Inside Circuit Cellar 2019

Inside Circuit Cellar magazine 2019 Issues
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Issue #342
January 2019
Control & Comms for Drones

6: Connecting USB to Simple MCUs: Helpful Hosting, By Stuart Ball
14: Vision System Enables Overlaid Images: Superhero Sight, By Daniel Edens and Elise Weir
20: Hierarchical Menus for Touchscreens: Crafting the Code, By Aubrey Kagan
32: The MPU vs. MCU Decision: Choices for Industrial Designs, By Jacko Wilbrink
36: Control and Comms Solutions Enhance Drone Designs: Synched in the Sky, By Jeff Child
42: Data Acquisition Rides Evolving Tech: Robust Solutions, By Jeff Child
46: PRODUCT FOCUS:  COM Express Boards: Computing Cores, By Jeff Child
52: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Easing into the IoT Cloud (Part 2): Modules in Action, By Brian Millier
58: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Real Schematics (Part 2) : Transmission Lines, By George Novacek
62: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Power Analysis Capture with an MCU: Low-Cost Approach, By Colin O’Flynn
67: FROM THE BENCH: High-Side Current Sensing: A Means of Measuring, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of IoT Benchmarks: Complex Benchmark Development Journey Yields Success, By Peter Torelli

Issue #343

February 2019
Automotive Infotainment
6: Build a Self-Correcting LED Clock: MCU-Driven Art, By Eldar Slobodyan and Jason Ben Nathan
14: Inductive Sensing with PSoC MCUs: Tougher Touch Tech, By Nishant Mittal
22: Building a Generator Control System: Three-Phase Power, By Kent Altobelli and Caleb Stewart
36 Thermal Management in Machine Learning: Beat the Heat, By Tom Gregory
40: MCUs Serve Up Solutions for Car Infotainment: Dashboard Dazzle, By Jeff Child
46: SWaP Needs Drive Non-Standard SBC Demand: All-In-One Solutions, By Jeff Child
50: PRODUCT FOCUS ADCs and DACs: Resolution and Speed, By Jeff Child
54: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Bluetooth Mesh (Part 1): Alternatives Compared, By Bob Japenga
58: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Infrared Sensors: Heat Lights the Way, By George Novacek
62: THE DARKER SIDE: The Art of Voltage Probing: Scope Savvy, By Robert Lacoste
69: FROM THE BENCH: Tinkering with Time: Protocols and Programming, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Intelligent Edge: Is AI Ready to Play a Role?, By Scott Nelson

Issue #344
March 2019
Low Power for Wearables

6: Guitar Video Game Uses PIC32: Realism Revamp, By Jake Podell and Jonah Wexler
14: MCU-Based IC Links USB to Legacy PC I/O: Versatile Solution, By Hossam Abdelbaki
20: Smart Pet Collar Uses GPS and Wi-Fi: PIC32-Based Design, By Vidya Ramesh and Vaidehi Garg
26: Formal Flow for Automotive Safety: Bulletproofing Car Design, By Doug Smith
34: Tailored Solutions Tackle Design Needs for Wearables: Low Power Priorities, By Jeff Child
40: Flex PCB Design Services: Building Boards that Bend, By Jeff Child
44: PRODUCT FOCUS 44 Power Supplies for Medical Use: Compliance for Care, By Jeff Child
48: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Side-Channel Power Analysis: Easy Path to Proof, By Colin O’Flynn
52: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Cooling Electronic Systems: Beat the Heat, By George Novacek
56: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Impedance Spectroscopy Using the AD5933: From IC to Instrument, By Brian Millier
68: FROM THE BENCH: Non-Evasive Current Sensor: Pondering Probes, By Jeff Bachiochi
75: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of IoT Connectivity: Cellular Technology’s Role in IoT Market Growth, By Broc Jenkins

Issue #345
April 2019
Video Technology in Drones

6: Build a Prescription Reminder: Using Raspberry Pi, By Devlin Gualtieri
14: IoT Monitoring System for Commercial Fridges: Using LoRa Technology, By Tyler Canton, Akio Yasu, Trevor Ford and Luke Vinden
22: High-Voltage Differential Probe: Amplifiers in Action, By Andrew Levido
28: Build a PIC32-Based Recording Studio: Music from Micros, By Radhika Chinni, Brandon Quinlan and Raymond Xu
34: Drone Video Technologies are Flying High: Cameras, Boards and Kits, By Jeff Child
40: Low-Power Wireless Solutions Feed IoT Edge Needs: Integration Meets Innovation, By Jeff Child
46: PRODUCT FOCUS: 32-Bit Microcontrollers: Wireless Workhorse, By Jeff Child
50: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Bluetooth Mesh (Part 2): Provisioning Pondered, By Bob Japenga
54: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Improving Software Quality: By the Book, By George Novacek
58: THE DARKER SIDE: The Art of Current Probing: Mindful Measuring, By Robert Lacoste
66: FROM THE BENCH: Building an All-in-One Serial Terminal: With a Tiny Touchscreen, By Jeff Bachiochi
75: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Robotics: Dealing with Challenges and Tradeoffs in Motion Control, By James English

