A Workspace for “Engineering Magic”

Sjoerd Brandsma, an R&D manager at CycloMedia, enjoys designing with cameras, GPS receivers, and transceivers. His creates his projects in a small workspace in Kerkwijk, The Netherlands (see Photo 1). He also designs in his garage, where he uses a … Continue reading

All-Programmable SoC Solution

Anyone creating a complex, powerful digital design may want to turn to a single device that integrates high-speed processing and programmable logic. In Circuit Cellar’s April issue, columnist Colin O’Flynn explores using the Xilinx Zynq  Z-7020 All Programmable SoC (system-on-a-chip) … Continue reading

HMI Development on Intelligent Displays

4D Systems and Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) (aka, FTDI Chip) recently introduced the 4DLCD-FT843. The intelligent display solution incorporates FTDI Chip’s FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) with the subsequent introduction of two additional products. This combined product gives … Continue reading

Traveling With a “Portable Workspace”

As a freelance engineer, Raul Alvarez spends a lot of time on the go. He says the last four or five years he has been traveling due to work and family reasons, therefore he never stays in one place long … Continue reading