Showing posts with label Computer-Interfacing. Show all posts
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Monday, April 04, 2016

ET the Technology Interface

Technology Interface ia an on-line journal for the Engineering Technology profession serving education and industry. The Technology Interface has been developed to provide professionals in the Engineering Technology profession and related fields, the opportunity to share ideas concerning teaching, teaching improvements, projects, industrial activities, research and much more via the internet.

ET the Technology Interface - Wayback

"Use of a PC Printer Port for Control and Data Acquisition by Peter H. Anderson Department of Electrical Engineering Morgan State university Abstract: A PC printer port is an inexpensive and yet powerful platform for implementing projects dealing with the control of real world peripherals...."

DMM and Scope

Use of a PC Printer Port for Control and Data Acquisition

"Building an 8-bit PC-Based Logic Analyzer by Kyle C. Quinnell Department of Engineering Technology New Mexico State University Abstract This paper presents a way of using a PC computer as a an 8-bit Logic Analyzer...."

Building an 8-bit PC-Based Logic Analyzer:

delabs Notes

A student can also on his own have a small lab in his house and start building and programming to supplement his academic training. You can build your lab from scratch, build your own test equipment. Start Somewhere. Build something and sharpen skills.

Monday, February 01, 2016

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

Hardware Book. Internet's largest free collection of connector pinouts and cable descriptions. Connectors, Pinouts for connectors, buses, Cables, How to build serial cables and many other cables. Adapters How to build adapters. tables with info. like AWG.

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

HwB - The Hardware Book - Joakim Ögren

Some Topics
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Binary conversion
  • Serial Port Loopback (9 CheckIt)
  • Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T

Thursday, March 01, 2012

USB.org - Universal Serial Bus and Wireless USB

USB.org - Universal Serial Bus

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connects more than computers and peripherals. It has the power to connect you with a whole new world of PC experiences.

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices.

Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters.

Wireless USB Software and Hardware Tools

2008

I had to put some files from my USB ThumbDrive to iPod. That needed a Turn on, on my computer and then plugging things on, and a transfer.

I saw this innovation earlier. Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB. And also a USB Drive like product.

I feel this type of thing can be made for stand alone iPod, extra storage or archive. No need to turn on PC.

Also, i think, there may be a need (?), for a very small, tiny Wi-Fi Router with 100 GB storage, media and cache management. That can serve 2 or 3 iPods and 1 or 2 Netbooks.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Fieldbus Foundation - Device Data Networks

In late 1994, the path of fieldbus took a new, promising direction. Two parallel supplier consortiums-the InterOperable Systems Project (ISP) and WorldFIP North America-merged to form the Fieldbus Foundation.

Fieldbus Foundation - Device Data Networks

'This advanced digital communication solution was designed from the ground-up to support mission-critical control applications where the proper transfer and handling of data is essential. Foundation technology was created to replace incompatible networks and systems with an open, fully integrated architecture for information integration and distributed, real-time control across the enterprise."

High Speed Ethernet HSE - Fieldbus

High Speed Ethernet (HSE) is ideally suited for use as a control backbone. Running at 100 Mbit/s, the technology is designed for device, subsystem and enterprise integration.

Foundation technology is the world's leading digital protocol for process automation.Industrial network communication system for real-time distributed control. In the Technical Reference area you will find information on Design, installation and operation of Foundation-based plant automation systems....

Foundation Fieldbus H1 uses twisted pair or fiber media to link devices and the controller. Upto 32 Nodes on one port/point.

"Fieldbus is an all digital, two-way multi-drop communications link among intelligent smart field devices and automation systems. FOUNDATION Fieldbus is the Local Area Network (LAN) for instruments used in process automation with built-in capability to distribute the control application across the network."

Here is a Fieldbus Device - Temperature Head Transmitter

Endress + Hauser - TMT85 - The iTEMP® TMT85 is a head transmitter for assembly in a terminal head DIN form B with 2 sensor inputs for resistance thermometers in 2-wire, 3-wire or 4-wire connection, thermocouples, voltage and resistance transmitters.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Lammert Bies - Computer Interfacing

Information about computers and how to interface them to all kind of equipment. Both software and hardware help is available. - Lammert Bies

Lammert Bies - Computer Interfacing

  • RS-232 specs
  • RS-485 information
  • The serial UART
  • USB interface
  • Modbus interface
  • Unitronics RJ11

Simple null modem without handshaking

Simple null modem without handshaking

"only the data lines and signal ground are cross connected in the null modem communication cable. All other pins have no connection. An example of such a null modem cable without handshaking can be seen in the figure below."

interfacebus.com - Interface and Cable design

Providing detailed electronic design information regarding Interface, Computer, Cable, Processor and Embedded Buses. - Leroy Davis

Buses used on Personal Computers, Computers & Peripherals, Standards, Wireless, Logic Design.
    interfacebus.com - Interface and Cable design

    The site is geared toward Engineers who develop or design equipment. There are 3 main sections; OEM Equipment / Components listings, Computer buses, and engineering design data.

