Document Type

Poster Session

Document Subtype

Abstract

Presentation Date

Summer 7-15-2013

Conference Name

American Association of Physics Teachers Summer 2013

Conference Location

Portland OR

Source of Publication

http://aapt.org/AbstractSearch/index.cfm?MID=SM13

Publisher

AAPT

Abstract

Microcontrollers are very interesting devices that enable one to build dedicated instrumentation to help complete some experimental task. There are many different types of microcontrollers: Atmel (on which the Arduino is based), Cypress, Freescale, Microchip, Parallax Propeller, and Texas Instruments to name a few. However, even though there is a great diversity of microcontroller, at AAPT there seems to be a monoculture of microcontroller based upon the Arduino. We present a very different type of device, the Programmable System on a Chip. This type of device has distinct advantages for physics instrumentation, some of which we will present.

Keywords

PSoC

Disciplines

Physics

Included in

Physics Commons

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