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Azur Electronics

This project work covers the period since 2006.  A lot of progress has been made, but as this is a part-time hobby it does cause delays.  Plus I was building a house for the 3 years 2011-14, so my time was very limited.

Currently my projects consist of: designing some new products; evaluating and repairing recently purchased test equipment; plus some areas of research where my knowledge is limited.  Also there are various other tasks that need some work.

A major challenge for me was to understand what was involved in three areas of electronic measurement: Logic Analysers; Network Analysers; and Spectrum Analysers.  I had limited previous experience in some of these areas, so I set myself a very demanding goal, especially in terms of extended frequencies up to microwave.  My objective was to acquire the necessary equipment, understand the technology, and to build fully functional test systems up to 18GHz.  The results of all this work are explained in Operating Information.  This project was completed in 2019 after some 14 years of work!

One of my new designs required microprocessor control, implementing this in 74 series logic would have been far too convoluted.  This used Microchip PICs (Peripheral Interface Controllers) and C Programming, which proved to be a BIG learning curve! Successfully completed and an excellent introduction to the benefits of PICs.

Now I can concentrate some new design projects.