If you set up RDFAST or WRFAST, you can move data between cog and hub with a single instruction for each long. With the streamer, you can move data between pins and hub. And there are those SETQ/SETQ2-RDLONG/WRLONG combos that can move longs between cog/lut and hub on every clock.
I have been on hiatus. We finally sold a building that stored some medical equipment, which left me packing and then driving a uhaul truck to Las Vegas.
Just before leaving I destroyed one of my P123 boards, and just after arriving I think I have found a use for Parallax's remaining stock:)
So if you guys are thinking of ordering another P123, get to it before they are gone:)
BUT THAT'S NOT THE PURPOSE OF THIS THREAD>
My understanding is that the streamer can be used to transfer pin states to Hub Ram at a given frequency... I don't know how many pins or how to go about setting it up.
Having watched Chip work, I suspect I can transfer any number of pins, and I suspect that they should be consecutive, but I don't really know. If we can use the streamer in this way then I would like to fiddle with it to see if I can use it to improve the bandwidth for
image acquisition.... and then I think I might look seriously at building some cameras.
If you (or someone other than Chip) could spend a few minutes and code an 8-bit sample, I would deeply appreciate it.