    In this site you will find a wealth of knowledge regarding Analog and Digital Integrated Circuits; Memory, Processor and Programmable Logic IC's, Bus Interface IC's,  Passive, and Mechanical components; Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors and Sensors, EDA Software vendors,

    interfacebus.com - Interface and Cable design

    PCI104 Bus

    PCI-104 is the newest variation of the standard. PCI-104 removes the old PC XT / AT bus from the specification leaving only the PCI bus. The PCI bus connector is a 4x30, 2mm stack-through connector. PCI-104 cards may still reside in a stack with either PC/104 cards or PC/104-Plus cards.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    Peter H. Anderson - Embedded Processor Control

    Peter H. Anderson - Embedded Processor Control

    PC Parallel Port, BasicX, BASIC Stamp, 68HC11, PIC, PICAXE, Data Acquisition and Control
    Peter Anderson
    • Serial K Thermocouple
    • Relative Humidity and Temperature Sender Unit
    • Dallas DS1821 Thermostat Programmer
    • EPROM Tutorials
    • Parallel Port Basics
    • Homebrew Basic Stamp 2 on a Protoboard
    • Programming in PIC C
    Serial Control and Measurement. Many Microchip PIC Types , Use of a  PC Printer Port for Control and Data Acquisition,  Interfacing with 2, 3 and 4 Wire Serial Devices.

    (Thanks - Many students have learnt from these pages and it has also helped them in their career, thanks again to the excellent writing and teaching - delabs)

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    Computer Solutions - Embedded Development Tools

    ARM, PPC, Coldfire products, tutorials and a nice database of 8051 chips. Supplying Embedded Development Tool in UK and The EU.

    Computer Solutions Ltd - Embedded Development Tools

    Assemblers, Compilers and Simulators - cross development software available for most micros.

    Portable Digital Oscilloscope DSO-2102
    Portable Digital Oscilloscope DSO-2102

    The DSO-2102 PC-Based Oscilloscopes connect to your desktop or laptop via the parallel port or USB port (optional). Both channels can operate at up to 100 Million Sa/s with a 32K sample buffer. The 2102M version includes a Spectrum Analyzer (FFT), Advanced triggering, Pass/Fail testing and displays many other useful characteristics of the data.

    More at COMSOL

    TCP/IP for 8 and 16 bit Embedded Engineers. - An introduction to the subject including descriptions of many of the most important protocols and which ones to use in particular situations with example Embedded Applications.

    A series of Embedded Tutorials gives you a fast introduction to CPU families and new communications technologies.

    MicroNet TCP/IP for 8 & 16 bit Micros now with Wireless Ethernet 802.11b support.

    Computer Solutions Ltd
    1a New Haw Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2BZ, England

    Monday, August 06, 2007

    Universal Serial Bus Controller - TUSB3210

    Universal Serial Bus Controller - TUSB3210

    The TUSB3210 is a USB-based controller targeted as a general-purpose MCU with GPIO. The TUSB3210 has 8K × 8 RAM space for application development. In addition, the programmability of the TUSB3210 makes it flexible enough to use for various other general USB I/O applications.

    TUSB3210 Generic Evaluation Board (Rev. A) (sllu031a.pdf, 438 KB) Download.

    Resources related to TUSB3210

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Beyond Logic - Interfacing the PC

    Beyond Logic - Interfacing the PC

    The site started in 1995 under the name of Interfacing the PC and was moved to www.beyondlogic.org on the 29th February 2000 where it has cemented itself as an established, up to date source of non-biased information.

    Beyond Logic includes detailed information on Universal Serial Bus, Serial Ports (RS232), Parallel Ports (SPP/ECP/EPP/IEEE1284), Device Drivers and more.

    Falcom FSA03 Smart Antenna with uBlox 5 GPS Chipset

    Falcom FSA03 Smart Antenna

    The Falcom FSA03 GPS module is an extremely cost effective GPS solution for embedded systems. the FSA03 includes an uBlox 5 single chip GPS module integrated with a Sarantel quadrifilar helix antenna to make a tidy single board solution.

    The Old Beyond Logic Site

    • CMOS Image Sensors
    • Ethernet & TCP/IP Interfaces