Inside Circuit Cellar 2018

Inside Circuit Cellar magazine 2018 Issues
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Issue #330
January 2018
Powering Drones
6 : Massage Vest Uses PIC32: Controlled with an iOS App, By Harry Freeman, Megan Leszczynski and Gargi Ratnaparkhi
14 : FPGA Design: A Fresh Take: An Alternative to MCUs, By Faiz Rahman
24 : Designing a Home Cleaning Robot (Part 2): Mechanical Design, By Nishant Mittal and Jesudasan Moses
28 : MCU-based Platform Stabilizer: Sensors and Servos, By Jessica Chen, Adam Chung and Ashley Xue
34 : Power Alternatives for Commercial Drones: Solution Options Expand, By Jeff Child
40 : Technology and Test Solutions Advance for 5G: Next-Gen Communications, By Jeff Child
46 : Product Focus: COM Express Boards: Sever-Class Computing, By Jeff Child
52 : ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: LF Resonator Filter: Frequency Measurements, By Ed Nisley
59 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Overstress Protection: Defenses Against EOS, By George Novacek
62: EMBEDDED SYSTEMS ESSENTIALS: Five Fault Injection Attacks: Knowledge is Power, By Colin O’Flynn
68 : FROM THE BENCH: Money Sorting Machines (Part 2): Multi Drop Bus, By Jeff Bachiochi
74 : Product News
78 : TEST YOUR EQ
79: The Future of Cellular IoT: How LTE Technologies Will Benefit IoT, By Zachary Crockett

Issue #331
February 2018
Driverless Vehicles
6: Video Gaming Console Uses PIC32: Object Oriented Design, By Dongze Yue and Yixiao Zhang
14: Building a VR Arm Tracker: Sensor Fusion in Action, By Emma Wang, Daryl Sew and Zachary Zimmerman
20: Designing a Home Cleaning Robot (Part 3): Circuit Designs, By Nishant Mittal
26: Programmable Ad Hoc Mesh Network: Meshed-Up PICs, By Raghava Kumar, Brian Clark and Alex Wong
34: Electronics Propel Driverless Vehicle Designs Forward: From Assist to Autonomous, By Jeff Child
40: Non-Standard SBCs put Function Over Form: Compact, Low-Power Solutions, By Jeff Child
46: Product Focus: MCU Development Tools: Connectivity Expands, By Jeff Child
50: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 1): Command Injection, By Bob Japenga
54: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Modulation Fundamentals, By George Novacek
58: THE DARKER SIDE: Shannon and Noise: Putting the Theorem to Work, By Robert Lacoste
64: FROM THE BENCH: Money Sorting Machines (Part 3): Bill Validation, By Jeff Bachiochi
71: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Industrial IoT: Gearing up for a Post-3G, Sensors Everywhere Era, By Brent Ward

Issue #332

March 2018
IoT: Device to Gateway
6: Exploring the ESP32’s Peripheral Blocks: For IoT or Home Control, By Brian Millier
16: Posture Corrector Leverages Bluetooth: App-Controlled Wearable, By Rohit Jha, Erissa Irani and Amanda Pustis
22: Apartment Entry System Uses PIC32: Smart Buzzer Scheme, By Joseph Featherston
30: Designing a Home Cleaning Robot (Part 4): Firmware Design, By Nishant Mittal and Vaisakh KV
36: IoT: From Device to Gateway: Modules for the Edge, By Jeff Child
42: Software Tools Flex Their Code Analysis Muscles: Complexity and Quality Collide, By Jeff Child
46: ADCs and DACs: Pushing the Boundaries, By Jeff Child
50: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Pick and Place Made Easier: Open-Source Tool Project, By Colin O’Flynn
54: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Measuring Acceleration, By George Novacek
58: ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Stepper Motor Waveforms: A Journey in Microsteps, By Ed Nisley
66: FROM THE BENCH: Texting and IoT Embedded Devices (Part 1): Fun with the ESP8266 SoC, By Jeff Bachiochi
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of IoT Sensors: Forecasts Predict Deluge of: Powerful IoT Sensors, By Zach Wendt

