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  1. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    A year later and the following update in battery specs as the battery is key to electrification:

    First Tesla Model 3 cars with 100,000 miles shows roughly a 5% in battery degradation as well as...
  2. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    The latest version of FineLineIDE is now available at FineLineIDE v4.5.9

    Added spellcheck. Added 3 pre configured PICkitPlus programmer tabs in options. Reconfigured the highlighter for easier...
  3. Re: How do you drive an inkjet printer via USB?

    Try SMP II the world's smallest impact dot matrix printer. The SMP-II easily connects to your Basic Stamp or any project with a serial interface. Hope this is a current product.
  4. Re: forum obsolete - no more compiler updates here?

    See the Facebook page Proton PIC BASIC Compiler Users or if the link is bad search Facebook for "Proton PIC BASIC Compiler Users".
  5. Re: Dongle Issues with Windows 7 64 Bit. PDS not see, but DeviceManager happy.

    Download one of the Proton USB key drivers for Windows if you haven't already.
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    Re: Proton24 SD FAT File System

    Perhaps an example program usually in C would also make this more doable as I had looked at one time with no luck. Not a serious contender.
  7. Thread: Free PSPICE

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    Free PSPICE

    TI AND CADENCE MAKE PSPICE FREE

    Texas Instruments long offered TINA, but recently they’ve joined with Cadence to make OrCAD PSpice simulation software available for free with some restrictions.
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    Re: Device PIC18F47K40 Keeps starting

    Could anyone verify the fuses are set correctly?
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    Re: Font data table for 8x8 dot matrix

    See SHIFTOUT command with n o p a r s e
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    Re: Font data table for 8x8 dot matrix

    From the data sheet:


    It appears the daisy chain is done by a continuation of clocking data in. Could it also scroll by continued data input?
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    Re: Font data table for 8x8 dot matrix

    Can you display units, tenths and hundredths in a non scrolling view? If so perhaps the data could be one large circular array and to scroll simply shift the data start point by one column worth...
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    Re: Grief breading serial data from AHT20

    Try Declare Slow_Bus On - Off or 1 - 0
    Slows the bus speed when using an oscillator higher than 4MHz.
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    Re: ESP8266 not working

    I perhaps misspoke. I was trying to show 115200 baud is quite fast so a good setup may be required.

    Norm
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    Re: ESP8266 not working

    The ESP8266 default baud of 115,200 is the max speed tween a PIC and a PC for example so a crystal may be required and perhaps a faster Hz 3.3 volt PIC as well if that helps? The ESP8266 baud can be...
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    Re: ESP8266 not working

    I can ping the IP address however the IP address when entered into a browser times out.
    Also the AT+CIPSEND=0,11 command always is an ERROR.
    From a version which includes display of responses is...
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    ESP8266 not working

    No luck running the following. What AT command might I have missed? When I enter my received IP address in a web browser the page times out.



    HSerOut ["AT+CWMODE=3",13,10] '3 = join...
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    Re: 4 Hex values to decimal float

    $4D5 = 1237 = %10011010101

    Displaying the same value in differing formats.
    A float will display as 1237.000 as the value doesn't change.
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    Re: Pickit compile and program

    I could add a few more preloaded programer tabs to FineLineIDE including PICKitPlus entries on the next release.

    Norm
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    Re: Pickit compile and program

    PICkit 2 supply 3.3 volts:
    pk2cmd -A3.3 -PPIC$target-device$ -F$hex-filename$ -E -M -J -H4 -R -Y

    PICkit 2 supply 5 volts:
    pk2cmd -A5.0 -PPIC$target-device$ -F$hex-filename$ -E -M -J -H4 -R -Y
    ...
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    Re: Pickit compile and program

    FineLineIDE includes eight preloaded examples of programmer entries for PICkit 2, 3 & 4.

    The PICkit3 location might be:
    C:\Program Files...
  21. Re: Adding Long Filename to the Proton24 FAT Filesystem?

    See file system specification 3.00
  22. Re: Adding Long Filename to the Proton24 FAT Filesystem?

    This isn't what you are looking for however see PIC iPod wav player which utilizes optional 21 character/number file names from an in file data read.

    Norm
  23. Re: I2C working unproperly when SCLK pin on PORTC.1 or PortC.2

    It looks as though line 286 is missing its End If.

