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Blogs about Microcontrollers

Blogs about Microcontrollers

  • CAN bus communications – design and analysis using Flowcode 6


    CAN bus is a great way to connect several microcontrollers together as it can cope with large distances or noisy environments and it works very well. This is why the automotive industry made CAN bus a required standard for communication for all modern cars. As well as automotive applications the CAN bus can also be used for many other applications and is very simple to implement.


    • Red Pitaya competition. And the winner is...


      And the Winner is... In June we offered you a chance to win a Red Pitaya by simply sharing your innovative and creative application ideas of what you would use this versatile open source measurement and control tool for.


      • An Interview with Ivan Rajkovic of MikroElektronika


        I recently had a chance to review the mikroC Pro for ARM IDE as part of MikroElektronika’s 10 year anniversary celebrating the release of their first IDE. As part of that review, I was able to interview Ivan Rajkovic, Manager of Software Development about their mikroC Pro for ARM. I was impressed with the very genuine responses to my questions.


        • Matrix TSL - New USB Project Board


          The new USB Project Board from Matrix is a USB powered PIC Micro microcontroller development board, which features an integrated motor driver chip to enable high current outputs. It seamlessly integrates with Flowcode 6 programming software.


          • Introducing the Raspberry Pi B+


            If you enjoy interfacing your Raspberry Pi with the real world there will have been times when you have wanted to have more inputs and outputs on the GPIO header, or a couple more USB ports for connecting peripherals. Well, the good news is that the folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation have developed an enhanced version of the Raspberry Pi called the model B+


            • FORTHdsPIC gets Embedded and Walks Alone

              Bill Marshall

              Last year I embarked upon a project to write a FORTH language interpreter/compiler from scratch to run on a Microchip PIC24 or dsPIC microcontroller. So far most of the development has taken place on an RS Embedded Development Platform using Microchip PIM processor modules. By version 0.4, FORTH programs could be compiled and run in the device RAM with an attached host PC providing terminal emulation. Now with version 0.5 user programs can be transferred to the device non-volatile Flash memory and run without the host PC. In other words FORTHdsPIC can now be used in embedded applications.