compact-flash/ide adapter

Started by Hul Tytus in sci.electronics.design8 years ago 6 replies

sci.electronics.design compact-flash/ide adapter A compact-flash/ide adapter (SD-CF-IDE-A) from dealextreme.com worked well but only as a...

sci.electronics.design compact-flash/ide adapter A compact-flash/ide adapter (SD-CF-IDE-A) from dealextreme.com worked well but only as a master, not as a slave, which is a distinct bother. Anyone know of an ide adapter that works either way, either from dealextreme or another dealer? Hul


OT: MicroChip problems

Started by Robert Baer in sci.electronics.design5 years ago 25 replies
IDE

1) Cannot order header AC162053 because their site refuses to allow adding of a credit card. 2) Their new IDE,...

1) Cannot order header AC162053 because their site refuses to allow adding of a credit card. 2) Their new IDE, MPLABX-v3.05-windows-installer.exe does not and cannot run. 3) Posting messages seems to do no good.


Altera FPGA pseudoinstruction, RAM configuration

Started by Bruce Varley in sci.electronics.design7 years ago 1 reply

Does anyone know the Verilog command within the Altera Quartus II IDE for forcing 2-d boolean arrays to be implemented using internal RAM...

Does anyone know the Verilog command within the Altera Quartus II IDE for forcing 2-d boolean arrays to be implemented using internal RAM hardware, rather than as linked logic elements?


PC reliability

Started by legg in sci.electronics.design4 months ago 64 replies

Is it just an impression, or are PC's not crashing as regularly as they used to? Looking at the machines here, it seems that this shift...

Is it just an impression, or are PC's not crashing as regularly as they used to? Looking at the machines here, it seems that this shift occurred roughly around the time IDE HDDs were replaced by SATA. With three machines, I used to expect to have a clunk HDD at least once a year, if not just cloned to a larger drive. Haven't had a HDD fail since 2011. What goes? RL


Do I want a cellphone tower on my property?

Started by Banders in sci.electronics.design10 months ago 132 replies

AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month for a spot to put it. It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to...

AT&T wants to install a new tower in this area, offered me $800/month for a spot to put it. It may be "safe" at the beginning, upgraded to questionable new technology through the years, they want a 30-year lease and their tower could evolve into anything. It might be no more than ~500 feet away from the house. An $800/mo income generator for the rest of my life! This is a really bad ide...


Hardware scripting (a better Arduino)

Started by bitrex in sci.electronics.design3 years ago 16 replies

As someone pointed out a while back while the Arduino toolchain seems to be very popular for developing hobbyist embedded applications for...

As someone pointed out a while back while the Arduino toolchain seems to be very popular for developing hobbyist embedded applications for AVR/ARM, but the API and IDE is kind of a mess. The API is a bastardized subset of C++ where a lot of things don't work and which most users only use to write kludgey, procedural C-like code; you have C-like global functions such as "digitalWrite" whi...


mikroElekronika vs microchip

Started by ice in sci.electronics.design8 years ago 17 replies
IDE

hi all! I need a complete toolchain (ide, compiler, hardware debugger, ...) for pic18 microcontroller, professional use; I only know that...

hi all! I need a complete toolchain (ide, compiler, hardware debugger, ...) for pic18 microcontroller, professional use; I only know that mikroelektronika is a bit cheaper for the complete hw/sw tools but I've no experience with microchip toolchain nor mikroe one (always used ccs in the past) budget up to 750/800 usd thanks in advance for any suggestion coming from pratical experince -ice- ...


Why otherwise intelligent people ignore facts

Started by Anonymous in sci.electronics.design3 years ago
IDE

"In fact, Sharot cites research from Yale University that disproves the idea that the social divisions we are experiencing right now—over...

"In fact, Sharot cites research from Yale University that disproves the idea that the social divisions we are experiencing right now—over climate change, gun control, or vaccines—are somehow the result of an intelligence gap: smart people are just as illogical, and what's more, they are even more skilled at skewing data to align with their beliefs." http://bigthink.c


OT: MPLAB IDE ver 8.70

Started by Robert Baer in sci.electronics.design5 years ago 2 replies
IDE

Load CD into tray, click Install when available. One is FORCED to save "Setup.exe" BUT when you run it (from your HD), you will get...

Load CD into tray, click Install when available. One is FORCED to save "Setup.exe" BUT when you run it (from your HD), you will get error message like cannot find .msi ! Well, naturally, it ain't there - it is on the CD, dummy (not you, the nameless idiot that "engineered" this stupidity). So,log back to the CD, browse it and find Setup.exe and run it there WHICH SHOULD HA...


Fanless or near fanless PC 2014 ? (sub 5 watts)

Started by Skybuck Flying in sci.electronics.design6 years ago 55 replies

Hello, This processor has caught my eye, it's a sub 5 watt processor from intel, it has latest features and even a graphics chip inside of it...

Hello, This processor has caught my eye, it's a sub 5 watt processor from intel, it has latest features and even a graphics chip inside of it ?! http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-broadwell-core-m,27596.html This reminds me of the 80486 chip which also didn't have a heatsink or a fan. I checked my pentium 166, it still came with a heatsink and a fan. I very much like the ide...


MS-Dos 6.22 in PCemV15Win don't see CD-ROM drive when 1 partition + 3 logical partitions ? How to fix ?

Started by Anonymous in sci.electronics.design5 months ago 2 replies

Hello, I created 8 GB image with PCemV15, installed ms-dos 6.22 into it. Used WinImage to convert floppy images to img format also used it to...

Hello, I created 8 GB image with PCemV15, installed ms-dos 6.22 into it. Used WinImage to convert floppy images to img format also used it to insert additional files and fixes into iso's and such. Used SCSI harddisk drive setting to install ms-dos 6.22 onto 8 GB harddisk, MS-DOS 6.22 creates first partition as 2 GB. (Later switched back to standard IDE and used "auto" detect sett


arduino pro mini vs Nano

Started by dcas...@krl.org in sci.electronics.design4 years ago 9 replies

Just some thoughts that may help someone. To get started I would recommend the Nano. You just need it , a usb cable, and the IDE downloaded....

Just some thoughts that may help someone. To get started I would recommend the Nano. You just need it , a usb cable, and the IDE downloaded. The Nano has a usb chip on the module. No hassles about connecting. The pro mini does not have a usb chip, but is otherwise the same. To use it you need a usb to TTL adapter. I bought an adapter with a FDTI232 chip and could not get


SATA interface for EIDE drive?

Started by cameo in sci.electronics.design5 years ago 35 replies

I've got an old WD hard drive whose original EIDE PCB got bad and I could not get an exact PCB replacement for it. A supposed expert on hard...

I've got an old WD hard drive whose original EIDE PCB got bad and I could not get an exact PCB replacement for it. A supposed expert on hard drives suggested that I might try to attach a SATA PCB to the drive and that could work because the drives themselves are pretty much the same and WD just started attaching SATA PCBs in later years to the same drives that used to have enhanced IDE P...


OT: Old AMD64 Athlon Box, Hard Drive?

Started by Jim Thompson in sci.electronics.design3 years ago 16 replies

Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... Pulled hard-drive: Western Digital WD1600 WD Caviar Enhanced IDE...

Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... Pulled hard-drive: Western Digital WD1600 WD Caviar Enhanced IDE Hard Drive Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovat...