Circuit Cellar CD 2008

Circuit Cellar CD 2008
  • Item #: CD-013-CC2008
  • Manufacturer: Circuit Cellar CD/DVD/USB

Issue #210
January 2008
Theme: Embedded Applications

TASK MANAGER—Twenty Years , by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 13
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Get Cooking with Embedded Linux, by Brian Senese, p. 14
INTELLIGENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS—Solar Powering the Circuit Cellar: Part 2: From the Ground Up, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 20
Cash for Code: Part 1: A Focus on Firmware, by Richard Hoptroff, p. 30
Precision Oscillator Calibrator, by Michael Griebling, p. 40
Building a Learning Remote Control, by Ben Smith, p. 50
Designing for Hostile Environments, by Monte Dalrymple, p. 60
SPECIAL FEATURE—That was Then, This is Now: Twentieth Anniversary Retrospective, by Ed Nisley, p. 68 LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES—The C Half-Time Report, George Martin, p. 56
FROM THE BENCH—Portable Poll Server: Part 1: System Setup, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 70
SILICON UPDATE—The Quad Squad, by Tom Cantrell, p. 78
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Happy Twentieth Anniversary, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #211
February 2008
Theme: Wireless Communications


TASK MANAGER—Real-World Apps, by C. J. Abate, p.
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Wireless Sensor Network Design: A Flexible Platform for WSNs, by Diego Méndez Chaves, Mauricio Guerrero Hurtado, & Néstor Peña Traslaviña, p. 12
INTELLIGENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS—Solar-Powering the Circuit Cellar: Part 3: Wiring & Electronics, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 22
RFID Payment Terminal, by Carlos Cossio, p. 34
Cash for Code: Part 2: Publish Your Firmware, by Richard Hoptroff, p. 44
System Control: TCP/IP Communication with Embedded Processors, by Cass Tyler, p. 52
THE DARKER SIDE—Antenna Basics, by Robert Lacoste, p. 60
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Transformers, by Ed Nisley, p.70
FROM THE BENCH—Portable Poll Server: Part 2: Data Acquisition & Results, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 74
SILICON UPDATE—Got Chips?, by Tom Cantrell, p. 78
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Avoiding Stereotypes, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #212
March 2008
Theme: Robotics

TASK MANAGER—Design, Program, & Prosper, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 13
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Robotics with Ada95, by Daniel Ramirez, p. 14
CONTEST WINNERS—Microchip Embedded Control 2007 Design Contest Winners, p. 26
Vertical Plotter System, by Miguel Sanchez, p. 30
Flight Control: A Communications System for an RC Helicopter, by Michael Ghazi, Stefan Kaban, Scott Morken, Carl Philippsen, & Kyle Wong, p. 36
Do-It-Yourself Motion-Controlled Gaming (Part 1): Get Started with a Simple Application, Chris Coulston, p. 43
Robotics Made Easy: A Peripheral Chip for Low-Level Functions, by Monte Dalrymple, p. 52
Efficient Micro Mathematics: Multiplication and Division Techniques for MCUs, by Kripasagar Venkat, p. 60
FROM THE BENCH—Navigating the Heavens, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 69
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES—Do You Want to Do a Design?: Linked Lists, by George Martin, p. 76
SILICON UPDATE—More Bits, Less Filling, by Tom Cantrell, p. 80
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—What Happened to Performance?, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #213
April 2008
Theme: Embedded Programming

TASK MANAGER—Smart Design & Intelligent Programming, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Embedded Linux Development (Part 1): A Virtual Linux Environment on a Windows System, by David Lynch, p. 14
THE DARKER SIDE—INTELLIGENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS—Low-Power Techniques: Build Better Energy-Saving Electronic Systems, by Robert Lacoste, p. 22
Programmable Power: Build a Simple USB DAC, by Yoshiyasu Takefuji, p. 35
Do-It-Yourself Motion-Controlled Gaming (Part 2): Manipulate 3-D Graphics, by Chris Coulston, p. 40
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Triac Behavior: Triac Control Meets an Inductive Load, by Ed Nisley, p. 46
Video Stamp: A Handy Display for Debugging Programs, by Jose Sanchez, p. 52
Simple Hardware Development, by Taylor Hutt, p. 60
FROM THE BENCH—Digital Touch: A Potentiometer with No Moving Parts, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 73
SILICON UPDATE—More Than a Core, by Tom Cantrell, p. 80
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—What Makes an Engineer?, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #214
May 2008
Theme: Measurement & Sensors

