Inside Circuit Cellar 2022

Inside Circuit Cellar magazine 2022 Issues
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Issue #378
January 2022
Smart Transportation Systems
6: Home Air Quality Monitoring (Part 1): Using Nordic’s nRF5340 Dev Kit, By Raul Alvarez-Torrico
16: PLC-Based Swimming Pool System: The PoolOS Project, By Dr. Alexander Pozhitkov, PhD
22: Microprogramming Choices Explained (Part 1): The Microprogram Control Unit, By Wolfgang Matthes
32: Developing Secure Embedded Systems, By Shifting Left with DevSecOps, By Mark Pitchford
38: Embedded PCs Enable Next-Gen Transportation Systems: Fueling Future Needs, By Jeff Child
48: Modularity Leads Data Acquisition Trends: Flexible Functionality, By Jeff Child
52: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Testing Timing Attacks on Access Control: Premises Protection, By Colin O’Flynn
58: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Designing MCU-Based Lab Instruments: Using the Cypress PSoC 5LP MCU, By Brian Millier
70: FROM THE BENCH: Build an IR-Based LEGO Train Controller (Part 1): Near-Wavelength IR in Action, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of SAR Compliance: Smart Sensors Ensure Connectivity and Safety Compliance, By David Wong

Issue #379
February 2022
Smart City Technologies
6: Home Air Quality Monitoring (Part 2): The Android Application, By Raul Alvarez-Torrico
18: Build a Maze Generator and Game: Using a PIC32 MCU, By Kyle Infantino, Jack Brzozowski and Dilan Lakhani
25: Microprogramming Choices Explained (Part 2): Microprogrammable Machines, By Wolfgang Matthes
36: Build a Voice-Controlled Spider Robot: The SDY-DER Project, By Arijit Das
42: Multiple Layers of Technology Enable Smart Cities: Connectivity and Collaboration, By Jeff Child
49: Rugged SBCs Suit Up for Tough Duties: Ready for Rough Stuff, By Jeff Child
54: DATASHEET: COMe and COM-HPC Boards: Modular Compute Muscle, By Jeff Child
58: FROM THE BENCH: Build an IR-Based LEGO Train Controller (Part 2): IR Receiving End, By Jeff Bachiochi
64: THE DARKER SIDE: RF Location Techniques: Methods and Measurements, By Robert Lacoste
70: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Lehman’s Laws of Software Evolution: Rules to Code By, By Bob Japenga
75: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of SAR Compliance: Smart Sensors Ensure Connectivity and Safety Compliance, By David Wong

Issue #380
March 2022
Condition Monitoring in Factories
6: Home Air Quality Monitoring (Part 3): Web Server Application, By Raul Alvarez-Torrico
18: Make a Stochastic Music Generator: PIC32-Based Design, By William Salcedo, Rishi Singhal and Raghav Kumar
24: Build a Torsion Pendulum: Using an 8-bit PIC MCU, By Devlin Gualtieri
28: Build a Long-Term DAQ System (Part 1): The Hardware Design, By Anuj Rajappa
36: Box-Level Systems Focus on Condition Monitoring: Predictive Proficiency, By Jeff Child
44: Flex PCB Services: Bendable Boards is Their Business, By Jeff Child
48: DATASHEET: Panel PCs: Versatile Visualization, By Jeff Child
52: FROM THE BENCH: Using I2S to Transfer Digital Data (Part 1): The Input Side, By Jeff Bachiochi
59: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: Build a Touchscreen IR Remote: Using an ESP32 MCU, By Brian Millier
70: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Build Your Own EMFI Tool: The PicoEMP Project, By Colin O’Flynn
75: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Bioelectronics: Bioelectronics: Where Bits Meet Biology, By Thomas Herget and Steven Johnston

