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p.6: Sports Wearable Uses ANT+ Protocol: The tempANT+ Project, By Carlo Tauraso

References:
[1] “Build a Multi-Purpose GPS Tracker” (Circuit Cellar 359, June 2020)
[2] https://www.thisisant.com/directory/tempe-wireless-temperature-sensor
[3] https://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant/ant-basics
[4] https://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant-plus/device-profiles

Dynastream Innovations | www.dynastream.com
Maxim Integrated | www.maximintegrated.com
Nordic Semiconductor | www.nordicsemi.com

p.15: Build a Robotic Arm with Linear Actuators: Threaded-Rod Approach, By Alexandru Dumitrache

Arduino | www.arduino.cc

p.22: A Review: Nora Flight Controller and XunWing X4 Quadcopter: Drone Deep Dive, By Raul Alvarez-Torrico

References:
[1] “A Review: V5 Plus Drone Flight Controller” (Circuit Cellar 363, October 2020)
[2] “Intro to ArduPilot and PX4. Part 1″
“Intro to ArduPilot and PX4” (Part 2)”
(Circuit Cellar 357 and 356, April and May 2020)
[3] ArduPilot – Logs, https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-logs.html
[4] ArduPilot – Setting what data you want recorded, https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-downloading-and-analyzing-data-logs-in-mission-planner.html#setting-what-data-you-want-recorded
[5] ArduPilot – Measuring Vibration, https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-measuring-vibration.html#common-measuring-vibration

Downloading and Analyzing Data Logs in Mission Planner:
https://ardupilot.org/plane/docs/common-downloading-and-analyzing-data-logs-in-mission-planner.html

Diagnosing Problems Using Logs
https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-diagnosing-problems-using-logs.html

Planning a Mission with Waypoints and Events
https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-planning-a-mission-with-waypoints-and-events.html

Sources Of Equipment Reviewed:

Nora Autopilot
http://www.cuav.net/en/nora

XunWing X4 Integrated System
http://www.cuav.net/en/xunwing

NEO V2 Pro
http://www.cuav.net/en/neo-v2-pro-2

ArduPilot | https://ardupilot.org
CUAV Tech | www.cuav.net
Dronecode | www.dronecode.org
PX4 Autopilot | https://px4.io
STMicroelectronics | www.st.com
TDK Invensense | www.invensense.tdk.com

p.32: Build an Autonomous Mapping Rover: The NanoBot Project, By Dhairya Parikh

References:
[1] https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/learn/get-started-jetson-nano-devkit#setup
Or
https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/learn/get-started-jetson-nano-devkit#prepare
[2] http://wiki.ros.org/melodic/Installation/Ubuntu
[3] RPi.GPIO Clone for Nano: https://github.com/NVIDIA/jetson-gpio
[4] https://www.pyimagesearch.com/2018/08/15/how-to-install-opencv-4-on-ubuntu
[5]  Nanobot donkey car application: https://github.com/Dhairya1007/NanoBot
[6] https://docs.donkeycar.com/guide/create_application
[7]  Rplidar ROS Package repository:   https://github.com/robopeak/rplidar_ros
[8] Hector Slam GitHub Repo: https://github.com/tu-darmstadt-ros-pkg/hector_slam
[9] YouTube Video demonstration link:

Nvidia | www.nvidia.com
SLAMTEC | www.slamtec.com

p.42: MCU Vendors Lock In New Security Solutions: Device Defense In-Depth, By Jeff Child

References:
[1] Secure Cloud & Sensor Solution https://www.renesas.com/us/en/application/home-building/secure-cloud-sensor-solution
[2] https://www.nxp.com/design/training/enable-secure-zero-touch-device-onboarding-in-iot-deployments:TIP-ENABLE-SECURE-ZERO-TOUCH-DEVICE-ONBOARDING-IOT
[3] Infineon CIRRENT Cloud ID. To learn more about it or to try it out for yourself with the free virtual kit, visit www.cypress.com/CIRRENTCLOUD_ID

