- Published in issue 1/2020 on page 94
In a Nutshell: Text for Microcontrollers
Using compression to save memory
Many microcontroller projects output menus and help text, error messages or diagnostic messages via a graphic user interface or diagnostic interface. However, a large volume of text requires a large amount of memory space. With suitable compression, it is nevertheless possible to store enough text in microcontroller memory to make external memory unnecessary in many cases. This article presents a possible solution using dictionary compression.