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Circuit Cellar Issue 269 December 2012-PDF

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Issue #269
December 2012
Theme: Programmable Logic
TASK MANAGER—Break Through Designer’s Block, by C. J. Abate, p. 2
NEW PRODUCT NEWS, p. 10
MEMBER PROFILE, p. 14
TEST YOUR EQ SOLUTIONS—p. 15
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS— Engineering Innovation, Experimentation, & Explanation: An Interview with Stuart Ball, by Nan Price, p. 42
CROSSWORD—p. 76
Build an MCU-Based Bicycle Computer, by Dan Karmann, p. 16
Electrically Actuated Sound Effects: A Circuit and Firmware to Ring a Phone Bell, by Joe Pfeiffer, p. 26
RL78 Green Energy Challenge Winners, p. 30
Controlling Access with a Proximity Card: Open the Door to Manchester Encoding, by Scott Weber, p. 34
ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE—Arduino Survival Guide, by Ed Nisley, p. 44
THE DARKER SIDE—Locked In: Synchronous Detection Explained, by Robert Lacoste, p. 50
EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES—Concurrency in Embedded Systems (Part 4): Introducing Linux and Concurrency, by Bob Japenga, p. 58
THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER—Product Reliability (Part 2): The Meaning of Failure Rate, by George Novacek, p. 64
FROM THE BENCH—Energy Extraction: Powering Up with Heat Transfer, by Jeff Bachiochi, p. 68
PRIORITY INTERRUPT—Onward and Upward, by Steve Ciarcia, p. 80