Monthly Archives: September 2006

Life is getting easier with these Protocols

In hardware, people used to use parallel bus to communicate to other peripherals or devices on the same board. This is costly and more difficult to debug. Now we have these I2C and 1-WIRE protocols. The I2C stands for Inter-IC … Continue reading

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Why Windows Sucks

I am no more fan of Windows (any windows) because of many reasons. The first reason is it is resource-hungry operating system. My office laptop (it is IBM Thinkpad T42p with 2 GB RAM, 80 GB HD) is not as … Continue reading

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Embedded System Kit

My new embedded development kit arrived 2 weeks ago. It is based on ColdFire V2 5213 microcontroller made by Freescale. The development kit is made by Netburner (www.netburner.com). The reason I chose this uC was because it is 32-bit microcontroller … Continue reading

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74XX Logic IC

Different kind of 74 logic device Families: TTL (74xx) True TTL74L Low power74S Schottky74H High speed74LS Low power – Schottky 74AS Advanced – Schottky 74ALS Advanced – Low power – Schottky 74F(AST) Fast – (Advanced – Schottky) 74C CMOS……………….check Vcc … Continue reading

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