Inside This Issue: April #285

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Here’s what’s contained inside this month’s issue of Circuit Cellar magazine:

Circuit Cellar April #285

Circuit Cellar April #285

     CC COMMUNITY

08 : CC WORLD

10 : QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Robotics Mentor and Champion
By Nan Price
Peter Matteson, a Senior Project Engineer at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT has a passion for robotics.

     INDUSTRY & ENTERPRISE

14 : PRODUCT NEWS

16 : CLIENT PROFILE
Integrated Knowledge Systems (Phoenix, AZ)

     FEATURES

18 : Raspberry Pi-Based Network Monitoring Device
By Al Anderson
SBCs integrated with temperature sensors help monitor a college campus’ Ethernet

26 : A Trace Tool for Embedded Systems
By Thiadmer Riemersma
Use a DIY dongle interface, a GUI trace viewer, and software to create a compact tracing system

32 : High-Altitude Low-Cost Experimental Glider
by Jens Altenburg
Simulate, build, and fly an MCU-based glider with a micro-GPS receiver and sensors

     COLUMNS

39 : THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER
Software Safety
By George Novacek
Learn how to assess potential software hazards during design and development

46 : PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC IN PRACTICE
All-Programmable SoC Solution
By Colin O’Flynn
Introduction to an SoC that blends FPGA fabric with a high-speed processor

52 : EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES
Embedded File Systems (Part 4)
Specialized Linux File Systems
By Bob Japenga
Explore helpful Linux file systems and the Samba networking protocol

56 : THE DARKER SIDE
Pulse-Shaping Basics
By Robert Lacoste
Use base-band filtering to enhance wired or wireless communication links

66 : FROM THE BENCH
Programmable RGB LED Strips
By Jeff Bachiochi
Add visual impact to your project with programmable LED strips

     TESTS & CHALLENGES

74 : CROSSWORD

75 : TEST YOUR EQ

     TECH THE FUTURE

80 : The Future of Small Radar Technology
By Gregory L. Charvat
Short-range radar becomes essential to autonomous cars, through-wall imaging, the IoT, and more