It's your crummy Transcend card that's the problem. I only recommend Sandisk in my gps loggers. Kingston is not much better.
I have samples and a board ready and I am about to implement the code for the MS5607-B from Intersema.
It's got a super simple I2C interface. Look for a simple serial output breakout board for this from me in the very near future!
EM-406A's definitely have a level shifting quirkiness. They have an onboard regulator that runs to ~3.3V. You'll need to use some sort of up-level shifting if your uController is running at 5V.
TPS63000 series parts work fantastic and are very simple to layout. Your XBEE pro is going to be a power hog and this ic will let you run it no problem (1.2A output).
I am now using them in all of my gps logger apps.
You mean like this one? http://store.curiousinventor.com/blog/FM_Radio_RDS_Vid/ I have one in my hands as we speak. Very cool stuff and Arduino compatible!
Okay, overall I think this thread has been positive for a number of folks. To summarize I am always on the lookout for good board houses. Without question I can recommend PCB International as giving A+ and 5-Star Service. Based on this thread and some other e-mail exchanges they fully refunded my or...
Boards came in and they look great. They were well packaged. I have only assembled 1 of the boards thus far and it works great (see for more details http://www.picbasic.org/showthread.php/60190-IR-Shutter-Release-Nikon-D70)! It took about 15 days to get my boards, but the shipment was delayed from A...
David, really I saw this thread and put my 2 cents in. I am always looking for a better deal on flex circuits. I got quotes from $575 (pcb int'l) all the way from $1600 (next best) to $3500. I'll be getting my pcb's from them today. They are doing a service very similar to gold phoenix. Nice thing i...
I just got a quote from these guys and they were by far the lowest of the 5-7 quotes I received. I am ordering some pcbs from them, but have not ordered flex circuits just yet, as we are waiting for final funding on that project. I'll try to remember to let you know how it goes. http://www.pcbintern...
I have used the AS5040 in a couple of projects and they work great. See a crummy iphone image for details. Unfortunately they won't let me post the .pdf of the schematic.
As you say there us alot of other value added to the services they provide. There bob's are hard to beat when design time is critical.
Ps I finally am using those TPS63001's. Great little chips for li-ion projects.
John, thanks for the code. Nice trick on the ring and text option. I am looking to do a simple tracker for when I am on my motorcycle and my wife wants to know where I am. Your code will come in very handy!