Browsing All posts tagged under »Hardware«

Capturing an analog signal with Arduino and python

March 26, 2011


Last week I salvaged a magnetic sensor from a stationary bike and connected it to my Arduino Uno in order to analyze the sensor’s behavior with the ADC converters.   I wanted to capture a good enough signal, so I searched about the Arduino capabilities: From analogRead() reference description: It takes about 100 microseconds (0.0001 […]

ZPUino open source processor

March 6, 2011


ZPUino is a project that offers a microprocessor that can be put on FPGA, and that can be programmed with a simple IDE. Everything is open source: the toolchain, the IDE and the VHDL code; and it can be downloaded freely. The hardware architecture is based on the ZPU (Zylin CPU), which is a processor […]

Languages for hardware development

January 14, 2010


A subjective view on some hardware description languages.

The SATA-150/SATA-300 Jumper

August 1, 2009


If you have a SATA hard disk, there’s a chance that you’re not using its full capabilities because of a setting that can be easily changed: Because some SATA-300 hard disk drives don’t work correctly on motherboards with SATA-150 ports, some SATA-300 hard disk drives have a SATA-150/SATA-300 jumper (also known as 1.5 Gbps/3 Gbps […]

Links for 2009-06-15

June 15, 2009


Chris Anderson’s Counterintuitive Rules For Charging For Media Online via TechCrunch Fifteen Classic PC Design Mistakes via Slashdot Gartner: Android on ARM “more snappy” than Windows 7 on Atom via Engadget Debian Package of the Day: iotop: simple top-like I/O monitor via Planet Ubuntu

Links for 2009-05-29

May 29, 2009


What a Hacked PC Can Be Used For via Slashdot Google’s "Wave" Blurs Chat, Email, Collaboration Software via Slashdot HDL Design Methods for Low-Power Implementation via Design And Reuse Increasing clock frequency and a continuous increase in the number of transistors on chip have made implementing low power techniques in the design compulsory. These low […]

Links for 2009-05-19

May 19, 2009


Openmoko: more hardware info and gta02-core [feedly] via OpenMoko has released more information about the design of its current “gta02” platform. The purpose of this release is to help support the gta02-core project, which is doing a community-based redesign of this hardware. “The gta02-core project is primarily a test-bed for the community development process. […]