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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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App note: Introduction to USB Power delivery applications

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Another application note from Microchip, an introduction to USB Power delivery applications (PDF!): This document is designed for systems and hardware engineers seeking the information necessary to begin to integrating USB Power Delivery (under Power Delivery Specification Rev 1.0) into their designs using the Microchip UPD1001 or UPD1002 USB Power Delivery Controllers

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App note: Microchip dedicated slave devices in I2C systems

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

An app note on Microchip dedicated slave devices in I2C systems (PDF!): Microchip supplies dedicated slave devices that include a two-wire serial interface that is System Management Bus (SMBus) and I2C™ compatible. The SMBus specification is based on the I2C serial communications protocol, but with some differences. This document describes the...

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App note: Using PIC32 MCUs to develop low-cost controllerless (LCC) graphics solutions

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Adding a low-cost virtual graphics on embedded application, app note from Microchip. This application note describes the LCC Graphics Board that enables the implementation of a low-cost controllerless graphic method using a PIC32 microcontroller.

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App note: Analog-to-Digital conversion using a PIC16C5X/PIC16F5X

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

PIC16C5X and PIC16F5X microcontroller families are low cost off-the-shelf solution for common analog measurements like voltage and current. Here's an app note (PDF) from Microchip on how to do A/D conversion on these chips. The converter requires only five external components and is software and hardware configurable for conversion resolutions...

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App note: Bit-Banging the SDI and SQI Modes of Microchip’s 23XX512/23XX1024 Serial SRAMs

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Dual Mode(SDI) and Quad Mode(SQI) Serial interface are not common peripherals on many MCU today, Microchip's app note (PDF) provides an alternative way to communicate with these SRAMs using existing GPIOs pins in bit-bang. This application note explains in detail the recommended usage of the SDI and SQI modes of...

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New microchip promises to streamline and simplify diabetes diagnoses

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Dr. Brian Feldman and his team at Stanford University have developed a new microchip. It promises to streamline and simplify diabetes diagnoses. Ben Coxworth of Gizmag writes: For people who don't already know, here's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes: the body produces little or no insulin in the...

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Recommended usage of Microchip serial RTCC devices

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

  Another good app note from Microchip, a guidance in using the Microchip RTCC family of devices (PDF): This application note provides assistance and guidance in using the Microchip RTCC family of devices. This application note covers both the I 2C™ (MCP794XX) and SPI (MCP795XXX) family of devices. These recommendations are not...

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Simple link budget estimation and performance measurements of Microchip sub-GHz radio modules

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

  Assessing the link budget with this app note (PDF) from Microchip: This application note describes a simple link budget analysis, measurement and techniques to evaluate the range and performance of wireless transmission with results, and uses developed models to estimate the path loss for short range Microchip Sub-GHz modules using MRF89XA...

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App note: Switching power supply design with the PIC16F785

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

An SMPS application using PIC16F785 from Microchip, app note here (PDF). In this application note, we will examine a typical buck topology intelligent SMPS design using the PIC16F785. The design presented here shows an alternative single-chip approach to adding intelligence to SMPS designs. The basic design is really unchanged. There...

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App note: Gas and water metering with the PIC16F91X family

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Good app note from Microchip on using PIC micro for metering application. Electronic utility meters are an important step towards automating the utility metering process. Automated utility meters allow many new features that help reduce the cost of utilities to customers and reduce the cost of delivering utilities to the...

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App note: Using the Microchip motor model library for Simulink

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Using the Microchip motor model library for Simulink, app note here (PDF!): Microchip’s Motor Model Library is a set of components (“blocks”) that can be used with the Simulink® simula- tion tool from MathWorks®. These blocks are intended to allow engineers to model a system with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs) under...

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App note: An overview of DMX512A

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

An overview of (Digital Multiplex) DMX512A (PDF!) from Microchip: This application note presents an overview of DMX512A. It shows and explains the recommended electrical and electronic requirements, then presents how the protocol was implemented in the Microchip Technology DMX512 Library. Included is a discussion on using the back-channel capabilities. DMX512 is the most...

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App note: USB to I²C bridge reference guide

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

A USB to I²C bridge reference guide (PDF!) from Microchip: Microchip’s SCSI USB to I²CTM bridge devices provide a USB to I²C bridge. The I²C bridge utilizes SCSI pass-through commands using the Mass Storage Class driver. The internal hub can have e.g., three ports enabled with two exposed externally. This document includes the...

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App note: PCB Design Guidelines for QFN and DQFN Packages

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Efficiently design your PCB involving QFN or DQFN packages with this App note from Microchip. Successful implementation of QFN and DQFN packages requires special consideration for printed circuit board (PCB) layout and solderpaste stencil production. This application note describes the important items to consider. QFN packages are physically robust, thermally...

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