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There are many IDEs. And there's the IDE war. This post has nothing to do with that.   I'd like to give kudos to  the Silicon Labs Gecko famly, and how they integrate their application notes with the development environment.   Simplicity Studio is based on Eclipse. It's not my favorite IDE. So why do I value Silicon Lab's effort?   They have integrated their application notes with the IDE. When you start the IDE, there's an Application Notes button. If you click it, you ...
I learned electronics in the 80's. Electronics is what I wanted to know since forever.  My brother had the Science Fair 10-in-One kit, and later we bought the 100-in-One together - it took us more than a year to save the money to buy it. I knew what studies I was going to do: electronics. In the early 80's That means that everything was still through-hole at school. Digital was all about TTL. We learned processor architecture, but the only practice we had was a Z80 kit with 2 7 segment LE ...
I'm about to close a long outstanding task: Make SD Cards work on a Hercules LaunchPad. I've done several half-baked attempts since November 2013. Thanks to persistence (not mine, martinvalencia's), it's finally working now.         This blog explains how to set up your Hercules peripherals, and it contains some insights and optimizations that we can do to TI's port of fatfs. We'll check what libraries we need, how to configure the SPI module and the real time cloc ...