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Steve Ciarcia Buys Back Circuit Cellar Magazine
In case you haven't heard, Steve Ciarcia, former Byte columnist and founder of Circuit Cellar (Ink) Magazine, which he sold to Elektor five years ago, has bought back the...
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 18:15
ARM Cortex-M7
ARM launched the ARM Cortex-M7 yesterday. Are they any Atmel insiders on here that can comment on when/if Atmel plans to make MCUs using the new M7 core?
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 17:35
Noisy ADCs
I have about a dozen MCU development boards from various manufacturers sitting around my lab. With one exception, the ADCs built into the MCUs on these boards generate lots of...
Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 16:45
CAN --> USB Adapter
Anyone here have experience with a CAN to USB adapter they can recommend? Galvanic isolation would be nice, but not an absolute requirement. Good APIs for C# are a requirement as...
Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - 21:21
RS-485 versus CAN
I'm working on an update to my weather station and need to decide how to bring the data into the house from the station itself. My existing station is mounted to the outside wall...
Friday, 27 April 2012 - 20:19
Oscilloscope Usage: What to Avoid?
I've got my first "real" oscilloscope (an Agilent) on order and am looking forward to using it to debug some of my analog and digital designs. What kind of things should I avoid?...
Monday, 30 January 2012 - 22:10
PCB Layout
I've finished drawing the schematic for my weather data logger in Eagle and am starting my very first PCB layout. I have a few questions: 1. The board will be two layers. Should I...
Monday, 30 November 2009 - 05:27
Accurate Temperature Sensor
I was planning to use an LM75 for a temperature sensor for a weather station until I read the datasheet and found that its accuracy is only +/- 2C. Is there another sensor I can...
Monday, 18 May 2009 - 20:09
Weather Sealing Cable Connections
I'm building a circuit that will go into a diecast aluminum box such as this one: http://www.minute-man.com/acatalog/Sealed_Die_Cast_Aluminum_Enclosures.html. I'm looking for a...
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 20:38
Verilog or VHDL?
I'm just starting to tackle (as a hobbyist) CPLDs and FPGAs and will need to learn one of the hardware description languages. Is there a general consensus pertaining to whether...
Tuesday, 16 September 2008 - 21:18
Fluke versus Agilent
I need a new bench multimeter and my short list is down to these two: Fluke 8808A Agilent 34405A Which would you choose, and why? Are there any others I should consider?
Thursday, 11 September 2008 - 23:51
Simulator Problems -- ARGH!!!
I haven't got any real hardware yet, so while I'm waiting for it to arrive I'm trying to run my application under the AVR32 Studio simulator. I created a small application with a...
Monday, 8 September 2008 - 05:42