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Finite-State Machine Design of a Simple Car Security Alarm on a Xilinx FPGA – Part III

Objectives Implement  on actual hardware, a Xilinx Spartan 3 Starter kit board from Digilent, with VHDL code generated after having designed a simple car security alarm using StateCAD in part I. Requirements – Xilinx ISE Design Suite 14.2 – Digilent Spartan 3 Starter Kit board. Car Security Alarm Specifications … Continue reading

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Finite-State Machine Design of a Simple Car Security Alarm on a Xilinx FPGA – Part II

Objectives In part I we have generated VHDL code from a State Diagram. We will now simulate the state diagram in order to debug it, and to ensure that it behaves as expected. In part III we will implement the … Continue reading

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Finite-State Machine Design of a Simple Car Security Alarm on a Xilinx FPGA – Part I

Objectives Finite-state machine (FSM) or finite-state automaton design of a simple car security alarm using StateCAD, and implementation  on a Digilent FPGA Spartan 3 Starter kit board.. In this part we will generate the VHDL code. In part II we will simulate and in part III we … Continue reading

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Designing, Simulating and Implementing a Simple Car Alarm on a Xilinx FPGA – Part II

Objectives Implement a simple car alarm on a Xilinx Spartan 3 Starter kit board from Digilent, using the VHDL code exported from Multisim 12.0 in our first part of this tutorial, In this second part we will implement and test … Continue reading

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Designing, Simulating and Implementing a Simple Car Alarm on a Xilinx FPGA – Part I

Objectives Design and simulate a simple car alarm on NI Multism 12.0 and implement on a Xilinx FPGA Spartan 3 Starter kit board from Digilent. This is a two parts post. In this part we will design a logic circuit … Continue reading

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Temperature Measurement with PSoC CY8C27643 and DS18B20 sensor

Objectives: To build a thermometer, with a Cypress PSoC chip CY8C27643 and 1-wire DS18B20 temperature sensor. Introduction PSoC (Programmable System-on-Chip) is a family of integrated circuits made by Cypress Semiconductor. These chips include a CPU and mixed-signal arrays of configurable … Continue reading

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Voice Operated Internet Control of a PICAXE (Part II)

Objectives Experiment with more advanced features offered by Picaxe microcontroller. Measure temperature through a Maxim  DS18B20   sensor and obtain interactivity with recourse to audio response using text to voice offered by Google translate. The electronic setup A AXE050 board with Picaxe18M microcontroller … Continue reading

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Voice Operated Internet Control of a PICAXE (Part I)

Objectives Experiment with speech recognition in order to control an electronic device remotely through Internet, and demonstrate new functionalities of Google Chrome 11 browser supporting voice-to-text and HTML5. Introduction In April 2011, Google released version 11 of the Chrome browser. One of … Continue reading

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A Simple Home Alarm System with DAQ and Labview

We all like peace of mind knowing that our home is safe when we are away, at work, or for whatever other reasons. The system here is a simple home alarm system with a motion sensor. The Labview virtual instrument … Continue reading

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Internet Control of a Labview VI (Part II)

In part I we have built a simple VI that controls a LED, switching it on or off through a virtual pressure button. We will now show step by step how to launch the application in the Internet and control … Continue reading

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