Analog Devices | www.analog.com
Infineon Technologies | www.infineon.com
Maxim Integrated | www.maximintegrated.com
NXP Semiconductors | www.nxp.com
Microchip Technology | www.microchip.com
Renesas Electronics | www.renesas.com
STMicroelectronics | www.st.com
WolfSSL | www.wolfSSL.com

p.49: Test and Measurement Tools Push Performance Barriers: Speedy Solutions, By Jeff Child

Keysight Technologies | www.keysight.com
Measurement Computing | www.mccdaq.com
Pico Technology | www.picotech.com
Rohde & Schwarz | www.rohde-schwarz.com
Siglent | www.siglentna.com
Tektronix | www.tek.com
Teledyne LeCroy | www.teledynelecroy.com

p.54: DATASHEET: Tiny Embedded Boards: Petite but Powerful, By Jeff Child

Beacon EmbeddedWorks
www.beaconembedded.com
DFRobot
www.dfrobot.com
Digi International
www.digi.com
ICOP Technology
www.icop.com.tw
MangoPi
www.mangopi.org
MYIR
www.myirtech.com
Orange Pi
www.orangepi.org
Radxa
https://wiki.radxa.com
Seeed
www.seeedstudio.com

DATASHEET URLS:

Beacon EmbeddedWorks      https://beaconembedded.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/i.MX_8M_Mini_Nano_SOM_Brief.pdf

DFRobot      https://wiki.dfrobot.com/Compute_Module_4_IoT_Router_Board_Mini_SKU_DFR0767

Digi International      www.digi.com/products/embedded-systems/system-on-modules/digi-connectcore-8m-mini#resources

ICOP Technology      www.icop.com.tw/download_resource/NX8MM-D168?tags=34&selected=34

MangoPi      www.mangopi.org/mangopi_mq

MYIR      www.myirtech.com/download/STM32/MYC-YA15XC-T.pdf

Orange Pi      http://www.orangepi.org/Orange%20Pi%20R1%20Plus

Radxa      https://wiki.radxa.com/Zero

Seeed      www.seeedstudio.com/Quantum-Mini-Linux-Development-Kit-p-4749.html

p.58: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: FreeRTOS (Part 7): FreeRTOS, TCP and the Internet, By Bob Japenga

References:
[1] Motorola was derived from motor” (for motor car) and “ola” (where the derivation is not as clear – but probably a takeoff on Victrola)
[2] https://www.digikey.com   Search on microprocessors and microcontrollers
[3] “The Internet of Things (Part 1):  Options for Connecting Wirelessly to the Internet” (Circuit Cellar 299, June 2015)
[4] See the readme that comes with these drivers in the software download.

Digi-Key | www.digikey.com
Espressif Systems | www.espressif.com
FreeRTOS | www.freertos.org
Infineon Technologies | www.infineon.com
Microsoft Azure | www.azure.microsoft.com
NXP Semiconductors | www.nxp.com
Texas Instruments | www.ti.com
Xilinx | www.xilinx.com
Zilog | www.zilog.com

p.63: THE DARKER SIDE: Playing with I-V Curves: Plot-Powered Insights, By Robert Lacoste

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current–voltage_characteristic

https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/blog/i-v-characteristic-curves.html

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/technical-articles/understanding-i-v-curves-of-non-linear-devices

https://vintagetek.org/curve-tracers

Keysight Technologies | www.keysight.com

p.68: FROM THE BENCH: Refrigerator Repair Project: Using Espressif’s ESP32 MCU, By Jeff Bachiochi

Reference:
[1] “Putting 1-Wire Protocol into Action” (Circuit Cellar 373, August 2021)

Espressif Systems | www.espressif.com
Node-RED | www.nodered.org
Renesas Electronics | www.renesas

p.79: The Future of Full Lifecycle Security: DevSecOps and Full Lifecycle Security, By Arlen Baker

Wind River | www.windriver.com

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December (issue #377) Circuit Cellar

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