Circuit Cellar CD 2011

Circuit Cellar CD 2011
  • Item #: CD-016-CC2011
  • Manufacturer: Circuit Cellar CD/DVD/USB

Issue #246
January 2011
Theme: Embedded Applications

TASK MANAGER— Circuit Cellar International, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 9
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 15
CROSSWORD—p. 74
WIZnet IMCU 2010 Results, p.16
Bicycle ABS Brake System, by Richard Wotiz, p. 24
Mobile Application Development (Part 2): A Sound‐Detection Algorithm, by Riley Kotchorek, Mike Smith, & Vahid Garousi, p. 36
Stress‐Free Probing, by Don McLane, p. 48
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER—Surge Suppression: Tips and Tools for Protecting Circuitry, by George Novacek, p. 20
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES—Big Changes in the Embedded World (Part 2): Implement an RTOS and a Real SPI, By George Martin, p. 52
FROM THE BENCH— Smart Network Access Point, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 58
SILICON UPDATE— Power Tripping: Energy Conservation on the Embedded Level, by Tom Cantrell, p. 66
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Second‐Life Computing, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #247
February 2011
Theme: Wireless Communications

TASK MANAGER— Connectivity, Power, and Apps, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 15
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Parallel Processing Computer: A Design for Solving Computation‐Intensive Problems, by Antonios Chorevas, p. 18
Wireless Access and Control: A “MiWi” Network Card Reader, by Carlo Tauraso, p. 28
Remote Humidity Control System, by David Penrose, p. 36
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— RF Design Review, by George Novacek, p. 16
THE DARKER SIDE— Don’t Fade Away!: A Multipath Fading Experiment, By Robert Lacoste, p. 44
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE— Parallel NiMH Cell Measurement, by Ed Nisley, p. 52
FROM THE BENCH— Serving Up BASIC, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 60
SILICON UPDATE— Tune In, Turn On: Power Via Radio Waves, by Tom Cantrell, p. 66
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Patently Insane, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #248
March 2011
Theme: Robotics

TASK MANAGER— Control Electronics, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 15
CROSSWORD—p. 74 Panning Control: A Digital Indexing Panoramic Tripod Head, by Richard Lord, p. 20
Remotely Operated Vehicle Design, by Brian Senese, p. 28
Embedded DSP for Lighting, by Marco Signorini, p. 38
CNC Router Design: A Look at Computer Controlled Machinery, by Brian Millier, p. 46
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— The Super Regenerative Receiver, by George Novacek, p. 16
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES— The Project Ready Designer: A Refresher on Project‐Essential Concepts, by George Martin, p. 56
FROM THE BENCH— Direct Line Connection: When You Don’t Require Line Isolation, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 60
SILICON UPDATE— Time Traveler: Embedded Timekeeping and More, by Tom Cantrell, p. 66
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Forks in the Road, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #249
April 2011
Theme: Robotics

TASK MANAGER— Keeping it Professional, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 15
CROSSWORD—p. 74 Getting Started with Microprogramming (Part 1): The Architecture, Programmer Model, and SMP, by Thomas Mitchell, p. 16 Reprogrammable UAV Autopilot System (Part 1): System Hardware and Software, by Mariano Lizarraga, Renwick Curry, and Gabriel Elkaim, p. 24
DSP‐Based Color Organ: Use the Convolution Technique to Create High‐Performance Filters, by Mark Csele, p. 38
THE DARKER SIDE— Noise Figures 101, by Robert Lacoste, p. 46
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— Reliable Programming: Work Toward Fault-Free Software, by George Novacek, p. 54
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE— Thermal Performance, by Ed Nisley, p. 56
FROM THE BENCH— Boot Up: Bootloading Essentials, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 64
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— A Guess to Come, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #250
May 2011
Theme: Measurement & Sensors

