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8 Reasons Why You Should Switch to MPLAB X IDE

The MPLAB X is an IDE for Microchip PIC microcontrollers. It has a lot of added features when compared to the older MPLAB IDE v8.xx. The MPLAB X is not a new version of the current MPLAB IDE v8 framework but is instead based on Oracle‘s open-source NetBeans platform. Old habits die hard they say, that’s exactly what happens when you are migrating from one IDE to another for the same controller, you tend to have a hostile feeling. I still see some people …

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Cubieboard a $50 Single Board Computer

cubieboard with hard disk

Lets welcome the new comer in the league of SBC (single board computers). Yes the Cubieboard is a new single board computer  heading up in the market. Its already been the market for some time but not yet popular. Cubieboard is a small, high performance ARM box. It is hacker friendly, extendable and very low cost ARM development board.It uses the China’s favorite low cost,  Alwinner A10 chip. These chips are dirt cheap and are as common as potatoes in …

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Raspberry Pi: Let’s take a bite from it!

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized single-board computer. This you must have heard at least a thousand times, against my better judgement I have planned to use the same opening statement for this post. Raspberry Pi comes as two variants and they choose to call it Model A and Model B. Model A has one USB port and there is no in- built Ethernet controller ,whereas Model B had 2 USB ports and standard 10/100 Ethernet controller. Due to the …

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BeagleBone – Detailed Technical Review

  BeagleBone is an, credit-card-sized Linux computer that connects to the Internet and runs software such as Android 4.0 and Ubuntu. BeagleBone is nothing but a striped down version of its better known preceders BeagleBoard. BeagleBone has plenty of input & outputs and the processing power for real-time analysis is provided by a Texas Instruments AM335x 720MHz ARM® processor. BeagleBone can be complemented with cape plug-in boards to augment functionality. It allows developers to evaluate Sitara, AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors …

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Raspberry Pi Google Calendar – A Combined venture for Mobile Phones

Raspberry Pi Google calender? That is an irresistible pair!! Hello all, I sure these days most of you would be having a smart phone. We manage almost any thing that has to do with our digital self from these devices. The wide variety of apps available to make our life easy is simply astounding. These devices are like our right hand (if not both hands ) and the majority of us use Google Calendar to make reminders, alarms and events. …

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Beagle Bone a look from outside

The Beagle Bone is a pocket sized computer with Arm cortex A8 processor running a striped down version of angstrom Linux. Beagle Bone is much costlier than the popular counterpart Raspberry Pi, but has many advantages when compared to it. The reason I got the Beagle Bone was because the Pi’s were in too much a demand out here and it would have taken me several weeks to lay my hands on it. Now that I have taken a stance let me try to …

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