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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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  9. 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
  13. 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
  14. Thread: Fusion 360

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    Re: Fusion 360

    Ditto. The board is where it takes shape.
  15. 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:
  16. 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
  21. 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
  24. 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
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. Re: New dsPIC33CH512MP508 100 MHz Dual-Core 16-bit DSC

    Thanks for the update.
  31. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    I believe I know the issue now and should have an update soon...Thanks
  36. 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...
  37. 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?...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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
  44. 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.
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    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,...
  48. 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:...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. Re: Tesla acquires Maxwell for dry electrode technology?

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

    Norm
  61. 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...
  63. 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?
  66. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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!
  70. 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...
  71. Thread: Vertical Lines

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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
  72. Thread: Vertical Lines

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    Re: Vertical Lines

    See FineLineIDE

    Norm
  73. Re: Some translation mathematical difficulties

    Try coding one operation per line and debug it to find the discrepancy.
  74. 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
  78. Thread: FineLineIDE

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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...
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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
  83. Thread: Debugger

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    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...
  84. Thread: Debugger

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    Re: Debugger

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

    Norm
  85. 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.
  87. Thread: FineLineIDE

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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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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

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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...
  96. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
  100. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

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

    Norm
  101. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    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
  102. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    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
  106. 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...
  109. 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
  114. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    Re: FineLineIDE

    FineLineIDE v4.1.2 now available here.

    Norm
  115. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    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...
  116. Thread: FineLineIDE

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    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
  117. Thread: FineLineIDE

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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
  118. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    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...
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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...
  120. Thread: FineLineIDE

    by normnet
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    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...
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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...
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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...
  125. 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...
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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
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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?
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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...
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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...
  136. Re: Understanding how to develop an lookup algorithm

    Tim

    Did you arrive at a solution?

    Norm
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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...
  139. Thread: Update path?

    by normnet
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    Re: Update path?

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

    by normnet
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    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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    BASIC turned 53

    Half a century of BASIC
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    Re: Which IDE are you all using?

    Another location might be "Third Party Developments".
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    Re: 18F24k20 Handbrake Stuck

    May not help but for some reason i always place Declare Xtal ahead of OSCTUNE.
    Does it work at all? Try blinking an led 1 second on and off to see the timing.
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    Re: 18F24k20 Handbrake Stuck

    You didn't provide your code but one "got-ya" is OSCCON must be ahead of OSCTUNE.
    Hope this helps

    Norm
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    I received the following response when asking Fluke about the 435-II for power measurements of inverters. It appears the 3 phase voltages must be balanced however the amperages not.



    Norm
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    435 Series II Power Quality and Energy Analyzer:
    Power Inverter Efficiency function measures both ac power and dc power, in and out, to monitor the efficiency of your inverters.

    Fluke 430...
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    Is a link to a download site available?
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    Attachment or link?
  149. BMA400 Ultra-low power acceleration sensor

    The BMA400 acceleration sensor from Bosch Sensortec is an ultra-low power solution specifically designed for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new accelerometer uses ten times...
  150. TSU111 op amp runs 25 years on a single battery

    The TSU111 is ST’s most precise nano-power operational amplifier (op amp) by a wide margin, which enables the creation of longer-lasting and better-performing devices. More than 25 years of typical...
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    Re: Is Isr EndIsr current?

    I found Isr - EndIsr as typed in the PIC24 manual so my question is answered...thanks
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    Is Isr EndIsr current?

    I an beginning to look over preprocessor examples others have sent me one of which includes Isr as typed. A quick search of the manual finds no instances of Isr or EndIsr. Is Isr current?

    Norm
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    As energy efficiency requirements increase for HVAC all the motors on a unit may someday be VFD as they may run almost continuously at varying lower speeds including the compressors in place of...
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    The reply I received as follows:

    Norm
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    You are saying the VFD will output a 4-20mA signal in proportion to the power used of either input or output? If there were known values couldn't a PIC convert the signal to power readings? Did the...
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    After I thought about the Fluke meter I think it actually was the RMS option. I emailed Fluke support and asked if they offered a VFD power meter for 90kW as they show several on their site.

