Author: Jan

UML State Diagram

UML State Diagram is a standard, but I find it’s implementation into tools to be wage. So, I implement my own adaption because I intend to have a 1:1 with actual source code. This is not uncommon as most automation tools will have to make adaption in areas where executable accuracy is weak. I was…

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UML Designer

Just showing a test diagram on the UML State Engine Designer I am making. It is stoll lots of work and details left, but progress is actually going fast the days I work on it. As for now this is just an experiment. A state engine can visualize some top level flow, but the details…

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DDS Function generator

This has been on my list of things to do for a while and represent a few challenges. Chips like AD9851 contains a full DDS that interface to a MCU on one side and give 3.3V signals on the other side. I have yet to decide wherever  to use AD9851 or something else, butAD9851 is…

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KiCAD 3D Packages

I must admit that the realism in KiCAD’s 3D model is growing on me, it is great for precentations in here. Adding a 3D package was about selecting an associated 3D model file, so from now on I saved a copy of this footprint with the associated model in my own extension library. Adding drill…

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32xServo/IO Rev 1.4

First draft of 32xServo/IO Hat. Designed withh KiCAD this time, but still a 2 Layer design. I lack 3D packages for Power connector, USB port, JST CAN port and Q1 Crystal. The Q1 Crystal footprint was my first footprint design, but is was rather straight forward. Next I will have to try adding a 3D…

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Ordering new PCB’s

It is soon 1.jan.2020 and Norwegian import rules changes, meaning I basically get MVA and a 20.-USD handling fee on every package unless I get the foreign company to declare MVA. It will be a pain and take some time before this happens. Ordering parts from Asia will be close to impossible unless you order…

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