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by Pito
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: PCB vendors - prices incl. shipment costs
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: PCB vendors - prices incl. shipment costs

Itead is currently my vendor of choice, the only quite annoying point is they do not (v-)cut with the 50x50mm offering. With a 20x20mm board you get 10pcs only, that gets costly :evil:
by Pito
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: USB to Serial adaptors
Topic: [SOLVED] Prolific USB to serial not working on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: [SOLVED] Prolific USB to serial not working on Windows 10

Some time back I purchased all ebay types of USB/TTL dongles to test. I've got 3 blue PL2303TA - they all work under Win7. When opened they show TA chip markings. Sometimes one of them disconnects after few hours, not sure it is because it is a fake. The FT232 based dongles work well - de facto stan...
by Pito
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Code snipplets
Topic: Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)
Replies: 31
Views: 8663

Re: Waveform Generator (Two DAC examples)

Potential issues:
1. your opamps may require +5V and -5V supplies (or higher as it is not an rail-rail opamp),
2. TDA is 5V and its input signals are 0-3.3V only,
3. the protocol is I2S, BP does not have that, afaik.
by Pito
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Maple & Maple mini etc
Topic: Programming MM with ST Link V2?
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Programming MM with ST Link V2?

Does your STLink work with BP fine?
I did STLink flashing via PA13/14 many times (MM Baite) with no problems.
There are some settings in STLink Utility -> Target you may try to mess with it (ie Reset Mode, Read out protection, etc).
Set "Connect under Reset".
by Pito
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Custom design boards
Topic: CPLD Fun Board (Arduino STM32 + Altera CPLD)
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: CPLD Fun Board (Arduino STM32 + Altera CPLD)

The large number of I/O pins available in the Altera programmable devices make them ideal for implementing microcontroller I/O expansion. For example, with 500 I/O pins, you can implement 62 units of 8 bit ports.
:)
by Pito
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Custom design boards
Topic: Alternative BluePill sized F4
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Alternative BluePill sized F4

The problem with the original design is not the power dissipated itself, but the package type which has got a large thermal resistance so it will smoke at Iout >200mA. A sot-223 or sot-89 or dpack is a better choice, but still the power must be dissipated somewhere. If you chase a small size and lar...
by Pito
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Custom design boards
Topic: CPLD Fun Board (Arduino STM32 + Altera CPLD)
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: CPLD Fun Board (Arduino STM32 + Altera CPLD)

Mouser lists the EPM570T100 from 14.13 Euro to 31.20 Euro excl. VAT single quantity.. :?
by Pito
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Custom design boards
Topic: CPLD Fun Board (Arduino STM32 + Altera CPLD)
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: CPLD Fun Board (Arduino STM32 + Altera CPLD)

Nice clean design! Great! The only possible risk with your design is the smaller cpld is small, and the larger is expensive.. An "SPI" or "I2C" module will most probably not fit into the smaller one, but the simplest interface to the stm32 could be done by serial shift in/out. For example 32bit may ...
by Pito
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: NuttX on a BluePill
Replies: 53
Views: 1210

Re: NuttX on a BluePill

@Alan: does the NuttX support hotswapping of the Sdcard when the Card Detect signal is available on the socket? Like mount/umount -> hotswap -> mount.. Here without Card Detect signal (I do not have the signal on my socket available). nsh> mount -t vfat /dev/mmcsd0 /sdcard nsh> ls -l /sdcard /sdcard...
by Pito
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Custom design boards
Topic: Alternative BluePill sized F4
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Alternative BluePill sized F4

indeed good idea :) Do use a larger package with Vdd regulator (ie SOT-223 or Dpack - a package with a heatsink fin) - with large copper around/beneath the heatsink fin. Use a lot of vias to thermally connect the top/bottom copper. Read the chapter 10.1. carefully: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/...