Inside Circuit Cellar 2015

Inside Circuit Cellar magazine 2015 Issues
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Issue #294
January 2015
Theme: Embedded Applications
06 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS — 3-D Printed Robotics Innovation
11 : PRODUCT NEWS
15 : CLIENT PROFILE — Labcenter Electronics (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)
16 : Virtual Instrumentation — By Ahron Emanuel, Shlomo Engelberg, & Dvir Ophir
24 : Webcam Mouse — By Alex Leung & Miles Pedrone
30 : Measuring Small Currents — By David Ludington
40 : Build a Duodecimal Clock — By Devlin Gualtieri
46 : The Twin-T Oscillator Configuration — By Larry Cicchinelli
52 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Essential Electromagnetic Compliance (Part 2) — By George Novacek
56 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Brute-Force Universal Motor Control — By Ed Nisley
62 : GREEN COMPUTING: Adaptive Applications for Energy Efficiency — By Ayse K. Coskun
66 : FROM THE BENCH: Current Tracking — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
79 : The Future of Electrical Engineering

Issue #295
February 2015
Theme: Wireless Communications
06 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS — Application Engineering
16 : PRODUCT NEWS
19 : CLIENT PROFILE — EarthLCD.com (Costa Mesa, CA)
20 : Electronics Testing Platform (Part 1) — By Gerard Fonte
28 : Five-Function, Network-Connected Signal Analyzer — By Neal Martini
40 : Reverse Engineering Review — By Fergus Dixon
46 : Budgie: An Arduino-Based Tube Stereo Preamplifier — By Shannon Parks
52 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Essential Electromagnetic Compliance (Part 3) — By George Novacek
55 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE: The DIY Approach to ISE Project Management — By Colin O’Flynn
60 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Estimating Your Embedded Systems Project (Part 2) — By Bob Japenga
64 : THE DARKER SIDE: Let’s Count Errors — By Robert Lacoste
70 : FROM THE BENCH: Solid-State Lighting (Part 1) — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Embedded Linux — By David Lynch

Issue #296
March 2015
Theme: Robotics
06 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS — Advances in Haptics Research
12 : EDITORS’ PICKS
14 : PRODUCT NEWS
15 : CLIENT PROFILE — Freescale Semiconductor (Costa Mesa, CA)
16 : Electronics Testing Platform (Part 2) — By Gerard Fonte
26 : Infrared Learning: How to Mimic IR Control Signals — By Tommy Tyler
32 : The Sentry Project — By David Penrose
38 : Sensorless Maximum Power Point Tracking — By David Weight, Ian Johnson, and Sajjad H. Lalji
68 : FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mini Rover 7 — By Joseph Miller
46 : GREEN COMPUTING: Cooling Awareness in HPC Job Allocation — By Ayse K. Coskun
50 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Essential Electromagnetic Compliance (Part 2) — By George Novacek
54 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Startup Transients — By Ed Nisley
62 : FROM THE BENCH: Solid-State Lighting (Part 2) — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Flexible Circuitry — By Mark Finstad

Issue #297
April 2015
Theme: Embedded Programming
06 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS — The Internet of Things: A Very Disruptive Force
10 : EDITORS’ PICKS
12 : PRODUCT NEWS
17 : CLIENT PROFILE — Triangle Research International, Inc. (Blaine, WA)
20 : FlashForth in the Laboratory — By Peter Jacobs
28 : LCDTV Server — By Lindsay Meek
34 : Rapid Prototyping of SuperSpeed USB Devices — By John Hyde
67 : FROM THE ARCHIVES: Quad Bench Power Supply — By Brian Millier
40 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE: Super Speed for FPGAs — By Colin O’Flynn
46 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Software FMEA/FMECA — By George Novacek
50 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Estimating Your Embedded Systems Project (Part 3) — By Bob Japenga
54 : THE DARKER SIDE: Let’s Play with Electrostatic Discharge — By Robert Lacoste
60 : FROM THE BENCH: Ladder Logic (Part 1) — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : Security Agents for Embedded Intrusion Detection — By Syed Kamran Haider, Devu Maikantan Shila, & Marten van Dijk

