Finding Information and Help

Last modified August 20, 2014

Introduction

This page describes methods for finding information for GHI Electronics (GHI) products

The Product Reference Library

For each mainboard, SoM, and module sold by GHI Electronics, the catalog entry for the product has a "Reference" tab containing links to technical information. Often containing:

Take advantage of the website's Search field:

   

Documents contains How-to's, product guides, Etc.

Forum with over 140,000 posts, the GHI Electronics' Community Forum is a constantly growing knowledge base. Customers, prospective customers, and GHI Electronics' employees discuss issues, products, ask and answer questions. And all that information can be searched. Access the Community area of the website and go to the Forum area.

 

   

Search the Community Forum

GHI Electronics' Community Forum is a constantly growing knowledge base. Customers, prospective customers, and GHI Electronics' employees discuss issues, products, ask and answer questions. And all that information can be searched. Access the Community area of the website and go to the Forum area.

  

In the search field at the top of the web page, make sure the drop down list has "Forum" selected. Click on the magnifying glass icon to perform your search. The results are presented.  The Forum search function supports a syntax that can help you narrow your results. Click on the "Search Tips" item in the left hand menu.

  

Tip

Advance searching syntax and operations are found in the left hand list's "Search Tips" entry.

Locating Information. Search the Community Codeshare

The Community Codeshare area hosted on GHI Electronics' website, is a library composed of downloadable code-snippets, programs, and complete projects. A valuable place to avoid creating your own program where other people have already submitted the solution. (We encourage you to contribute to this open repository).

Access the "Community Area" of the website. Click on Codeshare.

  

Make sure the drop down list for the search box is "Codeshare". Enter your text and click on the magnifying glass. Your results are displayed. 

Tip

All Codeshare entries are tagged with key labels that can be used while searching. In the results of a search, you can click on any tag in an entry's set, and the search will return those that have the indicated tag.  You can also initiate a search by looking through an alphabetical list of all tags -- click on the Tags menu to see all tags.

  

Locating Information. Internet Searching Tips

Sometimes the quickest way to find information is via internet search engines like Yahoo, Google, Bing, Etc. The most successful searches usually involve at least two keywords. One to communicate the domain(s) you want to search, such as:

Then add a specific piece of information you are looking for. Examples of full search strings:

Looking for a datasheet on an electrical component?  Use the components model number. Examples:

Locating Information. Ask a Question In the Community Forum

We suggest you exhaust all the methods above. When it's apparent you can not find what you are looking for, the absolute best place to get answers and advice is to ask for it in the Community Forum. The Forum is read by people all over the world, so regardless of when you post your question, answers are often answered quickly. 

Log In. If you have never logged-in, create an account.

 

   

Access the Community area of the website:

  

The Forum is divided into "BOARDs", each BOARD categorizes its content (the type of discussions, question and answers, Etc.). Click on the area that covers your issue.

Start a New Topic

When submitting you post:

  

Other Resources

NETMF website - a site devoted to all aspects of the Open Source .NET Micro Framework project. It contains many links to other information.

Gadgeteer ​Codeplex - is an open source repository for all of  the .NET Gadgeteer framework. The framework is available in both binary packages and source code. The specification/documentation for all aspects (hardware & software) of the standard are found here. Source code for all GHI Electronics' Gadgeteer drivers (both mainboards and modules) are part of this repository.

Toolbox.NETMF.Tools - a set of utilities, drivers, and network examples. May not always be in sync with the current SDKs. Source code available.

http://mip.codeplex.com/ (mIP) a project that provides an excellent TCP/IP stack written in C#. Source code available.

...\Documents\Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 4.3\Samples - When you install Microsoft's NETMF SDK, it comes with a number of working example projects. There is a set for each version of the SDK.

The following links describe the public Classes. These links are release version dependent. If your version(s) are different, see our support pages for current links.

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