    Update: Never mind I found line 292 had extra spacing between End and If

    Norm
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    Re: Proton24 SD FAT File System

    I think Les has said in the past these programs are posted as open source for development purposes. Jim glad you are having a good look into it.

    Norm
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    Re: Proton24 SD FAT File System

    Long filename (LFN), a FAT filename system introduced in Windows NT 3.5 and Windows 95.
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    Re: 18F25K22 PortB interrupts help please

    This Converting Les's interrupt timer to 18F25K22 may or may not be of help? Sorry if not.
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    Re: GLCD editing tools

    See BMP Converter

    Converts any size 24 bit BMP to a data table.

    On Box download site click download and X out of login and sign up.
    Change .xyz to .exe

    Norm
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    Code Defect AI bug finder

    Artificial intelligence efficiently minimizes bugs in code

    Code Defect AI is available on GitHub with a permissive license.

    For starters it looks like a large set of examples of errors would be...
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    Re: Speed difference between 8 & 16 bit PICS

    Microchip is introducing few new PIC devices these days if that is any indication of future plans for ARM?
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    Re: Speed difference between 8 & 16 bit PICS

    Not only is speed due to the 2:1 instruction cycle its also the 16 bits vs 8 bits per instruction.
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    Re: DWM1000 modules experience?

    See DWM1001 development board as well.
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    Re: Pulse width detection circuit

    Another try:
    Again a vertical line is placed on the back of the sight glass and it's width is magnified to the width of the sight glass when under water. If the background color is distinct from...
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    Re: Pulse width detection circuit

    Just a thought:
    If a red line is taped on the back side of the glass tube and it's line width is magnified to the width of the sight glass when under water couldn't the detection algorithm scan for...
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    Re: Proton Basic and ARM?

    From my files HBBR Basic for ARM however no longer current evidently.

    Don't know if Jumentum is still in business?
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    Re: How many colums you like your source?

    For me one 30" monitor takes the place of 2.

    Norm
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    Re: Coronavirus Alert!!

    If I may make a small point this is generally true.

    Norm
  37. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    I am adding the wavy red underlines to FL and am using for a spelling reference the words in explorer as well as the PDS keywords however there appears to be many more words used in PDS of which the...
  38. New PIC18FxxQ43 Family Moves Software Tasks to Hardware

    In microcontroller based system design, software is often the bottleneck for both time to market and system performance. By offloading many software tasks to hardware, Microchip Technology Inc.’s...
  39. [SOLVED !] Re: How to read TTL input of a displacement transducer

    Data sheet?
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    Re: Interrupt and SHout problem

    Trisc = %00000000
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    Re: Interrupt and SHout problem

    Is Clear causing a problem on line 70?
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    Re: Expand the Proton compiler

    Python and Micropython are interpreters which require more overhead during run and less to program than a compiler such as PDS. Interpreters run fine on powerful windows however may be a drain of...
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    Art of Electronics the X-chapters

    The Art of Electronics X-Chapters expands on the previous third edition of AoE from 2015. AoE is known as the practical bible in the electronics field although not recommended as a beginner book. ...
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    Thanks for the update Les! 180 MHz will be a great new device for PDS!
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    Re: Too much of a coincidence?

    The PDF reader on my work W7 PC started crashing about the day of the last update.
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    Microchip new devices at a standstill?

    Although I check the Microchip product headlines frequently I don't believe there has been a new PDS compatible microchip in almost a year. Les has always had his work cut out keeping up with the...
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    Update on support for the dual core dsPIC33CH?
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    Re: FineLine Install

    Download FineLineIDE
  49. Bzigo tracks and highlights wily mosquitoes

    See Bzigo for an interesting build. Didn't know their were eye safe lasers for example.
    ...
  50. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Woops download FineLineIDE v4.4.9

    When open find or replace dialog when either are presently open the options are retained.
    Find and replace dialogs now both open to the most previous of the two...
  51. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.4.7 is now available at FineLineIDE 4.4.7

    When open find or replace dialog when either are presently open the options are retained.
    Find and replace dialogs now both open to the...
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    Re: Microcap now free

    See Micro-Cap article.
  53. Thread: Flying drones

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    Re: Flying drones

    joesaliba does.
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    Re: Can't get SR04 ultrasonic to work

    In the USA many Vikings settled in the state of Minnesota as it is known as the state of 10,000 lakes. As such I am told it looks similar from the air to their homeland as well as is the climate.
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    Re: New SimplePnP pick n place

    Many ways to solder from a basic hot plate to a wave machine. This machine does the pick and placement.

