“Where can I find the Eagle footprint for Kinetis device XYZ?”
(replace Eagle with Altium or any other CAD/PCB Layout/Schematics program). So far I had to point either to Google, or to the symbols I have used in my design. Finally, Freescale has now a site where footprints can be downloaded :-):
Hello to all the amazing viewers of this fantastic blog! I am Manya Rastogi, a Master’s student at Texas A&M University pursuing Electrical Engineering. This summer, I got a wonderful opportunity to intern at Freescale, as a Technical Product Marketer for the Kinetis Microcontrollers.
Freescale gave me the great chance to attend the Freescale Technology Forum 2015, where I met Erich, a very talented engineer and blogger. I am really grateful to him for giving me the chance to be his guest blogger.
I have a problem, and I want to solve it. I’m documenting my journey, findings, tips and tricks in this blog. However as I’m progressing, things are getting too advanced for others who are beginners or new to the embedded world. For them, my latest tutorials might be simply too complex. For beginners my stuff is far too advanced. Yes, there is a compendium, and yes, anyone could start reading from the early days. But things like tools have changed on my journey: I moved up from CodeWarrior to Kinetis Design Studio, so my very early tutorials do not apply to the current tools any more. Should I reset and reboot myself? Update or rewrite articles (would be many!)? Luckily, I don’t have to! At the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) in Austin this week, I have met a solution for my problem:
With Freescale merged into NXP, I guess this was the last FTF (Freescale Technology Forum) after a history of 10 years. Maybe it will transform into a ‘NTF’, at least I hope that such an energizing event and conference will continue in the new NXP area. I was busy with delivering my own sessions, but had time to meet and greet and see a lot of interesting stuff. After visiting the TechLab several times and after all the discussions with other embedded enthusiasts I have now many cool projects in mind :-).
So what I do here is to share some impressions with pictures and videos. It will take me weeks to absorb everything. Not to talk about the huge email backlog I have now ;-). So enjoy:
While going to the US for FTF, my friend Andreas decided that he does not want to continue his life anymore. And committed suicide. In cases like this, it is hard to find words. All my thoughts and prayers are with his family. There is not much I can do over here, but I can light up a candle in the city of Austin: