An embedded system is a computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts.

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STM32F example for opamp follower mode

Does anyone have an STM32F example for opamp follower mode (ideally STM32F3 Discovery)? I can get the PGA working but cannot find out how to connect it in simple follower mode.
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Does an antenna work inside a plastic box

I need to put two antennas for GSM and GPS communication on my PCB. My final product will be embedded in a user-friendly plastic box with buttons, leds and switches. I have not choosed yet which type ...
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Hosting web page from STM32 device

My goal for my next project is to interface with a computer in order to stream some data as well as get some configuration parameters. I have been looking at using USB, UART to USB, and hosting a web ...
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Easy-to-use Antennas for beginners

I am designing an embedded system with a GPS and a GSM modules both from the u-blox company. I need external antennas for my GSM and GPS modules. From what I see when I looked for antenna integration ...
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DS3231 Module Circuit Teardown

I recently purchased a DS3231 RTC module to use in one of my prototypes. Now that it is complete I would like to integrate the RTC directly into my PCB instead of using a plug in module. To that ...
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MCU Performance: running with emulator vs running without emulator

If I connect to my MCU with its SWD emulator/debugger, is there ANY difference in performance/behavior as compared to when I run the MCU without the emulator? EDIT: I am using a freescale KL25z ...
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UART without using the same clock

I am using the C027 development board for prototyping an application and I was wondering it it was possible to use the Tx and Rx pins of the GSM module (available on the pinout of the board as P0_15 ...
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CAN bus communication between LPC1766 and LPC11C24 [closed]

I am working on an home automation project where my task is to communicate between LPC1766 (Cortex M3) and LPC11C24 (Cortex M0). I have two different sample codings and in that I need to modify the ...
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What's the motivation in using Verilog or VHDL over C?

I come from a programming background and not messed around too much with hardware or firmware (at most a bit electronics and Arduino). What is the motivation in using hardware description languages ...
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Which NTP server should I use for my product to update time?

I am developing a GPRS enabled embedded device.To synchronize time with the network I have to use NTP protocol. The nature of the product is such that I have to Hardcode the NTP server address inside ...
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open(“/dev/i2c-1”,O_RDWR) return -1, i2c-1 device couldnt open [migrated]

I have a little problem about my app. Firstly I install package i2c-tools, I give all permission to all user for dev/i2c* files. After, add the line i2c-dev in ...
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STM32 USART with DMA — which interrupts to use?

I'm working on firmware for an STM32F103 which is communicating over RS232 at 115200 baud with a motor controller. The motor controller (a Copley Xenus XTL) operates on a "speak when spoken to" ...
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I2C interfacing with ATmega32 and ArduinoMega2560 failed

I'm trying out I2C interfacing the ATmega32 with Arduino Mega2560 Board without success. The Arduino Board is configured to be the Master Read. The Atmega32 is configured to be the Slave Write. I ...
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Can we measure a electricity? Embedded System? [closed]

Checking if electricity is passing through a wire or not using embedded systems. I want to check if power is there or not. I am new to embedded system. If yes how can I check.
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Trouble getting push button working in Nios II

To give you an idea of what I'm trying to accomplish, the 18 LEDs on the board are to scroll right to left, then back to the right, and keep looping as such. Where the push button comes into play is ...
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How to give power to an embedded system [closed]

I started designing a small system.The problem is that i am designing ot for the first time and my friends suggested to power management IC's for my system to give the power.I searched through the net ...
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Playing with this SoC

I have done a few projects on Arduinos. Now I want to step up my embedded skills. I have found this SoC with embedded Linux and video encoding/decoding capabilities. I am interested on running OpenCV ...
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Pull up resistor

I'm software, not hardware, and would ask our electronics guy, but he's away on a site visit. Someone on StackOverflow suggested I repost this here. I get the basic idea of a pull up resistor as ...
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How to stabilize adc output display on 7 segment

I am designing a simple voltmeter. I am using 8 bit ADC of PIC16F72 and Mikro C compiler with a multiplexed 7 segment display. I am getting ADC value on 7 segment display but its continuously ...
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Playing sounds on an AVR MCU [closed]

I never had to deal with sound and I am pretty sure some of you guys have some experience in that kind of application. My question is more about getting some tips on the different ways to implement ...
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PIC16F72 Unable to use all pins of PORTC

I have written code for a voltmeter using a PIC16F72, but I am unable to use PORTC pins 1 & 2 as Digital Output. The datasheet says we can use all pins as output, but it does not work in my ...
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ROM functions through CMSIS on LPC15xx

I'm playing with LPC1549 uC. I'm using CMSIS library, and I'd like to ask how could I use the ROM functions through CMSIS? Maybe it is a silly question but I'm not sure about it.
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USB interface with STM32

I'm experimenting with native USB in STM32. I've not found any "step by step", or a little more well structured tutorial, how to implement CDC or mass storage for example. I've found some examples, ...
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Microchip PIC32 MEB Audio Recording

Well, I was just wondering, I have been using the Microchip PIC32 USB Starter Kit with the MEB (Multimedia Expantion Board 1) for some projects. One of them is to record audio and analyse it, the ...
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GPIO interrupts in alternate mode

Are the interrupts in GPIO module triggered (high to low edge, low to high edge, low level or high level) when GPIO is operating in alternate mode functionality?
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Lithium battery consuming more power on Sleep Mode

