Massive Open Online Courses ( Transforming education )

Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan October 10, 20127 comments

Emerging trends in online education have opened up unforeseen learning opportunities for aspiring students. Eminent instructors from the best names in the industry such as Stanford, MIT and Harvard provide several courses with video lectures online.

Named MOOCs,  Massive Open Online courses are accelerating the learning process in a radical manner.  Online universities like Coursera, edX, Udacity, Khan Academy and Udemy offer courses which are...

Get your microcontroller and PC to talk

Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan August 15, 201112 comments

(and get it done free ‘n’ easy!)


The Need

Specifications can dynamically change during the product development cycle. Bosses/clients suddenly approach us with additional requirements, which, however simple, can put us in a fix.  One such requirement could be to have a PC based design interface for a standalone microcontroller project.

Embedded - Where to start and how to continue?

When the whole world is talking the magic words 'Embedded' and 'Microcontrollers', there definitely are a whole bunch of engineers who are more into hardware and have the eternal hesitation on how to plunge into the embedded world.



These folks are good in hardware, very analytical in their approach and have all the...

Good old multiplexed keypad in an embedded system

Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan April 17, 20118 comments

Good old multiplexed keypad in embedded systems

(My Blog No.1)

Touch-screens, rotary encoder switches and other navigational aids rule the user interface these days.  Navigation through menus and sub-menus is child’s play as icons and thumbnails rule the screen.


Jumping from one screen to another,...