TASK MANAGER— Issue 250 and Beyond, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 13
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Stereo Spectrum Analyzer, by Richard Pierce, p. 16
Control Shaft Encoders, byKeith Brown, p. 26
Reprogrammable UAV Autopilot System (Part 2): Testing and Results, by Mariano Lizarraga, Renwick Curry, and Gabriel Elkaim, p. 36 Getting Started with Microprogramming (Part 2): A Look at the Meta-Assembler, by Thomas Mitchell, p. 46
Testing Platform: Construct a Custom Scope, by Jaime Garnica, p. 56
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— Functional Upset, by George Novacek, p. 14
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES— Design Development (Part 1): Planning and Tools, by George Martin, p. 64
FROM THE BENCH— Error Checking, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 68
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Happy 250th, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #251
June 2011
Theme: Communications

TASK MANAGER— Silicon Valley Review, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 17
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Construct a Multifunctional Network Controller, by Richard Wotiz, p. 20
Wireless Authentication: RFID Checkout System Design, by Jigar Shah and Kevin Yang, p. 28
Virtual Sensing: Build a Virtual Alarm System, by Custódio Gomes Barcellos, p. 36
The Chameleon Platform: Low-cost Hardware Development with a USB AVR and CPLD, by Doug Commons, p. 44
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— BITs and BITEs: Tests to Ensure System Safety, by George Novacek, p. 18
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE— Plastic Extruder Thermal Analysis, by Ed Nisley, p. 52
FROM THE BENCH— Vehicle Diagnostics (Part 1): The CAN Protocol and OBD‐II, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 60
THE DARKER SIDE— Stay Cool!: A Heat Management Primer, by Robert Lacoste, p. 48
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Live by the PC, Die by the PC, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #252
July 2011
Theme: Internet & Connectivity

TASK MANAGER— Connection Achieved, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 10
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 17
CROSSWORD—p. 74
NXP mbed Design Challenge Results, p. 22
The TROBOT: A Miniature Articulated Robot, by Toby Baumgartner, p. 30
MCU‐Based GSM Connection: A Fixed Cell Phone with Emergency Auto‐Dial, by Indranil Majumdar, p. 38
Li‐ion Battery System Solution: Implement a BCU and Safety-Certified RTOS, by Marty McLeod, p. 44
Passwords Through a Touchpad: A Gesture-Based Security System, by Daniel Mejía & Jayce Doose, p. 54
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— Sine Wave Synthesizer, by George Novacek, p. 26
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES— Design Development (Part 2): Product Implementation, by George Martin, p. 64
FROM THE BENCH— Vehicle Diagnostics (Part 2): Pre‐CAN Protocol Standards, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 68
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Reality, Maybe, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #253
August 2011
Theme: Embedded Development

TASK MANAGER—New Frontiers for Embedded Tech, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS—edited by John Gorsky, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ SOLUTIONS—p. 15
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS— Microcontroller‐Based Innovation, An Interview with Alberto Ricci Bitti, by Nan Price, p. 16
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Stochastic Chemical Kinetics on an FPGA, by Bruce Land, p. 24
Find a New Direction:  A Low-Power Digital Compass, by Jesse Marroquin, p. 30
Standby Current Management in Embedded Systems, by Sivakumar Govindarajan, p. 36
Access Control System Design: Build an MCU‐Based PIN Reader, by Aleksander Borysiuk, p. 42
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER—Electro‐Hydraulic Servo Valves, by George Novacek, p. 20
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Stepper Motor Drive (Part 1): The Basics, by Ed Nisley, p. 50
FROM THE BENCH—Vehicle Diagnostics (Part 3): ISO 15765‐4 (The CAN Protocol), p. 56
THE DARKER SIDE—RF and High‐Speed PCBs: How to Avoid Basic Mistakes, by Robert Lacoste, p. 64
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— Uninterruptable Powered Schizophrenia, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #254
September 2011
Theme: Data Acquisition

