Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

High-speed Electronic Product Development (EPD) with extensive design experience in turnkey product development and technical knowledge in System Design and Architecture.

Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

Some Areas of Service Include - FPGA/CPLD Design, DSP Design, PCB Layout & Signal Integrity, RF/Wireless Design, Automated Identification Systems (AIS).
    Tesla- This pole-mount WiMAX product was created to some pretty intense specifications. This was a full turnkey project for Fidus, involving all of our disciplines: Hardware, FPGA, Layout, Embedded Software, Signal Integrity, and Mechanical



    Fidus delivers Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) analysis for on-chip IC (Integrated Circuit) design, Package design, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and System design.

    Signal Integrity/EMC - Fidus Systems

    Fidus Systems
    375 Terry Fox Dr., Ottawa, ON, K2K 0J8, Canada.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Make a Custom eZ430 Chronos Watch

    Evolution of The SmartWatch

    This post was made in relation to the TI Chronos and Casio watches, The early Smartwatches.

    This is not a HandHeld Gizmo but a Gizmo that Holds your Hand. Gadgets that Cling to the Body. Wearable Wireless Computers. The first Smart Wristwatch according to my knowledge was created by Casio. It was not as smart as the chaps below, but had many functions including a calculator and calender,

    Release of databank telephone number storage wristwatch CD-40

    January 1984 - "Casio released watches with various advanced features, including a calculator function (C-80 released in 1980), and a dictionary function (T-1500 Walking Dictionary released in 1982). The company wanted to see the wristwatch evolve from a simple device for telling time to an information device on the wrist."

    Casio CD-40-Databank Calculator

    "This watch further advanced the concept of an information device on the wrist, and became a major hit product, selling a record total of six million units in the five years after its release."

    A smartwatch or smart watch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device

    Earlier post in delabs Notes

    (Posted many years ago in my other tech blogs and sites.)

    eZ430-Chronos wireless watch - TI

    When i saw this i remember my High School friend, he had built an advanced DIY Wrist Watch with LED Display and Radio, there was a temperature display too. A Gizmo WristWatch around 1980!

    This Gizmo got many students wildly interested in Electronics. He also developed a Learning Kit 'Chip Chap' for 555. An Innovative Education Kit Developer Dynam was making it..

    Here is one such Temperature, Wireless, USB Data Logger Watch Development Tool. But for an entirely New Generation.

    eZ430-Chronos wireless watch - TI

    The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.

    Sunday, December 18, 2011

    Rugged Circuits - Design Service

    Design and Manufacturing Service for Industrial Embedded Systems for Robust Requirements. Services include component selection, PCB design, prototyping, manufacturing, and distribution.

    Rugged Circuits - Design Service

    Rugged Circuits - Design Service

    Custom control system for an industrial machine

    Triple RS485 outputs, graphic LCD display interface with dimmable backlight, 4x4 keypad interface, real-time clock, 8 discrete and protected I/O's, and in-the-field firmware upgrades over USB.

    They also have a estore with products related to Ruggeduino (Rugged+Arduino ), including components, kits, Shields. The products like Rugged Motor Driver and Yellowjacket a WiFi microcontroller module, need special mention.

    Rugged Circuits LLC
    Wayland, Michigan 49348

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Lanconelli Open Systems - LancOS

    Claudio Lanconelli is a experienced PC and embedded programmer.Pony Programmer

    Lanconelli Open Systems - LancOS

    Embedded systems and programming. Projects Featured are - PonyProg, the most popular eeprom programmer on the Internet. CARACA, the free home automation system based on CANBus. WebTherm, a simple on-line thermometer.

    PonyProg is a serial device programmer software with a user friendly GUI framework available for Windows95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Intel Linux. Its purpose is reading and writing every serial device. At the moment it supports I²C Bus, Microwire, SPI eeprom, the Atmel AVR and Microchip PIC micro.

    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Arduino Interfacing with Visual Basic

    Arduino is a QuickStart Embedded system, very useful in learning both the hardware and software elements of a system.

    From what i understand, the developed app can be burned into the device fully, no additional layer of OS or Firmware needed, It is all built in. In short the compiled binary can be either a stand-alone firmware(OS) or be a layer running over a Mobile OS.

    Now putting Ardunio and VB together, we get an Hardware/Software Environment that is easy on students and hobbyists too.

    Fermata written by Andrew Craigie

    Fermata written by Andrew Craigie

    Firmata is a generic protocol for communicating with microcontrollers from software on a host computer. It is intended to work with any host computer software package.

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    Contec Austria - Engineering and Manufacturing Service

    Innovative design, development and production services in electronics and technology. Industrial and medical applications. Engineering Service and Manufacturing Services.

    Contec Austria - Engineering and Manufacturing Service

    A turnkey manufacturer or developer and producer of special components.


    Contec - Product Development and Consulting

    Scope - Microcontroller technology, digital signal processing, rapid digital technology, FPGA programming, power electronics, analogue circuit technology, drive systems and components, automation technology, field bus technology (CAN, Profibus, Interbus-S, Mod-Bus, Lon-Bus, ASI-Bus), computer programming, etc

    Contec Steuerungstechnik & Automation GmbH
    Wildbichler Straße 2E 6341 Ebbs Austria 

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    Shift-Right Technologies – Turn-key Embedded Solutions

    Electronic Product Design and Engineering Services. Embedded hardware and software development.

    Shift-Right Technologies - Turn-key Embedded Solutions

    Example Project - "Designed the RASID interface (electronic hardware, embedded real-time software and packaging), a PC peripheral used for industrial automation. This peripheral's design is based on a 16-bit DSP (TMS320LF2407) with 16 analog inputs 2 analog outputs, 41 digital I/O, serial I/O (RS-422) and a USB interface to the PC."

    e(X)treme (M)inimal (K)ernel

    XMK is a preemptive multitasking kernel for microcontrollers. Its goal is to provide a RTOS small enough (RAM+ROM) to run on 8bit microcontrollers. XMK provides additional/optional features when scaling up to 16bit and 32bit platforms.

