Circuit Cellar Ink 42
January 1994

Table of Contents


Ken Davidson

Editor's INK

Catch the Bug


Reader's INK

Letters to the Editor


Harv Weiner

New Product News


Christopher Yasko

PDF Put a CEBus Power Line Interface in Your Next Design

You've been reading about CEBus for years now, and it's never been much more than words on paper. Warm up your soldering iron and get out your software tools; it's time to put your hands on some hardware.


Anthony Segredo

PDF Home Temperature Control Basics

For some, warming up the living room means warming the whole first floor of the house. For the energy conscious, temperature control is heating just the rooms that need it. Read on for the fundamentals.


Rick Zarr

PDF Add a Serial X-10 Interface to Your PC

If you've ever looked at most "serial port X-10" interfaces out there, you know how software intensive they are. Add one smart single-chip micro, and you'll have plenty of time left for your application.

Download: SERX10.ZIP


David Prutchi

Designing Printed Circuit Boards for High-speed Logic

With the ever increasing use of high-speed buses, gone are the days of treating logic signals as discrete ones and zeros. Find out just some of the issues involved in laying out a PC board for such high-speed systems.


Ed Nisley

Firmware Furnace

Lots'a Dots: Big Bit-mapped LCD Panels for the '386SX Project

Everything you've ever wanted to know about LCD panels but were afraid to ask is the subject of this month's and upcoming Firmware Furnace articles. Ed sheds some light on the topic before adding it to his development board.


Jeff Bachiochi

PDF From the Bench

Temperature Sensor Eludes Analog Interfacing

Are you in need of a thermostat that is analog-free? Follow Jeff's lead as he introduces you to Dallas's DS1620 Thermometer and Thermostat. The name of the game is solid state with the help of an EEPROM.


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

PID-Pong Challenge

Ever been impressed by the local department store's display of the beachball twirling in the air above a fan? Not one to be outdone, Tom goes a step further with his own high-tech display.


John Dybowski

Embedded Techniques

Embedded Timers

Unlike humans, computers don't have to deal with annoying alarm clocks just to tell them it's time to get up for work. Instead, it's a matter of what RTC you choose for it. John's choice of Signetics' PCF8583 will let your computer sleep easier.

Download: ET42.ZIP


Russ Reiss

Patent Talk


Advertiser's Index


Ken Davidson

ConnecTime -- Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS


Steve Ciarcia

Steve's Own INK

Interactive Harmony -- An Installer's Market

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