    Norm
  56. Re: New Serial EERAM has nonvolatility at the Speed of SRAM

    Should be good now...thanks
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    New SimplePnP pick n place

    New Crowdfunded open hardware SimplePnP PCB assembly machine starting at $630 USD.

    https://www.crowdsupply.com/img/3c4c/simplepnp-white_png_project-body.jpg

    Norm
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    Re: PIC Basic to Proton Basic Convertion

    One method would be use of GetBit to access bit 11 in code in place of an alias.
  59. Re: New Serial EERAM has nonvolatility at the Speed of SRAM

    From the video an external capacitor powers the save routine when the voltage reaches a trip point.

    Norm
  60. New Serial EERAM has nonvolatility at the Speed of SRAM

    Serial EERAM: SRAM that Doesn’t Lose Data on Power Down.
    EERAM is a serial SRAM product that has hidden nonvolatile bits. On any power disruption, the active SRAM array content is moved to the...
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    Re: TFT for dsPIC33FJ256GP710A

    Gabi's code is for this TFT
    I have the pinouts if you are interested.
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    Re: 7″ cell phone LCD Touch Screen Panel

    I found this bridge by Lattice for conversions however it may take a seriously high speed processor to supply data as well as the ball and grid soldering.
    ...
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    7″ cell phone LCD Touch Screen Panel

    Any idea of what it would require to provide data to this 7" cell phone screen? besides a cell phone?
    The data is a 4 lane MIPI DSI and am curious if it could possibly be bit banged?
    ...
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    Re: TFT for dsPIC33FJ256GP710A

    See Gabi's code MI0283QT-2-TFT-240x320-Driver post 14 for a download. The code will require updating and I am not sure if your 240x320 TFT is compatible or not.
  65. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    One example of battery life is the Tesla model S @ 1 million km. The good news is that the most recent battery pack is going on almost half a million kilometers (310,000 miles) with very little...
  66. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Tesla update; The new all electric Tesla pickup truck Cybertruck compared to the Ford F150 the top selling vehicle in the USA. Cybertrk is $10,000 USA less and better specs as well. The video may...
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    Re: Need some help from a VB expert

    Sounds cool!
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    Re: RC522 RFID Code

    The compiler version I am running v3.7.2.9 throws 21 lines of errors.
  69. normnet has just uploaded Find Full File Names Greater Than 255 Utility!

    normnet has just uploaded Find Full File Names Greater Than 255 Utility!

    "Find Full File Names Greater Than 255" will find all file names with a length greater then 255 or as specified.
    User can...
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    Re: Find Full File Names Greater Than 255 Utility

    Should be working now.
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    Re: RC522 RFID Code

    A few if then statements are missing their endifs.
    A while requires a wend in place of then.
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    Re: Inscrutable eeprom problem

    I belive this means placing "Dim DW_Slot_1 As Dword" and others at the top along with the Symbols.

    Norm
  73. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.4.3 is now available at FineLineIDE 4.4.3

    Alphabetize explorer option.
    Updated highlighted words listing.
    Orphan "O" can now display left of editor when no indentation.

    Norm
  74. Thread: Fusion 360

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    Re: Fusion 360

    Ditto. The board is where it takes shape.
  75. Thread: SensorTile.box

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    Re: SensorTile.box

    I perhaps found an explanation for the command lines in the downloaded documentation pdf:



    Also a brief description of the AT command set:
  76. Thread: SensorTile.box

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    Re: SensorTile.box

    I only started ESP32 however found I was entering many commands into a terminal in place of simply compiling and programming from a text editor (IDE). I'm not sure whats up with that. Perhaps there...
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    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Hackaday review of the mini.
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    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Bigger with some additional features the MK3S at $749 no VAT

    https://cdn.shop.prusa3d.com/1303-large_default/original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.jpg
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    Re: New Prusa mini 3D printer

    It's possible the MK3S is a better value features wise than the Mini if one can afford it. Any 3D printer owners available for comment?
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    New Prusa mini 3D printer

    Top name in 3d printers new Prusa mini available as a kit for just $349 or 379 EUR(VAT incl.).

