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Trying Out ARM Mbed OS’s New Support for USB Device with Some Retro Hardware

Many products feature USB to facilitate communication between various devices, to transfer files easily, support hardware peripherals or add other features. While working on embedded systems, we have developed a variety of devices that utilize USB in...


4 Tips for Launching a Product on Emerging Cellular Networks

The major cellular network providers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) have launched or are in the process of launching upgrades to their LTE networks that will enable the deployment of millions of new, previously impractical IoT solutions...


An Engineer's Take on Mbed OS 5.14

Mbed OS is an open-source embedded operating system designed for IoT development with Arm processors. It’s a popular RTOS (real-time operating system) at DMC for its modular library structure, giving the ability to use the same API ac...


DMC's Custom Bootloader

For anyone who has worked on an embedded project, you can understand the hassle of loading code onto a microcontroller. To alleviate this issue and cut down on the extra time that comes from this process, DMC designed and built a custom boot loading ...


Getting Started with the ESP32 & ESP8266: 8 Tips and Tricks

Espressif makes two of the most common modules used for Wi-Fi integration in embedded systems, the ESP8266 and ESP32. The ESP8266 was huge for IoT development. It contains a high-performance CPU with an antenna etched into the PCB to allow Wi-Fi conn...


Oxidizing Bare Metal: Rust Programming for ARM Microcontrollers

Being an embedded systems developer is always an exciting challenge. One of the downsides though is that in general, programming and development tools are somewhat limited. Developers are almost always restricted to C/C++ and often can't rely on ...


Adding a USB Device Endpoint to an STM Example Project

When writing customized drivers for USB devices, it is beneficial to start by using one of the examples provided by ST. Examples provide a working base from which to build on, as well as reducing the amount of code required. In our case, we were impl...


Automation with an Arduino, PLC, or Custom Embedded Controls?

Automation and control come in a lot of different varieties and flavors. On the surface, Arduinos, PLCs, and embedded controls all appear to do the same function. So how do you determine which is best for your application? In this post, I’ll...


How To Disassemble and Fix a Fried S7-1200 PLC

Don’t you hate it when your coworker inadvertently wires up a 24V PLC to wall power and lets out the magic smoke? Just such a mishap happened in our lab a while back and the broken PLC was sitting around in the junk bin for a while. Figuri...


Employees Lead Company Improvements During FedEx Day 2018

DMC recently took a break from day-to-day tasks to participate in one of our favorite company traditions, FedEx Day. Routine work on hold, our offices still brimmed with life and projects while everyone worked on whatever they wanted.  F...


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