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Nickname: Clive Maxfield     Articles(387)     Visits(305118)     Comments(77)     Votes(227)     RSS
There is so much amazingly cool "stuff" to see and do that I'm amazed I find the time to get any real work done. In my blog I will waffle on about the books I'm reading, the projects I'm building, and the weird and wonderful websites I blunder across. Please Email Me if you see anything you think will "tickle my fancy."
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Posted: 05:38:10 PM, 25/04/2015
Well, I am all aquiver with excitement. When I returned from my trip to the UK last week (to celebrate what would have been my dear old dad's 100th birthday) I found a package waiting for me in my office.   The outside of the package informed me that its sender was my chum Duane Benson......

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Posted: 05:45:51 PM, 10/04/2015
Happy Friday (or whatever day it happens to be when you read this)! I recently spent a jolly happy weekend programming some new test-pattern lighting effects into my Bodacious Acoustic Diagnostic Astoundingly Superior Spectromatic (BADASS) Display.   As I mentioned in my previous column on ......

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Posted: 09:24:02 PM, 02/04/2015
The vast majority of the embedded designers I know generally create MCU-based systems -- they rarely even consider using a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).   Now, I think just about every embedded designer has at least heard of FPGAs. They understand that these devices can be configure......

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Posted: 09:11:41 PM, 02/04/2015
I have recently been exposed to a whole bunch of terms I've never heard before -- things like "Intelligent City Luminaries" and "Non-Conventional Surveillance (NCS)."   It seems that Altera has partnered with a company called Eutecus to develop multi-channel high-def......

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Posted: 07:57:16 PM, 30/03/2015
Do you want to see a really cool video -- one in which something works first time? Well in that case it's "Happy Dance" time because I'll show you one in just a moment, but first let me set the scene...   First of all, I would like to introduce the Simblee, which encompass......

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Posted: 08:00:17 PM, 26/03/2015
I've recently started to consider whether or not it would be right and proper for me to perform an experiment on a member of my family.     The modern world in the form of today's telecommunications systems couldn’t have come at a better time for my wife (Gina the Gorg......

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Posted: 06:54:35 PM, 20/03/2015
I guess that nothing should surprise me these days, but it seems like almost every day something new pops up that I would never have thought up by myself in a million years.   Take the Internet, for example. The original generic top-level domains (gTLDs) were something I could wrap my brain......

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Posted: 06:18:18 PM, 20/03/2015
One way I keep myself out of trouble is to always have a bunch of hobby projects on the go. A few years ago I started playing with Arduino microcontroller development boards. The great thing about these boards: they have so many add-on boards (called "shields") available, such as motor c......

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Posted: 05:27:42 PM, 20/03/2015
I truly believe we are on the brink of a major evolution in embedded systems technology involving embedded vision and embedded speech capabilities.   One example I often use to describe what I'm talking about is that of a humble electric toaster in the kitchen. Actually, that reminds me......

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Posted: 10:43:03 PM, 19/03/2015
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, my chum David Ashton from Australia tells me that his local Microchip Technology representative includes a "Joke of the Month" in his communications.   David often forwards these jokes to me. I particularly like the funny ones (LOL). The last......

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