MikroMedia for PIC18FJ – MikroElektronika

This Development Board for Multimedia Apps has an On-board PIC18FJ, which is preprogrammed with fast USB HID bootloader, ready for your R&D Project or even a Home Automation Solution.

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ – MikroElektronika

MikroMedia for PIC18FJ

It has Large 320×240 TFT Color Display with Touch Screen and Stereo. The batteries can be charged from USB port. The microSD memory card and 8Mbit Serial Flash Memory can help in storing data and media like pictures, sounds and other files.

Visual TFT is a standalone application used for rapid development of graphical user interfaces for TFT displays. Software generates code compatible with mikroElektronika compilers.

If you are a fan of arcade games, you won’t resist this fantastic board. Gaming shield is an extension board for your mikromedia that provides you with standard gaming buttons and audio speakers, so you can build and play your favorite arcade games.

mikromedia GAMING Shield

mikromedia GAMING Shield

GAMING Shield comes with convenient stacking headers, so you can easily connect not only mikromedia, but other shields as well, such as battery boost shield.

Test Board for P89LPC938 – Future Designs

FDI makes Development Kits, Touch Screen Kits, SBC and many other Embedded System Tools. They also offer Engineering and Manufacturing services.Derivative Board for TSSOP with LPC938 loaded

Test Board for P89LPC938 – Future Designs

NXP – P89LPC938 is a 8-bit microcontroller with accelerated two-clock 80C51 core 8 kB 3 V byte-erasable Flash with 10-bit A/D converter

NXP – P89LPC938

The USB-Dongle provides a Virtual COM Port interface to the PC and allows hex files to be downloaded and programmed using Flash Magic or other common utilities.

USB Programming Interface for Derivative Boards USB Programming Interface for Derivative Boards

Derivative Boards – In general, Derivative Boards require the use of the USB-Dongle for power and a programming interface. Low cost Derivative Boards are available for many different microcontrollers from NXP. Supported families include the LPC9xx, ARM7 LPC2xxx and 89V52X2.

FDI Engineering Design Services

Future Designs, Inc.
996 A Cleaner Way SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA

Safe and Sound – Product Safety

Product Safety

  • Product should not give even the lightest shock, Even metal parts on user side to be laminated.
  • High energy circuits never enters analog and digital circuit areas without Opto or other Isolation.
  • Gadgets, Furniture, Tools and Storage Units should not cause injury. Rounded Edges, Non Toxic.

Worker Safety

  • Helmet, Goggles and Face/Respiratory Mask when working with power tools/ abrasion and large objects.
  • Crepe Bandage, Neoprene Ankle/Knee/Thigh Support when pushing or pulling or Physical Exertion.
  • Waist/Back Support Belts and Straps to reinforce back/spine while doing Heavy Lifting or Movement.
  • Waistband Thick Belt or Traditional Sash helps Posture and prevents slipped disc or spinal injury.
  • When using a Knife, Sharp Tool, Pointed Tool or Drill; cut/bore away from your body or finger/leg not towards.
  • Use Long Riding Leather/Synthetic Boots when working in chemical plants and heavy industry.
  • Cross Ventilation and exhaust fans important if even little chemical fumes are generated in your work.
  • Soldering, plastic forming and even for some kinds of material processing. Good Ventilation or Masks needed.

Safe and Sound - Product Safety

Workshop Safety

  • Fire hazard and Air pollution in the workplace is the most important two dangers, Electricity is third.
  • Use Leather Boots when working with high voltage, also silicone flexible gloves or Latex Gloves.

My Recent Lessons –

I have long stopped using power tools as the injury is more in that. I have again started using small tools. Some notes.
Wear ear muffs when Noise present in surroundings to avoid distraction. When your own tools/work create too much noise, then also ear muffs protect ears, give some allowance/filter for audio feedback .

  • Cut away from you, not towards. Sharp tools and Power tools keep job at a distance. Watch for Splinters.
  • Both Legs and at least one hand insulated when working with High Voltage.
  • Use the right tool for the right job. Do not use cutting plair like a hammer.
  • Do not use Teeth, Legs etc. as tools. Only Iron and Steel should face the Job.

Power Electronics Java Applets

Some very useful, educative and interactive Java Applets. Tutorials around Power Electronics. Includes Diode and SCR Circuits, Controlled 1/3 Phase SCR-Thyristor Bridge Rectifier and Switch-Mode Power Supplies SMPS.

Power electronics-interactive text

They include Simple diode, SCR and thyristor controlled bridge rectifier circuits and most important the Switch-Mode Power Supply SMPS.

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar (iPES)

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar

The following Java applets are part of the Introductory Course on Power Electronics taught by Prof. Kolar at the ETH Zurich. The interactive and animated applets are used as aid for teaching in the classroom and are displayed using a laptop and a beamer. Furthermore, the applets do provide an opportunity for the students to experiment and learn at home more efficiently.

Simulations like these can be made with various methods. Client Side and Server Side. Flash, Java and Ajax(with dhtml) can be client side. Server side are numerous. Perl and CGI, Python, PHP and many more.

Small Tutorials can be made in Flash. More Flexibility and Power in Java. Ajax (implies even DHTML, JS, CSS) also good. Client only Tutors. But larger simulations or Web applications means server side computing. Here the Client side is just GUI and some basic reflexes and data caching. The other CPU/Data load is moved online to servers.

As tools are moving online even EDA, ASIC design and Chip Programming can be made into Webapps or SaaS – Software as a service. This also safeguards the IP and Codebase of developer/programmer/firms better.

Here some power electronics design info is available. Switching-Mode Power Supply Design

At Alexandre Manuel Mota‘s pages you will find – Op Amps for Everyone Design Guide, History of Switched Mode Power Supplies, DC Power Supply Handbook, SWITCHMODE Power Supply Reference Manual, Linear & Switching Voltage Reference Handbook. The above PDF files seem to be good study material, before you design and build your next power supply, SMPS or AC/DC converter. – delabs