Issue #333

April 2018
IoT: Gateway to Cloud
6: Build a Marginal Oscillator Proximity Switch: Detection Duty, By Dev Gualtieri
10: Obsolescence-Proof Your UI (Part 1): Web Server Strategy, By Steve Hendrix
18: Color Recognition and Segmentation in Real Time: FPGA-Based Approach, By Claire Chen and Mark Zhao
26: Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Explored: Precision and Performance, By Molly Bakewell Chamberlin
32: IoT: From Gateway to Cloud: Starting Up, Scaling Up, By Jeff Child
38: Displays Fit Diverse Embedded System Needs: Many Sizes and Solutions, By Jeff Child
46: 32-Bit Microcontrollers: Connectivity and Security, By Jeff Child
50: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 2): Side-Channel Attacks, By Bob Japenga
54: THE DARKER SIDE: Component Tolerance: Accuracy Unmasked, By Robert Lacoste
60: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Design of Complex Systems: Safety Standards, By George Novacek
66: FROM THE BENCH: Texting and IoT Embedded Devices (Part 2): A Messaging Mission, By Jeff Bachiochi
72: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of High Temperature IoT: Which Microcontrollers Can Take the Heat?, By Jeremy S. Cook

Issue #334

May 2018
Video in Commercial Drones
6: Temperature Logger Uses Raspberry Pi: Sensor and Software Challenges, By Nick Boers
12: Obsolescence-Proof Your UI (Part 2): Web Server Strategy, By Steve Hendrix
18 Device Silences TV Commercials: Arduino-Controlled Solution, By Tommy Tyler
26: Exploring the Benefits of eFPGAs: FPGAs Used as IP Blocks, By Geoff Tate
32: Drones Embrace a Variety of Video Solutions: Eyes in the Skies, By Jeff Child
40: Quick Prototyping Solutions: PCB Makers Up Their Game, By Jeff Child
44: PC/104 Boards: Thriving Where SWaP Matters, By Jeff Child
50: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: The Populist Side-Channel Attack: An Overview of Spectre, By Colin O’Flynn
54: ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Stepper Motor Waveforms: A Journey in Microsteps, By Ed Nisley
61: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Accelerometers Revisited: MEMS and More, By George Novacek
66: FROM THE BENCH: Wireless Charging: Electric Field of Dreams, By Jeff Bachiochi
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Value-Driven IoT: The Impact of the IoT Demystified, By Cees Links

Issue #335

June 2018
PCB Design Tools

6: Build a Pixel-Covered Top Hat: Runs Python-Coded Animations, By Chris Cantrell
14: Murphy’s Laws in the DSP World (Part 1): First Six Laws Explained, By Michael Smith, Ehsan Shahrabi Farahani and Mai Tanaka
28: Gesture Recognition in a Boxing Glove: Sensors Packed in the Punch, By Blade Olson and Patrick Dillon
34: Processor Design Techniques and Optimizations: A Look Inside, By Nishant Mittal
40: PCB Design Tools Evolve to Next Level: More Smarts, Wider Scope, By Jeff Child
44: Sensor Technology Rides the IoT Wave: Built for Connected Use, By Jeff Child
48: AC-DC Power Supplies: Efficiency Improved, By Jeff Child
52: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 3): Secure Processors, By Bob Japenga
58: THE DARKER SIDE: PCB Ground Planes: Rules Good, Bad and Ugly, By Robert Lacoste
62: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Aeronautical Communication Protocols: Where Reliability Rules, By George Novacek
66: FROM THE BENCH: Passive Infrared Sensors: Homing in on Heat, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of PCB Assembly: On-Demand Manufacturing Needs Data, By Duane Benson

