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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MSP430F417 LCD Kits - Elektronikladen

MSP430F417 has more flash and RAM. These are able to control up to 96 segments of an LCD. This technique of using the MSP430 demonstrates how easily low-power applications can be developed for viewing and measuring instruments.

MSP430F417 LCD Kits - Elektronikladen

MSP430F41 Kit at Elektronikladen

Features
  • MSP430F413 or MSP430F417 controller (LQFP64)
  • 5-digit LCD display with additional functions
  • 32kHz watch crystal
  • RS232 level converter and DB-9 connector
  • two buttons - Sounder - Status LED
  • Connections for Dallas touch button
  • 14-pin. JTAG port
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 50mm
  • Battery holder for 3V LiMn cell (not supplied)
Elektronikladen - Mikrocontroller Starterkits

Elektronikladen - ELMICRO offers a wide range of Evaluation Boards, Controller Modules and Software Development Tools. The company network was founded in 1975 in Detmold, Germany and operates a network of partners and sales representatives to support customers world-wide.

Monday, July 29, 2013

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ - MikroElektronika

This Development Board for Multimedia Apps has an On-board PIC18FJ, which is preprogrammed with fast USB HID bootloader, ready for your R&D Project or even a Home Automation Solution.

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ - MikroElektronika

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ

It has Large 320x240 TFT Color Display with Touch Screen and Stereo. The batteries can be charged from USB port. The microSD memory card and 8Mbit Serial Flash Memory can help in storing data and media like pictures, sounds and other files.

Visual TFT is a standalone application used for rapid development of graphical user interfaces for TFT displays. Software generates code compatible with mikroElektronika compilers.

If you are a fan of arcade games, you won't resist this fantastic board. Gaming shield is an extension board for your mikromedia that provides you with standard gaming buttons and audio speakers, so you can build and play your favorite arcade games.
mikromedia GAMING Shield

mikromedia GAMING Shield

GAMING Shield comes with convenient stacking headers, so you can easily connect not only mikromedia, but other shields as well, such as battery boost shield.

Friday, May 17, 2013

ASIX - Electronic Design Service

A private company located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. They offer complete turnkey electronic design followed by a product manufacturing in any quantity.

ASIX - Electronic Design Service

They have a wide range of experience in electronics - programmable logic devices (Xilinx FPGAs and CPLDs), microcontrollers (PIC, AVR, ARM, ...), analog and digital electronics...etc.

They also manufacture some tools and instruments that are useful for R&D using Embedded Systems. These are like Programmers, Debugging Tools and USB Products.

Even their Discontinued products are very interesting...

PVK40 a feature-rich development board for 40-pin PIC

PVK40 for 40-pin PIC

The board includes all the circuitry necessary for an in-depth study of most of the microcontroller on-chip peripherals and for experimenting with several external peripherals. This board will help you to become an expert in PIC MCU programming.

ASIX s.r.o.
Staropramenna 4 150 00 Prague Czech Republic

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Industrial Hand Held terminals Two Technologies

"Two Technologies has been designing and manufacturing customizable, rugged hand held computers and rugged terminals for industrial and commercial applications since 1987."

Industrial Hand Held terminals Two Technologies
Industrial Hand Held terminals Two Technologies
 
"Increased level of safety when using the terminal to control motion oriented tasks on a robotic device by allowing the host and terminal to monitor one another and react to event changes (host actions are dependent on host software."

ProMotion Rugged Hand Held Terminal
 
Features Include
  • Three (3) Position Liveman Switch
  • Double Pole E-Stop Switch
  • Large Display - 8 rows x 24 characters
  • ANSI 3.64 (VT-100) Compatibility
  • Keys Programmable as Characters
  • Up to 57,600 bps Communications 

Two Technologies, Inc.
419 Sargon Way, Horsham, PA 19044, USA 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

Products include integrated circuits (silicon chips) in Bipolar, Bi-CMOS and CMOS technologies, thick film hybrids (ceramic substrate) and surface mounted printed circuit board assemblies and modules.

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

History -"The Hendon business site in Adelaide, South Australia has been a long established integrated circuit design and wafer fabrication facility in Australia, from its Philips semiconductor background up to 1997..."

