I spotted this new development board from STM a few weeks ago and stock has now arrived at Farnell. This is an amazing value board that features a STM32F4 180MHz cpu with 3-axis MEMS sensor and a 2.4″ QVGA touch-screen[…]Click to read more..
MathWorks is used extensively by professional engineers as a design tool. One of the products that caught my eye was SimuLink which is a visual programming environment. SimuLink can be used for a wide variety of design problems but of[…]Click to read more..
I’ve been looking for a compact wireless keyboard and mouse for use with my Raspberry Pi and think I’ve just found the ideal solution. The Perixx Periduo-707 Plus is a very compact wireless keyboard that measures just 320mm x 140mm.[…]Click to read more..
Decode Column David Ayres (G4SXT) has reported a couple of errors in the detailed instructions for downloading and configuring the Raspberry Pi. It seems that the git site address changed just after publication and I omitted a sudo command ahead[…]Click to read more..
When you start working with CPLDs and FPGAs, the easiest way to get going is to look at existing modules and adapt them for your needs. Xilinx provide some excellent and very comprehensive cores but they tend to be fairly[…]Click to read more..
If you are thinking of getting into FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) it’s worth paying a visit to Gadget Factory’s Papilio project. Not only do they have some great value boards available but the new Schematic Library really helps you[…]Click to read more..
Once you start using your Raspberry Pi you will doubtless find times when you need to transfer a file or two from your PC to the Pi. If your Pi is connected to your local network (Ethernet or WiFi) the[…]Click to read more..
Just got my hands on the new Anan 100D transceiver! Based on the HPSDR Project, it’s a great piece of hardware with loads of potential. I’ll be putting it through its paces in the run up to Christmas ready for[…]Click to read more..
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently playing with CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices). These are wonderful devices for the logic experimenter as you can build your own dedicated logic chips! I started by getting the excellent Guzunty Pi[…]Click to read more..
Contralube is a fantastic synthetic gel that has been designed to protect electrical contacts and connections. It is suitable for all types of electrical connections from small signal RF through to high voltage and current systems. It has a breakdown[…]Click to read more..