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Differences Between Microcontroller and Device Controller

Is a device controller also a microcontroller with more functions? I know device controller has input and output ports for external device communication but how about communication between device ...
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Direct access to video card using a microcontroller or DOS-based OS [closed]

I am trying to build a handheld 3D positioning system that can track in real-time (1000 Hz) a handheld 3D position in reference to a virtual 3D object. To be more specific: I have a robotic arm ...
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Long range wireless keyboard / numpad (remote control a computer from a 20-30 meter distance)

In order to illustrate my challenge, I'll explain what I'm trying to achieve. I'm training a young talent in tennis, and she's a real darling. I'm trying my develope the best environment for her to ...
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Unable to send/receive from microcontroller virtual serial port

I have a MSP430 Launchpad (microcontroller) which forms a virtual serial port on my Windows 8.1 rig. Somehow I cannot receive/send any data through this serial port on this rig. I have tried 2 other ...
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External flash lock [closed]

As flash is used to store executable code. Example like 1) microcontroller code is burned into internal flash. 2) microcontroller code is burned into external flash. As microcontrollers have ...
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Redirect output to console I/O on IAR Embedded Workbench

I have coded a project of mine in C on a Windows machine in the software IAR Embedded Workbench IDE. The project compiles and runs fine. I have a couple of printf functions in my code. But the thing ...
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i/o Bus Standards & Device Controllers

I'm really confused about bus standards like ide,ata,sata,pci etc. I have just read this article :When a disk read or disk write occurs, where does the data go? So if we talk about hard disk drive; ...
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OpenWRT or Zeroshell Proxy on SBC

I have a SoHo network and I want to make it ultra secure for business related intellectual property. My idea is to take a dual Ethernet single board computer/embedded micro-controller and install it ...
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Getting garbage input and output over serial connection with microcontroller

I am trying to connect to a MicroZed board via USB serial with teraterm on Windows 7, and I am running into some issues. I was able to connect to this exact board using minicom on Linux, but I cannot ...
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Microcontroller web server

suppose A & B wants to communicate through internet, we brought internet from ISP, and their Ip is not visible from remote computer, but then how application like team viewer works on our ...
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Reading raw data from a microSD card with an Arduino

My microSD card is not working on windows neither on my mobile phone. The card is not recognizable on these devices. My plan is to try to access the raw data on the memory chip using my Arduino. How ...
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Linux Graphic Library for Microcontrollers

I have been working with a lpc1788 (Cortex M3) evaluation board. For some application developement I used a GUI library/tool by Segger, called emWin. Though I have completed the applicatiopn ...
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Serial Communication vs Device Drivers

My understanding is that serial communication is for direct CPU-to-CPU (or microcontroller-to-microcontroller) communication along a serial bus. My understanding is that a device driver is for ...
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Wake on LAN Alternatives

I realize there are one or two related posts, but none that quite get at what I'm asking. I'm using an old computer as a NAS using FreeNAS, and after some tweaking everything is dandy. The NAS is ...
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single chip computer, microcontroller and embedded system

I was wondering what relation and differences are between single chip computer, microcontroller and embedded system? Are single chip computer and microcontroller the same concept? Is microcontroller ...