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Stan671
04-29-2006, 09:08 AM
Electronic Design, "The Authority on Emerging Technologies for Design Solutions", has a·nice little article about the Propeller that includes a great block diagram of the chip:

http://www.elecdesign.com/Files/29/12235/Figure_01.gif

For the full article, click here:
http://www.elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=12235


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Stan Dobrowski

Sterling
04-29-2006, 03:44 PM
How come the article's table says "Starting at $11.25"?

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
04-29-2006, 04:19 PM
Because that's the 10,000+ unit price: www.parallax.com/detail.asp?product_id=p8x32a-d40 (http://www.parallax.com/detail.asp?product_id=p8x32a-d40)

Gadgetman
04-29-2006, 04:19 PM
That's the price if you buy them by the cartload, so that IS the lowest price. No need to mention that the price for just one is $25, is there?

And as the site seems to cater to professionals, the price for one chip really isn't what they care about.

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Tracy Allen
06-15-2006, 01:42 AM
Electronic design has an article this month by Embedded Systems editor William Wong, starting off with a reference to Propeller.

www.elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=12692 (http://www.elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=12692)

This time the subject is a 24 core multiprocessor from a company www.intellasys.net/ (http://www.intellasys.net/) whose technology guru is Chuck Moore, the originator of the Forth language (a very clever guy). It is interesting to compare and contrast. This is an array of 24 core processors, with no central memory, but with communication beteen nearest neighbor cores through mutual buffer locations. It is of course programmed in Forth, highly stack oriented, and each core contains 512 words (18 bit) of RAM, 512 words of ROM with useful routines, and lots of interface (144 ball BGA).

I'm not suggesting that anyone switch from Propeller! Far from it. It is just good that the rationale for this class of multi-processing is generally appreciated. Here is the original Propeller article:
www.elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=12235 (http://www.elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=12235)

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Tracy Allen
www.emesystems.com (http://www.emesystems.com)

Phillip Y.
06-15-2006, 02:15 PM
www.intellasys.net (http://www.intellasys.net) is part of the TPL group.
They look like serious patent miners "·Ideas made profitable" .
"Virtually every product manufactured today utilizing microprocessors or embedded processors will require an MMP Portfolio license.
The Portfolio covers microprocessors and the Systems containing microprocessors."
For details see'
http://www.tplgroup.net/patents/index.php

Yuk.

Phillip Y.