    Norm
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    Re: Digital power mesurement

    I have installed VFD's on a rooftop HVAC unit to control the condenser fan speed so this is of interest to me. Would measuring the power draw to the VFD in place of the output work as it is standard...
  158. WF200 WiFi Transceivers & WFM200 WiFi Modules to cut power in half

    Low transmit (Tx: 138 mA), receive (Rx: 48 mA) and average (200 μA) Wi-Fi power consumption for battery operated devices.

    WFx200 description
    Silicon Labs is sampling WF200 transceivers and...
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    Re: VL53L0X laser-ranging sensor

    See post VL53L1X for a newer pin to pin compatible version of the VL53L0X

    Norm
  160. VL53L1X Time-of-Flight laser-ranging sensor

    VL53L1X description
    VL53L1X datasheet
    Pin-to-pin compatible with the previously posted VL53L0X FlightSens ranging sensor.

    A one hour VL53L1X webinar may be available here

    The VL53L1X is the...
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    Re: Pipe diameter measurement

    See bring Deep Learning Algorithms To Your Security Cameras

    Shantanu any luck with computer vision for your app?

    Norm
  162. [SOLVED !] Re: Please hep on remake Color TV OUT program MPlab C16 to Proton24

    Can anyone confirm these sample programs are PAL? I live in the USA where TV's are NTSC.

    Norm
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    Re: Bluetooth 4.1 compatible with 4.0?

    I was hoping so as my phone is newer as well and its compatible with this device.
    The location is saved by the cell phone as the tags range is 75 feet max (configurable) and a save point occurs when...
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    Bluetooth 4.1 compatible with 4.0?

    I am looking to interface with this anti lost device.
    The advertising says Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE (Bluetooth low energy) however I find only Bluetooth 4.1 and 4.2 with BLE and no 4.0

    Is...
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    Re: New PICkit 4 available

    If rumors are correct then perhaps Mplabs will simply send PICkit4 the hex file with the other programming parameters as does now in command line with little else to complicate reverse engineering...
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    Re: New PICkit 4 available

    What makes these PICkit programmers tic as far as data transfer? Don't they require loading the correct file from the PC to know how to interface with a specific micro in order to load the hex file?...
  167. Re: New Measurement Specialties MS8607 pressure, temperature and humidity (PTH) senso

    Has anyone had a look at these? I'm not sure the 24 bit is the final reading as it may simply be the raw pre calculation reading?

    Norm
  168. Re: New Measurement Specialties MS8607 pressure, temperature and humidity (PTH) senso

    MS8607 @ $7.43 USD
    https://www.mouser.com/images/measurementspecialtiesinc/images/MS8607_DSL.JPG


    The following are 2 of the several development boards available for the MS8607:

    PMOD MS8607...
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    Re: New PICkit 4 available

    I emailed "MPLAB PICkit 4 Part Support" asking if there is command line support for 3rd party IDE's.

    Norm
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    New PICkit 4 available

    The low-cost PICkit 4 in-circuit programming and debugging development tool is meant to replace the popular PICkit 3 programmer by offering five times faster programming, a wider voltage range...
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    Re: Push or pull on fan

    Data on the air flow would be beneficial to determine the results of the differences in design. The slower the air flow the warmer the exhaust air is because more time is spent in contact with the...
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    Re: Push or pull on fan

    A simple thermometer reading would verify if the airflow is reduced as the temperate reading of the exiting air will increase.
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    Help Keep The Bombe At Bletchley

    USA posting of Help Keep The Bombe At Bletchley

    https://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/turing-bombe-featured.jpg?w=800

    Norm
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    Re: Which version P24 am I running?

    If help indicates 3.6.0.2 then looking at Updates a 3.6.0.2 is also a P24 1.0.4.4

    Norm
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    Re: Which version P24 am I running?

    See Updates and match your compiler version to find the corresponding P24.