Issue #346
May 2019
Technologies for Digital Signage
6: Capacitive vs. Inductive Sensing: Touch Trade-Offs, By Nishant Mittal
10: PIC32 Tames Real-Time Stock Monitoring: Market Matador, By David Valley and Saelig Khattar
16: Transistor Basics: And Their Role Today, By Stuart Ball
24: Robotic Arm Plays Beer Pong: Using PIC32s and IMUs, By Daniel Fayad, Justin Choi and Harrison Hyundong Chang
30: Digital Signage Technologies Gain Momentum: System Solutions, By Jeff Child
36: Code Analysis Tools Up Their Game: Quest for Code Quality, By Jeff Child
40: PRODUCT FOCUS PC/104 Boards: Legacy That Stacks Up, By Jeff Child
44: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Attacking USB Gear with EMFI: Pitching a Glitch, By Colin O’Flynn
52: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Pressure Sensors: Terminologies and Technologies, By George Novacek
56: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Fancy Filtering with the Teensy 3.6: Arm-ed for DSP, By Brian Millier
68: FROM THE BENCH: An Itty Bitty Education: STEM at Home, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Safe Programming: How Programming Languages Evolve to Reduce Risks, By Quentin Ochem

Issue #347
June 2019
PCB Design Tools
6: Taming Your Wind Turbine: Power Perfected, By Alexander Pozhitkov, PhD.
12: Haptic Feedback Electronic Travel Aid: Vibration Vision, By Aaheli Chattopadhyay, Naomi Hess and Jun Ko
20: GPS Guides Robotic Car: Arduino UNO in Action, By Raul Alvarez-Torrico
28: Understanding PID: Control Concepts, By Stuart Ball
36: Building a PoE Power Subsystem: Design Decisions, By Thong Huynh and Suhel Dhanani
42: Integration Trend Leads PCB Design Tool Evolution: Comprehensive Solutions, By Jeff Child
48: Sensor Innovations Span a Wide Range of Solutions: Ready for the IoT Era, By Jeff Child
53: PRODUCT FOCUS: AC-DC Power Supplies: Application Emphasis, By Jeff Child
56: THE DARKER SIDE: dB for Dummies: Decibels Demystified, By Robert Lacoste
60: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Bluetooth Mesh (Part 3): Secure Provisioning, By Bob Japenga
64: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Energy Monitoring (Part 1): Sun-Powered System, By George Novacek
67: FROM THE BENCH: Windless Wind Chimes (Part 1): Let Randomness Ring, By Jeff Bachiochi
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Embedded Databases: Embedded Database Systems in the Age of IoT, By Steve Graves

Issue #348
July 2019
Technologies for Railway Systems
6: EOG-Controlled Video Game: Eyes as Interface, By Eric Cole, Evan Mok and Alex Huang
12: Macros for AVR Assembler Programming: Tools of the Machine Code Trade, By Wolfgang Matthes
26: Building a Smart Frying Pan: Connected Control for Chef, By Joseph Dwyer
32: Inrush Current Limiters in Action: Circuit Guardians, By Matt Reynolds
36: Embedded Solutions Enable Smarter Railway Systems: Computing, Connectivity and Control, By Jeff Child
44: FPGAs Flex Their DSP Muscles: Pros at Signal Processing, By Jeff Child
48: PRODUCT FOCUS:  IoT Interface Modules: Smart Solutions, By Jeff Child
52: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Variable Frequency Drive (Part 1): Washing Machine Repurposed, By Brian Millier
58: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: A Look at Cores with TrustZone-M: Security Scrutinized, By Colin O’Flynn
64: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Energy Monitoring (Part 2): Tracking Electric Power, By George Novacek
68: FROM THE BENCH: Windless Wind Chimes (Part 2): My MIDI Upgrade, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Autonomous Cars: Sensors, Software and More Sensors, By James Fennelly

Issue #349
August 2019
Automotive Electronics
6: Automating the Art of Toast: With a Side of Raspberry Pi, By Katie Bradford and Michael Xiao
12: Build an RGB LED Controller: Using Parallel FET Dimming, By Dirceu R. Rodrigues, Jr.
20: Building a Twitter Emote Robot: Reactions in Real Time, By Ian Kranz, Nikhil Dhawan and Sofya Calvin
26: Understanding the Role of Inference Engines in AI: Benchmarks and Batching, By Geoff Tate
30: Portable Digital Synthesizer: Music Using an MCU, By T.J. Hurd and Ben Roberge
38: IC Solutions Rev Up for Next Gen Auto Designs: MCUs, Analog ICs and More, By Jeff Child
45: Display Solutions Enhance Embedded Designs: System-Level Functionality, By Jeff Child
48: PRODUCT FOCUS: Tiny Embedded Boards: Petite Processing, by Jeff Child
52: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Bluetooth Mesh (Part 4): Models and Re-Use, By Bob Japenga
58: THE DARKER SIDE: The Fundamentals of Fuseology: Purposeful Protection, By Robert Lacoste
64: FROM THE BENCH: Watt’s Up with LEDs?: Efficiency Put to the Test, By Jeff Bachiochi
72: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Energy Monitoring (Part 3): Natural Gas and More, By George Novacek
75: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of IoT Standards: Unlock IoT: What’s West ofWesteros?, By Cees Links

