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DSO150 Oscilloscope Module

As mentioned above, as I was rootling around on the manufacturer’s website [1] I noticed the DSO150 oscilloscope kit (see Figure 2). This device is a development of the DSO138, using the same display and microcontroller. However, this model is … Continue reading

10. June 2019 by sam
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DSO138 Oscilloscope Module

As Figure 1 shows, the DSO138 module consists of a circuit board with a color LCD attached. Soldered to the board are all the user controls (slide switches and pushbuttons) and sockets for signal input and power. On the left-hand … Continue reading

10. June 2019 by sam
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ESP32 Pico Discovery Board

The ESP32 chip is the big brother of the ESP8266: more SRAM memory, higher CPU speed, Bluetooth communication and a greater number of interface pins are just some of its features. Development boards such as the ESP32 Pico Kit make … Continue reading

14. November 2018 by sam
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Bosch XDK110 – Connected Devices and Solutions XDK

The Bosch XDK110 (Figure 6) has been on the market for longer, but nevertheless remains popular [5]. The high quality of the enclosure, accessories, circuit board and online infrastructure come at a price: around US$200. Bosch is recognized worldwide for … Continue reading

15. July 2018 by sam
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Texas Instruments SimpleLink SensorTag

For around US$30 you can be the proud owner of a TI SensorTag (see Figure 10) [9]. On unpacking the kit, first impressions are a little underwhelming: a matchbox-sized dongle in a rubber enclosure. On second glance, however, it becomes … Continue reading

15. July 2018 by sam
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Cypress Semiconductor solar-powered IoT device kit

If this kit [7], which costs around US$50, contained just a Cypress BLE module, there would be little to make it stand out from the crowd of IoT devices. Admittedly the module is a good example of its kind, and … Continue reading

15. July 2018 by sam
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STMicroelectronics SensorTile

STMicroelectronics (ST) has recently brought to market an very interesting kit called SensorTile [4], priced at around US$80 (Figure 4). The device is the size of a coin and is based on an STM32L476 microcontroller (Cortex-M4F, 80 MHz, 1 Mbyte … Continue reading

14. July 2018 by sam
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MikroElektronika and NXP Hexiwear

NXP (formerly Freescale) has of course produced its own Internet of Things development boards, but more interesting perhaps are the alliances it has formed with other manufacturers and with distributors, and it is of such an alliance that Hexiwear (Figure … Continue reading

14. July 2018 by sam
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Gleanergy Demonstration Kit

Semiconductor manufacturer Linear Technology has recently partnered with Würth Elektronik, experts in the domain of passive components and connectors, to create the Gleanergy Demonstration Kit (the ‘Gleanergy’ moniker is a portmanteau of ‘glean’ and ‘energy’), which costs around US$400: see … Continue reading

12. July 2018 by sam
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EVAL-ADuCM3029 EZ-KIT

Alongside the familiar microcontroller manufacturers such as Microchip, ST, NXP et al., it is easy to forget that there are companies better known in the analog domain who also produce microcontrollers, along with high-quality development kits and application examples. An … Continue reading

12. July 2018 by sam
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