Issue #298
May 2015
Theme: Measurement & Sensors
06 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Engineering “Moonshot” Projects: An Interview with Andrew Meyer
12 : PRODUCT NEWS
15 : CLIENT PROFILE: LS Research (Cedarburg, WI)
16 : A Different Sense: Vehicle Monitoring with a Magnetic Field Sensor System — By David Penrose
24 : Comparing Humidity Sensors — By Stuart Ball
30 : Atmospheric Particulate Matter Monitor — By J. Alejandro Butrón-Guillén
40 : The Poly-Magneto-Phonic Theremin — By Hanspeter Portner
50 : Hardware Testbed with Phase Change Material-Based Cooling — By Fulya Kaplan & Charlie De Vivero
56 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Shielding 101 (Part 1): The Physics of Shielding — By George Novacek
60 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Pulsed Motor Drive — By Ed Nisley
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Ladder Logic (Part 2): The Export File — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Intelligent Robots — By Tekin Meriçli

Issue #299
June 2015
Theme: Communications
06 : EDITORS’ PICKS: Communications Technology
12 : PRODUCT NEWS
17 : CLIENT PROFILE: Maxbotix (Brainerd, MN)
18 : ‘Net-Connected Automation — By Dean Boman
28 : PIC-HU: A Simplified Power Line Interface Controller — By Anastasia Shuler & James Shuler
38 : Radio-Controlled Clocks — By Tommy Tyler
48 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Shielding 101 (Part 2): Cable Shielding — By George Novacek
52 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE: USB-to-FPGA Communications — By Colin O’Flynn
56 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: The Internet of Things (Part 1): Options for Connecting Wirelessly to the Internet — By Bob Japenga
60 : THE DARKER SIDE: Correlation Techniques — By Robert Lacoste
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Ultraviolet Intensity Tracking — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Virtual Prototyping — By Filip Thoen

Issue #300
July 2015
Theme: Internet & Connectivity
06 : EDITORS’ PICKS: Internet & Connectivity
10 : PRODUCT NEWS
15 : CLIENT PROFILE: Jameco Electronics (Belmont, CA)
16 : Sound Ecology and Acoustic Health (Part 1): Develop a Basic Android Application—By Adrien Gaspard, Mike Smith, & Nicholas Lepine
26 : Microcontroller-Based WAVE Player: Build a System with CD-Quality Sound—By Wangcheng Zhou
40 : ‘Net-Connected Security Network—By Claudiu Chiculita & Liviu Ene
48 : GREEN COMPUTING: Sustainable Performance for Mobile Systems—By Ayse K. Coskun
54 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Shielding 101 (Part 3): Magnetic Shielding—By George Novacek
58 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: A Touch-Screen LCD Control Panel—By Ed Nisley
66 : FROM THE BENCH: Light Detection and Ranging (Part 1): An Introduction to LIDAR Technology—By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : Interconnect Defects (ICDs) Explained—By Dough Trobough

Issue #301
August 2015
Theme: Embedded Development
06 : PRODUCT NEWS
09 : CLIENT PROFILE: EMA Design Automation (Rochester, NY)
10 : Simple Embedded Serial Communications—By Chuck Baird
18 : Sound Ecology and Acoustic Health (Part 2): Record and Play Audio .3GPP Files—By Adrien Gaspard & Mike Smith
30 : ‘Net-Connected Security Network (Part 2): Image Processing, Messaging, and Movement Monitoring—By Claudiu Chiculita & Liviu Ene
40 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Innovations in Wearable Technology: An Interview with Bruce Thomas
44 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Ground Loop Blues—By George Novacek
48 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE: Just Enough Programmable Logic: The PSoC Advantage—By Colin O’Flynn
54 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: The Internet of Things (Part 2): Choosing a Wireless Carrier for Your Embedded System—By Bob Japenga
58 : THE DARKER SIDE: Vintage Electronic Calculators—By Robert Lacoste
66 : FROM THE BENCH: Light Detection and Ranging (Part 2): Laser Sensor Exploration—By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : Trends in Custom Peripheral Cores for Digital Sensor Interfaces—By Daniel Casner

