App note: Oscillator design considerations

Interesting app note from Silicon Labs about oscillators used on their wireless SoC series 2 devices, oscillator basics included. Link here (PDF) An oscillator is an electronic circuit which generates a repetitive, or periodic, time-varying signal. In the context of Wireless SoC Series 2 devices, this oscillator signal is used to clock execution of instructions […]

Raspberry Pi first batch will be manufactured by February 20th

Raspberry Pi’s first batch will be manufactured by the 20th of February and should be on sale by the end of the month. These credit card sized boards support a full Linux operating system. A nice addition is that Broadcom released some documentation related to the BCM2835 system on chip used on the Pi. Previously […]

Milkymist™ open source sound visualizer

The Milkymist™ is an open source sound visualization tool. Its said to be one of the fastest open source systems on a chip capable of running uClinux. It features the LatticeMico32 processor core on a Spartan-6 FPGA (XC6SLX45). The project developed from Sebastien Bourdeauduca’s Master’s Thesis in system-on-chip design. The Milkymist™ project develops a comprehensive […]

ADUCRF101: precision analog microcontroller with ISM band transceiver

Analog Devices, Inc. announces the release of the ADuCRF101, a fully integrated System On Chip (SOC) solution designed for low power wireless applications. The ADuCRF101 integrates a low power Cortex-M3 core from ARM. It is a 32-bit RISC machine, offering up to 1.25 DMIPS peak performance. The Cortex-M3 MCU also has a flexible 14-channel DMA […]