Signal Processing DesignLine Blog
If you haven't checked out TechOnline's VirtuaLabs, now is a good time to do so. These online labs let you access real hardware and software tools through your web browser—a pretty neat concept! The labs let you do things like write and run code, play with example applications, and connect to motors and other hardware. Current labs include:
- A DaVinci evaluation module lab that lets you use the DM6446 Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM). You can use the DVEVM to build applications such as surveillance systems, IP set-top boxes, and digital still cameras.
- A 56800/E lab that lets you control a brushless DC motor using Freescale's popular digital signal controller (DSC).
- A Coldfire lab that provides another option for designing a brushless DC motor controller.
- An i.MX21 lab that lets you build Linux applications for Freescale's leading multimedia processor.
- A LabView lab that lets you try out National Instruments' graphical programming language. The lab also lets you implement your designs on a Xilinx Virtex-II FPGA and access data acquisition (DAQ) hardware.
I'm always looking for ways to make this web site (which is part of TechOnline) more useful, so I want to hear your ideas about these labs. What works well, and what doesn't? What new labs would you like to see? Let me know!