Circuit Cellar Ink 158
September 2003

Table of Contents


Jennifer Huber

HTML Task Manager

Survey Says


John Gorsky

New Product News

  • USBee EX family of USB development boards from CWAV
  • Bluetooth Serial Port Adapter from SMART Modular Technologies
  • DigiView 18-channel, 100 MHz USB logic analyzer from TechTools
  • ER900FHTRS frequency-hopping RF transceiver from Easy Radio USA


David Tweed

HTML Test Your EQ


Shubhangi Ambekar

RS-485 Network for Embedded Systems

Integrating distributed microcontroller-based systems can be a difficult task, especially if you're trying to do so in an industrial environment. In this article, Shubhangi shows you how she helped a former student automate a solar panel production facility with an RS-485 network for embedded systems.


Daniel Wiklund
Tomas Henriksson

Design a Wide-Range RS-232 Concentrator Box

In the popular Scandinavian sport of orienteering, competitors race through a forest and record their progress via an electronic punching system. In an effort to generate a bit more excitement amongst the spectators, Daniel and Tomas designed a concentrator box that immediately reports the competitors' split times to the contest administrator at the finish line.



Veselin Koev

Audio Spectrum Analyzer with a Twist

Veselin has developed a nontraditional approach to building a digital nine-band audio analyzer. This month, he shows you how to use an AT90S2313 to build one for yourself.



Robert Lacoste

HTML The XY-Plotter

Drive High-Resolution LCDs For Less

Robert spent nearly 100 hours building his high-performance, LCD-based XY-Plotter. Now that he has written about the process, it should take you much less time to construct your own. Follow along as he shows you how to maximize your time and money when driving graphic LCD panels.



Mark Balch

Microprocessor Glue Logic with Verilog HDL

For reasons of availability and practicality, you may soon find it necessary to design custom logic for your digital projects. There are various design techniques to choose from, but you'll want one that suits your specific needs. Mark explains how Verilog HDL may prove to be the perfect solution for your more complex digital designs.

Embedded PC


Fred Eady

Applied PCs

Speed Racer, Stand-Alone, Track-Timing Pinewood Derby Computer

Fred's the guy many of his neighbors turn to with their electronics and computing problems. Recently, one of his neighbors approached him regarding the trouble he was having with his Pinewood Derby racing setup. This month, Fred explains how he came through with a PIC-based track-timing Pinewood Derby computer.



Jeff Bachiochi

From the Bench

Next-Generation Text to Speech, Winbond Makes Strides with the WTS701

Text-to-speech technology can be both useful and exciting to implement. Now you can bring the technology to your next embedded project with the Winbond WTS701, and a little assistance from Jeff, of course. In this column, he explains everything you need to know to begin the translation process.



Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

ESCape to SF

At the 2003 Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, the heavy hitters displayed their latest and greatest products. Here, Tom highlights some compelling new technologies.


Advertiser's Index / October Preview


Steve Ciarcia

HTML Priority Interrupt

Getting Ripped

Circuit Cellar Online

Daniel Ramirez

PDF HTML Four Functions and Beyond

Tips for Designing an RPN Calculator

Last month, Daniel presented you with a step-by-step guide to building a four-function calculator. Now he's back with several tips on how move beyond the basic functions. Follow his advice, and you'll soon have your own customized RPN calculator.


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