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Three Day Digital Control Course August 22-24 California

July 22, 2016 by Tim King

The ELMG Digital Power Electronics Control Course Three days of focused unique training in digital control of power electronics! Our Digital Power Electronics Control Course overs the essential knowledge and know-how for engineers to implement digital power electronic control! Come to the Three Day Digital Control Course in Camarillo, California August 22-24, 2016.  Register here. How […]

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JTAG Boundary Scan Testing with AutoBuzz

November 17, 2015 by Tim King

FPGAs have very large numbers of pins.  Ensuring that these are connected and are not shorted to each other requires electrical test vectors and sensing of shorts. Boundary Scan To run up FPGA PCBAs a great solution is boundary scan using a JTAG connection.  This lets you drive or sense, in turn, each and every […]

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Touchscreen Driver TMG120

August 31, 2015 by Tim King

Touch Screen Dash We acquired a shiny Avnet Display Kit for use with our Microzed board.  Our first project on this kit was a basic dash display demo, which ran Xilinx Linux on a Zynq 7Z010 SoC with the aid of some Xylon graphics IP.  However we hit a speed bump in our progress.  Our […]

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Fixed Point Numerical Systems for Digital Control

August 29, 2015 by Tim King

One question which is commonly asked is “how do I represent fractional numbers on my fixed-point MCU, DSP or FPGA?” One of the best solutions to this is use of the Q number system. The Q number system is a fixed point system where the available bits are divided amongst the integer bits (those to […]

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