So I know the SX is EOL, but parallax still has tons in stock.. the javlin stamp has kind of interested me as a way of learning java. but im always on the lookout for cheap fast single core micros with decent i/o and the bare SX chip seems to fit the bill, kind of sucks im just now hearing about it at it EOL, parallax still has plenty in stock though..
I have three questions, Is the SX close to a PIC, is it 100% itws own IP like the propeller what is it. This question may seem vague obviously its a micro controller but i mean i figured out through some research that parallax only rebrands the chips. I gues what i want to know is why sx over PIC or AVR?
If I were to lay out an SX based board i.e. not javlin, or bs2sx. What are the main programming options available to me, that are free, other than asm? Does SX intruction set bear a resemblance to any other micros instruction set?
And lastly parallax never has SX keys in stock, im guessing because its EOL
is there another way to program SX chips?