TASK MANAGER—DIY Measurement And Sensing Projects, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 15
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Depth Measurement: Construct An Ultrasonic Snow Depth Sensor, by Gerhard Oberforcher, p. 16
Contest Winners: WIZnet iEthernet 2007 Design Contest, p. 30
Where Analog And Digital Collide: An Easy-To-Use LCR Meter, by Miguel Rusch —Third Place Microchip 2007 Design Contest, p. 34
Electronic Data Logging And Analysis: A How-To Guide For Building A Seizure-Monitoring System, by Steve Lubbers, p. 41
Embedded Linux Development (Part 2): Create An Embedded Development Environment, by David Lynch, p. 52
Advanced Technology Attachment I/O: Use ATA Interfaces For General-Purpose I/O Applications, by Wolfgang Matthes, p. 60
FROM THE BENCH— Control Circuitry, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 70
SILICON UPDATE— Designer’s Best Friend, by Tom Cantrell, p. 76
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES— Making Changes: A Look Into The C Compiler, by George Martin, p. 83
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Who Said Variety Is Good?, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #215
June 2008
Theme: Communications


TASK MANAGER—Communications Hub , by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Message Acquisition: Ring Signal Detection And Interpretation, by Peter Csaszar & Monica Flores, p. 14
Pump Control: Build A Variable-Speed Drive For Motors, by Richard Wotiz, p. 20
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Resistance Soldering, by Ed Nisley, p. 30
Ray Tracing Made Simple: A Ray Tracer Implemented On An FPGA, by Scott Bingham & Yunfan Donald Zhang, p. 36
AIS Transmission Decoding, by Peter Baston, p. 46
MCU-Based Game System: A Dot-Matrix Game That Targets C Coding Efficiency, by Andrew March, p. 54
FROM THE BENCH—Self-Destructive Behavior: Processor Action Requires Power Supply Removal, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 62
THE DARKER SIDE—Let's Be Crystal Clear, by Robert Lacoste, p. 70
SILICON UPDATE—Touch Me, by Tom Cantrell, p. 78
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—It's All In The Whiskers, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 


Issue #216
July 2008
Theme: Internet & Connectivity

TASK MANAGER—Energy Costs Drive Design Ingenuity, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 10
CROSSWORD—p. 93
’Net-Enabled Alarm Clock, by DJ Delorie, p. 12
INTELLIGENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS—LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES: Living And Working Off The Grid: Part 1: Planning And Design, by George Martin. p. 22
Internet Information Retrieval: Target And Display Web Site Content, by Fernando Jordan, p. 30
Launch Control: Build A Coil Gun Controller And Launcher, by Andrew Sterian, p. 38
Card Connection: Magnetic Card Data Decoding And Transmission, by Carlo Tauraso, p. 46
Create A Modbus Slave, by Aubrey Kagan, p. 54
PSoC Design Techniques (Part 1): Build An Eight-Channel Mixer, by Chris Paiano, p. 62
Sound Effects Processing, by Robert Papp, p. 69
FROM THE BENCH—Electric Motor Technology: Theory, Construction, And Requirements, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 74
SILICON UPDATE—MIPS For The Masses, by Tom Cantrell, p. 80
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—A Real Rube Goldberg Solution, by Steve Ciarcia , p. 96

 

Issue #217
August 2008
Theme: Embedded Development


TASK MANAGER—Hone Your Embedded Development Skills, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
CROSSWORD—p. 93
The DMX Portal: Obtain Lighting Control Via Internet, by Matt Ernst, p. 14
INTELLIGENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS—Electric Vehicle Inverter Design: Build A System For Powering AC Induction Motors, by Dan Hall, Tristan Kasmer, Doug Krahn, Adam McIntyre, & Dean Ponech. p. 22
A Bootloader For Blackfin, by David Tweed, p.34
PSoC Design Techniques (Part 2): Add DSP Effects, A User Interface And More, by Chris Paiano, p. 44
Create a USB Virtual COM Port, by Jan Axelson, p. 70
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—IR Proximity Sensing, by Ed Nisley, p. 40
FROM THE BENCH—Water War Prevention: An MCU-Based Monitor For A Communal Well, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 52
THE DARKER SIDE—Direct Digital Synthesis 101, by Robert Lacoste, p. 60
SILICON UPDATE—Icy Hot: The Soft-Core Concept, FPGAs, And You, by Tom Cantrell, p. 78
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—A Reactive Necessity, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #218
September 2008
Theme: Data Acquisition

