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What is Android? A beginner’s guide

Android is an open source and Linux-based Operating System for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Android was developed by the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google, and other companies. Android offers a unified approach to application development for mobile devices which means developers need only develop for …

A benchmark for development and evaluation kits

A benchmark for development and evaluation kits The other day a colleague asked me if I was interested in reviewing the TMS570 MCU Development Kit. This is a kit for playing with the TMS570LS20216 ARM Cortex-R4F microcontroller and when I looked at the picture of the kit available on the …

Wireless audio over 24 GHz

Wireless audio over 2.4 GHz Just before the summer my contact at Texas Instruments had the excellent idea to sent me a CC85XXDK-HEADSET development kit. This is a PurePath Wireless Headset Development Kit to evaluate the new wireless audio products from TI based on the CC85xx family of RF micro-controllers. …

Control a robot with a watch

Control a robot with a watch Some six months ago Texas Instruments announced the Evalbot, a development platform for their Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers in the shape of a little robot. It took me a while to get hold of one, but now I have one driving happily around in …

FRAM true unified memory

FRAM – true unified memory Somewhere in the beginning of 2007 I won in a lottery held by EPN magazine an evaluation board from Ramtron sporting their most powerful 8051 clone, the VRS51L3074, which could be programmed and debugged with a small USB piggyback board. The very special thing of …

Become a beta tester and win

Become a beta tester and win It is contest time. I allready mentioned the Luminary, sorry, I mean Stellaris ARM contest from Texas Instruments together with Circuit Cellar and a week later the LPCXpresso ARM contest by NXP. Now it is Freescale who organises a contest. OK, this is not …

Will the new Bill Gates please stand up

Will the new Bill Gates please stand up? Circuit Cellar together with Texas Instruments have launched a design contest around the Stellaris LM3S9B96 microcontroller. This 100 pin controller is based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex–M3 core with 256 KB flash memory, 96 KB RAM and it sports many interesting features …

And the winner is

And the winner is… Last week I did a small survey of microcontroller preferences. Although I had an idea what to expect, there were some surprises in the responses. First of all I received much more reactions than I had hoped for. I would like to say thank you very …