The Mega32 webserver project

The purpose to have a serially attached webserver was to provide a self contained GUI for applications where an ethernet connection was overkill. This may occur in cases, where not very often a few bytes were to be communicated to configure an embedded device. We thus get a webserver running from a few (single digit) mA current at a cost not exceeding 3 Euros at 100 Units.

And yes, a proxy is required to route the IP strean onto the serial port. With a modern language and few components this is a quick and trivial task. I might publish it when timer permits. The collaborating company AjaxUp provides free proxy, that is much better though.

During the development of the Mega169 (Butterfly) webserver, it soon became apparent that the available 16k were rather tight for a compiler. But a compiler was neccessary for fast development, especially while the specifications were a moving target. Now, after having written a http:// bootloader I'm confident to fit a minimal and compact webserver into the 8k of a Mega8. But for a more comfortable development and richer functionality I'll rather stick with the Mega32 for now.

The requirements for the Mega32 webserver

In the Butterfly webserver project we were quite satisfied with the Atmel Dataflash as external Flash storage for the webpages. They offer a pin compatible range of devices starting from 128k to 8 MBytes in basically two available cases, the SO8 and a TSOP28, other cases are rather hard to get. The webserver

The protocol

Coming a bit later....

A product on this is planned, but needs a few more touches.

More is coming soon ...

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