Questions tagged [development-tools]

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What is the design tool for Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit?

I have recently received HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit. I was excited to do some verilog coding for HDMI interface. Design software I have downloaded was iCEcube2 2017.08 (Licence will provided ...
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How to avoid lag of servo motor used with distance sensor in FRDM-KL25Z

I am having trouble with using distance sensor and servo motor at the same time. My project is a radar project. I have a servo motor sweeping around and on top of it I have distance sensor. When I ...
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Magic VLSI D flipflop with IRSIM

I'm working on a project in magic VLSI design tool and Ive been able to create a working D flip flop and simulated it correctly in the IRSIM. The end goal was to create a counter with D flip flops. ...
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Interchangeability of SWD programmers

I am a newbie when it comes to Cypress cortex M0 and ARM chips in general. The chip I am using supports SWD. I only know the basic of SWD like IO pins required for it. Does ARM support ...
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Set STEVAL-IDB006V1 in advertising mode

I have a BlueNRG USB Dongle (IDB006V1) Eval board that I'd like to set in advertising mode but I just can't get it there as it throws a HCI_HARDWARE_ERROR_EVENT. I'...
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VHDL Editor with lint and intellisense

Is there a freeware VHDL editor out there that supports intellisense and lint? There are plenty for other programming languages but seems like none for HDL.
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Icarus verilog syntax error in a generate block

In the top level of a module, I have the following block: ...
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How to view the output of this microcontroller/FPGA?

I am using a motor controller board from an Asian company. It has an Atmel AT91 and Cyclone II chips on it. While I have basic experience in using some microcontrollers (PIC, Arduino) and know the ...
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Low risk entry into CPLD/FPGA design? [closed]

I have a possible project coming up that looks like it needs a small amount of digital logic (to generate some synchronous timing/control signals). Speed is not that high, in the low megahertz. My ...
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Finding specifications for digital signal processors (DSPs) for given audio application [closed]

I'm finding difficulties choosing an adequate processor solution for my application from my null experience with DSP: 8ch 24-bit @11025Hz I2S TDM Input Beamforming + ASNR MSS Multi-source selection ...
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How can I go about making temporary test connections in pcb while prototyping without soldering?

I recently ordered some PCB bits from Adafruit to assemble a widget. I want to make temporary connections between different PCBs, but am not convinced I want to solder and then desolder and resolder ...
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Black magic probe boundary scan

I have a simple question. Can black magic probe be used to do boundary scan? I couldn't find that it says explicitly that. If not, what would be cheapest alternative to do that on STM32 (STM32F103) ...
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Communication between two Bluetooth devices

My supplier tells me that communication between 2 bluetooth devices requires authentication by an app. When reading online I believe it should be possible, but am not 100% sure. One article from EDN ...
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STM32 beginner board [closed]

I want to buy an STM32 development board, and I was thinking to try one of these really cheap ones on eBay (from China). My choice is the following: Core407V STM32F407VET6 STM32 Cortex-M4 Development ...
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Can the Intel Curie modules be programmed in assembly using the Quark toolchain?

I've been looking over an Intel Curie module for a project. From the datasheet it looks like the Curie module contains an Intel Quark D1000 embedded processor along with a lot of other components. I'...
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Are there risks in connecting the power pins of separate development boards?

I am connecting the SPI bus pins of two development boards: NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Cypress C8CKIT-030 They are each connected to their own wall-wart power supplies. I have confirmed that the connected ...
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What Development board should I choose if my final target is STM32F030CC [closed]

I'm thinking of using a STM32F030CC for its 6 U(S)ART ports, but I can't find a development kit for that specific microcontroller. Is there another development kit that's compatible with STM32F030CC? ...
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Absolute cheapest, (easy) way of starting programming on ARM microcontrollers [closed]

I want to start using ARM processors, migrating from PICs which I've been using for too long. 8 bit models were available for under $1, programmers for under $10, and I have been spoilt by the ease ...
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Why are evaluation/development boards banned from being used in products?

Typically they say stuff like... ... shall not be directly or indirectly assembled as a part or subassembly in any finished product. I have found on a number of occasions it would have been very ...
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Working on an FPGA without an IDE [closed]

I've been programming microcontrollers for about 5 years now. In my current MCU development workflow, I use emacs to edit my firmware, I compile with arm-none-eabi-gcc, and I flash code with a segger ...
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How come nRF51822 evaluation kit isn't recommended?

Looking at the nRF51822 Evaluation Kit's page, it explicitly states that it's not recommended and is replaced by nRF51 DK. Does anyone know in what ways the nRF51 DK is an improvement over the ...
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Launchpad vs Development kit

Whats the difference between a Launchpad and a Development Kit? Many launchpads like the TI's Stellaris/Hercules launchpads even support In circuit debugging capabilities via USB. This eliminates the ...
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Debugging an ARM (STM32) Microcontroller using Qt Creator

I have been working with STM32 series ARM microcontrollers on IAR Embedded Workbench for a while. For some reasons, now I need to move my works to Qt-Creator (both on Windows and Linux). In IAR EWARM, ...
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Where can I search components according characteristics, not model?

