FTDI Chip – Legacy peripherals to USB
Specialists in converting legacy peripherals to Universal Serial Bus (USB). We offer the easiest route to USB migration by combining USB-Serial (USB-RS232) and USB-FIFO silicon solutions with our ready-to-go royalty free USB drivers. FTDI’s “total” solutions offer reduced development and debug costs and a fast time to market.
Vinco is a cost effective Vinculum-II (VNC2) development platform inspired by Arduino. The Vinco is a dual channel USB Host/Device Controller is targeted at rapid development and prototyping of USB Host/Device interfaces.
Vinco is a superset of the Arduino Duemilanove / Uno with 2 extra rows of headers providing an extra 10 pins and can be programmed using a subset of standard ANSII ‘C’ using the FTDI free of charge software development environment, consisting of development tools, software drivers and libraries
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Unit 1, 2 Seaward Place Centurion Business Park Glasgow G41 1HH United Kingdom
“Fritzing is an EDA – Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard..”
Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity
“in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing.”
Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino
Related Reading –
Processing – open source programming language and environment
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Arduino Open-source Electronics Prototyping
The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz ceramic resonator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.
It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started.
The Ethernet differs from other boards in that it does not have an onboard USB-to-serial driver chip, but has a Wiznet Ethernet interface. This is the same interface found on the Ethernet shield.
The Arduino Ethernet is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328 (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins, 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a RJ45 connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.
Updated May 14
PC Parallel Port, BasicX, BASIC Stamp, 68HC11, PIC, PICAXE, Data Acquisition and Control, Serial Control and Measurement. Many Microchip PIC Types , Use of a PC Printer Port for Control and Data Acquisition, 68HC11 Assembly Language ProgrammingParallel Port Interfacing with 2, 3 and 4 Wire Serial Devices.
Peter H. Anderson – Embedded Processor Control
This is a combination of LCD PIC, an assembled printed circuit board from ModernDevice.com, a 20X4 LCD with Blue / White backlight and interfacing connector. – The Arduino Processor
Assembled Serial LCD with Blue LCD
(this is a very useful computer interfacing resource for instrumentation – delabs)
The Teensy is a complete USB-based microcontoller development system, in a very small footprint! All programming is done via the USB port.
Teensy USB AVR with Teensyduino – PJRC
- USB can be any type of device
- AVR processor, 16 MHz
- Single pushbutton programming
- Easy to use Teensy Loader application
- Free software development tools
- Available with pins for solderless breadboard
The Teensy Loader makes getting code into your Teensy easy. Just press and release the reboot button and the processor runs the HalfKay bootloader, which is automatically detected.
From – PJRC Electronic Projects