    Arcobel Embedded System Solutions

    Distributor and integrator of industrial computers, embedded systems and computer products. They supply, support and service fully integrated & tested systems. They offer Training and consultancy in areas of specialization.
    Arcobel Embedded System Solutions
    The solutions are used in various market segments, some are Energy, Industrial automation, Logistics, Space/Avionics and Vision control.
    AAEON: AEC-6940 A High-End Embedded Controller AEC-6940

    The AEC-6940, is an advanced embedded controller, which adopts the Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo processor. The AEC-6940 is a high performance, high-end Embedded Controller that features high speed processing and is known as the BOXER 2+ in the AAEON Boxer Series.
    Some Features
    • Fanless Design
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    • PCI-Express [x16] x 1, PCI-Express [x1] x 1
    • Wide DC Power Input Range
    • Gigabit Ethernet x 2
    Arcobel Embedded Solutions B.V.
    Address: Cereslaan 10, Heesch, 5384 VT, The Netherlands

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Glew Engineering - Technology Expertise

    Consulting Service for the semiconductor and microelectronic industry, FEA modeling, mechanical, electrical & materials engineering applications.

    Glew Engineering - Technology Expertise

    Experts in Electrical, Materials and Mechanical Engineering Consulting. Consulting and Support areas include Business Development, Solar & Flat Panel Technologies, Materials Science among many others.

    FEA Applied to Semiconductor Equipment

    CAD and finite element analysis (FEA)

    FEA allows for comprehensive modeling of the chamber's integrity during testing conditions. The FEA model serves as a virtual experiment that allows reduction in prototype cost and testing. An accurate model can reduce the costly repercussions of an incorrectly designed system.

    (They may cover Mems and Mechatronics too. - delabs)

    Glew Engineering Consulting Inc. 240 Pamela Drive, Mountain View, CA 94040 - Map

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

    A semiconductor company specializing in design solutions at the microchip level in the areas of wireless communication and multimedia. Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a world leader in high-speed data converters and short-range radio communication.

    Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

    ANT is a proven, ultra low power, flexible and easy-to-use network protocol for 2.4GHz ISM band communication. ANT provides multivendor interoperability via the ANT+ managed network and the member companies of the open ANT+ Alliance.

    Useful for ultra low power wireless sensor network applications including wireless sensors and hubs.

    ANT - Single chip ICs/solutions

    ANT is perfectly suited for any kind of low data rate sensor network topologies in personal area networks (PANs) and practical wireless sensor networks

    Nordic nRF51 SoC Eval Kit

    "Nordic Semiconductor has released a matchbox-sized, low cost, battery-powered eval kit for its latest nRF51 Series of SoCs that allows engineers to perform real-world environmental testing of ANT+, Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart), and proprietary 2.4GHz ultra low power wireless sensors and accessories 'in the field'"

    Nordic Semiconductor ASA
    Otto Nielsens veg 12 Trondheim, 7052 Norway

    Monday, November 07, 2011

    Fixed WiMAX SoC and RF Module - Fujitsu

    "This SoC is designed to support frequencies ranging from 2 to11GHz in both licensed and unlicensed bands. Fujitsu's WiMAX SoC is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16-2004 WiMAX standard...."

    Fujitsu MB86K71 RF Module

    This new RF module from Fujitsu, the world's smallest to feature all of the RF circuits necessary for Mobile WiMAX devices including RF-IC, antenna switches, a power amplifier, filters, and an oscillator circuit......

     Fujitsu MB86K71 RF Module

    The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC, MB87M3400, fully complies with the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard using an OFDM PHY. The SoC can operate in TDD or FDD modes and supports all the available channel bandwidths from 1.75MHz up to 20MHz bandwidths.

    A programmable frequency selection generates the sample clock for any desired bandwidth. When applying 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the chip can sustain up to 100Mbps peak raw data speed. Uplink subchannelization is supported as defined in the standard.

    Specifications Include
    • Module Size: 15mm x 15mm x 1.5mm 
    • Operating Voltage: 1.2V/2.925V/3.3V (3 voltages) 
    • RF band: 2.496GHz - 2.69GHz 
    • Bandwidth: 5MHz, 10MHz 
    • Wireless Access Method: 512/1024 FFT  OFDMA
    • Transmission Standard: IEEE 802.16e-2005

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    Bluetooth Technology - Uniting the Devices

    "uniting warring factions in parts of what is now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark - just as Bluetooth technology is designed to allow collaboration between differing industries such as the computing, mobile phone, and automotive markets....."

    Bluetooth Technology - Uniting the Devices

    "The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is formed with five companies." 1998 AD

    On your phone - With Bluetooth technology your phone can do more than you realize.

    "Bluetooth technology also uses radio waves. The biggest difference between Bluetooth technology and devices like FM radios and TV is distance. Radios and TV are meant to broadcast to many people over miles or kilometers. Bluetooth technology sends information within your own personal space, which is called your..."

    Hicare home doctor

    Hicare home doctor(HX-461) is a home use medical equipment or home health care gateway...

    Hicare home doctor

    " This eHealth manager allows to build health care networks where medical information in the home environment is automatically collected from Bluetooth -enabled medical sensors applying with IEEE 11073-20601 protocol, and transmitted via Internet to eHealth servers..."

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    FriendlyARM - Low Cost ARM Boards

    FriendlyARM Micro2440 / Mini2440 / Mini6410 - Low Cost ARM Boards.

    Mini2440 | S3C2440 ARM9 Board

    FriendlyARM Mini 2440 SBC (Single-Board Computer) with 400 MHz Samsung S3C2440 ARM9 processor. The board measures 10 cm x 10 cm, ideal for learning about ARM systems.
    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    Image mashup done by me is synthetic

    Specifications Include
    • CPU: 400 MHz Samsung S3C2440A ARM920T (max freq. 533 MHz) 
    • RAM: 64 MB SDRAM, 32 bit Bus 
    • Flash: up to 1GB NAND Flash and 2 MB NOR Flash 
    • EEPROM: 256 Byte (I2C) and Ext. Memory: SD-Card socket 
    • USB: 1x USB-A Host 1.1, 1x USB-B Device 1.1
    • Ethernet: RJ-45 10/100M (DM9000)

    FriendlyARM - Low Cost ARM Boards

    BusyBox - Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

    Combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc.

    BusyBox - Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

    The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system.

    RD129 ARM9 Embedded CPU

    RD129 ARM9 Embedded CPU

    The board is delivered with kernel Linux and Busybox

    • 32-bits ARM 9 CPU, clocked at 240MHz
    • 32MB of SDRAM (64MB optional) at 120MHz (32-bits interfaced)
    • 64MB of on board Flash memory
    • 2 USB host interfaces (1 switchable to USB device)
    • Video output for STN or TFT LCD screen
    • Touch-screen interface
    • Low power: 0.5W typical, 1W max; only a single 3.3Vdc 5% is required
    • Very easy to add CAN bus and Ethernet ports

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    PeeWeeLinux - Linux on an embedded platform

    PeeWeeLinux is an ongoing development effort to provide an environment that makes the configuration and installation of a Linux operating system on an embedded platform as easy and painless as possible.