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

Thick Film Hybrid Technology

The advantage of ceramic hybrids over fiberglass printed circuit is their high reliability due to their inherent rugged construction with the following advantages:

Hendon Semiconductors Pty. Ltd
ABN: 17 080 879 616, 1 Butler Drive, Hendon, South Australia 5014, Australia.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Casio Industrial Handhelds

"Casio has been manufacturing and marketing industrial ruggedized mobile terminals for more than twenty years across the globe, and has successfully established themselves as one of the market leaders."

CASIO Industrial Handheld Terminals

IT-9000 Handheld Terminal

Excellent visibility indoors and in direct sunlight -TFT LCD with an easy-to-operate touch panel. VGA-compatible high resolution (640×480 pixels).

Built-In NFC Reader/Writer with SAM Slot, High-Speed Thermal Printer, Built-In 2D Imager.

Maximum Toughness in Harsh Conditions.

IT-9000 Handheld Terminal

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sun Equipment Corporation - Training Systems

Sun Equipment Corporation - Training Systems

Kits and Custom Equipment Developer/Provider for Training and Industry, Engineering design and Development Lab Support.

Digital Signal Processing Control Lab

Digital Signal Processing Control Lab: DSP-59000

Dual processors (TMS-320C5416 & TMS-320LF2407). Built-in audio/video, MP3, Ethernet, Keypad, RS-232/RS-485, temperature control, function generator, PWM , experiment modules

ispPAC20 Programmable Analog IC Development Lab

Design, simulate, program, print, check and verify ispPAC-20 IC programs through the printer port

ispPAC20 Programmable Analog IC Development Lab

Built-in modules include input bias, microphone, amplifier, decay, adder, substractor, integration, filter, band width control, bridge and temperature sensor, VCO, PWM, Delta-Sigma modulation, D/A converter, widow comparator, absolute-value circuit, Voltage monitor, temperature monitor, light measurement, current transmit interface, feedback control of voltage and current, analog multiplexer, SPI control and etc.

Sun Equipment Corporation
1352 S. Grove Ave., Suite A, Ontario, CA 91761, USA.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices

Products  Microsemi Designs and Manufactures include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; etc.

Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices

Zarlink and Actel are now part of  Microsemi. Actel have designed  SoCs and FPGAs based on flash and antifuse technologies.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 Starter Kit

Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Starter Kit

The SmartFusion2 starter kit supports industry-standard interfaces including Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C and UART and includes a comprehensive breadboard to support unique design requirements.

"SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM...."

They also provide High-performance IP Cores for other designers and chip developers.

Microsemi Corporation
One Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA

Monday, February 18, 2013

TiePie Engineering - Computer controlled Instruments

Manufacturer of high quality computer controlled test and measurement equipment, such as USB oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators, spectrum analyzers, protocol analyzers, data loggers and multimeters. It is a Dutch company developing and selling computer controlled measuring instruments.

TiePie Engineering - Computer controlled Instruments

This powerful high speed USB oscilloscope combines fast sampling up to 500 MS/s with high resolutions of 12, 14 and 16 bit, a large memory of 64 MSamples and an extremely accurate built-in 30 MHz 14 bit arbitrary waveform generator.


Handyscope HS5 the unbeatable USB oscilloscope

A protocol analyzer is a measuring instrument that analyzes one or more signals that are used to communicate between electronic devices according a specific protocol. A protocol analyzer examines the signals and decodes the information that is transferred.The Multi Channel software contains the following protocol analyzers: CAN bus analyzer, J1939 decoder, I²C analyzer and Serial analyzer.

Protocol analyzers - TiePie

Protocol analyzers - TiePie

TiePie engineering
Koperslagersstraat 37 8601 WL  Sneek The Netherlands
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Meridian CDC from Real Intent EDA

Meridian CDC is the fastest, highest capacity and most precise CDC solution in the market. It performs comprehensive structural and functional analysis to ensure that signals crossing asynchronous clock domains on ASIC, or FPGA devices are received reliably.

