications): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxC3Y2NaaU8
Here is a link to the announcement of this new support at the time: http://www.utasker.com/forum/index.php?topic=1947.0

Professional interests are remote working on embedded development (one of the reasons why I developed uTasker in the first place to allow complete embedded project simulation and remote debugging/support), communication stacks (TCP/IP, USB, Modbus, FAT which were developed for the uTasker project), efficient, reliable project developments (bringing together the previous ones) and supporting a base of users across the word. Have developed and supported projects for customers in >30 countries.

Personal interests are golf (although I am taking this year off) and cycling to keep fit; languages (English, German, French); and, although I don't need a car for day to day use and actively avoid using them where possible, I do enjoy some touring in sports cars and allow myself a few thousand miles a year for such travel. I have a small collection of mainly older red cars but this is what I have fun with in Europe this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1-doYnOw8k