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Development is the process of designing, implementing and maintaining.

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ili9341 using 3 wire with stm32f030 [duplicate]

I am working with ili9341 TFT Display with STM32F0 MCU. And TFT display was connected with 3 configuration. I am confused between sending the "command" and "data" using spi communication. So can ...
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Help required regarding Cypress 4200 coding

I am a newbie when it comes to Cypress chips. I am developing a capsense keypad. I recently started with CY8kit049. I can code into the chip on board. How can I code other PSOC 4200 chips too using ...
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What makes a microcontroller development board powerful?

I'm seeing an awful lot of dev boards on the internet that arent Raspberry Pis or Arduinos and I'd like to know what makes a board powerful? Whats the difference between a board that may be used in a ...
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Multiple(five) alarm time setting in stm32f0 mcu

I am working on my hobbyist project and need to develop the alarm timings. And RTC and Timer are new for me and I am confused in RTC Alarm time setting. I need to make alarm with RTC for five ...
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What purpose is to place pins at bottom on STM32 discovery boards [closed]

What is purpose to have pins (pin header) on STM32 development board places at bottom? Arduino and similar have pins at top so you see the top of board and connect external peripherals by connectors ...
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What comes after you have programmed a Bluetooth Low Energy chip with Nordic SDK and are ready for deployment?

I am working on this project with bluetooth low energy and it seems I will have to order the Nordic Semi DK kit for one of their nRF51 series chips. I am just curious (and an amateur at this), once ...
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Speed calculation using Accelerometer

I am using ST manufacture Accelerometer(LIS2DE12) and i making a small hobbyist project for me. For this I am using ST-Microcontroller and developing the C code i am using KEIL V5 IDE. Configured the ...
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LPC1343 double pin functions

I was looking to create a LPC1343 development board, but I noticed something odd. If you look at the pinout for this MCU you can see double functions for some pins. This is common, so you can program ...
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Development Kit doesn't provide Real-Time Access to Data

I have a development kit and an accelerometer from Bosch, and I am using their Bosch Development Desktop 2.0. Their development desktop allows me to save the data into a .txt or a .csv once the ...
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incorrect voltage applied, dev board still worked

I took this guy from here - http://rlx.sk/en/accelerometer-gyro/3582-vibration-sensor-module-801s-er-sen801svs-.html and without noticing I have applied 3V3 instead of the advertised 5V to it. It also ...
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piezoelectric sensor sensitivity

I am experimenting with this guy - http://wiki.seeed.cc/Grove-Piezo_Vibration_Sensor/ and it seems to be quite insensitive. It won't respond to table knocks when I knock it with the piezo bender ...
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How to make a re-programmable microcontroller [duplicate]

I am looking to create a platform similar to Arduino for a side project using an ARM Cortex M4 based microcontroller. The device essentially will communicate with a bunch of sensors on the board and ...
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How to control thermal printer from micro-controller and choose it

The project is to print barcode and some text with thermal printer using micro-controller. Initially I chose RP58 which has this command set and serial port. So to control the printer, do I just ...
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Developing photoresist PCB with UV bank note checker

I'm just looking into developing a photoresist PCB. I bought a kit that contains a photoresist single sided PCB, developer solution (in powder form to mix with water), etchant, and a tank. I have ...
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How to connect to this FPGA board?

I got this board from ebay, seemed to be a cheap deal. It is decent product from what I can say at this time. The question is, what is the most appropriate way to connect a daughter board to this ...
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How long can room light shine on the board after exposure before board becomes useless?

For the positive photo-resist method of making circuit boards, I use UV blacklight to expose the board (with the artwork on it) for an hour, just so that I can make 100% sure its exposed properly. ...
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How to properly develop a PCB everytime without taking too much photoresist off

Its been a while since I made a good PCB and I can't remember what I did to make it perfect, but after reading various resources, I have determined the following as to why most of my design was ...
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Why does Altera DE2-115 board GPIO expansion header contain 5V & 3.3V power but the IO standard has no 5V?

The altera DE2-115 board user manual section 4.8 page 47 describes the GPIO expansion header. It is clear that it has 3.3V and 5V power supply. However, it later says that "The voltage level of the I/...
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Reduce dev board schematics to custom board for production [closed]

There is already a post on here that is very insightful and related to my question "go from dev board to production board". However, I need a lower level understanding of schematics. I've searched the ...
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From Proof of Concept on BeagleBone to Prototype

I've been developing a project with a BeagleBone Black and some other accessories connected to it as a proof of concept. Now, I wish to create a Prototype on my own leaving the BeagleBone behind, with ...
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Sodium metasilicate pentahydrate and Photoresist Universal Developer Crystals same chemical?

I'm thinking about using the photo method for etching PCBs so I need a developer for the positive photo resist. There is this sodium metasilicate based universal developer that people online seem to ...
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Build PIC development board on bread board

I have PIC24FJ128GA202 IC only. Since development boards cost too much, I would like to build a development board on a bread board and try some sample programs on it. Like the image below: Is it ...
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How to evaluate normative requirements for a new device/design?

I realize that this may be "opinion based" but I would like some general advice and feedback anyway and it is a engineering question after all. I often feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of ...
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Operating system on an ARM9 MCU

I have an ARM926EJ MCU (datasheet) that I am learning how to program for a research project. I have been researching, as well as reading a textbook on Professional Embedded ARM Development in order ...
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How do implement my pic24 onto a pcb board?

