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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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Variable Gain Amplifier

This project is a design of a low frequency Variable Gain Amplifier which is intended to be used for amplitude adjustment in order, to for example use the full dynamic range of an ADC. The project came up when experimenting

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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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PICkit2 programming with MPlabX – PIC16F690 UART ADC

A while ago I discovered that I own a PICkit2, which I had bought a while ago when I started to study microprocessors. With MPLabX Microchip has a IDE which runs under Linux, so I gave the kit a second

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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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Arduino controlled Frequency Generator 1kHz – 68 MHz

This project is a description of how to build a signal generator with an output frequency from 1kHz to 68 MHz. The frequency generation is handled by a small Programmable Oscillator from Linear Technology the LTC6903. The control of the

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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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