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LoRaWAN FeatherWing for Adafruit Feather

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

  Dan Watson documented a new custom FeatherWing he has designed to add the MicroChip RN2483/RN2903 LoRaWAN module to Adafruit Feather: I have designed some FeatherWings in the past to add a LoRa transceiver module to Feather. I did the LoRa FeatherWing Development Breakout and the LoRa FeatherWing IOX that...

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Get ready for MPLAB Express, throw away your Arduino

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Chas from iradan.com writes: I credit the maker movement with bringing electronics back from the crusty old and lonely electronics hobby back into the main stream. The Arduino is the micro of choice for this army of makers and I conceded it made sense… you install the IDE, plugged in your...

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App note: Low-Power Real Time Clock

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

An application note (PDF!) on low-power real-time clock from Microchip: This application note uses the Timer1 module, from a mid-range PIC16CXXX microcontroller, to control a low-power real-time clock. Timer1 was chosen because it has its own crystal which allows the module to operate during sleep. The two events that will...

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App note: USB Mass storage class on an Embedded Host

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Microchip's application note (PDF!) on USB Embedded Host Mass Storage class: With the introduction of Microchip's microcontrollers with the USB OTG peripheral, microcontroller applications can easily support USB Embedded Host functionality. One of the most common uses of this capability is to interface to mass storage devices, such as USB Flash...

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App note: Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Topologies (part I)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Here is an app note (PDF!) from Microchip describing the basics of different SMPS topologies: The industry drive toward smaller, lighter and more efficient electronics has led to the development of the Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS). There are several topologies commonly used to implement SMPS. This application note, which...

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App note: Use and calibration of the internal temperature indicator

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Use and calibration of the internal temperature indicator (PDF!), an application note from Microchip: Many PIC16 family devices include an internal temperature indicator. These devices include the PIC16F72X device family, PIC16F1XXX device family, and the PIC12F1XXX device family. The temperature indicator is internally connected to the input multiplexer of the...

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App note: Synchronous CCSS Regulator

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Capacitor-coupled switched shunt regulator (CCSS) App note from Microchip. App note here. Shunt regulators consist of two elements: a voltage regulator in parallel with the load (the shunt), and a series element between the supply and load to limit current. The parallel shunt regulates voltage by varying its conduction to...

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App note: HV823 & HV825 EL lamp driver circuits

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

App note from Microchip on their EL lamp drivers circuits utilizing (Supertex) HV823 and HV825, App note here. This application note presents fourteen EL driver circuits utilizing the Supertex HV823 and HV825 drivers. They have been optimized for a variety of applications and may be used as-is or used as...

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App note: High-Precision 16-Bit PWM

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Technical brief from Microchip on their high-precision 16-Bit PWM modules found on various PIC16 devices. PDF link here The high-precision 16-bit PWM available in various PIC16 devices such as the PIC16F1574, delivers advanced features beyond those found on standard PWM modules. These innovative features allow the user to easily vary...

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App note: USB to I2C bridging with Microchip USB 2.0 Hubs

Friday, June 12th, 2015

App note on Microchip's USB 2.0 Hubs on its I2C support. PDF link here The USB to I2C bridging feature of Microchip's USB 2.0 hubs provides system designers expanded system control and potential BOM reduction. When using this feature in a system design, a separate USB to I2C device is...

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App note: USB to GPIO bridging with Microchip USB 2.0 Hubs

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

App note on Microchip's USB 2.0 Hubs on its GPIO capabilities. PDF link here The USB to GPIO bridging feature of Microchip's USB 2.0 hubs provides system designers expanded system control and potential BOM reduction. General Purpose Input/Outputs (GPIOs) may be used for any general 3.3V level digital control and...

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App note: Introduction to USB Type-C

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Microchip's App note on USB Type-C cable. PDF is here The USB-IF has secured the ubiquitous nature of USB for years to come with the radically updated USB Type-C connector. While the sleek new reversible form factor has been significant for generating buzz and excitement from the general consumer market,...

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App note: 16-Bit multiplication and addition by using the Math accelerator peripheral on PIC16(L)F161X

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

16-Bit multiplication and addition by using the Math accelerator peripheral on PIC16(L)F161X (PDF!) application note from Microchip: Several products in the PIC® device family have a Math Accelerator module to do a 16-bit multiplication and addition in hardware. This technical brief describes briefly how the module works, how to use this...

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App note: Operational amplifier applications using 8-Bit PIC microcontrollers

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Operational amplifier applications using 8-Bit PIC microcontrollers (PDF!) from Microchip: This document aims at uncovering some of the more important parameters of the op amp and the significance in certain applications. Specific examples and case studies of applications using the on-chip op amp of the PIC16F families of microcontrollers will be...

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Simple 3D gesture control IC by Microchip

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Microchip simplifies 3D gesture IC: Housed in an easy-to-manufacture SSOP28 package, the MGC3030 expands the use of highly sought after 3D gesture control features to high-volume cost-sensitive applications such as toys, audio and lighting. The simplicity of gesture-detection integration offered by the MGC3030 is also achieved through the company’s free,...

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App note: FlexConnect applications

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

An app note (PDF!) on Microchips’ FlexConnect: The USB protocol calls for rigid system roles to maintain order. One processor acts as the Host which issues commands to the Device. In turn, the Devices respond to the Host’s commands. This implementation operates well where there is one central processor controlling a...

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App note: Implementing the suspend indicator using microchip USB hubs

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

App note(PDF!) on Microchips' USB hubs suspend indicator feature. The USB251xB / USB3x03 / USB253x / USB3x13 / USB46x6 product lines are a family of feature-rich, low power USB 2.0 hubs optimized for use in embedded systems where high performance and advanced functionality are critical design requirements. The USB251xB /...

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App note: USB device design checklist

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Application note(PDF) on the design of various USB controllers from Microchip. The purpose of this application note is to provide a list of items that need to be considered when designing systems that incorporate the following categories of Microchip USB products: -USB 2.0 Hubs -USB 3.0 Hubs -Flash Media Controllers...

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App note: Using a hardware or software CRC with enhanced core PIC16F1XXX in class B applications

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

An app note from Microchip: Using a hardware or software CRC with enhanced core PIC16F1XXX in class B  applications (PDF!) Class B safety routines are increasingly used in microcontrollers to detect faults in safety-critical applications. The primary method for detecting faults in microcontroller program memory is by using a Cyclic Redundancy Check...

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App note: Bluetooth smart communication using Microchip RN4020 module and 16-bit PIC microcontroller

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

An app note from Microchip, Bluetooth smart communication using Microchip RN4020 module and 16-bit PIC microcontroller (PDF!): This application note provides the following: • Framework for any of the user application platform using RN4020 module and PIC24FJ series of microcontrollers. • Specifically an interface of RN4020 module with PIC24FJ128GA010 microcontroller. •...

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