    https://cdn.prusa3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/mini_thmb.png

    Prusa MINI announcement

    Norm
  81. Re: Problem using HSEOUT3 and HSEOUT4 on a 18F66K40

    Quoting Les
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    Re: Nextion TFT Display

    Out of curiosity what are some of the applications utilizing a Nextion display?
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    Re: Philips RC5_Toggle Bit and Pulse Timings

    In place of

    Dim RC5_Toggle as Byte System
    try

    Symbol RC5_Toggle = PORTC.5
    usage

    Toggle RC5_Toggle
  84. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Not at present however I will take it into consideration for future versions.
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    Re: Proton Basic x Mplab XC8

    Do you mean code in Basic and similar in C or one IDE for both Basic and C and what for? What are you looking to do?
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    Re: Using a PLC HMI to communicate with a pic

    Pretty darn cool if they could be interfaced with a PIC!
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    Cell phone charger as a power supply?

    Are USB cell phone chargers in general good enough to provide power for 5 volt projects? I would add a few caps as insurance to the PCB. My project is within the supply rating.

    Norm
  88. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.4.2 is now available at FineLineIDE v4.4.2

    A special thanks to wirecut for his valuable insight.

    Compile red error line now red with white text.
    The most recent save as or open...
  89. Re: Looking to commission some code to interface to OV2640 or OV7670 camera module

    I have OV7670 camera working code of which I can proof on an existing breadboard setup. It displays on a 320 x 240 GLCD of which I also was scanning for edges of specific items however the lighting...
  90. Re: New dsPIC33CH512MP508 100 MHz Dual-Core 16-bit DSC

    Thanks for the update.
  91. Re: New dsPIC33CH512MP508 100 MHz Dual-Core 16-bit DSC

    A dual core would work well with one core reading an SD card and the second the app i.e. music, slides and possibly video.
    A chip such as this in PDS could keep me from dark side searches for a...
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    Re: procedures How do we buy the upgrade?

    My above quote is the extent of what I know.
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    Re: procedures How do we buy the upgrade?

    Also see Proton PIC BASIC Compiler Users FaceBook site.
  94. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    A FineLineIDE update is now available at FineLineIDE v4.3.4

    Added PICkit 4 programmer defaults.
    All programmical scrolls now scroll active line within the editor by 4 lines.
    Added keyboard...
  95. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    I believe I know the issue now and should have an update soon...Thanks
  96. Re: New Microchip 16 to 24 bit high speed A/D converters

    A lower end of the scale MCP3425 is a 16 bit 6 lead SOT-23 package.

    https://www.microchip.com/_images/ics/medium-MCP3425-SOT-23-6.png

    John I can remember the first like four transistor radio...
  97. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    If you could please provide the line of text by the checkbox when automatic I may be able to do a correction so others need not use the manual workaround. Does the time show in military for example?...
  98. New Microchip 16 to 24 bit high speed A/D converters

    Fast Data Rates Meet High Accuracy in Microchip’s New Analog-to-Digital Converter Families

    Highest end MCP3564 24 bit at 153.6k per sec.
  99. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Please provide the line of text by the checkbox when automatic as FL looks for an AM or PM to determine the start of the path else it may not properly update path.
  100. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    - Start with an INI with all the invalid paths ( all the paths = *:\ )
    - Open FineLineIDE
    - Press "Options"
    - Press "Proton compiler"
    - Press "Find All Automatically"
    - "Continue search ?" press...
  101. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    Try turning off your antivirus. Are you using a new version of windows 10 which perhaps somehow doesn't like ini file saves? What version of FL are you using? I just tested the latest version and...
  102. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    One item to check for is to make sure FineLineIDE.exe is not placed inside a protected directory such as Program Files (x86) as the ini files will not save in that location.
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    Re: Temperature sensing 100-160c

    Thermocouples work well for high temps.

    Norm
  104. Re: Code generated by 3.7.0.8 not fitting in 18F24K22

    FL has a USED button which finds unused variables a bit faster than doing a search of each one.
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    Matchbox-sized radar

    New matchbox-sized radar could make its way into drones and security systems.
  106. View Post

    Interestingly under the "Most Dreaded Platforms" Arduino is listed 4th.

