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Embedded Systems Programming, August 2005

August ESP

VOL. 18 NO. 8
August 2005

Table of Contents

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Expand Your 8051 Memory
by Martin B. Pawloski
Here's a way to extend the life of the ever-popular 8051 microcontroller. The author's clever circuits and software extend the chip's addressing range without awkward tricks or cumbersome add-ons.

Doing Everything Wrong
by Jeff Kenton
How can you avoid some common mistakes in managing your projects? The author encourages you to watch out for these time wasters and train wreckers.

Columns

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Embedded Systems Survey: Who Uses Custom Chips

by Jim Turley
In the fourth installment of our large-scale survey of embedded systems developers from around the world we look at a variety of custom chips: programmable, customizable, and hard-wired. The use of custom chips is on the rise, but the type of chip varies by industry.

Programmer's Toolbox
Rosetta Stone explained

by Jack W. Crenshaw
This innocent-looking equation captures everything we need to know about the transition from continuous time to the digital world.

Break Points
Encoders provide a sense of place

by Jack G. Ganssle
Encoders are the eyes of a system, measuring position and transmitting it to the computer.

Departments

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Stupid users

by Jim Turley
We've all heard the joke about the PC user who mistakes his CD-ROM drive for a cup holder. Although sometimes our customers seem to be more trouble than they're worth, they aren't as stupid as they seem.

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