Issue #336

July 2018
Wireless Standards

6: Op Amp Design Techniques: Analog Adventures, By Stuart Ball
12: MCU-Based Motor Condition Monitoring: Sensors and Signals, By Amit Ashara
18: Wire Wrapping Revisited: For Prototypes and Projects, By Wolfgang Matthes
26: MPEG-H Audio Brings New Dimensions to TV Sound, By Stefan Meltzer
30: EMC Analysis During PCB Layout: Catch Issues Earlier, By Craig Armenti
34: Wireless Standards and Solutions for IoT: Protocol Choices Abound, By Jeff Child
40: IoT Drives Extreme Low-Power Demands: Enabling “Always On”, By Jeff Child
44: IoT Interface Modules: Ready to Connect, By Jeff Child
48: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Verifying Code Readout Protection Claims: Think Like an Attacker, By Colin O’Flynn
54: ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: BLDC Fan Current: Motors and Measurements, By Ed Nisley
60: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Thermoelectric Cooling (Part 1): Failure Analysis, By George Novacek
64: FROM THE BENCH: Electronic Speed Control (Part 1): Motor Evolution, By Jeff Bachiochi
72: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Blockchain: IoT and Blockchain are Tied at the Hip, By Peter Varhol

Issue #337

August 2018
PCB Design Tools

6: Build an Audio Response Light Display: Modern LEDs in Action, By Devlin Gualtieri
12: Murphy’s Laws in the DSP World (Part 2): The Next Three Laws, By Michael Smith, Mai Tanaka and Ehsan Shahrabi Farahani
28: Signature Analyzer Uses NXP MCU: Scope-Free Tester, By Brian Millier
36: Managing FPGA Design, Complexity: Easing IP Integration, By Bob Sgandurra
41: FPGA Solutions Evolve to Meet AI Needs: Brainy System ICs, By Jeff Child
46: MCUs and Processors Vie for Embedded Mindshare: Performance Push, By Jeff Child
50: Tiny Embedded Boards: Compact Computing, By Jeff Child
54: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 4): The Power of Checklists, By Bob Japenga
58: THE DARKER SIDE: Pitfalls of Filtering Pulsed Signals: Waveform Woes, By Robert Lacoste
64: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Thermoelectric Cooling (Part 2): The Test Results, By George Novacek
68: FROM THE BENCH: Electronic Speed Control (Part 2): Building the Circuitry, By Jeff Bachiochi
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Cellular in the IoT: What 5G Means for the IoT’s Road Ahead, By Gil Ben-Dov

Issue #338
September 2018
Motion Control for Robotics

6: LIDAR 3D Imaging on a Budget: PIC32-Based Design, By Chris Graef
12: Wireless Weather Station Uses Arduino: And Two ASK Radios, By Raul Alvarez Torrico
20: Murphy’s Laws in the DSP World (Part 3): Future Imperfect, By Michael Smith, Mai Tanaka
36: Virtual Emulation for Drones: Suited for Streaming, By Richard Pugh
40: Motion Control AdvancesTarget Robotics: Integrated, Precision Solutions, By Jeff Child
46: Power Supplies Lean Toward an Application Focus: Medical and More, By Jeff Child
50: IoT Gateways: Real-Time Intelligence, By Jeff Child
54: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Recreating Code Protection Bypass: An LPC MCU Attack, By Colin O’Flynn
60: ABOVE THE GROUND PLANE: Frequency Modulated DDS: Conjuring a Channel Element, By Ed Nisley
66: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Velocity and Speed Sensors: Measuring Motion, By George Novacek
70: FROM THE BENCH: Electronic Speed Control (Part 3): Taking Flight, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of SBCs: Do SFFs Mean the End of Board-Based Systems?, By Doug Patterson

 