Issue #381
April 2022
Drone Development Kits
6: Getting Started with RTOSes: RTOS on an MCU, By Stuart Ball
12: Capacitive Touch Keyboard for Synthesizers: The LMS101 Project, By Liam Brinston, Michael Brown and Silas Jantzen
20: Antique Clock Accuracy Project: Reloaded: PSoC4 MCU Back in Action, By Aubrey Kagan
28: Build a Long-Term DAQ System (Part 2): The Software Design, By Anuj Justus
40: Drone Development Kits Add Intelligence, Features: Skyward Solutions, By Jeff Child
46: Raspberry Pi Add-On Ecosystem Grows: RPi HAT Roundup, By Jeff Child
55: THE DARKER SIDE: The Darker Side: The 100th!: 15 Years, Fearless and Fun, By Robert Lacoste
60: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Debugging Embedded: Real-Time Systems (Part 1): The Bugs, By Bob Japenga
66: FROM THE BENCH: Using I2S to Transfer Digital Data (Part 2): The Output Side, By Jeff Bachiochi
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of Real-Time in Databases: Embedded Databases in Real-Time Systems, By Steve Graves

Issue #382
May 2022
Railway System Advances
6: Drone Captures 3D Building Model: The PANTHER I Project, By Benjamin Jackson, Job Matthew Yap, Kipling Dickie, Arman Espallardo, and Jaden Prigione
12: Getting Started with Resistors: Workhorses Devices, By Stuart Ball
18: Build a USB-C Power Supply: Plug-In Power, By Andrew Levido
26: Custom Power Converters for an Electric Vehicle: Cornell EV Team Design, By Eric Kahn
32: Raspberry Pi Rescue Robot: The Scouting Owl Project, By Robby Huang and Parth Sarthi Sharma
38: Advances in Railway Systems: The Importance of Embedded Technologies for Modern Railway Systems, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
44: Embedded MCU Software Development Suites, By Brian Millier
50: Datasheet: Mini-ITX and Pico-ITX SBCs: Picking Up Mixed Signals, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
54: Building a Touchscreen Display: Using a Bridgetek BT81x, By Brian Millier
64: Embedded System Essentials: Taking a Look at RISC-V Power Analysis, By Colin O’Flynn
68: Hand Gesture Detection: Using Broadcom’s APDS-9960, By Jeff Bachiochi
79: The Future of  Wearables: The Revolution of Bio-MEMS with Smart Wearables, By Nishant Mittal

Issue #383
June 2022
Digital Signage
6: Build IoT Secure Apps with AWS Services: AWS IoT EduKit Overview, by Raul Alvarez-Torrico
14: A New Option for Renewable Backup Energy: For Solar Power and Batteries, By Nicholas Lockwood, Philip Shuck, Daniel Pedro, and Navin Francis
20: Asymmetric VR Game with Custom Microcontroller Peripherals: Collaborative Game, By Cameron Haire, Michaela Bettez, and Daniel Batan
28: Build a Wattmeter/PowerGrid Analyzer, By Vincent Thiernesse
37: Low Distortion Voltage-Controlled Floating Resistor, By Dimitri Danyuk
43: Technologies for Digital Signage: Realistic Representation with Digital Signage, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
50: Sensor Solutions for Embedded Systems, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
54: DATASHEET: AC-DC Power Supplies: Convert power AC to DC, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
58: START TO FINISH: Getting Started – Capacitors, By Stuart Ball
64: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Debugging Embedded Real-Time Systems (Part 2): Bugs of Time, By Bob Japenga
69: FROM THE BENCH: Small Signal Sampling: In a Heartbeat, By Jeff Bachiochi
74: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: The Future of  Manufacturing: The Current State of Electronics Manufacturing and Why It’s No Longer Sustainable, By Ted Pawela

Issue #384
July 2022
PCB Design
6: Searching for Gold with X-Rays: Using a Common PIN Photodiode, By George R. Steber
14: Designing and Building a PIC32 Video Game: Sharks and Minnows Multiplayer Game, By Tyler Bisk and Chidera Wokonko
20: Asynchronous High-Bandwidth, Low-Latency Communication: CPU-Intensive Devices, By Joseph Whelan, Akugbe Imudia, and Devlin Babcock
28: Sunrise Alarm Clock: Wake Up with a Natural Sunrise Simulation, By Jonathan Pfeifer
34: A Comprehensive Introduction of TinyML (Part 1): Control RGB LED Using Voice Commands, By Dhairya Parikh
40: PCB Design Tool Trends: Designing Circuit Board Blueprints, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
46: Wireless Connectivity Choices: Efficient and Scalable Approaches to Connecting Embedded Systems, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
50: DATASHEET Embedded PCs: Handling Demanding Conditions, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
54: Picking Up Mixed Signals: Building a Touchscreen Display (Part 2): Using the Bridgetek BT81x Controller Family, By Brian Millier
64: Embedded System Essentials: Revisiting Code Readout Protection Claims, By Colin O’Flynn
69: From the Bench: Heart Monitoring from Home: A Personal EKG Device and Heart Monitor, By Jeff Bachiochi
76: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: TECH THE FUTURE:   The Future of Climate Change: Tackling Climate Change With Satellite IoT, By Laurent Vieira de Mello