    Under Most Popular Technologies: Programming, Scripting, and Markup Languages C scored 11th out of 25.
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    Stack Overflow’s annual Developer Survey is the largest and most comprehensive survey of people who code around the world. This year, nearly 90,000 developers told us how they learn and level up,...
  108. Re: Streaming the same audio track in real time to two different locations

    Maximum Over-the-Air Data Rate 300 kbps with FSK modulation; 12500 bps with LoRa Technology modulation.
    Random selection of RN2903 LoRa:...
  109. Re: Streaming the same audio track in real time to two different locations

    Theirs always a chance the cell connectivity could be overloaded or a bit of delay on the day of the show due to the crowds. It depends on the capacity at the site and backbone of the system. These...
  110. Re: Streaming the same audio track in real time to two different locations

    I like SimonJA's idea best as only the start point of identical prerecorded music in the park and prerecorded music operating the bridges light show would require synchronization. A long range low...
  111. Re: Streaming the same audio track in real time to two different locations

    I don't have much to add except radio stations broadcast music for much further distances. Perhaps a FM frequency is available for a less powerful transmitter? I suspect the internet may be to...
  112. New dsPIC33CH512MP508 100 MHz Dual-Core 16-bit DSC

    All devices in the dsPIC33C family include a fully featured set of functional safety hardware to ease ASIL-B and ASIL-C certifications in safety-critical applications. Functional safety features...
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    Apple Watch 4 question

    I presently have this question on the apple forums however so far no luck. Does anyone own or have access to an Apple watch 4? If so can the fall alarm notification number be user programmed or is...
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    Re: Pickit2 firmware

    See PICkit 2 v2.61.00 Setup dotNET A.zip
    Note although there may be a message the file type is not supported my test download worked fine.

    I can remove the download if not cool.

    Norm
  115. Thread: Vl6180x

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    Re: Vl6180x

    May not be of much help however a previous version the VL53L0X is on the Wiki.

    Norm
  116. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Coal use in the USA has seen a sharp decline in recent years caused less expensive natural gas made possible by fracking tech of which at this point is mainly successful in the USA.

    Norm
  117. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    A few interesting Tesla EV (electric vehicle) facts:

    Tesla EV's are the safest vehicles ever made.

    Watch this Tesla family car Model S P100D Ludicrous edge out a Lamborghini in the quarter mile...
  118. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Same here as I drive my used vehicles until they rust out which has been at about 12 years old. For some reason diesel cars haven't ever really caught on in the US and may be all but gone with...
  119. Re: How many digit after the comma a negative float variable can take

    For expected precision on today's larger and faster PICs see NBitMath for calculation values of up to 31 bytes wide with no rounding down etc.

    For display and step by step debugging see...
  120. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Prius is included in the list of vehicles that 'bring the most joy'

    Norm
  121. Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

    Tesla acquires ultracapacitor and battery manufacturer for over $200 million
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    Re: Diffuser IR Leds (how)

    See Dexter a open-source, 3D printed, high precision robotic arm with trainability.




    https://youtu.be/8g1r36-PNFI

    Their code disks get about 8,000 points per slit which results in over a...
  123. Re: U-Blox-Leon-G100-GSM-(SMS)-Module-Control-Project

    Above bad link. Try this:
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/content.php/4648-U-Blox-Leon-G100-GSM-(SMS)-Module-Control-Project
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    Re: Baud rate problem

    I remember using a baud rate crystal for 115,200 baud as it needs to be right on at that speed.
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    Re: Baud rate problem

    Does the USART operate at a lesser baud rate so as to prove its working?
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    Re: HAs anyone used the TSL1401CL linear sensor?

    Consider machine vision/machine learning to determine the water level by use of a camera and PC. Feed the training algorithm several hundred images categorized as hi, on target, and low water level...
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    I dont belive it ! Re: Back in time looking good !

    I am not in the know as to how exactly PDS got its start however I vaguely remember the origin can be traced back to Basic Stamp followed by an offshoot of PicBasic Pro then PDS. Description has...
  128. Re: By the numbers programming languages and devices

    I have briefly looked at the embedded application on Python and question if it converts well to microcontrollers as for one thing it's an interpreter. Correct me if I'm wrong but why should the...
  129. Re: Update on procedures in the Proton BASIC Compiler

    Going the Microchip ARM route the SAM E70/S70/V70/V71 Family offers up to 300 MHz in as small as a 64 pin LQFP as well as QFP. Impressive specs!
  130. Re: Update on procedures in the Proton BASIC Compiler

    I confess I am presently trying to make headway with PIC32MZ (MZ includes 200MHz) in MPLABX however its been a beast for even some of the most basic commands. MZ example code for DelayMS for...
  131. Thread: Vertical Lines

    by normnet
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    Re: Vertical Lines

    To use those other programs simply click the "Open in orgi IDE button in FL" and make your changes then save and bring FL back into use as it will include your changes.

