PICTURE OF THE WEEK #1. Show us your desktop
It’s finally summer, the season of festivals, events, and free giveaways. For those who want to have our new Cortex-M4 Wonder Gecko STK together with Intersil’s DAQ on a Stick and some goody bags, we prepared a series of giveaway event until the end of August with different topics.
For this time, we would like to see your desktop. What’s on your desktop monitor? Any interesting and energy friendly project going on?
Show us what engineer’s desktop looks like with a picture (ONLY ONE PICTURE per participant) of your desktop and a short explanation of what you were doing.
Event period: 15. – 28. July (The winners will be announced on 29. July)
# of Winners: 2
Our Tools Engineer, Dewald's desktop
This is my home office with EFM32 development setup between the desktop screens and the laptop.
a few months ago....
Here is my desk! Currently I have been working on a project to develop an Area & Power Efficient Hardware Implementation of Reed-Solomon Soft Decoder in VHDL. I have previously implemented this decoder in C++ for simulation purposes on a PC. It would be a great idea to map this decoder on a Wonder Gecko having a powerful DSP unit and new Extreme Low Leakage features to meet the required constraints of the application.
This is my desktop at work. Shown here is the gen1 development board version of our wearable medical device patch which used a pic32. On the far left is the gen2 version of our device which uses a freescale kinetis chip and standard classic bluetooth module. Currently we are investigating the use of a BLE module to reduce power consumption and so am acticipating the arrival of the draco wireless module from energy micro hopefully later this year. Have not had the chance to work with the EFM32 platform and your line of products, but looking forward to it.
I'm working on the contiki-os to get it running on the EFM32TG-STK3300 right now.
I'm looking forward to run contiki-6LoWPAN on the EFR4D series.
Cool, I'm interested in the EFR4D series too.
Always been into energy harvesting but dont get to do it so much in the day job, so i thought id take a shot of my home desk. This shows the wonder gecko programmed as a clock, running completely from a chilly plant (well the soil really!). The devkit is sitting on the multimeter, its hard to see the LCD but it is running! i have more closeups photos. The plant was grown by simply chucking some seeds from chillies from the supermarket. i like chillies.
Multimeter shows 6.6uA to power the system (in between rtc irqs) coming from boost converter which is generating 3volts, powered by the earth battery, at 0.6volts. (shown on scope). The battery is made of a bit of meccano, which is zinc plated (anode) and some copper tape wrapped round cardboard as a cathode (2 of each, in series), the soil acts as an electrolyte.
This is awesome [member='elMick']!
Since nobody else did it, I am posting a picture of what my desktop looks when browsing this thread