Monday, April 04, 2016
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...."
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:
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
- 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
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 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.
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
'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) 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
Information about computers and how to interface them to all kind of equipment. Both software and hardware help is available. - Lammert Bies
- RS-232 specs
- RS-485 information
- The serial UART
- USB interface
- Modbus interface
- Unitronics RJ11
"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."
Providing detailed electronic design information regarding Interface, Computer, Cable, Processor and Embedded Buses. - Leroy Davis
- Buses used on Personal Computers
- Computers & Peripherals
- Logic 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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
PC Parallel Port, BasicX, BASIC Stamp, 68HC11, PIC, PICAXE, Data Acquisition and Control
- 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
(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 Ltd - Embedded Development Tools
Assemblers, Compilers and Simulators - cross development software available for most micros.
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
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
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.
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.
- CMOS Image Sensors
- Ethernet & TCP/IP Interfaces