Micromega Chip Does the Math If your microcontroller requires floating-point math operations for temperature values from “raw” digitized sensor information, do the math with eight-pin uM-FPU chips from Micromega.&NOBR> Full Story &/NOBR>
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More on Micromega Math Chip Contributing Editor Jon Titus describes how he tested the 8-pin floating-point math chip, the uM-FPU V2, from Micromega using a Parallax BASIC Stamp BS2p24 module on a Board of Education breadboard. Post a Reply
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