Issue #302
September 2015
Theme: Data Acquisition
06 : PRODUCT NEWS
09 : PARTNER Q&A: The Great American Electronics Hobbyist Census: An Interview with Greg Harris (Jameco)
10 : EDITORS’ PICKS: Embedded Solutions
14 : Secure Hash Standard—By Monte Dalrymple
26 : Running on Battery (Part 1): Battery-Powered Microcontroller Circuits—By Stuart Ball
32 : Sound Ecology and Acoustic Health (Part 3): A Quantitative Application for WAT_AN_APP—By Adrien Gaspard & Mike Smith
44 : CC REBOOT: Power Over Ethernet Solutions—By Eddie Insam
52 : GREEN COMPUTING: Sustainable Big Data Analysis in the Cloud — By Ata Turk
56 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Transformers 101 (Part 1): Essential Characteristics—By George Novacek
60 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Random LED Dots—By Ed Nisley
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Wiegand World: An Introduction to the Physical Layer & Protocol—By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of Engineering Research and Environment Sysetms Modeling—By R. Scott Coppersmith

Issue #303
October 2015
Theme: Signal Processing
06 : PRODUCT NEWS
09 : CLIENT PROFILE: Percepio (Västerås, Sweden)
10 : EDITORS’ PICKS: Signal Processing
12 : The Footlight Project (Part 1): Circuit Board Design — By Tom Struzik
18 : Sound Ecology and Acoustic Health (Part 4): Room Acoustics Analysis — By Adrien Gaspard & Mike Smith
28 : Running on Battery (Part 2): Battery Operation — By Stuart Ball
34 : CC REBOOT: Build a Three-in-One Measurement System — By Salvador Perdomo
42 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Transformers 101 (Part 2): Transformer Design, By George Novacek
46 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE: Rapid FPGA Design in Python Using MyHDL — By Colin O’Flynn
56 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: The Internet of Things (Part 3): Connect Wirelessly with a Microcontroller — By Bob Japenga
60 : THE DARKER SIDE: How to Select an Operational Amplifier — By Robert Lacoste
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Wireless Home Automation (Part 1): X-10 and Beyond — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Commodity Hardware Security and Your Data — By Alexandrea Mellen

Issue #304
November 2015
Theme: Analog Techniques
06 : PRODUCT NEWS
09 : CLIENT PROFILE: Arcturus Networks, Inc. (Toronto, ON)
10 : Evolutionary Robotics (Part 1): Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms — By Walter Krawec
16 : Sound Ecology and Acoustic Health (Part 5): Graphing the Results of an Acoustic Spectral Analysis — By Adrien Gaspard & Mike Smith
30 : brACE: A Slouch-Detection Wearable — By Alexandrea Mellen, Chris Feldman, & Emily Lam
36 : The Footlight Project (Part 2): Success and Failures — By Tom Struzik
42 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Innovations in Mobile Robotics: An Interview with Nick Kohut (Co-Founder, Dash Robotics)
52 : GREEN COMPUTING: High-Efficiency Data Centers: Is There Still Room for Improvement? — By Ayse K. Coskun
58 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Transformers 101 (Part 3): Electronic Transformers — By George Novacek
62 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Gamma Ray Ionization Chamber Current Amplifier — By Ed Nisley
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Wireless Home Automation (Part 2): Data-Based App — By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Circuit Design — By Zak Homuth

Issue #305
December 2015
Theme: Programmable Logic
06 : PRODUCT NEWS
09 : CLIENT PROFILE: microEngineering Labs (Colorado Springs, CO)
10 : EDITORS’ PICKS: Programmable Logic
32 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Innovative Product Design – An Interview with Rich Legrand
12 : Comparing FPGA Technologies – By Monte Dalrymple
20 : Evolutionary Robotics (Part 2): Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms – By Walter Krawec
26 : Low-Power FPGA Logic Design: Has It Been in Front of Us All This Time? – By Yitzhak Ovadya, Shimon Mizrahi, Josh Lorch, & Elnatan Hatzroni
44 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: The Internet of Things (Part 4): Cell Modem Certification – By Bob Japenga
48 : THE DARKER SIDE: Op-Amps and Capacitive Loads – By Robert Lacoste
56 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Fundamental Optics (Part 1): Curved Mirrors – By George Novacek
60 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE: Building an FPGA Board – By Colin O’Flynn
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Wireless Home Automation (Part 3): Interfacing with ZigBee Devices – By Jeff Bachiochi
77 : TEST YOUR EQ
78 : CROSSWORD
80 : The Future of Hardware Design – By John Young

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