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Cadence Capture 16.6 Menu Problem

I'm using Cadence Capture 16.6 and i prepared a project file. Then i tried to get netlist but Cadence did not show every buttons which must be displayed in menu. I'm using Windows 10 Home Single ...
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Use a computer's clock to accurately generate a refresh rate in higher level software?

With a microcontroller (e.g. AVR, PIC), we can setup timers and interrupts to generate quite accurate refresh rate signals, triggering pieces of code to run at precise, periodic instances. Is it ...
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Bluetooth pairing on Mac and Windows causes one to dismiss the other

My company is developing a Bluetooth-enabled robotics kit. We have found the following to be true: Pair device to computer A (a Mac) Pair device to computer B (a Windows PC) Computer A is now unable ...
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Windows 10 updates drivers for FTDI

I have one question about the following products: foca-v2-2-ft232rl-tiny-breakout-usb-to-serial-uart sparkfun-ftdi-basic-breakout-3-3v I bought them last year and after time without using them I ...
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Atmel Studio 7.0 update loop

Atmel Studio started asking me this morning to repair itself: After 15 minutes, the repair is done: Running the application, it shows again the first image: I've done this loop three times, ...
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STM32F103: ST-Link doesn't actually update the firmware upon reprogramming unless I relaunch ST-Link

I've just got a new STM32F103 board instead of the F3 Discovery, can't get OpenOCD working, so I'm stuck with ST-Link for re-flashing. And I've spent 3 to 4 hours today trying to figure out why my ...
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Dumping SRAM contents of AVR8 XMEGA with JTAGICE3

How can I dump the current contents of the SRAM of a running AVR8 XMEGA processor over JTAG (or PDI) using the JTAGICE3? (It is okay if the processor resets after the SRAM has been completely dumped.) ...
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make a device for USB ejection [closed]

I want to make a device for USB which is connected through usb to PC and offers an usb port. The device should have a button which ejects (in Windows) the device plugged at the port of the device. ...
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MSP430: Trouble Writing Memory Block

I was using MSP430G2553 with IAR Embedded workbench compiler which was working fine , then i recently installed Code composer studio and now the problem is when I run the same code ...
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What could cause sound system to occasionally become weak and mono until clicking 'Test' in Windows? [closed]

edit I am not looking for a repair, I am trying to learn about what could cause the strange behavior simply for the sake of science. Ok so I have an old Yamaha sound system that is mostly broken (...
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COM port assignments changing for DLP USB232M

I am working with some legacy PCBs containing USB-to-TTL UART adapters. The adapters are powered via the USB bus with only the transmit, receive and ground pins interconnected to the rest of the PCB. ...
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Kiosk proximity sensor

I am designing an information kiosk with touch screen to display information in a museum. I would like to provide it with a proximity sensor so that the dormant screen would come on whenever a visitor ...
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Sending data from PC to micro-controller

In my Graduation project I need to send data from computer to microcontroller to control the position of a stepper motor Most of the examples I have seen use the legacy parallel port. unfortunately ...
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Proper Windows 8-64 bit driver for Arduino Yún (Yun)

I am trying to setup Arduino environment under Windows 8-64bit running on VMWare Fusion 6.0.2 host machine. I connect the Yun to my windows machine and the device get detected under windows but ...
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What OS do I install on parallels to run Quartus II and other design software?

NOTE: I see a few similar questions on here in regards to Quartus II but I have some additional questions I believe would be best delivered in a new thread. I'm fixing to run windows 7 or 8 off ...
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Does the system COM port baud setting matter for Arduino?

I have a custom arduino board that is basically like any ATMega328P based setup. I'm using the FTDI friend from Adafruit to communicate with it and when the drivers for it are installed you can see in ...
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How to setup a development network for the ENC28J60 on XP?

