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MPLAB® XC Compilers

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New to embedded software or just new to Microchip?
Jump start your mastery of 8-,16- and 32-bit PIC® MCUs and 16-bit dsPIC® DSCs with the informative user guides that are available for the MPLAB® XC series of C compilers. You'll find the links under the "Documentation" tab on the MPLAB XC Compilers.
 
 
 

Mouser Carries Full Line of NXP i.MX 8M Applications Processors

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FPGA Vs Microcontrollers - Another Approach to Embedded Design

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Engineersgarage

Most engineers start their journey in embedded systems with microcontrollers. With microcontrollers, one gets a complete miniature computing system on a single integrated circuit. The CPU, RAM, ROM and Input / Output peripherals all on a single thumb size SoC. This very popular approach to learning embedded design and development is in fact just the one side of the complete picture. Working with microcontrollers (and microprocessors) is all about software-based embedded design. 

Gate Level Minimization

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Hari Prasaath K.

In the previous tutorial, all the possible boolean functions between two variables were discussed. In the tutorial - Boolean Algebra, various theorems and postulates were stated which are useful in simplifying a boolean expression or function. However, the simplification of a boolean expression using theorems and postulates is quite cumbersome and prone to errors. Therefore, for simplification of boolean expressions, some map methods were devised. The most commonly used map method is Karnaugh Map or K-Map. 

 

Renesas Electronics Upgrades Model-Based Development Environments For Smoothening Software Development Loads For Multicore Automotive Control Microcontrollers

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Shreepanjali Mod

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions, recently updated its ‘Embedded Target for RH850 Multicore” model based development environment for MCUs (Multicore Microcontrollers) for automotive control applications. The update of Embedded Target for RH850 Multicore” model based development environment provides full-on support to system development with multirate control, it is now a regular feature in systems like body and engine control systems.

 

Tests For Smallest “Spin Qubit” Chip For Quantum Computing Begin At Intel

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Shreepanjali Mod

The Intel research team is taking new leaps towards quantum computers by examining a small new “spin qubit” chip.  This new chip was result of hard work of Intel’s D1D Fab with the help of the very same silicon manufacturing techniques that has been used for creation of billions of other customary computer chips. 

 

 

Designing ESP8266 Weather Station Using OpenWeatherMap

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Hari Prasaath K.

ESP8266 IoT Weather StationThe IoT device designed here is a weather station built by interfacing a character LCD with the ESP8266 board. The device fetches the weather data of the location it is installed and display it on the LCD screen. It must be noted that there are no sensors used in this device and the device gets the weather data from an IoT platform i.e. Open Weather Map. The device fetches temperature and precipitation information using API keys and display it on the LCD. 

 

Photon based Smart AC Socket IoT Project

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Hari Prasaath K

Photon Based Smart IoT Socket and Energy Monitor Circuit In this project, a smart socket is designed which can be automatically switched using a relay. The socket is interfaced to a Particle Photon based IoT device which keeps track of energy consumption using ACS 712 Current sensor and help automatically disconnect socket connection with the Mains when the power consumption by a device exceeds a threshold value. The Photon also remains connected to a web server via Wi-Fi hotspot and keeps updating the energy consumption data to the server. 

 

ESP8266 and Arduino Based IoT Vehicle Tracking System

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Hari Prasaath K.

Arduino and ESP8266 based IoT Vehicle Tracking Device CircuitThe vehicle tracking systems are designed for tracking the movement of a vehicle from a location at any time. Such system is equipped with a GPS receiver which maintains the GPS location of the device. The GPS location of the device traced by the GPS sensor is sent to a cloud server or cloud service with the help of a controller. This project is a simple implementation of such system on one of the most popular prototyping boards - Arduino UNO. 

 

Bluetooth Protocol (Part 1): Basics and Working

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Bijal Parikh

BluetoothHandheld devices like a cell phone, palmtop and laptop were rapidly becoming an integral part of our daily lives. In most cases, these devices do not have compatible data communication interfaces, or, if they do, the interface requires cumbersome cable connections and configuration procedures. Isn’t it absolutely fantastic to connect your PC to share music, data and calendar info without using any wires? Or to wirelessly access phone numbers on your PDA from your cell phone.