Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

FTDI Chip - Legacy peripherals to USB

Specialists in converting legacy peripherals to Universal Serial Bus (USB). We offer the easiest route to USB migration by combining USB-Serial (USB-RS232) and USB-FIFO silicon solutions with our ready-to-go royalty free USB drivers. FTDI's "total" solutions offer reduced development and debug costs and a fast time to market.

FTDI Chip - Legacy peripherals to USB

FT9xx Development Modules - Based upon the FT32 high performance, 32 bit RISC core, the FT9xx series provides a plethora of connectivity options, making it the ideal choice for advanced technology bridging solutions. By executing instructions from shadow RAM, rather than flash memory, the FT9xx can operate at true Zero Wait States (0WS) up to 100MHz with 310 DMIPS performance.

MM900EV development modules

The MM900EV development modules provide full hardware feature support for the FT90x MCU in a variety of form factors.The modules also provide a connector for accessing external plug-in hardware over an SPI interface. Targeted applications for the module include home security, HMI and automation systems,USB capability products, embedded multimedia applications and a range of other industrial control systems.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Arduino and Ethernet Interface

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Arduino Open-source Electronics Prototyping

Arduino Open-source Electronics Prototyping

The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz ceramic resonator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.


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