I'm working on an ethernet connection with the ENC28J60. During development, I'd like to connect the chip to my computer directly (i.e. not via a gateway). This ...
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ARM LPC2148 Bootloader filesystem problems

I installed Keil's LPC2148 bootloader on my ARM board and as indicated in the docs my PC is able to identify it as a mass storage device. However, the bootloader uses FAT16 filesystem which is ...
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Arduino Leonardo doesn't get auto-detected in Windows 7 (64bit)

I recently purchased an Arduino Leonardo to control my Sumo robot. I plugged it in to my friends computer and was able to use the Arduino IDE to upload code to the board and run a simple wheel-test ...
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Looking for easy USB Sound Card Chipset [closed]

Does anyone recommend a chipset for a USB Sound Card (w/input), with readily available drivers for both linux and windows. I am making a phone line tap to record dial modem calls in the field, for ...
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Hyper terminal equivalent in windows 8 [closed]

I need to do some communication between 8051 micro-controller and PC . There used to be a hyper terminal for this purpose in windows XP. I m using windows 8 now. So can anyone suggest me some ...
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Different behavior of FTDI USB RS485 on different computers

I use a FTDI USB-RS485 adapter cable to connect a RS-485 device to a computer. The communication is fairly simple, the computer sends periodic requests, the device answers them. On one computer (...
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How does the Processor unit identify if the decoded instructions when it wants the next instruction?

I have read that to avoid cache misses, a lot of instructions are fetched together and decoded and kept in the cache, as it is mostly the case the instructions near the REQUESTED INSTRUCTION will be ...
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What is the simplest way to interact with an I2C peripheral?

I have an I2C peripheral that I need to interact with using a Windows 7 PC. The interaction could be through a terminal emulator, or any program that can produce a real-time log that I can process ...
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Not getting any reading from FTDI UMFT201XB USB-to-I2C module

I got the FTDI UMFT201XB USB-to-I2C module in order to interface with an I2C peripheral through a USB port on my Windows 7 computer. The VCP drivers seem to install correctly, and a COM port is ...
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How to make Quartus II find the Altera DE2 board?

I use Quartus II web edition and using that driver my computer can find the card: And the card appears in the device manager so it indeed looks correct so far. But when I start Quartus ...
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capture raw data in COM port

I have a Bluetooth transmitting device and my PC (Windows 7) is connected to it and configured as if it was connected through a RS232 serial port (COM4). How can I capture the raw data transmitted by ...
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What kind of computer do I use to program an atmega?

What kind of computer (Mac OS X, Ubuntu linux, or Windows) Would I need to compile an program/operating system for an atmega microcontroller? I want the microcontroller to be stand alone at some point ...
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Bandpass filter to isolate musical note “A2”

I would like to design a bandpass filter to isolate the musical note A2 ( 110Hz ) from its neighboring notes at a precision of a half-step. This means that ...
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Device Cannot Start on AVRISP mkII + AVR Studio 4.19 730 Parallels 7 + Windows 7 64

I'm looking for guidance on establishing a connection to an AVRISP mkII programmer via OS X. Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Build 7.0 14920 Windows 7 64-bit AVR Studio 4.19 730 After AVR Studio is ...
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Comparison Between SPICE Simulators

I've recently realized that I can't do everything easily in ngspice, mainly because analysis has to be performed through the interpreter. I'm considering switching to a new SPICE simulator. I'd like ...
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Streaming a section of video to an external display

I want to be able to connect an external display to my Windows PC (in addition to the existing one), and stream a selected portion of the screen to this display. For example, if I have a small ...
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Arduino and Windows 7

I have problems with Arduino Mega drivers on Windows 7. I've downloaded newest driver from http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm, but i cant install driver. I've installed USB Serial Converted, ...
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Running AVRStudio 32 and JTAGICE MKII on Vista 64

I've attempted installation of AVR studio 32 (for AVR32 UC3 development) and it doesn't appear to work. Has anyone here gotten this to work in Vista 64?