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Member Since: September 27, 2010

Country: United States



Electrical Engineer


Controls and Embedded Systems

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Programming Languages

BASIC, C, Assembly, JAVA


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Controls Systems, Pilot Plant Start-Up, CIP Systems, Industrial Instrumentation and Controls


Embedded Systems, Industrial Sensors and Controls

  • The Usual Suspects! PIC, AD, ATMEL, TI, BURNS, KEMET… Book'em Dano!

  • I would like to attached this to large piece of machinery as vibration sensor. Has anyone built anything with this sensor? What was the maximum frequency?

  • What is the “tilt” sensitivity in degree’s? I could not find this parameter in the data-sheets. How is it measured in output volts/degree?

  • Thanks, you guys are the best. Your one of the few distributer that can give us answer that fast. Fantastic website and products.
    Best Regards!

  • Who is the manufacture of this connector? Can I use Molex pins? Do you have a datasheet?

  • For those writing code C or alike here are some of the Bitwise Logical Operators. In the following examples, X is examined with Y, with the result put into Y.<br />
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    OR Good for turning individual Bits ON (1)<br />
    Y |= X <br />
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    AND Good for checking the status of a BIT<br />
    Y &= X<br />
    <br />
    XOR Good for toggling bits in a Word<br />
    Y ^= X <br />
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    NOT Good for taking 1’s complement<br />
    Y = ~X<br />
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    NOT AND Good for turning OFF (0) Bits<br />
    Y &= ~X<br />
    <br />
    much more, check your C reference text for Bitwise Logical operators, they will vary for assignment operators used in “If-Then..” statements. i.e.<br />
    Not-Equal-to Good for checking that Bits are not Set<br />
    If (Y != X) {does something if Y is not equal to X}

  • I am curious how the FT232RL board worked out for your MSP430 serial interface. The “MSP430 Launchpad Getting Started Guide” shows a software UART implementation just using two output points on the MSP430G2231 to the MSP430 UART emulation section. It use a Capture and Compare feature of a timer to emulate the UART comm.<br />
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    But I noted that their were 100R ohm resistor in series with TX and RX lines between the chips.

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