    PeeWeeLinux - Linux on an embedded platform

    Some Highlights

    • Developed on a RedHat 6.2 platform
    • Packages are customized to minimize memory footprint
    • Ncurses driven graphical configuration and installation tools
    • USB support
    • PCMCIA support

    Currently the loading of target devices directly attached to the development system are supported. These include floppy drives, IDE hard drives, scsi hard drives, M-Systems Disk-On-Chip and CompactFlash devices. CompactFlash has been successfully loaded using PCMCIA adapters and USB readers.

    Wednesday, October 05, 2011

    Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

    The term Ultra-Mobile PC (abbreviated UMPC), or Project Origami, is a specification for a small form factor tablet PC. Project Origami Ultra-Mobile PCs have a 20 cm (8-inch) or smaller touch sensitive screen at a minimum resolution of 800 × 480.

    Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

    UMPCs have enough processing power to support audio, video, and gaming, in addition to having rich support for browsing the internet as well as for other communication and networking applications.

    From RF Wireless Engineering

    From - VIA Gallery

    "VIA has documented a number of photos and images showcasing a wide range of VIA and partner products and technologies, VIA initiatives and some of the events we've attended."

    UMPCPortal - The Ultra Mobile Computing reference site

    Tuesday, October 04, 2011

    Vector Electronics - Packaging - Prototype Products

    Range of standard and custom prototype products, PCB sub racks and components. Products include System Enclosure, Subracks, Card Cages, Bredboards, Vectorbord, etc..
    PCMCIA Memory Card Extender - Vector Electronics

    Vector Electronics - Packaging - Prototype Products

    Features Include

    • Made of Kapton Polyimide (high Tg of 260 0C)
    • Vector Keyed for 5V or low-voltage 3.3v cards
    • Vector Absorbs wear/tear of frequent insertions
    • Vector UL V-O approved materials
    PCMCIA Memory Card Extender

    Vector Electronics & Technology, Inc.
    11115 Vanowen St. North Hollywood, CA 91605, USA.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Pulsonix with FPGA Integration

    A totally integrated Schematic and PCB design editor. Add Spice based A/D mixed-mode simulation, shape-based autorouting, or technology features including High Speed design, chip-on-board, embedded component capabilities and connection to your corporate database.

    Pulsonix - Schematic PCB Design

    Pulsonix FPGA Integration

    Pulsonix FPGA Integration

    FPGA pin assignment data generated by manufacturers' tools can be imported into a part in the Pulsonix library. From there, it can be included with the part into the schematic and propagated forwards to the PCB layout. You can also start from within the Pulsonix Part editor and export the Part pin data to a CSV format file for use with the FPGA tool.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Industrial Networking Solutions - Industrial Ethernet

    "INS distributes products and provides network engineering services and training designed specifically for the industrial marketplace. Founded in 1998, INS is a pioneer of the Industrial Ethernet marketplace."

    Industrial Networking Solutions - Industrial Ethernet

    Moxa Industrial IEEE802.11a/b/g Wireless AP/Bridge/Client, US band, 0 to 60°C, DIN-Rail mount, 24Vdc and POE.

    AWK-3121-US Ethernet Radio

    AWK-3121-US Ethernet Radio

    Features Include -
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant
    • Power input by redundant 24 VDC power inputs or Power-over- Ethernet
    • Powerful security with WPA/WPA2/802.11X filters
    • Turbo Roaming™ for seamless wireless connection
    • Long-distance communication support
    • DIN-Rail or wall mounting ability
    • IP30 protected high-strength metal housing

    Industrial Networking Solutions4450 Sojourn Drive, Suite 300 Addison, TX 75001, USA.

    Mini-box.com - Embedded Computers

    Design and manufacturing company specialized in embedded computers and peripherals. Founded in 1996.

    mini-2440, Samsung S3C2240 ARM9 Board + 3.5" TFT

    Mini-box.com - Embedded Computers

    Here is one of the products. An ARM based mini computer.

    Specs Include

    • 64MB SDRAM, 256MB Nand
    • 2MB Nor Flash, BIOS installed
    • 4 wire resistive touch screen interface
    • Audio / USB / SD / 3x Serial / I2C / Ethernet
    • Pre-loaded with Linux QT (touch enabled)
    • Supports Android, Linux, Windows CE
    • Manufactured by FriendlyARM

    mini-2440, Samsung S3C2240 ARM9 Board + 3.5" TFT

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    MLAB - Mathematical and statistical modeling

    MLAB is an ideal tool for mathematical and statistical exploration, and for solving simulation and modeling problems such as chemical kinetics, pharmacological compartmental models, etc.

    MLAB - Mathematical and statistical modeling

    Data Analysis and Modeling Services also available.

    "Consider the following experiment: a 1 cubic centimeter sample of water at room temperature is placed between the pole faces of a 10,000 Gauss (1 Tesla) electromagnet. As the system reaches equilibrium, a small magnetic dipole of magnitude 3.4E-6 Gauss is induced in the sample parallel to the applied field. "

    Free Induction Decay an MLAB Example

    Free Induction Decay an MLAB Example

    Civilized Software, Inc. 12109 Heritage Park Circle Silver Spring MD 20906 U.S.A.

    Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family

    Four Ethernut reference designs are available, based on 8-bit AVR as well as 32-bit ARM7 and ARM9. All schematics and the CAD data are published as Open Source Hardware and may be freely used for private or commercial purposes.

    Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family

    Ethernut 5.0 Board - The high end generation of the Ethernut board family has been designed for embedded Linux applications. Ethernut 5.0 boards are shipped with samboot boot loader programmed in internal Flash memory, U-Boot boot loader, Linux kernel and a sample Nut/OS application programmed in serial Flash memory and a Linux root file system programmed in NAND Flash memory.

    Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family

    Nut/OS is a modular, open source, real time operating system for embedded platforms. It is easily configurable and optimized to run on 8 and 32 bit microcontrollers.

    Nut/OS Modular Multithreading RTOS

    Nut/OS is a modular operating system. Instead of providing a fixed kernel block, all code is packed in libraries. Only those parts are linked to the final binary image, which are directly or indirectly referenced by the application.

