Tag Archives: USB

TI Stellaris LaunchPad eval board features ARM Cortex-M4F. Intro price: $4.99. Get yours now.

  Texas Instruments’ Stellaris LM4F120H5QRC microcontroller is based on an 80MHz copy of the ARM Cortex-M4F processor core with an integrated single-precision floating-point unit. It also includes 256Kbytes of Flash memory, 32Kbytes of SRAM, 2Kbytes of EEPROM, and a host … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Eyeing the eye of 5Gbps USB 3.0 signals with a 13GHz digital scope

Before he has to return his 13GHz, 40Gsamples/sec Agilent 90000 series loaner scope (Digital Signal Analyzer) and its equally pricey test probes, Dave Jones uses it to check out the 5Gbps USB 3.0 signaling and signal integrity in a new … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi + Canon = Camera Pi: ARM 11 and Linux hack of a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR

Here’s a link to a very interesting and cool hack of a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR achieved by stuffing a Raspberry Pi Linux-based single-board computer into an accessory battery grip. EDA360 Insider has covered the Raspberry Pi board before. … Continue reading

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Two more low-cost dev boards based on the ARM Cortex-M4 with 1Mbyte of Flash, 192Kbytes of RAM: $15.57 and up

Thanks to http://www.chibios.org, I’ve just learned of two low-cost development boards based on the STMicroelectronics STM32F07 microcontroller. You might be interested in these boards because one costs $15.57 and the other sells for 39.95€. The lower-cost board is from STMicroelectronics … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Watch out Tom Cruise, Minority Report gesture recognition is near. Very near. And Cheap ($70)

A startup company named LeapMotion is now taking reservations for its motion-control gadget, Leap, which appears to replicate the gesture recognition used by Tom Cruise in the movie “Minority Report” using a USB peripheral device about the size (OK, well … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Dave Jones tears down a Zoom H1 audio recorder. You learn more about system design.

Australia’s Dave Jones records many videos for his Web site, http://www.eevblog.com, and every Tuesday he tears down another electronic product for educational purposes (and for fun). This week, he’s torn down a product I actually own: a Zoom H1 handheld … Continue reading

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LeCroy’s “Basic” Edition Advisor T3 USB 3.0 Protocol Analyzer costs $2995

The latest USB buzz has notebook computers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports becoming common by mid year, thanks to last week’s announcement of USB 3.0 protocol support in Intel’s 7-Series chipset for current-generation Intel Core processors and next-generation Ivy Bridge … Continue reading

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Is there stuff you don’t know about SuperSpeed USB 3.0?

Last week, I attended an all-day Agilent seminar on a variety of interface standards including USB 3.0. As it turns out, there was a lot I didn’t know about USB 3.0. Perhaps you did not know some of these things … Continue reading

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Fast serial I/O—What’s its future in the embedded world?

Tom Williams, Editor-in-Chief of RTC Magazine, recently published an editorial titled “Fast Serial Interconnects— Will They Bypass Embedded or Bring it Along?” In this editorial, Williams ponders the question of fast I/O port suitability for embedded design. He writes: “Once … Continue reading

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Cadence and TSMC collaborate on SoC IP development, produce complete USB IP package

Working together with TSMC under the TSMC Open Innovation Platform initiative, Cadence has just introduced a certified USB 2.0/3.0 PHY/PCS/controller design IP package to support the wildly popular, advanced USB interface ports for ongoing SoC development using advanced process nodes. TSMC … Continue reading

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