I have a microstick development board for the pic24, shown here. The microstick contains many other components and parts other than the pic24 that are used for voltage regulating, debuggers, etc. In ...
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Can the EasyPIC PRO™ v7 from mikroe be used with CCS compiler or MPLAB

I am not aware if any developments have taken place here. Is it possible for me to use my EasyPIC PRO™ v7 PIC development board (http://www.mikroe.com/easypic-pro/#mikroprog) with Microchip's MPLAB or ...
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Using a development board to charge a lipo battery [closed]

Ok, I'm not specialist in electronic but just enthousiast. I'm searching a solution to charge lipo battery in-board (to build tablet with a micro computer like Raspberry Pi) So, I have seen this ...
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Where do current developments go regarding graphical displays for devices? [closed]

Our company is currently redesigning a piece of measurement equipment. We have looked at what display we have currently (It's a generic 240 by 64 pixel graphic LCD like this one ) and if there is any ...
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Is there any way to use industrial sized IC's package in home project?

All actuals DSP or MCUs comes in BGA-like packages with numerous pins and very small size that make them hard to integrate in home project. Does anyone has knowledge of revolutionary breadboards, ...
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What are the disadvantages of using FPGA dev kits as the 'final product'?

I understand that serious HW firms can manufacture their own boards, but what are the disadvantages of using a development board 'in production', i.e. placing a PCIe card into a server and performing ...
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Minimal Atmel ATSAM4LC4A parts requirement [closed]

I want to make myself a developmet board with that chip. http://www.atmel.co.il/devices/ATSAM4LC4A.aspx And I would like to get a schematic or anything that will help building a development board.
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Micro rectangular heating element for thin layer heating

The purpose The main goal is creating a little hand-held device that would heat a thin film (locally) to \$50-70°C\$ by sliding over it. The film area is \$<150cm^2\$. A secondary goal would be ...
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plugging in a microcontroller in an fpga board [closed]

so i'm about to buy this fpga board: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mojo-V3-FPGA-Developement-Board-Spartan-6-XC6SLX9-FPGA-/200967239091 it has the spartan 6 i'm looking for and it comes with a ...
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What's the difference between using SPICE and just putting things on breadboard and testing?

Can SPICE programs do most of the imaginable simulations with any kind of components in the market? Is it important to run SPICE before you do any kind of breadboard work/prototyping?
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New to microcontrollers…options for getting up and going cheaply

I've never designed a microcontroller circuit before, but have programmed them on dev boards. I've Googled around for a while, but haven't found a definitive answer. Maybe I'm missing something. I ...
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Developing an Android device

I would like to create a product that has an embedded Android device for the main reason the price. Because it will be embedded into another system it doesn't need all the peripherals; no camera, gps ...
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Multi-Core microcontroller eval boards? [closed]

Seeing as there are more and more mutli-core processors systems. I'd like to learn more about them. What mutli-core microcontroller eval boards exist, if any? Thanks
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DsPIC development board recommendation

In a few months I should begin developing a power converter and I was told I should get used to dsPIC. The currently used model is "dsPIC30F6010" which is kind of "old" (compared to the newer dsPIC33E/...
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Compare implementing a simple automation design on a MCU vs an FPGA/CPLD

I have been working with MCU's since the 90's, and I've recently ventured into the FPGA scene with the Spartan6 series chips from Xilinx. Assuming a simple factory automation design with sensors and ...
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How to start implementing your own computer? [closed]

The question As a first step I need to select a circuit board, CPU & RAM/ROM chips and I/O connectors. How do I select a board that can interconnect all these components? Perhaps you could give ...
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What's the best way to virtually design and test your circuits?

I've been reading up on some old tech manuals and found that apparently some IC chips where designed and tested in BASIC. While I already have a copy of Eagle and fritzing these are more for board ...
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Raspberry Pi as basis for commercial device?

I am thinking of using a Raspberry Pi as the basis of an electronics project that I am working on, and plan to eventually sell to the public. I want to use the Raspberry Pi in order to reduce the ...
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Tiny ARM Development Board? [closed]

I need a very small ARM based development board capable of running Linux (and Android, if possible, via SD card). The board should be not more than 25mm in terms of breadth. I found Raspberry Pi Model ...
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How do I develop for STM32 discovery on Linux? [closed]

I have an STM32 discovery board and would like to be able to program it on Linux. What is the easiest way to do this?
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Bluetooth 4 and Wifi direct chip development board

I'm trying to create a device which uses bluetooth 4 or Wifi Direct to send gyroscope readings from my device to a PC. I know nothing of bluetooth and wifi chips and protocols, but I was thinking of ...
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What's a fun electronics related gift for 2012? [closed]

My cousin's 19-year old son has a birthday coming up and he is quite intelligent with computers, software and electronics. What's a fun / serious electronics-related gift I could buy him? Anything ...
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Texas Instruments Compiler

I am working with TI's CC2533 SoC Low Power RF I bought a few chips and assembled a few PCBs.. Using TI's debugger I confirmed that I can send and receive packets using the basic RF using the ...
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Good ARM development board for bare-metal development

I'm looking for an ARM development board for bare-metal (no underlying OS) development. Some criteria that I value: 1) External SRAM/SDRAM, at least 1MB 2) External Flash, at least 512kB 3) Built-in ...
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Entropy Source on Microchip PIC24F

I am working to develop an Android accessory hardware. Currently, I am trying to generate an random number (C language) on a embedded system, but the value doesn't change. I am wondering if there is ...
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Embedded Development - Taking the Next Step

I'm going to start by telling you what I know. Then I'm going to tell you that I want to get to this magical land of knowing everything about embedded systems development. Then I'm going to ask you ...