    Friday, August 26, 2011

    Karnaugh Map Minimizer - Refactoring Code

    A tool for developers of small digital devices and radio amateurs, for those who is familiar with Boolean algebra and Karnaugh Map optimization method, best suits for electrical engineering students.

    Karnaugh Minimizer - Refactoring Code

    Karnaugh Minimizer - Refactoring Code

    • Draws 2 - 8 variable Karnaugh Maps
    • Quine Mc Cluskey minimization
    • Convert boolean to VHDL / Verilog
    • Simplifies boolean expressions

    "The Karnaugh map was invented by Maurice Karnaugh, a telecommunications engineer at Bell Labs, in 1950., same year that Charles M. Schulz published his first Peanuts comic."Karnaugh Map Minimizer

    This program sports some of the most amazing features in Karnaugh map minimizing sofware known to modern man, like solving up to 8 variable maps, solution highlighting, input form a truth table or directly on the map, displaying cell adresses.

    Karnaugh Map Minimizer is free (GPL) software for minimizing boolean functions using the graphic method of Karnaugh maps.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Brouhaha Embedded System Design

    Brouhaha Embedded System Design

    Top-quality embedded system design and engineering services, experts with the Ubicom IP2022, Microchip PIC, and many other microcontrollers.

    Team - Steven Ellis, Torsten Pihl and Eric Smith.

    Retrocomputing

    Computing Onward or Retro is a good thing. The Gallery at Brouhaha is has some interesting vintage computer and calculator pics.

    DEC Computing Lab

    DEC's COMPUTER LAB was a hands-on digital logic trainer. It provided gates, flip-flops, a clock source, switch inputs, and lamp outputs. The user wired it with patch cords.

    Erics embedded system projects
    • Small embedded system projects
    • Ubicom or Microchip PIC microcontrollers

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    Dynamic Schematic Editor - Spectrum Software

    A Schematic Editor with Active Simulator oriented towards RF and Communication Circuits. Good support for Power Electronic Devices and Circuits like IGBT and Mosfet.

    "The multi-page hierarchical schematic editor makes it easy to sketch a circuit. Once a circuit is created, you can do a transient, AC, DC, transfer function, sensitivity, or distortion with a simple command."

    Integrated schematic editor and simulator

    Micro-Cap 10 is an integrated schematic editor and mixed analog/digital simulator that provides an interactive sketch and simulate environment for electronics engineers.

    Animation lets objects change their display or respond to user clicks during a simulation. In this mode, a single analysis time step is taken and the schematic displays and animate devices are updated on the schematic. The animation components can also be used in a Dynamic DC analysis.

    From Design Gopher - Electronic Product Development

    Spectrum Software
    1021 South Wolfe Road. Suite 130. Sunnyvale, CA 94086-8874

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Cooking Physical Computing Applications

    "Here is the interesting part, this is like an Electric Fuzzy Logic Japanese Induction Rice Cooker for Creating Custom Process Control Solutions and Data Acquisition for R&D. An Electronic Spinal Cord, a Robotics Reflex System can be developed." - delabs

    Physical Computing with Linux

    "The AWC GP3 board gives your PC an easy way to read digital and analog quantities. It also allows your PC to send digital and analog signals to control the outside world."

    Gambas on Linux is a VB like Software.

    Cooking Physical Computing Applications

    Conclusion

    The GP3 makes physical computing simple and inexpensive. Gambas is an excellent rapid development tool with many modern features (object oriented features, component architecture, and built-in debugging). Together, you can easily and rapidly build embedded Linux applications.

    The GP-3 is a low-cost very versatile interface that connects your PC to the outside analog and digital world. You can use this board in two different ways. First, you can connect it to your PC via an RS232 port or a USB port and use the programming language of your choice to sense and control the real world.

    From - AWC Electronics

    Wednesday, August 03, 2011

    Adept Scientific - Research and Science Software

    For more than 20 years Adept Scientific has been helping customers collect, analyze, simulate, organize and present data to deliver information and knowledge.

    Adept Scientific - Research and Science Software

    Areas -

    Engineering Design, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronic Circuit Design, Product Development, Scientific Research, Data Acquisition, Test & Measurement, Technical Documentation....

    DADiSP Makes Complex Data Analysis Faster and Easier

    DADiSP (pronounced day-disp) is an interactive graphics worksheet -- a visually oriented software package for the display, management, analysis and presentation of scientific and technical data. If you collect, manipulate, edit, reduce, transform, display or analyse data, DADiSP can handle and simplify your data needs. In short, if you work with technical data, DADiSP is for you.

    DADiSP Makes Complex Data Analysis Faster and Easier

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Termite Terminal - RS232 Interfacing

    Termite is an easy to use and easy to configure RS232 terminal. It uses an interface similar to that of "messenger" or "chat" programs, with a large window that contains all received data and an edit line for typing in strings to transmit.

    Termite Terminal - RS232 Interfacing - CompuPhase

    Plug-in interface for pre-processing or alternative views of the data, logging received data to a file, adding a toolbar to Termite, and other functionality that you may think of.

    Termite Terminal

    It can also do ..
    • A history of commands that you typed, with auto-completion.
    • Support for non-standard Baud rates (MIDI, DMX512).
    • Data can be forwarded between two RS232 ports.
    From -ITB CompuPhase - List of Projects Done

    The free Hyperterminal seemed to be missing, Now new and better feature rich terminals are available - Here's one from CompuPhase who are our kind of people the EE kind. This terminal ought to help serial port SBC development.

    Hilgraeve Inc and HyperTerminal Hilgraeve's data communications software and Internet-based services enable businesses to become faster and more competitive through the use of electronic communications. HyperTerminal is an award winning terminal emulation program capable of connecting to systems through TCP/IP Networks, Dial-Up Modems, and COM ports.
    Related Links
    • PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.
    • AbsoluteTelnet / SSH is a secure flexible terminal client.
    Realterm is a terminal program specially designed for capturing, controlling and debugging binary and other difficult data streams.

    Realterm  terminal program

    Serial terminal program partcularly targeted at binary and difficult data 1) binary data, and debugging difficult communications problems. 2) use as a comms component for other s/w via full activeX interface Support for physical comm ports, and TCP

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    RF ASIC MAXIM Semiconductor

    Maxim's ASICs enable you to "lock up" or Protect a circuit-design intellectual property (IP). These can be used for creating solutions for Cellular, Handheld, Satellite Datacommunications, GPS, etc.

