Thursday, April 25, 2013

CSMicro Systems -Microcontroller Development

Arduino and PIC Development Kits, Interface Boards, Parts and Tools to complete your Embedded System Project. They also offer product design and software development services.

CSMicro Systems -Microcontroller Development


LAB-XUSB Experimenter Board

It contains the circuitry required by the PIC MCU to operate: 5-volt power supply, oscillator, reset circuit, as well as additional application circuits. Switches, potentiometers, LEDs, LCD module, RS232, USB, speaker and a prototyping area for experimentation are integrated.

Examples provided with kit - Calculator, LCD clock, digital thermometer, LCD backpack, data logger, etc.

CSMicro Systems
748 South Meadows Parkway, Ste. A9-214, Reno NV, 89521 USA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rugged Circuits - Design Service

Design and Manufacturing Service for Industrial Embedded Systems for Robust Requirements. Services include component selection, PCB design, prototyping, manufacturing, and distribution.

Rugged Circuits - Design Service

Rugged Circuits - Design Service

Custom control system for an industrial machine

Triple RS485 outputs, graphic LCD display interface with dimmable backlight, 4x4 keypad interface, real-time clock, 8 discrete and protected I/O's, and in-the-field firmware upgrades over USB.

They also have a estore with products related to Ruggeduino (Rugged+Arduino ), including components, kits, Shields. The products like Rugged Motor Driver and Yellowjacket a WiFi microcontroller module, need special mention.

Rugged Circuits LLC
Wayland, Michigan 49348

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Elektor Electronics - EE Circuits Projects

One of the oldest and reputed Electronics Magazine. construction projects, computer, technology, computing, PC technology, microcontroller. Books & CD-Roms, E-blocks, Kits & Modules.R8C pages, RFID pages.

Elektor Electronics - Hobby Circuits Projects
This was one of the Mags along with Radio Electronics that made me a better designer. Radio Electronics was my first favorite mag.

Elektor Electronics - EE Circuits Projects

They also have some of the issues for download. Some nice projects too are available with code for reference and experimenting.

Online Store and Members Area

They have a Forum for Discussion and Displaying your Completed projects. Even seek help when stuck with your project.

Then a Kits and Tools Store where you can buy the things you need to make the Electronic Projects, ..

Elektor Electronics - Hobby Circuits Projects

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Monday, April 22, 2013

OsciPrime - Android Oscilloscope and Data Acquisition

OsciPrime is an Open Source Android high speed data acquisition hardware platform and Android oscilloscope application. All layers of the project - from hardware, to firmware, up to software - are well documented in great detail.

 Measure: Voltage, Freq, Time - and also - Run/Stop data acquisition

OsciPrime - Android Oscilloscope and Data Acquisition

The hardware consists of two parts: the analogue front-end where a signal is tapped and adjusted for the A/D conerters and a digital front-end where the data is quantified and prepared for USB transmission. Key components are a Xilinx Coolrunner CPLD and a Cypress FX2 microcontroller.

OsciPrime Android Oscilloscope

Using USB, the hardware plugs into Android devices that support USB Host. Together with the OsciPrime Android oscilloscope application it turns a tablet or mobile phone into a high speed data acquisition system.

OsciPrime Android App

Specifications
  • 2x Analogue Input @ 8bit/6Msps
  • 5 analogue gain levels
  • 3.3 MHz - 8.0 MHz Bandwidth (gain dependant)
  • Range +/- 1.5 V up to +/- 16 V
  • 5 us/Div max - 1 ms/Div min
  • V-Offset, Time-Offset, Calibration
  • Trigger Falling/Rising Edge, CH1/CH2

Friday, April 12, 2013

Complete Embedded USB PIC Solution

The Low Pin Count USB Development Kit provides an easy, low cost way to evaluate the functionality of Microchip's PIC18F14K50 and PIC18F13K50 20-pin USB microcontrollers. Kit contains the hardware, software, and code examples. This is what i would use if i have to make a Quick USB Voltmeter or Ammeter.

Complete Embedded USB PIC Solution
If you want to do such a project, use Opto-Isolation for High-Energy circuits for Safety. The Analog Value from Attenuator, Shunt, Current Transformer is amplified and converted to frequency then thru opto-coupler reaches uC. This protects PC and User.Be very careful in High Voltage and High Current. Use proper transducers and Isolation to Protect man and machine.

Compact USB Development Kit PIC18F14K50

The kit contains one fully populated low pin count USB Development Board, one spare board, one PIC18F14K50 Debug Header, and CD with docs.

PIC18F13K50/14K50 USB Flash nanoWatt uC

PIC Microcontroller with full speed USB 2.0 interface. Ideal device for battery-powered applications.

"The addition of mTouch(TM) touch sensing compatibility, a 10-bit ADC, motor control PWMs, and a host of serial interfaces make the PIC18F14K50 the perfect device to "Just add USB" to any application."