    Norm
  132. Thread: Vertical Lines

    by normnet
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    Re: Vertical Lines

    See FineLineIDE

    Norm
  133. Re: Some translation mathematical difficulties

    Try coding one operation per line and debug it to find the discrepancy.
  134. Re: Does anyone use the SD File system on a 18F device?

    If you consider the 16 bit PICs Proton24 SD FAT File System is included in the installation in samples "C:\Users\you\PDS\Samples24".

    For the 8 bit PICs see PIC iPod wav player for non FAT read...
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    Re: Driving 2 LCD Modules from 1 CPU

    82K is about 1/10 of a gig. Perhaps a better pdf writer is available?
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    Re: Got to be a mistake at $59 USD?

    Good to know.
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    Got to be a mistake at $59 USD?

    Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer
  138. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.3.1 now available here.

    v4.3.1:
    Explorer view now widens as explorer is widened to better view when text size is set larger in PC settings. Corrected issues when tab is blank...
  139. Replies
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    Re: Log in problems again.

    Me either with Chrome
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    AVC - Washing Machine Super Duper

    I am interested into how this washing machine AVC (active vibration control) works. Servos or stepper motors? They mention a gyro as well as a microphone.

    AVC kickstarter page

    Norm
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    Wegstr CNC milled double side PCB

    CNC MACHINE MOST SATISFYINGLY MILLS DOUBLE-SIDED PCBS

    Wegstr web site

    $2,600 USD


    https://youtu.be/cCm-UL-dCEc
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    Sticky: Re: PICKitPlus Forum

    Interesting as this appears to provide updated support for old PICKit2 and PICKit3's. Does it support a command line interface to provide one click programming from within the IDE?

    Norm
  143. Thread: Debugger

    by normnet
    Replies
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    592

    Re: Debugger

    I had looked into P-ICD for integration with FL however remember each device requires a file of which as the newer devices became more complex the difficulty increased and was not kept up.

    Proteus...
  144. Thread: Debugger

    by normnet
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    592

    Re: Debugger

    What do you require which isn't provided by say serial out debugging or MPLab Sim for example?

    Norm
  145. Voltera V-One all in one print paste and reflow

    The V-One all In One for $3499 USD Prints PCBs, Dispenses Solder paste and reflows components. Forget the stencil & Assemble your boards in a few minutes.

    V-One specifications.
    ...
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    Re: PIC iPod wav player

    Ignore the preview and simply do the download.
    PIC iPod wav player is a read only.
  147. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.2.9 now available here

    v4.2.9:
    Added notification of when FineLineIDE.exe is placed inside a protected directory such as Program Files (x86).

    Norm
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    Re: 3D printer. Yey!!!!

    The Original Prusa i3 MK3 seems to be getting the rave reviews at the trade shows. Available in kit or assembled.

    https://shop.prusa3d.com/493-large_default/original-prusa-i3-mk3-kit.jpg

    Norm
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    Interestingly when the first word cuts out I do sometimes hear others which are closer to the location of the TX respond evident they got the complete message. It seems the TX lacks range for the...
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    Cypress Semiconductor FRAM

    What consumes 200 times less energy than its competitors, writes data instantly without delay, and has the endurance to write once per minute for over 190 million years?
    The answer: Cypress F-RAM,...
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    I had almost forgotten this thread however even with the squelch set to 0 the first word still often cuts out. I am afraid its not intuitive almost a punishment to restrain from speaking for a...
  152. MCP1811/12 LDO voltage reg with ultra-low 250 nA of quiescent current

    The MCP1811/12 devices are 150 mA (MCP1811) and 300 mA (MCP1812) low dropout (LDO) linear regulators that provide high-current and low-output voltages while maintaining an ultra-low 250 nA of...
  153. By the numbers programming languages and devices

    In a previous post concerning the current top 10 most popular programming languages according to GitHuB statistics I posted the following graph:
    3566


    Today I am posting the numbers of...
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    Re: Delphi or Visual Studio etc. ?