    Maxim chips have a wide range of uses, especially in easily resolving Complex Analog and Mixed Design Requirements.

    RF and Wireless ASICs - Maxim

    "A two-stage 1.9GHz monolithic low-noise amplifier (LNA) with a measured noise figure of 2.3dB and an associated gain of 15dB was fabricated in a standard silicon bipolar transistor array. It dissipates 5.2mW from a 3V supply including the bias circuitry. Input return loss and isolation are -9dB and -20dB, respectively."

    Schematic of the two-stage LNA

    QuickChip Design Example 2 - Low Power Silicon BJT LNA for 1.9GHz

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Antronics Ltd – Project Design Portfolio

    Product design and development is for the Innovative Engineer. Here Antronics have on display, some projects and design ideas that have been realized.

    Antronics Ltd - Project Design Portfolio

    A product design by Antronic - The BT redcare alarm monitoring system provides continuous monitoring of a BT telephone line that links a professionally installed alarm system.

    Antronics Ltd – Project Design Portfolio

    Antronics Ltd - Embedded Systems Specialists

    Consultancy Services to Clients developing Embedded Microprocessor Systems. Design and development of software/firmware for embedded microprocessor and microcontroller systems. Specialized in Products which need "M2M" applications; ie, "machine-to-machine" communications.

    delabs Notes

    In product development, the most important thing is to communicate and interact with the customer. To get the inputs very clear, goes a long way in customer satisfaction and project's technical success.
    Even if the customer is not able to create a Black Box Specifications but is able to indicate the need or problem. Then you can arrive at the specs by incremental prototyping, to gather full requirements.

    Wednesday, July 06, 2011

    BeMicro Altera FPGA Evaluation Kit

    Embedded Processor System in an FPGA in Minutes.

    Low-cost evaluation kit, includes a complete lab. Integrate a custom microprocessor in a Cyclone III FPGA.Example code and even a Nios II a 32-bit embedded-processor RISC CPU soft core. Altera BeMicro Embedded Control Made Easy

    Many peripheral modules are ready for gluing to your processor, right within the software. It then generates the HDL code too. It can then compile and load it on the USB FPGA Prototype Stick.

    Amazing isn't it. Try it out. Learn, Explore..Create.

    New $49 BeMicro FPGA Evaluation Kit

    Altera is one of the pioneers of Programmable Logic, following notable early leaders Signetics and MMI in introducing PLDs.

    Interface with Twitter - @alteracorp - FPGA, CPLD and ASIC semiconductor devices.

    Altera - FPGA CPLD and ASIC semiconductors

    Beginning Arduino - Mike Earthshine Electronics

    Located in London, Earthshine Electronics is a source of parts and kits relate to Arduino. Other electronics or microcontroller needs also.

    Earthshine Electronics

    See on right is the DFRduino Duemilanove - 100% Arduino compatible clone. Compatible with Standard Arduino Software and Shields.
    Beginning Arduino - Mike Earthshine Electronics
    Beginning Arduino - Michael McRoberts

    Digital Barograph made with SCP1000 & GLCD

    Arduino Mega Project - Measurement and Data Logging. Digital Pressure Sensor and 128×64 Graphic LCD. Plots graph of current pressure, temperature variation with time.

    This certainly is a good project for college students. You can also enhance it for multiple channels, mini thermal printer interface.

    Stand alone remote data loggers must be able to take a Standard Thumb Drive for storing and easy retrieval of data. In urban areas a wireless internet transfer is better. In a desert or jungle a satellite data transfer or small flash storage, that can be manually collected and logged into network.

    The Complete Beginners Guide to the Arduino

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011

    Wireless Gigabit Alliance - WiGig 60 GHz

    Interconnects Devices and Computers on WiGig technology for High Speed Media Rich DataCommunications. Multi-gigabit wireless communications using the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum.

    Wireless Gigabit Alliance - WiGig 60 GHz

    "The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig Alliance) today announced a cooperation agreement for multi-gigabit wireless networking" - Wi-Fi & WiGig cooperate

    Wireless Gigabit Alliance - WiGig 60 GHz

    WiGig version 1.0 specification Includes data transmission rates up to 7 Gbps. Backward compatible with the IEEE 802.11 standard.

    The WiGig specification will allow devices to communicate without wires at multi-gigabit speeds. It enables high performance wireless data, display and audio applications that supplement the capabilities of today's wireless LAN devices. - WiGig at Wikipedia

    WiGig gets spec and Alliance endorsement

    "WiGig offers connections of up to 7Gb/sec, but operating at the top end of the dial, 60GHz, makes for very short range. WiGig will carry over about 10 meters in ideal conditions,….."

    Wednesday, June 08, 2011

    Honeywell Mobile Wireless Productivity

    Honeywell Mobile Wireless Productivity

    "Handheld access to process data allows users in the field to view the latest plant information while on the move, significantly enhancing operational performance"

    Mobile Productivity - Mobile Station

    Mobile Productivity - Mobile Station

    "Using a wireless Station tablet or other handheld device, Mobile Station solutions simplify security and minimize performance impact on the control system."

    "Mobile Access for Station provides read-only and  write access to Experion graphics with dynamic data.  This is accomplished via a Terminal Client connection  to a Remote Engineering and Station Server (RESS)  loaded with Station and Terminal Services. Using the  Terminal client installed on the Tablet PC..."

    ARTiGO A1100 Barebone Pico-ITX Kit - VIA

    A compact sub-liter DIY PC kit for enthusiasts who want to taste the next generation of ultra-compact desktop computing. Full 64-bit computing in an Ultra Compact Desktop form factor. Features like HD video support, HDMI and VGA display connectivity, full Gigabit networking, Wi-Fi Support and five USB ports, all into a PC chassis that fits into the palm of your hand.

    ARTiGO A1100 Barebone Pico-ITX Kit- Via

    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    Features include:

    • VIA Nano 64-bit Processor
    • HD MPEG-2 & H.264 video decoding hardware acceleration
    • Space saving, palm size PC with 14.6 x 9.9 x 5.2cm (5.7″ x 3.9″ x 2″) dimensions
    • Multiple I/Os: HDMI, USB device port, 4 USB2.0 ports, VGA, Gigabit LAN
    • Optional WiFi networking and SD card reader
    • Supports Microsoft Windows 7 & Linux

    From - VIA Technologies

    Monday, June 06, 2011

    RadiSys - IP-based Communication Networks

    Major provider of Advanced Telecommunications hardware and software solutions for next generation IP-based wireless, wireline networks.

