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Blogs about Design Phase

Blogs about Design Phase

  • Internet of Things made simple; Simulated Web Server and TCP - The Flowcode Way


    This is our third and final blog post relating to 'The Internet of Things'. This week we are discussing the simulation capabilities of Flowcode 6 coupled with our theme...the internet of things. The TCP base component provides the simulated network communications which is then built into the higher level embedded components to provide the simulation functionality should the user want it.


    • Hack Superman - Launch Day

      Pete Wood

      Back in July I posted a blog introducing our mission to send Superman to the edge of Space and back for Mattel toys. After a couple of planning sessions the team went away to work on their tasks. Then in early September, we had a capsule ready for launch.


      • Flowcode I2C - Master and Slave


        In our previous DesignSpark blog article we discussed I2C and SPI busses; their practical applications, limitations and typical usages. In this article we will discuss some new Flowcode development work we are currently in the process of undertaking which will enable users to benefit from I2C slave mode.


        • Simplified Communications - I²C and SPI


          Many of today's modern sensors, actuators, display, memory and other IC's come with an external interface allowing them to be controlled from a master device. This master device could be a simple microcontroller or it could be something more advanced like a Linux based Raspberry Pi. By far the most commonly used interface buses used by these devices are I²C and SPI. Both I²C and SPI are available in Master and Slave modes with the Master controlling all operations and the Slave listening to what the Master is telling it.