Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Friday, April 09, 2010

MakingThings - Prototyping Interactive Projects

MakingThings - Prototyping Interactive Projects

MakingThings provides software and electronics tools for people who create projects that interact with the physical world. A broad range of people use MakingThings products including artists, designers, students, musicians, hobbyists and engineers.

Make Controller Kit

Using the Make Controller, you can:

  • Control motors (stepper, servo, and DC)
  • Switch lights
  • Monitor Temperature
  • Measure Distance
  • Detect People
  • Sense light
  • Control things from your PC

The Make Controller Kit is an open source project - open firmware, schematics, and accompanying software tools. All products can be purchased directly from our online store, and can be shipped worldwide.

The Controller Board is built around the AT91SAM7X256, and adds the essential components (like the crystal, voltage regulator, filter capacitors, etc.) required to run it, while bringing almost all the processor's signal lines out to standard 0.1" spaced sockets.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

CadSoft EAGLE Layout Editor

The EAGLE Layout Editor is an easy to use, yet powerful tool for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs). EAGLE offers the three modules: Schematic-Editor, Layout Editor and Autorouter embedded on one single interface.

CadSoft EAGLE Layout Editor

EAGLE is easy to learn, easy to use and easy to buy. It runs on Linux, Mac and Windows and allows feature enhancement, such as simulation, 3D-visualization, data import and export and self defined commands, through User Language Programs (ULP’s) which are partly integrated in EAGLE 

The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for .

Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.

The program consists of three main modules, Layout Editor, Schematic Editor and Autorouter. These are embedded in a single user interface. Therefore there is no need for converting netlists between schematics and layouts.

CadSoft EAGLE Layout Editor

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Wind River - Device Software Optimization

Wind River - Device Software Optimization

"Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO).... Founded in 1981, Wind River is a publicly held company headquartered in Alameda, California."

  • Platform for Industrial Devices
  • Platform for Network Equipment

Industrial - Drivers and protocols for connected devices on the factory floor, wireless peripherals, and other devices within the network infrastructure.

fuzzyTECH - Fuzzy Logic and NeuroFuzzy

"Professor Lotfi Zadeh, the inventor of fuzzy logic, contends that a computer cannot solve problems as well as human experts unless it is able to think in the characteristic manner of a human being."

fuzzyTECH - Fuzzy Logic and NeuroFuzzy

Recent Successful Fuzzy Logic Applications in Industrial Automation - by Dr. Jörg Gebhardt and Constantin von Altrock


"The fuzzyPLC is programmed by an enhanced version of the standard fuzzy logic system development software fuzzyTECH from Inform Software. fuzzyTECH is an all-graphical, design, simulation, and optimization environment with implementation modules for most microcontrollers and industrial computers."

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

McCAD modules take the designer through the complete design cycle: Schematic capture, Simulation (analog & digital), Printed Circuit Board layout, Autorouting and Gerber generation for board fabrication.McCAD 3-SPICE

McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

  • Schematic Capture
  • Analog/Digital Simulation
  • Printed Circuit Design
  • Autorouting
  • Gerber Translation & other utilities

McCAD 3-SPICE based on the latest version (3F5) of Berkeley's SPICE 3 and permits interactive mixed mode circuit simulation.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Corelis JTAG boundary-scan testing

Corelis offers a complete product line of JTAG (boundary-scan) circuit board testing tools for interconnect testing and JTAG in-system programming.

Corelis JTAG boundary-scan testing

Corelis also offers training classes on JTAG boundary-scan with hands-on lab exercises. Trainings covers all aspects of boundary-scan testing using Corelis ScanExpress tools. Design for testability (DFT), JTAG embedded functional test (JET), in-system programming (ISP) and test procedure generation are also covered.

The Blackhawk XDS560 Trace System

IEEE-1149.1 boundary-scan testing, In-System-Programming (ISP) of Flash memories and CPLDs and JTAG embedded testing.

The Blackhawk XDS560 Trace System combines a USB560m, LAN560, or PCI560 JTAG Emulator with a non-intrusive, hardware-based trace tool for debugging and profiling high-performance, DSP-based applications providing developers with advanced visibility to debug specialized problems that occur in high-performance, real-time embedded applications.