Timeline – First 25 Years

Circuit Cellar Issue 1

Circuit Cellar Issue 1

1988
• Steve Ciarcia starts the ball rolling (“Inside the Box Still Counts,” #1)
• Ed Nisley’s debut (“High Security on a Budget: Build a Video Hand Scanner/Identifier,” #1)
• Tom Cantrell’s first article (“RISC vs. Reality: An Exercise in Acronyms,” #1)
• Ken Davidson looks at the X-10 PL513 power line interface module (“Power Line-Based Computer Control,” #3)
• Jeff Bachiochi’s first article (“RS-232 Economic Tradeoffs: Board Space vs. Parts Count vs. Parts Co$t,” #5)
1989
• Results from first reader survey (“First INK Reader Survey,” #7)
• John Eng investigates the use of the SCSI bus with an Apple Mac as the host (“An Intelligent SCSI Data Acquisition System for the Apple Macintosh,” #9)
• Mark Dahmke on tracking and receiving data from satellites (“Tracking Soviet Television Satellites,” #10)
• Ed Nisley on cache (“Cache Craziness,” #11)
1990
• Steve Ciarcia comments on analog technology (“An Analog State of Mind,” #13)
• John Dybowski on building a powerful remote control for a PC (“ONDI the ON-Line Device Interface,” #16)
• Tom Cantrell on “new” LCD devices (“Goodbye CRT, Hello LCD,” #18)
• Markus Levy investigates an alternative to EEPROM and SRAM (“Designing with Flash Memory,” #18)
1991
• Steve Ciarcia on portable PC technology (“Why Portable?,” #20)
• Curtis Franklin predicts the coming of small, light personal computers (“Towards More Personal Computing,” #20)
• Ed Nisley’s data for the Furnace Firmware Project (“The Furnace Firmware Project Concludes: Hard Data for Home Control,” #21)
• Eduardo Perez & Dapang Chen on using a DSP chip for high-speed calculations (“Numerical Applications Using DSP,” #22)
1992
• Jeff Bachiochi on electronic ID technology (“Electronic Identification,” #24)
• Tricia Parks on the future of home automation (“The State of Home Systems,” #25)
• IR home control by Ed Nisley (“Infrared Home Control Gateway,” #26)
• Guidelines for using PLDs (“Designing with Programmable Logic,” #28)

 

Circuit Cellar Issue #31

Circuit Cellar Issue #31

1993
• Circuit Cellar goes monthly! (#31)
• Tom Cantrell on LED technology (“Smart LEDs,” #31)
• H. Bradford Thompson on a path to multitasking under DOS (“PC Parent-Child Programming,” #36)
• Mike Podanoffsky on OOP, the “newest craze” (“Object-Oriented Programming in Embedded Systems,” #36)
• Steve Ciarcia on the race for PC power (“The Race for Power,” #39)
1994
• AVMux project revisited (“Control Your Audio/Video Connections with the AVMux,” #45)
• Circuit Cellar’s 50th issue
• Tom Cantrell on compass technology for micro-based applications (“Know the Way to San Jose?,” #53)
• Dave Tweed’s first article (“Designing Real-Time Embedded Software Using State-Machine Concepts,” #53)
1995
• David Rees-Thomas creates a simulator for the Motorola 6805 family (“Simulating Microprocessor Instructions in C,” #54)
• How applications can benefit from the use of fuzzy logic (“Fuzzy Logic for Embedded Microcontrollers,” #56)
• Tom Cantrell provides a comparison of speed and handling tips and tricks (“A Saab Story: A Tale of Speed and Acceleration,” #57)
• Fred Eady’s first article (“Take Your PIC: A Look at the PIC16Cxx Family,” #65)
1996
• Updating an ImageWise receiver by adding an HCS TV display (“Firmware Furnace (Part 1): Getting Vid-Link in Sync,”#66)
• Richard Newman on the caller ID basics (“Caller ID Fundamentals,” #69)
• Ingo Cyliax builds a small controller for a hexapod robot (“Modular Robot Controllers,” #73)
1997
• Tom Cantrell describes micropower impulse radar (MIR) technology (“Radar Love,” #79)
• Fred Eady on networking embedded and desktop PCs (“Sweet Solution,” #79)
• Detecting audio tones, cross-correlation, and FIR filtering (“DSP-Based Canadian Timecode Receiver (Part 1),” #83)
• Jan Axelson on serial EEPROM (“Using Serial EEPROMs,” #84)
• Ingo Cyliax on genetic programming (“Genetic Algorithms for FPGAs,” #85)
• Craig Pataky describes moving DOS programs into Windows (“Interprocess Communication,” #87)
1998
• Design98, Sponsored by Microchip Technology
• Steve Ciarcia and Jeff Bachiochi design an entry and exit system (“Gotcha! Alarming the Alarm System,” #95)
1999
• Design99 Competition, Powered by Motorola
• George Martin’s first Lessons From the Trenches column (“Off-the-Shelf Data Acquisition Using Visual Basic,” Circuit Cellar Online)
• Jeff Bachiochi on JTAG (“JTAG: Working with CoolPID,” #104)
• Aaron Feen on Ethernet connectivity (“Embedded Ethernet Fundamentals,” #107)
• Jim Lyle on USB classes and drivers (“USB Primer,” #107)
2000
• PIC 2000, a Design Challenge with Microchip Technology
• Design2K, Sponsored by Philips
• Stuart Ball on an inexpensive way to program AVRs (“Build an AVR Programmer,” #115)
• A DIY, low-cost power supply project (“Buying Power,” #118)
• Tom Napier on testing data transmission (“Applications PN Sequences,” #124)
• Mark Balch on using an SDRAM controller (“SDRAM: The New Embedded Solution,” #125)

