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maxtc - Breakout board for Maxim SPI thermocouple sensors

maxtc bare pcb The Maxim MAX6675 and the newer MAX31855 thermocouple to SPI interface chips are very popular with electronics enthusiasts because of their extreme ease of use combined with good accuracy.
Both devices however are only available in SMD package making breadboard prototyping very difficult without using a suitable breakout PCB. Standard thermocouple connectors are also not breadboard friendly further aggravating the issue.

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SDCC 3.1.0 Released

SDCC logoAfter about a year of development and 3 release candidates, the SDCC team has released the new 3.1.0 version of this great multi platform cross compiler for MCUs. This version supports: 8051, DS390, Z80, HC08, and PIC MCUs.

Besides the numerous bug fixes here is a list of the important changes since the release 3.0.0 (list taken from SDCC website):

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microjs - Freescale S08JS microUSB minimal system

microjs on a breadboard The freescale S08JS series is one of the lowest cost microcontrollers with a hardware USB implementation. The availability of free C development tools (SDCC and Codewarrior) make the S08JS a great candidate to develop all sorts of inexpensive USB gadgets. microJS is a fully functional S08JS minimal system on a PCB less than a square inch. The board headers can be plugged into a breadboard for prototyping or soldered to another PCB for a permanent placement.

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SDCC 3.0.0 Released

SDCC logoAfter more than a year of development and 2 release candidates, the SDCC team has released the new 3.0.0 version of this great multi platform cross compiler for MCUs. This version supports: 8051, DS390, Z80, HC08, and PIC MCUs.

Besides the numerous bug fixes here is a list of the important changes since the release 2.9.0 (list taken from SDCC website):

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gboot 0.2-rc1 - A USB HID Bootloader for Silabs C8051F320

An updated version of gboot available here

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gboot is a very simple USB HID bootloader for Silicon Laboratories USB microcontrollers. It has been developed for C8051F320/1 but it should work, after a few trivial modification, on other Silicon Laboratories USB MCUs.

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