Hardware Makers has been awarded site of the day on EEWEB

Hardware MakersHardware Makers has been awarded site of the day on Electrical Engineering Community (EEWEB): http://www.eeweb.com/websites/hardware-makers

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mbed application board

Mbed family has grown in the last months and nowadays the available platforms include different solutions furthermore the chipsets and the MCUs on this amazing hardware are not only made by NXP but there are many other important players like Freescale and ST:

https://mbed.org/platforms/

 Mbed community is huge and healty and the “competitors” of this prototyping platform (which are many) can’t take the leadership: mbed is still the best development platform for ARM microcontrollers. To start with mbed, one of the most one practical way is using the mbed application board, well suited to test all the features of the LPC1768:

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ChipKIT Pi

chipKIT_PiMicrochip and element14 designed a very useful board which will add more power to your Raspberry Pi. The chipKIT Pi board has been developed in order to allow users to create advanced applications like touch sensing, audio processing and sophisticated control, thanks to the powerful PIC32MX250F128B. The board is compatible with Arduino and can be easily programmed with the free chipKIT™ Multi-Platform IDE (MPIDE) that can be hosted on the Raspberry Pi. Continue reading

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Blink without delay: Microchip PIC12F683 and 4 leds

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Microchip is one of the most important MCU manufacturer and in our opinion this company produces the best price to performance ratio 8, 16 and 32 bit microcontrollers available on the market. Today we wanna show you how to blink three leds without using the delay macros available in the xc8 compiler “__delay_ms()” and “__delay_us()”. Both delay macros can be very helpful but sometimes it is better to use interrupts instead of to waste CPU cycles with polling. We use a microchip PIC 12F683 (http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en010115) to show you how to use Timer0 to perform more than one operation (apparently) at the same time. Continue reading

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Openpicus flyportPRO

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Openpicus introduced FlyportPRO, a new board designed to help you to develop your IOT applications in the fastest and easiest way. As for all the Openpicus’ products, FlyportPRO has been designed around the powerful WIFI modules and MCUs made by Microchip: MRF24WG0MA/B and PIC24FJ256GB206. Continue reading

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