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Posted on Jul 1 at 7:26am by tjburke
Hi Max, Back in the dark ages (1990/91 timeframe) I had the opportunity to design an ASIC. At that time the existing FPGAs were not big enough or fast enough to handle what I needed to do so I got to dip my toe into ASICs. This was before HDLs were ...
Posted on Jun 29 at 8:44am by Ian Johns
Regarding the code snippet shown above for a method of debouncing, I appreciate it is just a prototype of actual usable code, but there is a subtle flaw which needs to be addressed. I came across this problem in my last project where I was using Visual Basic under Windows ...
Posted on Jun 27 at 11:13pm by ericwertz
There's lots more about this on Dave Jones' (in)famous EEVblog -- he's been digging into these for probably close to a year now.
Posted on Jun 24 at 10:44pm by Brane212
BTW2: A cole cents for micro is not unheard of. I think some big players have itnrduced a few names in that price bracket, but that was for high-volume orders. Only substatnial change here is that this one serves hign-volumes in CHina, but would like to expand into the world, ...
Posted on Jun 24 at 10:00pm by Brane212
BTW, they have interesti8ng small FLASH-based 4-"core" parts in the catalogue, but not yet on the webpage. It seems they are to be presented soon...
Posted on Jun 24 at 9:03pm by Brane212
@celsokenm: Creepy ? No - it's great. I was waiting for somethingn like this for a long time. Cores ( at least 8-bit ones AFAICT) are trimed-down cross between PIC and 6502. It makes perfect sense to have many of them, most of them running small loops - tasklets. This makes it possible ...
Posted on Jun 24 at 1:05pm by jimbrake
With a builtin 1% oscillator it's cheaper and more accurate than a 555 timer.
Posted on Jun 24 at 12:31pm by celsokenm
Weirder yet are the parts that start with 2xx, they are dual core microcontrollers, running on the same memory on different phases. Creepy!
Posted on Jun 24 at 7:03am by static75
What is the advantage of this contactor over a Gigavac GV240 or HX241?
Posted on Jun 23 at 10:57am by Max Maxfield
That's not a problem -- we'll just use smaller atoms -- you see, I'm a problem solver :-)
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