Issue #385
August 2022
Wearable Devices
6: A Rubik’s Cube Solving Guide: Based on a PIC32 Microcontroller, By Alexander Drazic, Tushar Khan, and Myles Cherebin
12: Oscilloscope Music: Visualizing Sounds and Hearing Images, By Ruby Min, Samantha Cobado, and Eric Kahn
20: An Executive Decision Maker, By Dev Gualtieri, Tikalon LLC
23: Building a Drop-In Automotive HMI: Using a Raspberry Pi 4B, Power Delivery Module, and Touchscreen, By Walter Parsons, Tyrell Collins, and Dylan Davis
28: Building A Tri-effect Guitar Pedal: Using a PIC32 MCU, By Kingsley Odae, Jade Pinkenburg, and Jake Sanders
34: A Comprehensive Introduction of TinyML (Part 2): Adding Voice Control to existing Smart Home Systems, By Dhairya Parikh
42: Innovations in Wearable Devices: With Smart Products and Wearables in Healthcare, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
48: FPGAs for AI and Machine Learning: Reconfigurable Chip for Embedded Solutions, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
54: Datasheet: Application-Specific MCUs: With the Functionality for Targeted Application Requirements, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
60: START TO FINISH: Microcontroller Interrupts, By Stuart Ball
66: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Debugging Embedded Real-Time Systems: Bugs that Bug Us, By Bob Japenga
70: From the Bench: Build Quiz Game Based on Key Fob: Q&A Game Project with MEGA 2560 and Key Fobs, By Jeff Bachiochi
75: Product News
78: Test Your EQ
79: TECH THE FUTURE:   The Future of GPS Tracking: Managing Power Consumption: The Next Challenge in Miniature Tracker Designs, By Michael Castle

Issue #386
September 2022
Vehicle Solutions
6: Addressable RGB LEDs: A fast and Easy Way to Create Flexible RGB LED Lighting, By Joseph Corleto
12: Build a Play-Along Keyboard: Using a PIC32 Microcontroller, By Elias Hanna, Marek Chmielewski, and Matias Goldfeld
20: PIC32 Based Home Arcade: Solo and Arcade Mode Game Project, By Chuyue (Alga) Peng and Xiangyi Zha
26: Advanced Metal Detector: A Traditional and Simplified Version, By Dev Gualtieri
32: A Comprehensive Introduction of TinyML (Part 3): Building a Home Security System with Face Recognition, By Dhairya Parikh
38: AroundSound: Digital Echolocation for the Visually Impaired, By Amulya Khurana, Krithik Ranjan & Aparajito Saha
44: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: A Review, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
50: Displays for Embedded Systems: Application-Specific Display Solutions, By Al Mahmud Al Mamun
54: DATASHEET: Open-Spec SBCs: A Bounty of Options
58: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Breaking the Loop with Fault Injection: A Simple Experiment on an Embedded System’s Code, By Colin O’Flynn
62: Picking Up Mixed Signals: The Teensy Audio Station (Part 1): The Circuitry and Audio Library, By Brian Millier
69: From the Bench: It’s All HD Now: The Gameduino GDX3 Dazzler, By Jeff Bachiochi
78: Test Your EQ
79: TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of Autonomous Driving: Car Wars, By Ivana Delevska

