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A simple working I2C (TWI) level shifter

Recently, I had to interface two hardware platforms via an I2C bus (a.k.a. two-wire interface, TWI) to query temperature and real-time clock information. This task is relatively straightforward on the...

posted by Dr Cagri Tanriover on Jul 16 2013 under Hardware Development | I/O | Mosfet 
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Requirements, Specifications and Tests

As a freelance developer of all things embedded, it's important that right through a project everyone involved knows what is expected, who is responsible for delivering, and how to confirm that what i...

posted by SpiderKenny on Jun 20 2013
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Layout recomendations and tips for best performance against EMC

When making the layout of the circuit diagram, it is interesting to perform a preliminary analysis of several issues in order to minimize problems arising from electromagnetic compatibility.The analys...

posted by Maykel Alonso on Jan 4 2013
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An unique AT91SAM7X design on minimum board space

The company ARM, since it came into being, has had enormous growth in the embedded market area. From hand held devices to laptop computers, it is now taking a large share of the market. Amongst the m...

posted by Maziar Tasbihi on Aug 20 2012
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First Steps in OrCAD 16 [Capture]

Hello community, I know that in last posts I have been writting about the Software. But what about Hardware? In last months I have been dealing with it, exactly with OrCAD 16. And I will explain ...

posted by Maykel Alonso on Jun 1 2012
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Using XML to describe embedded devices (and speak to them)

This article discusses one of the typical development cycles in embedded device and communication design and presents a possible, light weight solution using the free DClib/netpp framework. ...

posted by Martin Strubel on Oct 12 2011
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Deeply embedded design example - Logic replacement

I have always believed that some of the low-cost, low-pin count, low-resource microprocessors would make an excellent choice for the replacement of discrete logic components.  In these cases...

posted by Gene Breniman on Jul 9 2011
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VHDL tutorial - A practical example - part 3 - VHDL testbench

In part 1 (http://www.embeddedrelated.com/showarticle/85.php) of this series we focused on the hardware design, including some of the VHDL definitions of the I/O characteristics of the CPLD part. ...

posted by Gene Breniman on Jun 25 2011
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VHDL tutorial - A practical example - part 2 - VHDL coding

In part 1 of this series we focused on the hardware design, including some of the VHDL definitions of the I/O characteristics of the CPLD part.  In part 2, we will describe the VHDL logic of...

posted by Gene Breniman on May 27 2011
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VHDL tutorial - A practical example - part 1 - Hardware

In previous posts I described some simple VHDL examples.  This time let's try something a little more complex. This is part one of a multiple part article.  This is intended to be a detailed...

posted by Gene Breniman on May 18 2011
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Size matters - System success depends on initial design

Too many times during the initial phases of system design, opposing interests start fighting for valuable resources, sometimes without even knowing that they are.  Case in point, a development pr...

posted by Gene Breniman on Apr 23 2011
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Requirement for a precision voltage regulator in a high accuracy ADC - Embedded System

We all know very well that the embedded systems require highly regulated voltage supplies to function effectively. It is for a fact that, that the thresholds in a given embedded electronics design mus...

posted by Maziar Tasbihi on Apr 15 2011
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Software Prototyping

In my recent blog entry on the product development process (way down, near the end of the entry), I wrote the following:"I continue these sorts of tests, building more and more complexity, until ...

posted by Gene Breniman on Aug 19 2008
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Bringing up Baby - product development thoughts

Things have just started to get exciting. After months of defining, specifying and designing my latest product, I finally have semi-functional prototypes. After a few side steps during the building ...

posted by Gene Breniman on Aug 15 2008
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