Posts by Ken W

Timer Counter PCB

This unit is a low power design which runs for months off of a small button cell. It shows its accumulated count and time information on a small 6 digit LCD.

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Better Firmware Faster

I attended the full day “Better Frimware Faster” seminar in Auckland on 16-11-15. This was presented by Jack Ganssle, a well established expert in the field. I have been following him online for some time and his seminar was a helpful collection of useful wisdom and practical pointers. “This seminar will teach you new ways…

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Washer PCB

For this project I developed the software for controller and touchpad PCBs designed by someone else. I am happy to work in partnership with other engineers to help progress a project. The board is shown here wired with sensors and indicators etc. for software development.

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Change of Address

Agile Electronics Ltd has moved: From: 26D Waratah St, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626 To: 26A Chedworth Drive, Glenfield, Auckland 0629 All other contact information remains the same.

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Better Firmware Faster Certificate

Do you need to eliminate bugs in your firmware? Shorten schedules? This one-day Better Firmware Faster seminar will teach your team how to operate at a world-class level, producing code with far fewer bugs in less time. It’s fast-paced, fun, and covers the unique issues faced by embedded developers. Here’s information about how this class…

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PCB Production Tester: Jig & PCB

Work done on this tester included: 1) PC user interface software, written in C#.net using Microsoft Visual Studio. 2) Tester PCB firmware for the STM32 32 bit ARM Cortex-M3, written in C using IAR Embedded Workbench. 3) DUT built in test firmware for the STM32 ARM Cortex-M3, written in C using IAR Embedded Workbench. 4)…

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Tester PCB & daughter-board

Firmware for the STM32 Discovery daughter-board was written to provide the following functions: 1) Communication with the PC user interface software via a virtual serial port over USB. 2) Communication with the DUT via an actual serial port to pass coms between the PC and DUT. 3) Operation of the tester PCB hardware functions to…

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Prototype product PCB (Device Under Test) in the test jig

Test firmware for the STM32 in the product PCB was written to perform the following functions: 1) Communication with the PC user interface software through a serial port via the tester. 2) Perform various built in self test functions in concert with the tester, including: a) Measure supply voltage with reference to internal band-gap and…

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