Issue #350
September 2019
IoT Security Solutions
6: Building a Portable Game Console: Accelerometer Enhanced, By Juan Joel Albrecht and Leandro Dorta Duque
12: Using Small PCs in New Ways: Innovative Interfacing, By Wolfgang Matthes
22: Guitar Game Uses PIC32 MCU: Shred Master, By Brian Dempsey, Katarina Martucci and Liam Patterson
28: Comparing Color Sensor ICs: With an Eye on Applications, By Kevin Jensen
34: Industrial Embedded Computing Technology for Smart Robots: Modules for Cooperative Robotics, By Zeljko Loncaric and Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel
38: MCUs Suit Up for IoT Security Duties: Connected Confidence, By Jeff Child
44 Mini-ITX and Pico-ITX SBCs Pack in Performance: Single-Board Sensations, By Jeff Child
50: PRODUCT FOCUS: IoT Gateways: Linking the Edge and Cloud, By Jeff Child
54: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Variable Frequency Drive (Part 2): Bandsaw Upgrade, By Brian Millier
62: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Electromagnetic Fault Injection: A Closer Look, By Colin O’Flynn
67: FROM THE BENCH: Offloading Intelligence: A Robotics Example, By Jeff Bachiochi
72: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Semiconductor Fundamentals (Part 1): Resistivity and Doping,  By George Novacek
76 : Product News
78 : Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Critical 5G Networks: The Promise of 5G for First Responders, By Ken Bednasz

Issue #351
October 2019
Smart Home Technologies

6: A Hardware Random Number Generator: MCU-Based Solution, By Devlin Gualtieri
10: Smart Farming Device Gives: Plants a Voice: SmartAgro, By Andrei Florian
18: Using Digital Potentiometers: Convenient Control, By Stuart Ball
24: The Laser Harp: A Twist on Modern Instruments, By Alex Hatzis
34: Assortment of Tech Solutions Enable the Smart Home: IoT-Leveraged Living Spaces, By Jeff Child
42: Application-Specific MCUs Deliver Rich Functionality:Purpose-Built Benefits, By Jeff Child
46: PRODUCT FOCUS: Rugged SBCs and COMs: Tested for Toughness, By Jeff Child
50: THE DARKER SIDE: An Intro to Antenna Arrays: Elements, Interference and More, By Robert Lacoste
60: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: LoRa (Part 1): Where Does This Featherweight Fit In?, By Bob Japenga
64: FROM THE BENCH: MQ Telemetry Transport (Part 1): Going Aloft with Mosquitto, By Jeff Bachiochi
72: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Semiconductor Fundamentals (Part 2): Diodes in Detail, By George Novacek
76 : Product News
78 : Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Electronic Design Automation: Tool Advances Speed Design-to-Manufacture Process, By Keith Lee

Issue #352
November 2019
Energy Harvesting Approaches
6: 4-20 mA Current Loop Devices: An SBC-Based Project, By Derek Hildreth
14: Self-Organizing Wi-Fi Mesh Network: Using PIC32 MCUs, By Daniel Weber and Michaelangelo Rodriguez
20: Designing Manufacturing Test Systems: Quality and Cost, By Nishant Mittal
24: Multi-Key Electronic Flute: Sensors and Synthesis, By Trisha Ray, Parth Bhatt and Qing Yu
30: Chip Solutions Tackle the Energy Harvesting Challenge: Self-Sufficiency at the IoT Edge, By Jeff Child
36: Analog ICs Feed Needs of Industrial Systems: Advances for Automation, By Jeff Child
40: PRODUCT FOCUS: Panel PCs: HMI Intelligence, By Jeff Child

45: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Embedded System Security Live: Coverage of Two Security Events, By Colin O’Flynn

50: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Bluetooth-Enabled ECG Monitor: Using the Cypress PSoC 6 MCU, By Brian Millier
61: FROM THE BENCH: MQ Telemetry Transport (Part 2): Bringing it All Back Home, By Jeff Bachiochi
70: THE CONSUMMATE ENGINEER: Semiconductor Fundamentals (Part 3): Transistor Topologies, By George Novacek
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Smart Homes: The Essentials of Smart Home Security, By Michelle Tate


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