Circuit Cellar Ink 110
September 1999

Table of Contents


Elizabeth Laurencot

Task Manager

On the Home (Automation) Front


Harv Weiner

New Product News

  • MT and MS Radio Modems from Monicor Electronic Corp.
  • RSC-364 speech recognition chip from Sensory, Inc.
  • Skymaster GPS antenna from Tri-M Systems, Inc.
  • DM3000A Digital Sound Board from Eletech Electronics, Inc.


Reader I/O

Letters to the Editor


Rodger Richey

PDF HTML, HTML Talking Back

Adding Speech to Embedded Applications

Training embedded apps to process speech may be as easy as finding the right 8-bit micro. Don't let what Rodger has to say about using an ADPCM algorithm and PWM output to generate speech go in one ear and out the other.

Download: Richey.ZIP


Kock Kin Ko

Electric Vehicle Performance Analyzer

Ko takes us through the design steps of a Hitachi-based device that measures and analyzes electric-car speed distance, fuel consumption, and travel time. All this information is available to the driver at the touch of a button.

Download: Ko.ZIP


Mike Baptiste

Embedded Living

Expanding the HCS-II -- Making Network Modules

To improve his new house, Mike added a home automation system. Then he started improving his home automation system. Fasten your toolbelt as he nails down the details in this new column, Embedded Living.

Download: Baptiste.ZIP


Jacob Apkarian

HTML Internet Control

If you're looking for a systematic approach to designing and evaluating control system performance, check out these CAD tools. They take Jacob from making a mathematical model of his sytem right down to generating and implementing code.


Embedded PC


Harv Weiner

Nouveau PC

  • ARIX single board reconfigurable computer from MicroTech Microsystems, Inc.
  • Y2K Board from parvus Corp.
  • MiniModule/ESB PC/104-plus Ethernet interface from Ampro Computers, Inc.
  • IrDirector infrared link configuration software from Calibre, Inc.

Embedded PC


Ingo Cyliax

Real-Time PC

Where in the World..., Part 2: Data Collection in Flight

Ingo's ready to get his application off the ground. No kidding, he really headed for the wild blue yonder as he uses a PC/104 module to build a data-collection device so an ultralight aircraft can record topographical images.

Embedded PC


Fred Eady

Applied PCs

Data Serving via the Internet, Part 2: Forms

Forms are the key to making the Internet interface, but designing good forms can be the key to frustration. With EmWeb archives and HTML, Fred shows us how we too can create simple and effective web forms.


John Iovine

PDF, PDF HTML, HTML Taking Orders

A Speech-Recognition Module

This versatile speech-recognition module has many uses, ranging from video game controls to home control for the disabled. Listen up as John explains how easy it is to train the module and implement it in an application.


Gordon Dick

Induction Motors

Part 2: Working with Output

Put on your running shoes and take off with Gordon as he reduces noise, displays the frequency, and adds an analog isolation amp before finishing this VFD exercise he introduced last month. Talk about going the distance!



Monte Dalrymple


Rolling Your Own Microprocessor, Part 1: The Design and Debug Process

With all the options available in the world of microprocessors, you might think it would be easy to find a micro to meet any need. Monte begs to differ. A custom processor designed with Verilog turned out to be the best solution.


Jeff Bachiochi

PDF HTML, HTML From the Bench

Get SmartMedia -- What's It All About?

Pull a chair up to the bench as Jeff discusses the makeup of SmartMedia -- one of the newest forms of nonvolatile storage. Who uses it? What makes it so different? With Jeff, we'll see the whole picture.


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

PIC Up the Pace

It's a close race on the fast track of the MCU industry, and Microchip's latest entry is looking to the inside on the leader. Join Tom as he shows us how this new PIC can tune up our applications.


HTML Test Your EQ


Advertiser's Index / October Preview


Steve Ciarcia

HTML Priority Interrupt

A Heavy Experience in List Management

Circuit Cellar Online

Brian Millier

PDF HTML PIC Remote Control with a Twist


Circuit Cellar Online

George Novacek

PDF HTML Testing 1,2

Part 3: Powering Your way Through Design Safely

Circuit Cellar Online

Peter Gravestock

PDF HTML Self-Help for Bugs in the Field

A Device-Initiated Upgrade Solution

Circuit Cellar Online

William Peisel
Dick Caro

PDF HTML Ethernet Networking

From Desktop to Device

Circuit Cellar Online

Bob Perrin

PDF HTML Considering the Details

I/O for Embedded Controllers, Part 1: Digital I/O

Circuit Cellar Online

George Martin

PDF HTML Lessons From the Trenches

Powering Your Memory

Circuit Cellar Online

Tom Cantrell

PDF HTML Silicon Update Online

Wire Wars

Circuit Cellar Online

Jeff Bachiochi

HTML Ask Us, The Engineer's Tech-Help Resource

Let us help keep your project on track or simplify your design decision. Put your tough technical questions in front of the ASK US team. In an engineering predicament? Read questions & answers from other engineers.

Circuit Cellar Online

Bob Perrin

What's Your Engineering Quotient?

Test Your EQ presents some basic engineering problems for you to test your engineering quotient.

Circuit Cellar Online

Bob Paddock

Resource Links

Each month Circuit Cellar's Resource Links provide helpful links and information on a variety of featured topics.

Circuit Cellar Online

Harv Weiner

New Product News

New Product submissions may be sent to Harv Weiner, 4 Park St., Vernon, CT 06066.
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