Readers of my regular columns will know that I’ve recently been promoting the use of smartphones and tablets for decoding all manner of data signals. For Android based listeners the software from Wolphi LLC comes highly recommended. I have downloaded[…]Click to read more..
The eagerly awaited collection of new Mbed boards have arrived from STM. The STM Nucleo range are budget priced, Cortex development boards with Arduino compatible shield connectors, integral ST-Link programmer and are fully supported on the Mbed development platform. If[…]Click to read more..
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..
Just taken delivery of one of the new PiCE. This is a great new all metal Raspberry Pi case from Elson Designs. The case is very well built and includes a camera mount as well as an assortment of blanking[…]Click to read more..
One of the few weaknesses of the Raspbery Pi is the location of the SD-Card socket that protrudes from the end of the board. If handled clumsily it is very easy to snap-off the retaining lips on the card carrier[…]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..
STM have recently announced a brand new visual development package for their STM32 range of embedded devices. I’ve been a fan of STM for some time as they produce excellent and powerful development boards at very reasonable prices. The recently[…]Click to read more..
System on a Chip (SoC) devices are becoming ever cheaper and represent a great way to develop micro controller apps with the minimum of external components. A typical SoC device comprises a micro controller core along with a stack of[…]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..