Issue #339
October 2018
MCU-based Security

6: Making a Chess-Playing: Robot: Using Python and Raspberry Pi, By Christopher Martin-Rebneris
16: Building an Autopilot: Robot (Part 1): Accelerometers in Action, By Pedro Bertoleti
26: Power Line Communications: Using a Cypress PSoC, By Aubrey Kagan
32: Build a Persistence-of-Vision: Display: Using LEDs and PIC32, By Han Li and Emily Sun
38: Security Takes Center Stage for MCUs: Enabling Secure IoT, By Jeff Child
44: MCU Dev Kits Meet Diverse Application Needs: Rich Resources, By Jeff Child
50: 8- and 16-bit MCUs: Right-Sized Solutions, By Jeff Child
54: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 5): Identifying Assests, By Bob Japenga
58: THE DARKER SIDE: Hybrid Couplers 101: Elegant Simplicity, By Robert Lacoste
64: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Humidity Sensors: From Vapor to Voltage, By George Novacek
68: FROM THE BENCH: Fog-Detection Audio Project: Using Arduino UNO, By Jeff Bachiochi
75: Product News
78 : Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Computing: How RISC-V Enables the: Next Era, By Ted Speers

Issue #340
November 2018
3D Printing

6: Add GPS to Your Embedded System: MCU-Based Design, By Stuart Ball
14: Building an Autopilot Robot (Part 2): Control and Sensing, By Pedro Bertoleti
17: FCL for Servo Drives: Motors and MCUs, By Ramesh T. Ramamoorthy
20: MCU-Based Project Enhances Dance Game: Using Wavelet Transform, By Michael Solomentsev and Drew Dunne
26: Sensors at the Intelligent IoT Edge: New Design Flows, By Greg Lebsack
32: What’s the Role of 3D Printing in Embedded Systems?: Experts Weigh In, By Jeff Child
38: Analog IC Advances Target Industrial Automation: Factory Focus, By Jeff Child
44: PRODUCT FOCUS 44 FPGA Boards: Integrated Solutions. By Jeff Child
49: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Embedded System Security: Live from Las Vegas, By Colin O’Flynn
54: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Easing into the IoT Cloud (Part 1): Web Connecting MCUs, By Brian Millier
62: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: High Accelerated Product Testing: Stress and Statistics, By George Novacek
66: FROM THE BENCH: Sleeping Electronics: Managing Power Vampires, By Jeff Bachiochi
73: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Thermal Management: Why Cooling is a Priority in Embedded Systems Design, By Tim Bretz

Issue #341
December 2018
Embedded AI

6: IoT Door Security System Uses Wi-Fi: Control Via App or Web, By Norman Chen, Ram Vellanki and Giacomo Di Liberto
12: FPGAs Provide Edge for Convolutional Neural Networks: Deep Learning Solution, By Ted Marena and Robert Green
20: Designing a Display System for Embedded Use: Noritake Notes, By Aubrey Kagan
26: Self-Navigating Robots Use BLE: Signals and Servos, By Jane Du and Jacob Glueck
31: Applying WebRTC to the IoT: Peer-to-Peer Comms, By Allie Mellen
36: Chip-Level Solutions Feed AI Needs: Embedded Supercomputing, By Jeff Child
42: Module Solutions Suit Up for IIoT: Compact Connectivity, By Jeff Child
46: PRODUCT FOCUS DC-DC Converters: Expanding Options, By Jeff Child
50: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Internet of Things Security (Part 6): Identifying Threats, By Bob Japenga
54: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Real Schematics (Part 1): Passives and Parasitics, By George Novacek
58: THE DARKER SIDE: Do You Speak JTAG?: Up Your Test Game, By Robert Lacoste
65: FROM THE BENCH: Sun Tracking Project: Using PIC18 MCU, By Jeff Bachiochi
72: Product News
78 : Test Your EQ
79: The Future of IIoT Sensors: Rethinking the IIoT Sensor Domain for the Smart Factory, By Justin Moll

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