    RadiSys - IP-based Communication Networks

    Products Include - AdvancedTCA Compute Processing Modules, Application Software, Convedia Media Servers and Microware OS-9 is a full-featured operating system framework.

    Promentum ATCA-4550 and ATCA-4555

    Promentum ATCA-4550 and ATCA-4555

    The ATCA-4550 series are the 8th generation single board computers from RadiSys. They are high performance, single slot AdvancedTCA computer modules based on the single socket L5638 or E5645 Intel Xeon processor. 10-Gigabit Compute Processing Module

    Radisys Corporation
    5435 NE Dawson Creek Dr. Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

    Numerical Innovations - CAD CAM for EE

    They develop software tools which are of great interest to designers of PCB, Microwave/RF, MEMS, IC, chemically milled parts and optical components.

    Numerical Innovations - CAD CAM for EE

    "AutoGERB (world's first exporting of Gerber data directly from AutoCAD) and CAMtastic! (a CAM viewer which morphed into the first PCB DFM tool of its kind). They were the first in the industry to do some “cutting-edge” marketing by offering their products to be downloaded directly from the Web with a full 45 day trial.."

    EasyGerb - Numerical Innovations

    EasyGerb 4 is perfect for AutoCAD users looking for the easiest & most powerful way to output gerber files from their AutoCAD drawings.

    Numerical Innovations, LLC. Division of Caneberra Technologies Inc.
    1888 Kalakaua Ave, Suite #C312, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA

    Thursday, June 02, 2011

    DSP and VLSI Tutorials and Courses

    Some VLSI System Design Topics for study at  EECS Course WEB Sites

    VLSI Home Page of Dr. Jim Plusquellic  - Many CMOS VLSI Design Information for Students.  

    Unified view of technological, architectural and design-related aspects of VLSI systems... VLSI design flow

    Very-large-scale integration

    Very-large-scale integration

    Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. VLSI began in the 1970s when complex semiconductor and communication technologies were being developed. The microprocessor is a VLSI device.


    Current information on Embedded Systems for uC and ASIC Designers. Inside DSP - signal processing monthly. BDTI's Pocket Guide - guide to processing engines for embedded applications covers DSP processors, CPUs, microcontrollers, and FPGAs. DSP Dictionary too.

    Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. -- Free Information


    DSP Basics course online course which is free. Developed in 1998 it is light-weight but a valuable start for people new to DSP or in need of a refresher

    Johns Hopkins University Signals Systems Control

    The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing By Steven W. Smith, Ph.D. - Free DSP Book

    Tutorials in Communications Engineering

    "This website offers tutorials I have written on various topics in analog and digital communications that will help you cut through this complexity. I keep adding to this collection, albeit very slowly."

    Charan Langton

    The Java- Digital Signal Processing (J-DSP) editor is an Internet based signal processing laboratory that provides hands-on learning experiences in distributed learning environments

    This site provides the current version of the book Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing by R.M. Gray and L.D. Davisson

    DSPRelated.com since 1999, popular independent internet resource for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engineers.

    Prosig Noise & Vibration Measurement Blog

    This tutorial with Java Applets is good to start with for DSP learning. DSP is a part of Embedded Processing. Also where Real Time Analog Meets Digital. Not that you will need DSP for everything. Simple equations can be implemented without DSP, but is an entry into the DSP world.

    When complex waveforms in Audio / Video needs to be synthesized / manipulated. RF Communication related calculations too. More power and focus on math and speed makes dedicated DSP devices / software / specialization inevitable.

    Digital Signal Processing Tutorial

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    Micrel Semiconductors - Analog Mixed Ethernet and RF

    Leading manufacturer of IC and Semiconductor solutions in analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth. Products include high performance analog, power, advanced mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductors; high speed communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver integrated circuits

    Micrel Semiconductors - Analog Mixed Ethernet and RF
     
    The chips and devices are components of many consumer and industrial products. These are like Cellular handsets, portable and enterprise computing and networking, wide area networks and industrial equipment.
    They also have a Foundry Service. In fiber optics they have Laser Diode Drivers and Optical Transceiver Mgmt. ARM based SOC's and USB products too are available.

    MICRF213 QwikRadio 315 MHz Receiver

    The MICRF213 functions as a super-heterodyne receiver for OOK and ASK modulation up to 7.2kbps. The down-conversion mixer also provides image rejection. All post-detection data filtering is provided on the chip.

    Partial Specs
    • Up to -110dBm sensitivity, 1kbps and BER 10E-02
    • Frequency from 300MHz to 350MHz
    • Low current consumption: 3.9mA @ 315MHz,
    • Analog RSSI Output
    Micrel Inc.
    Founded 1978, Corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Address - 2180 Fortune Drive, San Jose, CA 95131, United States. - Micrel Map

    Vitesse Semiconductor - Networking and Broadband

    Designs and Manufactures high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks. These are applied in Networking Systems in Ethernet LAN, WAN, and RAN, Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH, Optical Transport (OTN), etc.

    Vitesse Semiconductor - Networking and Broadband

    They also have a range of versatile Signal Integrity, Physical Media Devices and Physical Layer Devices. Most of these products are enabling high speed data-communications and Ethernet Networking which are Moving towards better Energy Efficiency.

    "pre-production silicon devices that fully support the newly ratified IEEE 802.3az-2010 Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Standard for high density 8G-26G Ethernet switching solutions. Delivering power-saving features that exceed the IEEE's 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet standards...."

    9.9 Gbps to 12.6 Gbps OC-192/FEC 16-Bit Demux with CRU

    multiplexer demultiplexer chip set

    The VSC1238 is a complete, high-performance, multiplexer/demultiplexer chip set designed for 9.9-12.5 Gbps applications, including SONET OC-192, SDH STM-64, 10GbE, G.975, G.709 and offering enhanced capabilities specifically designed to address the needs of Ultra Long Haul (ULH) and Long Haul (LH) fiber optic transmission systems.

    Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
    741 Calle Plano Camarillo, CA 93012-8543 USA

    Monday, May 09, 2011

    Peregrine Semiconductor - RF CMOS

    A fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits, or RFICs. Thier innovation called UltraCMOS makes the integration of multiple RF, mixed-signal, and digital functions on a single chip.

    Peregrine Semiconductor - RF CMOS
    .
    They provide solutions for WCDMA and GSM digital cellular, broadband, DTV, DVR, and radiation hard space and defense programs.