Issue #387
October 2022
Smart Home
6: Extending Machine Instructions: How to Turn a Processor Temporarily into a Microprogrammed Control Unit, By Wolfgang Matthes
14: Interfacing with Video Game Controllers: How to Read Inputs, By Joseph Corleto
20: Small-Scale Game of Life: Using PIC32, By Ian Kim Riley, David Wolfers, and Connor Thomas
26: Repurposing Old Disk Drives For Rotary Encoders: Using a Teensy LC Microcontroller, By Brian Millier
32: 12th Gen Intel Core Processors on COM-HPC and COM Express Computer-on-Modules: First True Hybrid x86 Architecture Offers Quantum Core Count Leap, By Zeljko Loncaric
36: A Comprehensive Introduction of TinyML (Part 4): Gesture Recognition on the Edge, By Dhairya Parikh
42: Navigating the Smart Home Market: Efficiency and Security, By Sam Wallace
48: Open ISA RISC-V: Cements Its Place in the Semiconductor Universe, By Stephen Vicinanza
56: DATASHEET: Sensor ICs: Smaller, Faster, and More Powerful, By Sam Wallace
60: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Debugging Embedded Real-Time Systems: Tools to Help Us Debug, By Bob Japenga
64: START TO FINISH: Voltage Regulators, By Stuart Ball
69: From the Bench: Don’t Touch That!: You Don’t Know Where It’s Been, By Jeff Bachiochi
78: Test Your EQ
79: TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of Memory: The Time for ReRAM, By Eran Briman

Issue #388
November 2022
Robotics
6: Detecting and Reporting Illegal Logging: Using an Arduino MKR FOX 1200 Microcontroller, By Andrei Florian
18: Environmental Monitoring with a Raspberry Pi Pico W: Using MicroPython and Cloud Services, By Miguel Sánchez
24: Rebuild Ni-Cd Battery Packs for Power Tools: When the Battery No Longer Holds a Charge, Just Replace the Cells, By James Lyman
32: Build a Speech-Controlled, Sudoku-Solving Robot: Using a Raspberry Pi Microprocessor and Camera, By Arijit Das
42: Overcome the Automation “Flexibility Gap”: A Software-Based AI Approach to Robot Control, By Matt Jones
45: IoT and Smart Agriculture: Continuing the Green Revolution, By KC Prescott
50: Datasheet: DC-DC Converters: Industry Specific Solutions, By Sam Wallace
54: EMBEDDED SYSTEM ESSENTIALS: Exploring RSA Power Analysis (Again): Capturing an RSA-1024 Power Trace in One Shot, By Colin O’Flynn
58: PICKING UP MIXED SIGNALS: The Teensy Audio Station: Part 2 — The Digital Circuitry, By Brian Millier
65: From the Bench: Rainbow LEDs: Comparing Options, By Jeff Bachiochi
78: Test Your EQ
79: TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of Asset Tracking: Improving Supply Chain Reliability with IoT Tracking, By Karthik Ranjan

Issue #389
December 2022
Test and Measurement
6: The Amazing Electret: Near-Permanent Charge Without a Voltage Supply, By George R. Steber
14: Remote Updating of Microcontroller Firmware: Using an ESP32 MCU and Apache HTTP Server, By Pedro Bertoleti
22: Software-Defined Radios: Their Use in Testing & Measurement Applications, By Brendon McHugh and Kaue Morcelles
28: GUI-O: A “Virtual” Front Panel: For ESP32 Projects, By Brian Millier
39: Automated Test Suite: The Selection, By Michael Lynes
46: DATASHEET: Tiny Embedded Boards: A Range of Powerful, Ultra-Compact Options, By Sam Wallace
50: THE MAGIC SMOKE FACTORY: Smartphone App with ESP32, By Joseph Corleto
58: EMBEDDED IN THIN SLICES: Debugging Embedded Real-Time Systems: Tools Needed to Debug On the Go, By Bob Japenga
62: START TO FINISH: Introduction to Impedance: What is It, and How it Applies to Embedded Systems, By Stuart Ball
68: From the Bench: Just How Fast Was I Driving, Officer? Build a Solar-Powered Radar Detector, By Jeff Bachiochi
78: Test Your EQ
79: TECH THE FUTURE: The Future of Data Centers: It’s Time to Rethink Data Center Architecture, By Vito Savino

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