TASK MANAGER—Inside Embedded Tech, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 16
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Sweep-Frequency Generator Design: DDS-Based Test Equipment from Sweat Equity, by Larry Foltzer, p. 22
Battery Analysis: Build an MCU‐Based Analyzer Unit , by Richard Pierce, p. 34
eDASH: A Virtual Dashboard Using OBD‐II, by Robin Brophy, p. 42
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER—Smart Project Management, by George Novacek, p. 18
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES—Design Development (Part 3): Software Design, by George Martin, p. 50
EMBEDDED UNVEILED—Linear Positioners, by Richard Wotiz, p. 56
FROM THE BENCH—Lined Up with Nowhere to Go: Using a Linear Sensor Array, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 62
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Power Factor Correction, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #255
October 2011
Theme: Signal Processing

TASK MANAGER— Get Grounded, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ SOLUTIONS—p. 17
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Embedded System Communication: A Control Platform for Ethernet‐Enabled Systems, by Francis Fernandes, Rajendra Gad, Vinaya Gad, Shane Lobo, Gourish Naik, and Jivan Parab, p. 18
The Ultimate Cup Warmer, by Carl Stoez, p. 26
High‐Accuracy Voltage Reference Using PWM (Part 1): Pulse‐Width Modulation Theory, by David Ludington, p. 36
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Stepper Motor Drive (Part 2): Microstepping, by Ed Nisley, p. 46
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER—Environmental Stress Screening, by George Novacek, p. 52
EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES—Getting Started with Embedded Linux (Part 1): When to Choose Linux for an Embedded Design, by Bob Japenga, p. 56
FROM THE BENCH—Get Your Head Out of the Cloud: An API for Controlling a Wi‐Fi Thermostat, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 60
THE DARKER SIDE—Line‐Coding Techniques, by Robert Lacoste, p. 66
PRIORITY INTERRUPT— What Goes Around, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #256
November 2011
Theme: Analog Techniques

TASK MANAGER—Tech Evolution, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ—p. 17
CROSSWORD—p. 74
High‐Accuracy Voltage Reference Using PWM (Part 2): Hardware Design, by David Ludington, p. 18
Auditory Navigator, by Garrett Phillips, Matthew Kinne, and Nick Annetta, p. 24
Sound Tone Detection with a PSoC (Part 1): Analog Signal Management, by Guido Ottaviani, p. 30
Super Arduino: Getting Started with the chipKIT Max32, by Clemens Valens, p. 42
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— Shielding and Transfer Impedance, by George Novacek, p. 46
LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES—Design Development (Part 4): Processors, Power, and Interfacing, by George Martin, p. 54
EMBEDDED UNVEILED—Ionization Detectors, by Richard Wotiz, p. 60
FROM THE BENCH— Fly‐By‐Wire Wheelchair (Part 1): Beyond Normal Joystick Control, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 66
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—To 4G or Not to 4G?, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

Issue #257
December 2011
Theme: Programmable Logic

TASK MANAGER—Embedded Community, by C. J. Abate, p. 4
NEW PRODUCT NEWS, p. 8
TEST YOUR EQ SOLUTIONS—p. 13
CROSSWORD—p. 74
Sound Tone Detection with a PSoC (Part 2): The Software & Sensing, by Guido Ottaviani, p. 14
The (VI)sualizer: A Smart Electronic Load, by Curt Terwilliger, p. 24
Sleep-Stage Alarm Clock: An MCU-Based System for Processing EEG Data, by Michael Bohn, Tristan Money, Richard Neden, & Keita Sasaki, p. 38
THE DARKER SIDE— CE Marking: A Process to Ensure Product Conformity, by Robert Lacoste, p. 46
EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES—Getting Started with Embedded Linux (Part 2): Choosing a Platform for Your System, by Bob Japenga, p. 54
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Stepper Motor Drive (Part 3): Torques, by Ed Nisley, p. 58
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER— EMI and Data Integrity, by George Novacek, p. 64
FROM THE BENCH— Fly‐By‐Wire Wheelchair (Part 2): Bluetooth Wheelchair Control, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 68
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—40 Years and Still Going Strong, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80

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