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App note: STM32F10x in-application programming using the USART

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Programming the STM32F10x via USART with this app note from STMicroelectronics The STM32F10x microcontroller can run user-specific firmware to perform in-application programming (IAP) of the microcontroller-embedded Flash memory. IAP driver must be program first to the Flash memory base address … Read more

App note: Understanding multidrop address assignments for thermal sensors

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Here is a app note from Maxim on multidrop thermal sensing: In many thermal applications, it may be desired to utilize multiple temperature sensors, placed in different physical locations, to monitor the operating temperatures in predefined ‘zones’ within the system. To … Read more

App note: High resolution RGB LED color mixing

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This application note from Microchip demonstrates color mixing using the PIC12F1572 MCU (PDF!): This application note demonstrates color mixing using the PIC12F1572 processor. The PIC12F1572 processor features three 16-bit pulse-width modulators (PWMs), among other peripherals. The 16-bit PWMs allow precise control over each … Read more

App note: Enable automotive USB power – Managing the increasing currents, longer cables, and tight portable-device specifications

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Here’s an application note from Maxim:  Enable automotive USB power – Managing the increasing currents, longer cables, and tight portable-device specifications This application note discusses the challenges of rapid USB charging of today’s portable devices (PDs) in an automobile. The … Read more

App note: Solar-LED streetlight controller with 25 W LED lamp driver and 85 W battery charger based on the STM32F101Rx

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A great app note from STMicroelectronics on Solar lighting application. The solar-LED streetlight controller described in this application note is designed to achieve an 85 W solar energy battery charger and a 25 W LED lamp driver. During the daytime … Read more

App note: STM32F0/F1/ F2/F4/L1/F30xC/Bx/F358xC/F37x timer overview

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Get yourself familiar on STM32Fxxx Timer peripherals with this app note from STMicroelectronics This document: • presents an overview of the timer peripherals in the STM32F0, STM32F1, STM32F2, STM32F4 and STM32L1 microcontroller series, STM32F30xC/Bx, STM32F358xC, STM32F37x microcontrollers lines. • describes … Read more

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App note: Debugging stand-alone real-time clock/calendar-based applications

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Here’s an application note from Microchip:  Debugging stand-alone real-time clock/calendar-based applications  (PDF!) An increasing number of applications require Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) devices. Microchip’s RTCC’s (I2C™ and SPI) are feature-rich devices that incorporate EEPROM, Time/Date registers, Time-Stamp registers, alarm modules, SRAM, a … Read more