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DMC Earns Microsoft Gold Partner Status in Application Development and Collaboration and Content
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Earns Microsoft Gold Partner Status in Application Development and Collaboration and Content

DMC is proud to announce that it has achieved Gold Partner status within the Microsoft Partner Network for the ninth consecutive year.  Microsoft uses Gold Status Competencies to identify top partners in specific solution areas.  DMC earned gold status this year for the Application Development (custom .NET application development) and Collaboration and Content (SharePoint solutions). DMC ranks among the top 3% of more than 64,000 Microsoft partners worldwide who have ...

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Automatic Remote Updates and the GHI Electronics EMX
Matt Puskala

Automatic Remote Updates and the GHI Electronics EMX

Our first experience with the .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) was on GHI Electronic's Embedded Master platform, using the .NET Micro Framework 3.0.  We recently had an opportunity to use the GHI's next generation replacement for the Embedded Master, the EMX module, and the .NET Micro Framework 4.1.  Both Microsoft and GHI have made many changes to the assemblies, classes and methods.   One cool new feature is the SystemUpdate class and the bootloader features that GHI a...

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Fast Embedded Prototyping: GHI Electronic's FEZ Cobra
Matt Puskala

Fast Embedded Prototyping: GHI Electronic's FEZ Cobra

In an ideal world, a design project has well defined phases with appropriate time alloted for each milestone.  In the real world, clients often bring a project that is already behind schedule, needing results yesterday. Board design can be a cumbersome process, often taking weeks before something physical is ready for the end customer. Breadboarding is an option, but it often isn't worth the time to put together a complete system with flimsy connectors that will be difficult to document...

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.NET Micro Framework Midi Player
Dan Freve

.NET Micro Framework Midi Player

A few days ago, I was working on a project where I needed to control a stepper motor using the .NET Micro Framework on the GHI Embedded Master microprocessor. Stepper motors are a unique type of motor - the velocity is controlled by a pulse wave input. The faster the pulse frequency, the faster the motor rotates. It turns out that most stepper motors will tend to vibrate enough that they can produce quite an audible tone at the frequency at which you are providing pulses. For instance, if you...

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I2C and the .NET Micro Framework
Dan Freve

I2C and the .NET Micro Framework

It is well-known that increasing the number of pins on an integrated circuit (IC) increases its cost. To reduce the number of pins, several serial protocols have been developed to transfer data between IC's. One such protocol, I2C, uses only 2 bidirectional open-drain wires. For a recent application, I needed to write a quick class to communicate to a Newhaven LCD display over the I2C bus. I'll demonstrate how simple it was to get up and running using the Micro Framework. In a prev...

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DMC is a Windows Embedded Partner
Matt Puskala

DMC is a Windows Embedded Partner

We are happy to announce that DMC has become a Windows Embedded Partner. DMC has been an active partner with Microsoft, joining the Microsoft Partner Program in 2001 and acheiving Gold Partner status in 2007. Our Windows Embedded Partner status reflects our familiarity with Windows Embedded platforms, included Windows Embedded operating systems and the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework. Due to DMC's experience and expertise with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET development environment, usin...

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Encryption Compatibility Between .NET Micro Framework and the Full .NET Framework
Tim Jager

Encryption Compatibility Between .NET Micro Framework and the Full .NET Framework

We are big fans of the .NET Micro Framework. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, it's a super light version of the .NET Framework that runs on resource-constrained devices embedded systems (read more of our thoughts on .Net Micro Framework). It's a great platform, however sometimes we do run into issues. The Micro Framework has lighter versions of some of the core functions built into the standard .NET Framework. The encryption functions built into the standard .NET platform are no...

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.NET Micro Framework and the GHI Embedded Master
Dan Freve

.NET Micro Framework and the GHI Embedded Master

Recently I've had the opportunity to do some embedded development using the .NET Micro Framework platform. The .NET Micro Framework is a light-weight version of the full .NET framework that can be ported to run on a variety of processors, including the ARM and Blackfin architectures. Using the .NET Framework, developers can implement their solutions in C#. While developing an embedded program in a managed language may sound foreign to most engineers, the obvious benefits are rapid develop...

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