    Here are the top 10 languages according to the 8 million newest users of GitHub this past year.

    Norm

    3563
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    Re: Delphi or Visual Studio etc. ?

    Interestingly there was no mention of Java at all at the recent Google Pixel 3 event furthering speculation Goggle may be replacing it within the next few years.

    Earlier articles have suggested...
  156. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.2.6 now available here.

    v4.2.6:
    Added explorer support for sub...endsub.
    Explorer background colors sub and proc in addition to current line to indicate current line is within the...
  157. Replies
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    Re: Delphi or Visual Studio etc. ?

    Perhaps the Google hits are an indication of students learning the skills needed for the growth areas such as mobile apps and machine learning? Many PC apps are trending to the cloud. Anyway it's...
  158. Replies
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    Re: Delphi or Visual Studio etc. ?

    It may surprise a few that C isn't at the top as the most popular programming language for writing apps outside of embedded (PICs).

    The current top two coding languages in order are Python and...
  159. Replies
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    Re: Delphi or Visual Studio etc. ?

    This is an blog posted today describing Delphi from an independent software solutions provider Chetu.

    It could be noted that the IDE provided with PDS is written in Delphi as well as FineLineIDE....
  160. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    I will get to work on this soon, hopefully this weekend.

    Norm
  161. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
    Replies
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    A Sub..Endsub brackets and auto indents with finelines as it does the others such as If...Endif etc.
    What might you suggest for detection?

    Norm
  162. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
    Replies
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE 4.2.5 now available here.

    v4.2.5:
    Added Orphan toolbutton to find non matched If-Endif's etc. in open file only including those not found by compiler.
    Widened Radio Group Explorer...
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    New single core dsPIC33CK PIC

    With 100 MIPS performance, the core delivers almost double the performance of previous single-core dsPIC® DSCs. It has been designed specifically for controlling multiple sensorless, brushless...
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    Re: Happy Birthday AlbertoFS

    You are an inspiration to those who will someday retire!
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    Les

    Progress on support of the new dsPIC33CH...?

    Norm
  166. uConfig reads pdf and creates PCB schematic

    Part creation sucks. What if the dream tool existed that could read the darn PDF by itself and make a part? It turns out Sébastien made that tool and it’s called uConfig.

    Limited to KiCad a free...
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    Good to see Microchip is doing well

    Microchip has become one of the best-positioned companies in the semiconductor universe.

    Norm
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    Re: Inexplicable fault. Any tips?

    Perhaps this has been tried but desolder the H bridge chip and check continuity on all relevant traces.
    Test continuity with a light bulb so as to include a load for amps?
    Add leads to the chip...
  169. Microchip 16 bit plug in modules for easier development

    Click Microchip Direct and enter "PIM" (plug in module) then check development tools and 16 bit to see 27 breakout boards for the 16 bit microchips.

    Perhaps somewhat similar to Arduino in that...
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    Re: Managing Anti Virus Software

    I couldn't find bitdefender and it seems its dead.
    Thanks for your insights.

    Norm
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    Re: 16F15345 Won't Assemble (but does compile)

    Isn't RX1PPS a register to be set something like this:
    RX1PPS = %00011111
    or should it be more like
    RA1PPS = %00011111

    Above not real values.
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    Re: Malware on this website?

    No malware warning this morning!

    Norm
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    Re: Vocals from Mp3 music to servo movement

    See Wiki PIC iPod wav player for the audio portion.

    Norm
  174. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE v4.1.2 now available here.

    Norm
  175. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    FL v4.1.1 is enroute to George and Bob to test programer fix.

    FL doesnt as of yet report orphans of which are flagged by a red "O" however it will be added to my list of potential features in...
  176. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    Does the FL options "programer exe location" include "\PK3CMD.exe" similar to "E:\1Programmers\Pickit3\PK3CMD.exe"?

    Please share your "Programmer exe location" and "Programmer Parameters".

    Norm
  177. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    Re: FineLineIDE

    I should mention the above error has been corrected with George offline and is available in FineLineIDE v4.1.0

    Norm
  178. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    A FineLineIDE update is now available at FineLineIDE v4.1.0

    Fixed an errant element of an array in explorer.
    Fixed overlapping to left of toolbuttons on some PC's.
    Line spacing in unused now...
  179. Replies
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    Page 46 of the sdPIC33CH datasheet suggests the MHz 240 is divided by 4 for its MIPS of 60. Missprint?