2001
• Driven to Design challenge, Sponsored by Zilog
• Design Logic 2001 design challenge, Powered by Atmel
• Ultra-Low Power Flash MCU MSP430 Design Contest, Sponsored by Texas Instruments
• Steve Ciarcia introduces Circuit Cellar’s electronic edition (“Electronic Evolution,” #126)
2002
• PSoC Design Challenge 2002, Sponsored by Cypress MicroSystems
• Mad Dash for Flash Cash, Sponsored by Microchip Technology
• “Smart” tech project: a solid-state brake light (“Smart Auto Brake Light Eliminates Turn Indicators,” #148)
• New sensor technology presented by Tom Cantrell (“Sensors and Sensibility,” #148)

2003
• Renesas H8 Design Contest
• Zilog Flash for Cash Z8 Encore! International Design Contest
• Fred Eady on USB connectivity (“Mission Possible: Achieve Cheap USB
Connectivity,” #157)
• Motorola E-Field Sensor Contest & Flash Innovation 2003
2004
• AVR 2004 Design Contest, Sponsored by Atmel
• Jeff Bachiochi covers USB in embedded designs (“USB in Embedded Design,” #165)
• PSoC High Integration Challenge, Sponsored by Cypress MicroSystems
• Zilog 2004 Flash Nets Cash Design Contest
• Steve Ciarcia comments on new technology: TiVo (“To TiVo or Not to TiVo,” #167)
• Wireless Design Challenge, Sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor

2005
• Fred Eady explores embedded Wi-Fi (“Embedded Wi-Fi with TRENDnet,” #174)
• M16C Design Contest, Sponsored by Renesas
• An introduction to ZigBee (“Zeroing in on ZigBee (Part 1),” #175)
• Jeff Bachiochi on VoIP (“A Fresh Look at VoIP,”#180)
• Advice for improving analog and RF circuitry (“Analog Tips and Tricks,” #181)
• Alberto Ricci Bitti’s award-winning PSoC-based data manager design (“The Silicon Wallet,” #183)

2006
• DIY microcontroller-based HERMS (“Home-Brewed HERMS,” #191)
• DesignStellaris2006 Contest, Sponsored by Luminary Micro
• Tom Cantrell covers using the Internet as a long RS-232 cable (“Device Surfer,” #192)
• Atmel AVR Design Contest 2006
• Greg Cloutier explains how to build an analog scope companion (“ARM Scope,” #197)

2007
• C language tutorial (“Hello World … Want Cookie,” #198)
• Steve Ciarcia saves a life with his HCS (“A Home Control Event Worth Remembering,” #199)
• Circuit Cellar’s 200th Issue!
• Tom Cantrell introduces new MEMS technology (“Thanks for the MEMS,” # 208)
• Home photovoltaic system planning and installation (“Solar-Powering the Circuit Cellar (Part 1),” #209)
2008
• Robert Lacoste on antenna technology (“Antenna Basics,” #211)
• Kripasagar Venkat on multiplication and division for MCUs (“Efficient Micro Mathematics,” #212)
• Ed Nisley details triac behavior (“Triac Behavior,” #213)
• George Martin presents his DIY solar system (“Living & Working Off the Grid (Part 1),” #216)
• Jan Axelson on how to design a USB virtual COM port device (“Create a USB Virtual COM Port,” #217)
2009
• Jeff Bachiochi sheds light on solid-state storage media (“Access SB Memory Cards,” #222)
• Hanno Sander presents his innovative balancing robot (“Vision-Guided Robotics,” #224)
• Tom Cantrell addresses the status of 8-bit chips (“A Really Simple Plan,” #224)
• Power grid frequency monitor project (“Frequency Sensing Made Simple,” #231)
• Elektor International Media and Circuit Cellar join forces
2010
• A look at the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 (“SoC with a Capital ‘P’,” #234)
• DesignStellaris 2010, Sponsored by Texas Instruments
• WIZnet iMCU Design Challenge
• Guido Ottaviani’s mobile robot sensing system (“A Sensor System for Robotics Applications,” #236)
• USB and the enumeration process (“Application Communication with USB (Part 1),” #239)
• Circuit Cellar and Elektor co-host the NXP mbed Design Challenge
• George Novacek debuts new column “The Consummate Engineer” (#240)
• Robert Lacoste on “when capacitors behave like inductors” (“Parasitic Components,” #245)

 

Circuit Cellar's 250th Issue

Circuit Cellar’s 250th Issue

2011
• Circuit Cellar’s 250th issue
• CC Electronic Toolbox app appears on the cover of the July issue (#252)
• Richard Wotiz’s “Embedded Unveiled” column debuts (#254)
• Bob Japenga’s “Embedded in Thin Slices” column debuts (#255)
• DesignSpark chipKIT Challenge powered by RS Components and Allied Electronics
• Curt Terwilliger’s award-winning smart electronic load project (“The (VI)sualizer,” #257)
2012
• George Novacek prepares for a scarcity of parts (“Microelectronic Component Obsolescence,” #260)
• Renesas RL78 Green Energy Challenge 2012
• Patrick Schaumont’s “Embedded Security” column debuts (#262)
• Mark Pedley details electronic compass technology (“eCompass,” #265)
• Ed Nisley explores the Arduino board’s built-in power supply (“Arduino Survival Guide,” #269)
• Circuit Cellar celebrates 25 years