TASK MANAGER—Circuits & Acquisition, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 14
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Content Collection and Display: Build an Internet Connected News Ticker, by James Blackwell, p. 15
Dynamic Animatronic Remote (Part 1): Build a Custom Controller with a Color LCD, by Peter Montgomery, p. 32
Fast Digital Filtering, by Bruce Land, p. 40
MCU-Based Flight Data Acquisition: Real-Time Vibration Measurement for Aircraft, by Juan Tapia Farias, p. 48
Real-Time Operating System Design: Customize an OS for a Powerful Embedded MCU, by Naubert Aparicio, p. 56
Prototyping with QFP Parts, by Stuart Ball, p. 62
INTELLIGENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS—LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES: Living and Working Off the Grid (Part 2): Installation and Performance, by George Martin, p. 22
FROM THE BENCH—Fingerprint Data Acquisition: Print Sensing with Embedded Technology, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 68
SILICON UPDATE—Embedder Than Ever: ESC Delivers the Goods, by Tom Cantrell, p. 76
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Something Old, Something New, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #219
October 2008
Theme: Signal Processing

TASK MANAGER—What Makes an Engineer Tick?, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
CROSSWORD—p. 93
DIY Signal Generation: Create a Signal Source for a Variety of RF Applications, by Neal Martini, p. 12
SPECIAL FEATURE—Get Started with PIC USB Connectivity, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 24
Dynamic Animatronic Remote (Part 2): Software and Menuing Code, by Peter Montgomery, p. 42
Automated Data Mining: Build an Embedded Server Application, by Matt Pennell and Aaron Thomas, p. 50 Universal Machine Control: How Hardware Emulation Leads to Prototype Development, by Phil Laird and Jeff Shewan, p. 62
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—HT Audio, GPS for APRS, and What Works, by Ed Nisley, p.34
FROM THE BENCH—Serial Terminal Solution, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 58
THE DARKER SIDE—Cable Shielding Experiments, by Robert Lacoste, p. 70
SILICON UPDATE—Hot Enough for You?: Seeing Red (Infrared, That Is), by Tom Cantrell, p. 78
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Horses and Hard Drives, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96 

 

Issue #220
November 2008
Theme: Analog Techniques

TASK MANAGER—Circuits & Acquisition, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 13
CROSSWORD—p. 93
Radiation Detection: Digital and Analog Pulse Measurement, by Pete McCollum, p. 14
Embedded Cause and Effect: A Lighting System That Responds to Audio Stimuli, by Matt Corne, Chad Harvey, Thaine Hock, Benjamin Wolpoff, & David Wolpoff, p. 24
Digital Stompboxing: An Easy-to-Use Digital Signal Processing Platform, by Kit Church, p. 32
Time Server Design: Synchronize with the WWVB Time Code Signal, by Steven Nickels, p. 44
Low-Cost Serial-to-USB Migration, by Thayer Fox, Nigel Kostiuck, & Tristan Nixon, p. 52
Weather-Monitoring Circuitry: A Design for Indoor-Outdoor Use, by Brian Millier, p. 60
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES—What Can C Structures Do for You?, by George Martin, p. 68
FROM THE BENCH—Drive by Wire: A Look at Noncontact Sensing, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 74
SILICON UPDATE—It's the Sensors, Stupid, by Tom Cantrell, p. 80
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—OLED Versus LCD, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96

 

Issue #221
December 2008
Theme: Programmable Logic


TASK MANAGER—2008 I/O , by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
CROSSWORD—p. 93
A Dynamic Tile Display: Board Layout, Real-Time Animation, and More, by John Peterson, p. 14
Cost-Effective Mobile Storage: Interface an SD Memory Card with an MCU, by Mandar Bagul, p. 32
Electronic ID System: A Display for Text, Photos, and Slide Shows, by Jan Szymanski, p. 44
Beamforming 101, by Martin Courtney, p. 69
An Introduction to Verilog, by Kareem Mataryieh, p. 78
SILICON UPDATE—Tool time, by Tom Cantrell, p.24
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Real-World NiMH Charging, by Ed Nisley, p. 38
THE DARKER SIDE—PID Control Without Math, by Robert Lacoste, p. 54
FROM THE BENCH—Component Control: A Tool for Finding and Handling Small Parts, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 62
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—My Life and Paper—Take 2, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 96 

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