Posts Tagged “hardware”

  • Testing the delay of LPC804 PLU LUTs

    The LPC804 is a new low-end microcontroller from NXP in the LPC8xx range. The LPC804 is interesting, because so far it is the only LPC microcontroller which contains a Programmable Logic Unit (PLU), a miniature FPGA with 26 5-input lookup tables and 4 bits of state. Unfortunately NXP doesn't publish the timing parameters of this circuitry. You are supposed to use NXPs proprietary PLU configuration tool, which is available only for Microsoft Windows.

    Here is a quick measurement of the speed of the LUTs in the PLU: Oscilloscope screen with delay measuments More ...

  • J-Link Internals

    J-Link circuit board
    In case you are curious, here is a picture of my Atmel SAM-ICE aka Segger J-Link board. More ...

  • Some Pictures of NXT Production Hardware

    Here are some pictures of the hardware of a production NXT.

    View of the top side of the NXT mainboard This is a view of the top of the motherboard. According to the schematics released by LEGO the part missing in the upper right was a battery current sensor on AD5. The black smudge at the square speaker connector covered an additional part in the speaker cable, a 10 Ohm resistor which is not in the schematics. I unsoldered it together with the speaker cable to get the LCD daughter board out of the way for photographing the motherboard. More ...