    Norm
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    Re: Bike wheel lights go battery-less

    POV (persistence of vision) display.
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    Re: Compiles - but then fails to assemble

    FL identified the orphaned "For" by use of a red "O":
    3446

    Adding the missing "next" compiles OK on my well out of date Proton compiler v3.5.8.1

    Norm
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    Re: Compiles - but then fails to assemble

    Check out FineLineIDE
    Bracket lines linking and indenting If-Endif, For-Next etc. in real time.
    Easily change between FL and Proton IDE's of saved files.

    Norm
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    Re: Pipe diameter measurement

    May not be totally applicable to pipe dimensions however this is interesting:

    How computers learn to recognize objects instantly
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    Re: Bike wheel lights go battery-less

    Is there a name for this kind of display?
  181. Replies
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    Re: Bike wheel lights go battery-less

    Would splitting the area in half by use of 2 LED arms mounted on the wheel compensate for the slower speed of a large diameter wheel?

    Norm
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    Re: Bike wheel lights go battery-less

    Cool! Perhaps the drag would be only be the minimal required to light the LEDs?
  183. Replies
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    Re: Bike wheel lights go battery-less

    Anyone have an idea of how the charging circuit works besides the stationary magnet with the moving capacitor to hold the charge and LEDs?
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    Bike wheel lights go battery-less

    https://youtu.be/_t7YO1Tz6wk

    Bike wheel lights go battery-less


    Norm
  185. Re: H bridge driver for 12v Motor recomendations

    Would a dedicated PIC do the job? A binary interface for 4 speeds would only require 2 pins. A PIC can HPWM 12v by use of a N channel MOSFET. Offloading the HPWM would prevent the counter overload...
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    Re: Pipe diameter measurement

    See OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library)
    It has C++, C, Python and Java interfaces and supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS and Android.

    Too bad no basic listed.

    There are a few...
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    Re: Pipe diameter measurement

    A PIC could be a little slow to process a lot of pixels unless speed isn't an issue or you can select a smaller area of pixels to analyze. Perhaps a simple line scan count of pixels running across...
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    Re: Selection of the Disk/Directory

    Would moving the directory affect PDS updates?

    Norm
  189. Re: Waterjet cutter built with a cheap pressure washer

    See updated to gas powered waterjet cutter video.

    Norm

    waterjet cutter
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    Re: Selection of the Disk/Directory

    I also occasionally save an image of my OS partition and data partitions and have for years. I long used Ghost but now use Paragon Hard Disk Manager although I'm sure I didn't pay $79 in 2011. It...
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    Re: Continuation character for variables

    This may not be of much help but I simply count by use of the arrow key stepping through the bits.

    Norm
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    [SOLVED !] Re: SD File system 18F4550

    I would first try a less unique PIC than the USB 18F4550 or look more into its specifics.
    Quote hadv215:

    The smaller size cards are a bit different (older) spec but not sure at what GIG the...
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    Re: Email sending ideas

    2014 dated info: New WiFi module the ESP8266
  194. Replies
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    Re: Email sending ideas

    See MMISCOOL's Basic Interpreter.
  195. Re: Understanding how to develop an lookup algorithm

    I have built a similar water level cap sensor although not specifically for a tight tolerance as it only required the PIC ADC. I applied an adhesive backed copper tape to the glass tube. I may have...
  196. Re: Understanding how to develop an lookup algorithm

    Any updates on the project?
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    Re: VL53L0X laser-ranging sensor

    Its not accessible because as of yet its not been published. Ask one of the mods to publish for the public to have access.
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    Re: 18(L)F25/26K83 support

    See New PIC18 K83 family with CAN and Core Independent Peripherals

    Norm
  199. HART Communication Network upgrades 4-20ma current loops

    The primary form of communication used in analog transmitters is a current loop with a normal range of 4 mA to 20 mA however is only one direction. The introduction of the HART standard provided a...
  200. LPV821 650nA, Precision Zero-Drift Nanopower Amplifier

    Industry's first zero-drift, nanopower amplifier combines ultra-high precision with the lowest power consumption.

    Pair the LPV821 op amp with the TLV3691 nanopower comparator or ADS7142 nanopower...
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