    Peregrine Semiconductor
    The products are used in applications like ...

    "From GSM cellular handsets, CDMA digital cellular and RIM devices, to CATV/DTV/DVR and other high-growth wireless broadband applications .."

    Peregrine's PE97022 is a high-performance integer-N PLL capable of frequency synthesis up to 3.5 GHz. Features a 10/11 dual modulus prescaler, counters and a phase comparator.

    TX/RX Signal Chain

    TX RX Signal Chain - Peregrine Semiconductor
    "The TX/RX portion of the RF signal chain lies between the tuning/switching portion and any sort of power conversion components. This portion of the signal chain has potential for size reduction and increased efficiency...."

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
    9380 Carroll Park Drive San Diego, CA, 92121 USA

    MPC8569E for Broadband Access Equipment - Freescale

    MPC8569E for Broadband Access Equipment - Freescale

    MPC8569E Freescale
    "The MPC8569E PowerQUICC III family is designed to address the increasing performance requirements for broadband access equipment including 3G/WiMAX/LTE base stations, radio network controllers, gateways and ATM/TDM/IP equipment."

    Features Include
    • Embedded e500 core, scaling up to 1.33 GHz
    • 783-pin FC-PBGA package, 29 mm x 29 mm
    • 1.0V core voltage with 3.3V, 2.5V, 1.8V, 1.5V and 1.0V I/O
    • Dual I2C and Dual Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (DUART) support
    • Integrated DDR memory controller with full ECC support
    From Freescale Semiconductors - parent company - Motorola

    Wednesday, May 04, 2011

    ASIC - Application-Specific Integrated Circuits

    This resource about ASICs is the pages that went into the "ASICs... the book". When you get to Mass Production or want to pack a lot of electronics into a small size, an ASIC is inevitable. It improves reliability and consistency in the manufactured gadgets. It is a justified process, when a device is needed in large numbers. For smaller numbers use Flash Programmable Embedded Devices.

    ASIC - Application-Specific Integrated Circuits

    by Michael John Sebastian Smith - Addison-Wesley Publishing Company - VLSI Design Series

    ASIC - Application-Specific Integrated Circuits

    "ICs are made on a thin (a few hundred microns thick), circular silicon wafer , with each wafer holding hundreds of die (sometimes people use dies or dice for the plural of die). The transistors and wiring are made from many layers (usually between 10 and 15 distinct layers) built on top of one another. Each successive mask layer has a pattern that is defined using a mask similar to a glass photographic slide. The first half-dozen or so layers define the transistors. The last half-dozen or so layers define the metal wires between the transistors (the interconnect )."

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    Dave Rich – Verification Technologist

    Dave Rich is Verification Technologist at Mentor Graphics and is one of the authors of Mentor's Advanced Verification Methodology cookbook.
    Dave Rich at San Francisco Bay Area from Verification Horizons BLOG at Mentor Graphics. Bio Verification Technologist, Verilog/SystemVerilog.

    Dave joined Gateway Design Automation as one of the first application engineers to support Verilog-XL. At Gateway, he helped design many of the early features of the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL),

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    STR7 32-bit ARM7 MCU from STMicroelectronics

    Used industry-standard ARM7TDMI 32-bit RISC core, featuring high performance, very low power, and very dense code.

    STR7 32-bit ARM7 MCU from STMicroelectronics

    Comprehensive set of peripherals and ST's 0.18 µm embedded Flash technology in the STR710, STR730 and STR750 ranges.

    STR730 for Industrial/Automotive - twenty timers, three CAN, 112 I/Os. MCBSTR7 Evaluation Board

    STR710 for Consumer, POS and High-end Industrial. Many communication interfaces including USB, CAN, ISO7816 and four UART.

    From - STMicroelectronics

    The Keil MCBSTR7 Evaluation Board introduces you to the STMicroelectronics STR710 ARM family and allows you to create and test working programs for this advanced architecture.

    FPGA and CAD pages of Jonathan Rose

    Jonathan Rose, Professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto.

    Architecture of FPGAs and CPLDs A Tutorial

    This paper provides a tutorial survey of architectures of commercially available high-capacity field-programmable devices (FPDs). We first define the relevant terminology in the field and then describe the recent evolution of FPDs. The three main categories of FPDs are delineated: Simple PLDs (SPLDs), Complex PLDs (CPLDs) and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). We then give details of the architectures of all of the most important commercially available chips, and give examples of applications of each type of device.

    The Publications page and the FPGA CAD Software are of interest for Digital Design Community.

    From - Jonathan Rose

    The advantage of using Google Viewer for large PDF files is :- The PDF Streams as you read. It makes it easier for viewer and The Website hosting the PDF. It is a Green Solution. It also uses less CPU and reduces browser crashes.

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Rapid Development Embedded Kit - phyCORE

    High quality design and production of OEM-able System on Module (SOM) subassemblies and Rapid Development Kits that accelerate microcontroller-based embedded developments.

    PHYTEC America - Rapid Development Kits

    Embedded Hardware Design, Software for Embedded Design (Windows and Linux). Complete Turnkey System Design Services.

    Embedded Design Services

    PCB Layout Design, Low EMI design and Power management. Most connectivity and Interface types.

    Updated July 2013

    The Freescale i.MX6 Series includes a highly scalable family of embedded processors based on ARM Cortex-A9 technology with single-, dual-, and quad-core offerings delivering up to 1 GHz per core.

    System on Module - phyFLEX-i.MX6 - Freescale Cortex A9 Single Dual Quad Core

    System on Module - phyFLEX-i.MX6
    "The phyFLEX SOM provides a flexible platform designed to plug into the PHYTEC phyFLEX base Carrier Board providing a standard set of physical I/O connectors as well as any other interface circuitry not provided on the phyFLEX module itself."

    PHYTEC America
    203 Parfitt Way SW, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Thursday, April 07, 2011

    CWAV - Affordable Digital Test Equipment

    USB based solutions for enabling digital test equipment in a compact and user-friendly design with Powerful application software support. These are used for Analyzing and Testing I2C, SPI, SDIO, 1-Wire, CAN, SMBus and others.
    CWAV - Affordable Digital Test Equipment
    They also provide engineering design consulting service. The areas of expertise being in Embedded Systems, USB Test Equipment, Communications Devices.
    USBee Protolyzer - Built around USBee empowers Electronic Prototyping with Built-In Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, Signal Generators, Protocol Analyzers. USBee Protolyzer gives you the power to design, prototype, debug, test, and validate your mixed signal and embedded electronic designs.
    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA
    CWAV, Inc.
    28481 Rancho California Road, #201, Temecula, CA 92590

    Wednesday, April 06, 2011

    PoLabs - PoScope and Net Automation

    Designs and manufactures PC USB measuring instruments and USB data-acquisition and I/O devices. Products include oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, data acquisition, USB to UART converters and USB I/O devices.

