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Embedded Systems Programming, July 2004

July ESP

VOL. 17 NO. 7
July 2004

Table of Contents


Cover Story

Sigma-delta techniques extend DAC resolution
by Tim Wescott
Motion control systems often require digital-to-analog converters with high resolution but not high accuracy. Because high-accuracy DACs are expensive and consume valuable board space, a good solution is to extend your DAC's resolution in software. This article presents such a technique.

Fuzzy logic does real time on the DSP
by Byron Miller
Fuzzy logic doesn't require strange hardware or new programming languages, just a different approach to set membership. Plenty of physical systems, from elevators to boilers, can benefit from fuzzy-logic programming. This article explores progamming a commercial DSP chip to create a basic fuzzy-logic controller.


Programmer's Toolbox
Return to Karnaugh's isle

by Jack Crenshaw
Jack tackles Karnaugh maps again before meandering through flip-flops and winding up at ripple counters.

Break Points
My favorite software debouncers

by Jack G. Ganssle
Jack breaks out the real code for taming the recalcitrant but ubiquitous mechanical switch.

Significant Bits
Summer blockbusters

by Jim Turley
Chips that CPU makers are offering this summer may be tiny but they're full of some amazing features.

Technical Advice

Programming Pointers
Getting it just right

by Dan Saks
Sometimes the only way to catch your coding mistakes is by thoughtful critique from others.


Management intervention

by Jim Turley
We engineers often resent managers who interfere in our choice of tools. It may be hard for us to admit that our managers have the best interest of the company in mind.

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