    Note: FPLLO = FPLLI * M/(N1 * N2 * N3); FPLLI = 8; M = 150; N1 = 1; N2 = 5; N3 = 1;
    so...
  180. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    43,024

    Re: FineLineIDE

    Announcing release of FineLineIDE v4.00

    New "Projects" in Options enables grouping shortcuts of your project files and data.
    Unused and findall lines in the results window are now clickable as a...
  181. Replies
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    Page 436 of the dsPIC33CH data sheet gives example code using master and slave utilizing PLL with 8 MHz internal FRC resulting in 200 and 240 MHz or 50 and 60 MIPS. Interestingly the specs list MIPS...
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    Poll: Re: Compact Flash FAT16 File System

    Try looking for "SD_Read_Sector" and "SD_Write_Sector" sub routines in swright's library. If you wish to change bytes within a sector you may need to read the entire sector, change the bytes and...
  183. Replies
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    Poll: Re: Compact Flash FAT16 File System

    To encourage I would like to say its a great project and its doable with the 33FJ128GP802.

    Norm
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    Poll: Re: Compact Flash FAT16 File System

    Did a wave player with use of a 33FJ128GP802 which proved capable of true CD quality 44K 16 bit stereo FAT table audio.
    The 33FJ128GP802 includes 16 bit DAC's which combined with an amp provide a...
  185. Replies
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    Poll: Re: Compact Flash FAT16 File System

    Newer larger versions of SD cards may have changed the protocol since 2005. I may of been using 512MB and 1G cards at that time. A newer version would be Les's Proton24 SD FAT File System although...
  186. Replies
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    Thanks Les. Looking forward to trying out what is probably the fastest new chip in PDS!

    Norm
  187. Replies
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    Re: New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    What would the max Xtal setting be for this device at 90 and 100 MIPS?
  188. Replies
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    New dual core dsPIC33CH PIC

    The Master core and Slave core can operate
    independently, and can be programmed and debugged
    separately during the application development. Both
    processor (Master and Slave) subsystems have their...
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    Cell phone Android downgrade?

    A few weeks ago I permitted my Android cell phone (Moto G4 Plus) to update from android 6 (marshmallow) to 7 (nougat). Now it runs out of battery almost every afternoon where as before it would...
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    I'll try setting a walkie squelch to 0 to see if the first word still cuts out.

    Another idea might be a catch word to always be spoken at the start of each transmision to cause a delay. ...
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    The walkies are a version of the KD-C1 and run about $15 US dollars each so are a low end model.

    I program the squelch setting to 1 which is 1 step above 0 valid signal strength required to...
  192. Replies
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    No repeater in use. Its not intuitive to press a button and pause before speaking and not enough learn to do so. Many may have no idea why no one responds to their messages.
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    Walkies in the vicinity receive the first work OK as I hear them respond to transmit-ions of which at my more distant location have the first word (name) clipped so I think its the TX which delays.
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    Re: Why a delay in TX power up?

    Yes all brands take a moment to power up to full range. You could be right about the power requirement although I would think a slow charging capacitor could supplement the required TX burst. If I...
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    Why a delay in TX power up?

    I am curious as to why walkie talkies experience a delay before reaching full power on TX button press? The issue is the first word usually spoken is the persons name to which they wish to speak to...
  196. Re: Understanding how to develop an lookup algorithm

    Tim

    Did you arrive at a solution?

    Norm
  197. Replies
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    Any luck with the Fluke 435-II?

    Norm
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    New PIC18 Q10 Product Family

    PIC® MCUs for Closed-loop Control:
    From pool pumps to air handling units, closed-loop control is one of the most fundamental tasks performed by embedded systems. Advancements in the architecture of...
  199. Thread: Update path?

    by normnet
    Replies
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    749

    Re: Update path?

    Thanks...will do.
  200. Thread: Update path?

    by normnet
    Replies
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    749

    Update path?

    I am currently running Proton v3.6.0.2 and would like to update to the latest version.
    Can i install the latest Update v3.6.1.2 on top of my existing followed by the latest patch 3.6.1.4?

    Norm
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