Circuit Cellar Ink 51
October 1994

Table of Contents


Ken Davidson

Editor's INK

Breaking Old Habits


Reader's INK

Letters to the Editor


Harv Weiner

New Product News


Scott Edwards

The Juggler's Delight: PIC-based Controller for up to Eight Servos

The engineer who looks beyond his or her own discipline for solutions to problems is far more successful than one who wears blinders. Here, motors designed for the R/C field find a more general-purpose use.



Bill Payne

Analyst 2 Data Line Monitor

You make your serial connections, run the appropriate software on both ends, and nothing happens. What do you do next? If you have an Analyst 2 data line monitor, you'll have your connection buzzing in no time.

Download: AN2.ZIP


Art Sobel

A RISC Designer's New Right ARM

Designing with the ARM Processor

Before you discount something as powerful as a 32-bit processor in your next embedded design, take the time to check out the ARM series of RISC processors. They make more sense than you might think.


Wayne Thompson

Feeling Out a Braille Digital Clock

The Braille digital clock offers persons who are blind or visually impaired an alternative to talking clocks and obsolete motor-driven wheel clocks with tactile markings.



Ed Nisley

PDF Firmware Furnace

Journey to the Protected Land: Booting into Protected Mode

Now that Ed's covered the basic of protected-mode operation, it's time to revisit the disk boot process. With this month's code, you'll be able to insert a floppy into your embedded '386SX and end up in protected mode.

Download: FF51.ZIP


Jeff Bachiochi

From the Bench

Celebrate National Cannibalism Week: Take Your Old Floppy Drives to Lunch

Most people have had to replace a floppy disk drive at one time or another, but couldn't bring themselves to toss the old one. Jeff dives into some old drives to see just what he can find.


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

Flash of Inspiration

The latest craze in nonvolatile storage is flash memory, but adding it to a system using PCMCIA cards has its shortcomings. Tom checks out a unique solution that requires virtually no extra hardware or software.


John Dybowski

Embedded Techniques

ec.32 Wrap Up

John finishes his series on the DS80C320-based ec.32 board by covering the analog I/O, digital I/O, and power supply sections. Once complete, the ec.32 makes an ideal high-speed, lower-power embedded controller.

Download: SIM320.ZIP


Advertiser's Index


Ken Davidson

ConnecTime -- Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS


Steve Ciarcia

Steve's Own INK

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