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N&V September 2007

N&V September 2007
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Features

  • Floating Point Multiplication and Division by Craig Lindley
    I began my career as a hardware engineer many years ago, but I’ve spent the last 12 years writing Java software for large commercial applications; far removed from the underlying hardware on which the applications run ...
  • Swift, Small, “Cell” Broadband Chip by David Geer
    The Cell Broadband Engine or Cell/BE processor consists of a “Power Processor Element” (PPE), which is the primary core that generally dictates the work of other cores on the chip ...
  • A Logic Analyzer — Part 1 by Vaughn D. Martin
    A logic analyzer — like so many electronic test and measurement tools — provides a solution to a particular class of problems. These include digital hardware debugging, design verification, and embedded software debugging ...

Projects

  • Keeping Those Components Cool by Stuart Ball
    Not long ago, I put together a project, housed in a plastic RadioShack box, which contained a component that could get hot enough to self-destruct in a closed box. I added a small cooling fan to the box, but the noise was excessive ...
  • Flight Recorder for Model Rocketry — Part 2 by Mike Bessant
    Last month, we introduced you to the basics of model rocketry and outlined the hardware design of a compatible flight recorder. This article will describe the embedded software required to record and replay three channels of acceleration, and includes ...
  • Build a Wireless Weather System: Part 1 by Michael Simpson
    When I first started this series, I knew I wanted to build a wireless weather station. In no way could I have imagined how well the overall system would function, nor could I have envisioned its versatility. In this article, it all comes together ...
  • Build A .01% Accurate Voltage Reference by Doug Malone
    Okay, you’ve wired up the latest whiz-bang sensor to your processor-controlled project. The sensor has been connected to the 12-bit A/D and now the moment of truth ...

Columns

  • Techknowledgey by Jeff Eckert
    Events, Advances, and News
    Nanotechnologists at the University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) have come up with a way to control the color of a liquid by applying a magnetic field ...
  • In The Spotlight by Marvin Mallon
    An Interview with Mike Leo
    Ramsey Electronics is a leading distributor of sophisticated devices for both the hobbyist and the electronic experimenter. Located just south of Rochester, NY, they serve this market both by catalog as well as online sales ...
  • Getting Started With PICS by Chuck Hellebuyck
    Large Digits on a 4x20 LCD
    Driving a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) module has become very easy to do with the various PIC® microcontroller (MCU) options that are available ...
  • Near Space by L. Paul Verhage
    Some Sensors for your Ballonstats and the Great Plains Super Launch
    This month we’ll look at two sensors: a miniature near space weather station and a temperature sensor array. With these sensor arrays, your BalloonSat can chart environmental conditions from the ground to near space and measure the temperatures ...
  • Q&A by Russell Kincaid
    Reader Questions Answered Here
    In this column, I answer questions about all aspects of electronics, including computer hardware, software, circuits, electronic theory, troubleshooting, and anything else of interest to the hobbyist.
  • Personal Robotics by Bryan Bergeron
    Magnetic Inchworm
    Continue reading to learn how to build a simple robot designed to travel over steel or iron surfaces — a magnetic inchworm — with a few servos, a pair of neodymium magnets, and an R/C system ...
  • Stamp Applications by Jon Williams
    Where’s Waldo?
    It seems like the animation controller from May was a hit. I got a lot of very positive email and many readers have been creating derivative applications for controlling servos ...
  • The Design Cycle by Peter Best
    Laying A foundation for PING
    In the previous edition of Design Cycle, I described the steps that were necessary to “fool” your personal computer (PC) into having a conversation with the Ethernet MINI and the minimal driver code we had completed at that time ...

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