06 Nov: Interface MiFare Reader/Writer with Arduino

MiFare is a contactless smart card system which is being trademark by NXP Semiconductors. With MiFare reader/writer, useful information can be either read from or written into MiFare cards which will then be used in applications like electronic wallet, access control, corporate ID cards, transportation and so on.


17 Sep: SK40C + PIC18F4550 as Pinguino

Pinguino is an easy-to-make Arduino-like board based on 8-bit (PIC18Fx550, PIC18Fx5K50, PIC18Fx6J50 and PIC18Fx7J53 family) and 32-bit (PIC32MX Mips family) microcontrollers. In this tutorial, users will be guided to turn a SK40C board with PIC18F4550 microchip into a Pinguino board and program it for LED blinking.


03 Nov: Introduction to Microchip’s MDDFS – Reading and Writing Files (Microchip 16-bit microcontrollers)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to read and write files in a Micro-SD card using a microcontroller. Do not worry as you will be using Microchip’s Memory Disk Drive File System (MDDFS) libraries to help you to do all of these immediately. One thing about the library is, it requires a lot of microcontroller’s program space. The dsPIC30F4013 will be used in this project since it has 48KB of program memory.