    PoLabs - PoScope and Net Automation

    PoLabs - PoScope and Net Automation

    Plug and Play USB technology, The software is a fully featured oscilloscope, chart recorder, logic generator , logic analyser, and spectrum analyser with advanced trigering all in one easy to use package.

    Common Features

    • 2 +5 -channels.
    • Sample rate: up to 1MHz
    • Input voltage: -20 - +20 V
    • ADC resolution: 12 bits
    • Oscilloscope at and resolution: 12 bits.
    • Triggering: absolute, differential, external

    The logic analyzer is 16-channels, There is a Square signal and PWM generator and 8-channels pattern generator.

    Monday, April 04, 2011

    Doug Joness Index - Douglas W. Jones

    Computer Students can have look at the Obsolete Computer Technology pages/links. To know how computing evolved is important, before the new generation can change the way computing happens.
    Doug Joness Index - Douglas W. Jones
    Some subjects covered are Operating Systems, Computer Security and High Performance Computer Architecture.
    Mechatronics and Robotics students will find Stepping Motors useful. Assemblers and linkers are good reference for the Embedded Systems Engineer.
    Some things that would interest an ardent DIY Enthusiast or The Skillful and Adept Handy-Craft Community.
    • A Tutorial Introduction to Bookbinding
    • The Prairie Paper Project

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

    This Collaborative Web Publishing and Knowledge Sharing system is to assist developers using Embedded Processors from Texas Instruments.

    Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

    VAR-SOM-OM54 System On Module SOM

    The VAR-SOM-OM54 adapts to the most advanced manufacturing capacities, based on the OMAP5432, 1.7Ghz Cortex-A15, offering a CPU performance boost of over 50% as compared with the OMAP4460.

    VAR-SOM-OM54 System On Module SOM

    "The fastest ARM System-on-Module today! leverages the cutting edge of mobile computing for embedded and industrial product designs."

    delabs Ideas and Notes-

    When you see things like Smartphones and Tablets you know that embedded developers are more empowered today. This is due to the fact that component technologies have advanced rapidly, more zap for a given footprint.

    More Memory, Less Power Consumption, Excellent Computing Power. Interactive Display (Touch Screen) have just made amazing things possible within a limited Gadget Real Estate.

    When uC - uP pack more juice for a given battery life and configurable OS like Linux are used. The OS will not be a burden on the CPU.

    Regulated Resource usage + Good CPU power = Fast Gadget Apps

    Embedded Systems Design - James Hamblen

    Professor Hamblen's current research interests include rapid prototyping with FPGAs, embedded systems, computer architectures, continuous system simulation, and computer-aided design.
    James Hamblen ECE GIT
    This web site contains selected student design projects from ECE 4006 that contain embedded processors, FPGA-based SOPC, and robotics projects. ECE 4006 is a team-based semester long undergraduate student design project.
    Embedded Computer & SOC Design Projects
    Embedded Systems Design covers hardware and software design for higher-end embedded systems containing X86 and ARM based technology and other embedded devices that contain a 32-bit processor, memory, and an embedded operating system.
    Related Reading -
    FPGA IP cores and laboratory projects developed for four editions the textbook, Rapid Prototyping of Digital Systems. VHDL-based IP cores include a simple computer design, a VGA video controller, a character generation ROM, graphics memory, an LCD controller, a PWM controller, a PS/2 mouse and keyboard interface, a small robot controller, and a MIPS processor core.

    Freeduino Board and KIT

    Things are easier than before, there is so much more you can do with this. Starting with a Embedded Project with Arduino type of uC is easy. A PC USB inteface for testing your code. Analog Interface is good for trying out Measurement or Robotic Projects.

    Freeduino began as a collaborative project to publish open-source Arduino-compatible production files. The files that resulted from this project allow users to create boards that are 100% functionally, electrically and physically compatible with Arduino hardware. Over time, Freeduino has come to mean hardware that is "Arduino-compatible".

    Arduino and Freeduino Knowledge

    Arduino and Freeduino Knowledge

    Freeduino is a free-form version of the Arduino, in that is not developed under a centralized design process.There is no Freeduino team, or anyone to ask permission of: anyone, anywhere, can design and produce a Freeduino product, no questions asked, no royalties paid.

    It's sort of like electronic harware anarchy- or democracy, depending on how you look at it. We derived the Freeduino files from Arduino for exactly this reason: to see what the Arduino project would have looked like if it had open hardware distribution and manufacturing.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    BiPOM Electronics - Microcontroller systems

    Embedded Systems for robotics, automation/control, and instrumentation. Design and Consulting Services, Educational Kits. Hardware Development Boards and Software Systems.


    BiPOM Electronics - Microcontroller systems

    GadgetPC is a powerful, low-cost, 32-bit ARM9 (AT91SAM9260) based microcontroller system with 5 USB ports for interfacing to a variety of off-the-shelf USB devices. It is capable of running Linux. Can be powered by 5 Volts DC from the USB connector. The total power consumption of the board is less than 1 Watt.

    GadgetPC powerful ARM9 Card from BiPOM

    Some Specs -
    • ATMEL AT91SAM9260 (ARM9) embedded processor
    • 8MB In-System Re-programmable Downloadable DataFlash Memory
    • 32MB DDR RAM
    • Four USB 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mbit per Second) Host Ports
    WebCatPlus, Small, Efficient, Flexible Web Server
    WebCatPlus is one of the world's smallest web servers. Occupying only 2.4" by 2.35" footprint and consuming under 110mA of current, WebCatPlus can operate from a small wall adapter or even batteries, yet allow you to monitor your data and control operations from around the world.
    WebCatPlus comes pre-loaded with a web server application that can read PC file format. Simply generate your HTMLs with your favorite editor ( for example, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, etc. ) or built-in free HTML Editor, insert tags to monitor data from real hardware, insert commands to control real hardware and you are ready to monitor and control the world.

    WebCatPlus, Small, Efficient, Flexible Web Server