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May (issue #370) Circuit Cellar

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p.6: Intro to Robot Operating System (ROS): Part 3: Testing the Robotic Car, By Raul Alvarez-Torrico

[1] “Intro to Robot Operating System (ROS), Part 2: Build an ROS-based Robotic Car” (Circuit Cellar 369, April 2021)
[2] “Intro to Robot Operating System (ROS), Part 1: A Framework for Developing Robotics Software” (Circuit Cellar 368, March 2021)
[3] How to configure Address Reservation on TP-Link wireless router
[4] “rostopic”,
[5] “Write an Object Tracking Drone Application” (Circuit Cellar 362, September, 2020)

ROS Wiki |

p.16: Understanding the AMBA AXI4 Spec: The Backbone Protocol, By Nishant Mittal


Arm Developer |

p.20: Intelligent Post Box Uses Arduino: The SmartPostBox Project, By Andrei Florian

[1] SmartPostBox GitHub page.
[2] SigFox coverage map.
[3] Arduino MKR 1200 Fox board
[4] Arduino getting started tutorial for the MKR Fox

Arduino |
Sigfox |

p.28: LED Backlight Technology: A Complete Overview, By Bill Cheung


Orient Display |

p.34: Comms and Control Tech Advances for Drones: Tech for a Connected Sky, By Jeff Child

Aetina |
Ainstein |
DroneSense |
Microhard Systems |
Mistral Solutions |
Nvidia |
Octane Wireless |
Octopus ISR Systems |
Qualcomm |
Rajant |
Silvus Technologies |

p.42: Smart Agriculture Solutions Get Smarter: Enabling the Connected Farm, By Jeff Child

ICP Germany |
Murata |
ON Semiconductor |
Point One Navigation |
SPH Engineering |
Semtech |
Sencrop |
Telit |
Trimble Agriculture |
U-blox |

p.48: DATASHEET: 32-Bit Microcontrollers: Arm-ed for Success, By Jeff Child

Cypress Semiconductor
Infineon Technologies
Maxim Integrated
Microchip Technology
Nuvoton Technology
NXP Semiconductors
Renesas Electronics
ST Microelectronics
Texas Instruments

Datasheet URLs:

Cypress Semiconductor

Infineon Technologies

Maxim Integrated

Microchip Technology

Nuvoton Technology

NXP Semiconductors

Renesas Electronics

ST Microelectronics

Texas Instruments

p.52: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Using ESP-NOW Protocol Part 2: Hardware Description, By Brian Millier

[1] “Using ESP-NOW Protocol Part 1” Circuit Cellar 368, March 2021
[2] “Easing into the IoT Cloud – Part 1“ in Circuit Cellar 340, November 2018)
[3] “Easing into the IoT Cloud – Part 2“ in Circuit Cellar 342, January 2019)

Esp8266 and ESP32 Documentation:

ESP-NOW API Documentation:

ESP8266 Arduino Core Library:

ESP32 Arduino Core Library:

Online IOT Battery Life Calculator:

Microchip MCP79401 Real Time Clock Chip:

Microchip (Micrel) MIC5323 LDO with Enable Line:

MikroElektronika ConnectEVE TFT display:

AM2320 Humidity/Temperature Sensor:

ESP8266 ESP-NOW Power Consumption- YouTube Video:

Adafruit |
Aosong Electronics |
Espressif Systems |
FTDI Chip |
Hammond Manufacturing |
Microchip Technology |
MikroElektronika |
NXP Semiconductors |
Omron Electronic Components |
Texas Instruments |

p.60: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Bringing JTAG Boundary Scan into 2021: A Relic Reloaded, By Colin O’Flynn

[1] “IC Packaging and Physical Security: Do They Affect One Another?” in Circuit Cellar 362, September 2020
[2] Viveris JTAG Boundary Scanner library (
[3] pyjtagbs (Python JTAG Boundary Scan) project on GITHub

FTDI Chip |
NewAE Technology |
OpenOCD |
SEGGER Microcontroller |
STMicroelectronics |
Xilinx |

p.66: FROM THE BENCH: A Guide to Using Transistors: As a Switch and More, By Jeff Bachiochi

[1] Figure 1
[2] Figure 2
[3] Figure 3
[4] Figures 5, 6 and 8
[5] Figure 7

Digi-Key |
Mouser Electronics |

p.79: The Future of FPGA- and AI- Dev Tools: Into the Great Wide Open, By Brian Faith

QuickLogic |

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May (issue #370) Circuit Cellar

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