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3.6 Remote monitoring  Here I will show how the Keithley 2450 (but also any other TSP-enabled Keithley instrument) can be used to measure and record data to a centralized server. This could be useful in a production setting were instruments measure components to ensure compliance to the manufacturer's specifications, or to continuously measure sensor data. The TSP scripting engine, implemented in Keithley's newest instruments, allows them to operate in a stand-alone way, completely elimina ...
  Hello, RoadTest Community!   I would like to announce that the Reliable RoadTester badge is now live on the community, and has been assigned to those whose contributions mean they have already earned it.   If you missed Randy's previous announcement, this badge is to reward our RoadTesters who have created three or more reviews in their history on element14. That's a significant contribution to our community, and we wanted to celebrate it!   Those who have already creat ...
This blog post is a continuation of my road test review for the Panasonic PAN 1780 Bluetooth LE Eval Kit   In part 1, http://https://www.element14.com/community/groups/roadtest/blog/2020/11/01/panasonic-pan1780-roadtest-unboxing-and-cold-start, I followed along with the tutorial (more or less) and got to a point of 2 way Bluetooth communication between the dev kit and my phone in under 5 hours. Not bad, but we now need to explore some more.   What are we doing here?  for the Ro ...
I call a roadtest "a product review." That's how I describe it when I speak with our sponsors. And that's what the roadtest sponsors want: someone who can take a look at their product, experiment with it, and then write about those experiences and make some conclusions based on those experiences.   You don't need to be a genius to be a roadtester. Granted, some roadtests require specialized knowledge, such as FPGAs. But I always try to run roadtests on products that anyone with a basic ele ...
Introduction Parts and Software Web Browser and Javascript Libraries Particulate Matter Sensor Temperature, Humidity, TVOC, and eCO2 Sensors Display PAN1780 Firmware Build Sourcing Power from the Board's Rails Shield and Wiring Assembling the Sensors Software (PAN1780) Software (Google Chrome) Demo Observations Conclusion Introduction Last time I looked at prototyping a website based remote control of an LED lightbulb via web blueto ...
Introduction Parts and Software Web Browser Lightbulb / Neopixels PAN1780 Firmware Build Modifying the Lightbulb to run Neopixels Programming the PAN1780 Programming the Web Browser Demo Observations Conclusion Introduction I'm a software developer with majority of my career being on the web domain. The PAN1780 roadtest had got me thinking how to combine two disciplines (hardware and web software) together into something useful.   One of the ...
As part of my Eclypse Z7: Zynq-7000 SoC Development Board - Review road test, I decided to try creating my own SYZYGY peripheral board. I've already documented my research into the Syzygy/Zmod ecosystem here and quickly designed a board to be sent off to one of the usual Chinese board houses for production. I have no particular affinity for any of them but decided to go for Elecrow this time and spun up a PCB with a black soldermask to go with the Eclypse Z7 and the Digilent Zmod boards.   ...
This blog post forms part of my road test review for the Panasonic PAN 1780 Bluetooth LE Eval Kit     its a little self contained section, and also a bit of fun.   What are we doing here?  for the RoadTest, I wanted to try to replicate a real-world situation, such as I might find in my work place. The focus of the road test is the usability of the kits, documentation and development environment, because that's one of the most important and often overlooked things when cho ...

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