I'm 2 years disconnected of electronics, and i don't know how i get and know the components i used, and i want to get and know few more components, but i can't get to know them... and well i was ...
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How do you design processors / microprocessor [ not broad ]

Apologies for this vague title, but my question is a little specific. I have two concerns : During my digital electronics class, I was told that the design of the processor is first carried on an ...
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Setting MSP-430 toolchain in linux

Can anybody please guide procedure to setup tool-chain for MSP430 in Linux (particularly Ubuntu)? I am using MSP430 launchpad (MSP-EXP430G2), and I need to setup compiler/build tools and debugger ...
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ARM Development tools [closed]

I want to start developing embedded applications on ARM and I am looking into the tools options and honestly it's quite confusing. I am trying to decide on which IDE and debugger I will be using and ...
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Android Hardware Development

I want to learn about Android hardware development (not accessories, but this system itself), although I can find some CPU vendors that make Android versions compatible with their CPU, I can't find ...
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Using CooCox as an alternative to Keil MDK-ARM - any limitations?

A very popular and advertised tool for programming ARM microcontrollers is Keil MDK-ARM. The evaluation version can be downloaded here. However there is a code-size limitation of 32 kB for using ...
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Using LPCxpresso with barebones LPC4337 board

I recently purchased a development board on eBay that will allow me to work with NXPs dual core LPC4337 ARM M4/M0 processor. I have experience working with uVison4 from KEIL, for the FRDM-KL25 from ...
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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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Utility of Field Programmable Analog Arrays

The only FPAA-related question I can find is THIS, but it doesn't really introduce me to the area. The concept seems like a nifty thing to have as part of an analog toolkit. I can't necessarily ...
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Olimex ARM-USB-OCD-H with LPC-P1114 and LPC-P1227 boards questions

I'm having a big headache with ARM-USB-OCD-H with LPC-P1114 and LPC-P1227 Olimex boards. After reading the Manual IAR I figured out that I need to configure my OpenOCD Server to use the ARM-USB-OCD-H ...
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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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Can you control a 12V Solenoid Valve using motor dev kit MCLV-2?

The MCLV-2 is a motor driver development board, of 24 volt and up to 15Amp (in total). Aside driving a motor, I'm also interested in testing to see if these circuitries are suitable to run a 12 volt ...
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Why people choose to buy Arduino when they can get a cheaper and better dev board? [closed]

Why people choose to buy Arduino when they can get a cheaper and better dev board? For example, Arduino Uno with ATmega328 has only 16Mhz clock speed, 32KB Flash and 16 IOs costing 20£. Where as for ...
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Is there a PIC development tool like Texas Instruments's EZ430‑F2013 to help introduce me to PIC? [closed]

I would like to familiarize myself with Microchip's PIC product line and IDE, I don't want anything too basic or cheesy, etc. I can't seem to find a device like Texas Instruments's EZ430‑F2013 USB ...
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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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Know any hardware for the PC to act as USB_device?

We manufacture electronic devices. Some of them has USB_host functionality. In order to test them for this functionality, we need another device (maybe pseudo device like PC) to act as the USB_device. ...
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ARM Programming interface and tool chain

I have acquired a RM48L952 that is an ARM Cortex R4F from TI and I would like to start learning ARM development with this chip. My question is can I use any JTAG programmer to program it? Something ...
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arm design beginner question

Let me start with a disclaimer. I am a software guy who can write regular c++ or .net programs. I also write programs for arm based hand held devices using QT and C. But my idea on this electronics ...
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Free VerilogA simulators [closed]

There are plenty of free SPICE and Verilog simulators out there such as LTSPICE or TINA or even WinSPICE. There are also several Verilog simulators as well. However, I am looking for free VerilogA ...
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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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Is it going to be possible to write code in C++ for PIC microcontrollers in the future?

Is it ever gonna be possible to use C++ for coding PICs? Is there any hardware limitations that prevents us to use C++? How much the size of generated .hex file and running time of the program ...
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Essential or recommended Digital ICs for a software

I am creating a program in which circuits using (only) Digital ICs can be made. I have shortlisted around 25 ICs from the 74xx family. Some of them are 7400 (Quad 2 input NAND) 7402 7404 7408 74161 ...
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Compiling code for AT91SAM3U and a basic USB stack

I am about to start working on some small application that has to run on an AT91SAM3U ARM Cortex-M3 processor. What good tool suite / development kit should I use? Is it possible to find code for a ...
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First PIC microcontroller family to learn? and resources? development board? [closed]

The only experience I have with micro controllers is with the arduino. I felt extremely limited by the arduino especially in the cases of embedded design. I'm interested in completing a number of ...
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What is the functional difference between an in-circuit-debugger and an in-circuit emulator?

In-circuit emulators (abbreviated ICE) boast about their awesome debugging features, and also boast high price tags. In-circuit debuggers (abbreviated ICD) can do most of the stuff that an ICE can ...
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Getting Started with Altera CPLDs

I'm looking for recommendations regarding development kits for Altera CPLD prototyping but I'm afraid I'm not sure what to look for. The budget isn't too much - around $200. While I'm leaning towards ...
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Guide in choosing good overall PIC dev board [closed]

Our department getting grant to buy development board and I do not want them to buy same old FPGA board which we have 100 of and only 10 uses so far. Need your enormous experiences in helping make ...