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Playing with the Cyclone V SoC system – DE0-Nano-SoC Kit/Atlas-SoC

Recently I bought the DE0-Nano-SoC Kit/Atlas-SoC development board from Terasic which contains a Cyclone V SoC from Altera. The board is a good starting point to get involved in embedded system development with SoCs. The Cyclone V SoC is a

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Using a PIC MCU to read out the MAX6675 temperature sensor (LCD,USB)

This project is about using the Microchip PIC18F13K50 MCU as a USB-serial controller, read out the MAX6675 temperature sensor and write some output on a LCD display. It came up to gain experience with the PIC18 MCU and see how

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Arduino Due clone based on the Atmel SAM3X8E, KiCAD design

This project came up to test PCB design with KiCAD. Some Atmel SAM3X8E microprocessors were available, the same as one finds on the Arduino Due, and I got tired on the limitations of the free version of Eagle. So I

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Low and High pass filter designer for implementation in VHDL

This post is about digital low and high pass FIR filter design in VHDL. Implementing high/low pass filter in the digital domain has a lot of benefits compared to implementations in the analog domain. The VHDL code for an implementation

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Raspberry Pi as an Oscilloscope @ 10 MSPS

Finally today my article about making the Raspberry Pi to an oscilloscope was published in “The MagPi” issue 24 page 4-9 http://www.themagpi.com/issue/issue-24/ The article describes a Linux kernel module needed for the readout and gives a starting example how to

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Playing with the AT91SAM7S64 32bit ARM processor

After having worked with Arduino and Raspberry Pi here comes a project of building a own breakout board with an AT91SAM7S64 microprocessor from ATMEL. The project started in order to test PCB production for QFP packaged microprocessors. Most of the

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Arduino as a 5M Sample Osciloscope project online

Today I finished writing up my description about using the Arduino as a 5 MSPS oscilloscope. It is going a bit more low level in programming the Arduino, and read out an external ADC as fast as possible. Describing some

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