Meridian CDC from Real Intent EDA

Meridian CDC from Real Intent EDA

Meridian CDC is the only integrated solution in the industry that combines automatic CDC intent analysis and metastabilityaware formal analysis. Meridian CDC’s superior technology allows designers to use all of these strategies to guarantee complete CDC correctness.

Real Intent’s EDA software Helps accelerate early functional verification and advanced sign-off of integrated circuit designs. Solutions include comprehensive CDC verification and advanced RTL analysis.

Real Intent, Inc.
990 Almanor Avenue, Suite 220 Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

The DM163029 or PICDEM Mechatronics demonstration board is an easy-to-use mechatronics development and demonstration platform. Mechatronics refers to implementing intelligent control in a mechanical system.

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

The demonstration kit takes a hands-on approach to learning about mechatronics. Jumper wires are provided in the kit which allow the developer to experiment with connecting the PIC microcontroller to various components on the board. These components include sensors, LEDs, human input devices and motor drivers.

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

Features Include
  • PIC16F917 MCU with 8 MHz
  • Displays: 8 LEDs and LCD
  • Stepper motor and brushed DC motors
  • Analog temperature sensor
  • 32.768 kHz crystal for time generation
  • Human inputs: 4 tactile switches, 2 potentiometers
  • Optical speed sensor for brushed DC motor
  • ICSP programming capability - MPLAB ICD

Monday, January 21, 2013

Festo Bionic Learning Network

Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo - "Molecubes - an attractive programmable robotics system Molecubes could play a significant role in technical training in the near future. These cubes, fitted with computer chips, can be successively attached to each other."

Festo Bionic Learning Network
  Molecubes Bionic Learning Network Festo
"Bionic design principles serve as the basis for the development of new gripper technology for flexible adaptive grasping in the mechanical handling industry..."



Here Festo is helping students of Robotics and Automation learn from nature's intricate and sophisticated Nueromuscular Systems. I am using the word Nueromuscular in a different way, here it means Wires (Nerves), Control System (Brain, Spinal cord), Solenoids & Valves (Muscular System).

These Bionic Systems can also be used the other way around, they can be designed for Reinforcing/Replacing Weak or Lost Limbs. Even a person with a handicap, can do most tasks on his own, aided by the Bionic Appendages.

Study These Resources to understand Bionics which is closely related to Robotics and Automation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NXP P89LPC938 and Test Board - Future Designs

FDI makes Development Kits, Touch Screen Kits, SBC and many other Embedded System Tools. They also offer Engineering and Manufacturing services.Derivative Board for TSSOP with LPC938 loaded

Test Board for P89LPC938 - Future Designs

NXP - P89LPC938 is a 8-bit microcontroller with accelerated two-clock 80C51 core 8 kB 3 V byte-erasable Flash with 10-bit A/D converter

NXP - P89LPC938

The USB-Dongle provides a Virtual COM Port interface to the PC and allows hex files to be downloaded and programmed using Flash Magic or other common utilities.

USB Programming Interface for Derivative Boards
USB Programming Interface for Derivative Boards

Derivative Boards - In general, Derivative Boards require the use of the USB-Dongle for power and a programming interface. Low cost Derivative Boards are available for many different microcontrollers from NXP. Supported families include the LPC9xx, ARM7 LPC2xxx and 89V52X2.

FDI Engineering Design Services

Future Designs, Inc.
996 A Cleaner Way SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kit for MPR03x Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller

The evaluation kit allows a user to observe the basic functionality of the device through a couple of demo's including a pinball game and a presentation device.

The MPR03X is an Inter-Integrated Circuit Communication (I2C) driven Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller, optimized to manage two electrodes with interrupt functionality, or three electrodes with the interrupt disabled.

Kit for MPR03x Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller

MPR03x: Proximity Capacitive Touch Sensor Controller

  • KITMPR03x motherboard
  • MPR031 DIP board
  • 2+IRQ electrode daughter card
  • 3 electrode daughter card
  • 4 MPR031 cut tape samples
  • Quick Start Guide
Freescale Semiconductor is the leading manufacturer of microcontrollers, microprocessors and semiconductors. (now nxp)

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