I am trying to reduce the power consumption for PIC18F87J11 on sleep mode. The PIC is drawing about .01 mA (6 uA) on sleep mode with Alkaline AAA batteries and other power source, but when I use ...
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STM32F102 USB Programming

I am currently designing a board for a STM32F102 chip which needs to be able to use the USB bus to transfer data while the chip is running. However I also want to be able to program the chip through ...
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How to intitalize data in Program Memory

Im using MPLAB IDE & C18 compiler to program Pic18f2550. I have to initialize a const string in program memory to save space in RAM how do I do it ?
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I want to send data to seven segment display without micro-controller

I'm new to embedded systems I want to send data to seven segment display from my pc could i connect the seven segment display to my pc via serial or usb port or i have to use a micro-controller ...
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Correct ways for implementing standard inbuilt watch dog timers

I'm bit new with using applications that use watch dog timers and i'm up to use one for the first time. I'm using pic18f26j50 and it got an internal watch dog timer which got a limit from 2ms and can ...
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How to do a specific task after some time

I have to switch on one relay after some specific time, but at same time I have to do continuous polling for controlling other relays, I am already using interrupt for multiplexing purpose (7 segment ...
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How to Prevent continuous switching fluctuation?

I am designing a digital stabilizer ,I am using ADC feature of Micro controller to sense incoming voltage and processing output through an AUTO Transformer .The code is like ...
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Displaying different Data on 7 segment

I am Designing a Digital Stabilizer ,where I have to Use a Multiplexed 7 segment Display to Show Input Voltage & Output Voltage ,I have successfully able to see input voltage but I am unable to ...
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How much humidity can a microcontroller/embedded device withstand?

I'm working on a project that employs a microcontroller in an 80-85°F environment with quite a bit of humidity. It's going to be placed directly next to an array of fish tanks. Obviously, the water ...
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how to build a micro processor? [closed]

I have learnt about 8085 micro processor in my 4th sem of engineering. Now I want to make own 8085 micro processor . My question is how should I start ? What are the requirements and which are the ...
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Image processing hardware options

My imaging system currently produces a stream of digitized video data at 10Msps. That is, parallel 12bit ADC output at 10MHz. The next step is to collect the data in 1024*1024 chunks and perform image ...
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Interfacing with SATA in embedded systems

Would it be possible to use a SATA interface in an embedded system, for example a MP3 player or a video camera? (speed not critical) What is the typical way to do this? On chip peripherals, external ...
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uC MPC5646CRM Interrupt source address

I am using an Embedded development software that needs the address of ISR in order to perform Interrupt. I am using MPC5646CRM Micro-Controller. The datasheet tells about the calculation of address. ...
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Audio streaming issue with CSR-8670 kit

We are using Source App in "Analogue mode" in which we reached to a point where our kit is able to paired with the mobile device but when we start to play audio in mobile through paired CSR audio ...
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Ethernet chip with integrated tcp/ip stack [closed]

I would like to ask what Ethernet chips are popular for an embedded webserver project. Features needed ... integrated tcp/ip stack support ntp protocol php support Basically the main purpose of ...
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SPI Slave Frequency Setup

This question is in regards to a configuration where I want to setup a half-duplex SPI bus, with a master outputting a clock at 1MHz. Does the slave need to know that the clock coming in will be ...
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Is a computer mouse considered an embedded system? [closed]

Can a computer mouse (optical) be considered an embedded device? Does it adhere to the definition of an embedded system? Is there any good reference for how a computer mouse is made?
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TCP bootloader memory issue

I am trying to write a simple, stand-alone TCP bootloader for an AVR micro-controller. Right now, I have got a collection of APN that weigh almost 14KB memory. The application code will establish a ...
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OLinuXino iMX233 won't boot

After I get my OLinuXino I would like to try first boot up a sample system and look around, but looks like it's more difficult as I first think! I found a tutorial in the webshop and I prepared the ...
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STM32 not booting without J-link

I've got a device with STM32F439 microcontroller on it. I flashed the firmware using the J-Flash utitilty (flashed and read back data is same). Then started the application from J-flash: everyting ...
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Embedded host driver or RS232 host-side converter for CP210x USB device?

I currently have a device that uses a CP2102 UART-to-USB converter to send information to a PC. Now I want to instead have it send information into a dongle (not part of the actual device), which will ...
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Is it normal to have SPI Clock with varying duty cycle?

I am working to get an SPI interfacing radio module on embedded Linux system. This particular module (RFM12B) is already ported onto Raspberry Pi. Now I am working on OMAP4 based systems. I noticed ...
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How many cycles does an ARM Cortex M0 use to multiply floats?

Actually I have three smaller questions: On an ARM cortex m0: How many cycles does it take to perform multiplication of single precision floats and store them into a float? i.e. x = a*b; Where x, ...
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Simulate STM32F4 brownout reset using STM32F100

The STM32F4 MCU has a brownout reset feature. According to the manual, section 5.2.2, when the supply voltage VDD drops below the selected VBOR threshould, a device reset is generated. After reset, I ...
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How does multimaster I2C work and its significance?

I am fine with I2C basic communication and implementation? Need info on Multimaster mode of I2C How does multi master I2C work? Advantages over I2C single Master? In what circumstances this multi ...