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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    Heater

    Yes the BS2 line is a relic today. But Parallax let it happen because certain people didn't want to use COTS micros so Banzai with his Arduino stepped in and took over the hobbyist and...
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    Heater

    The BS2 line is based on Microchip mcu's yet they are the prime money maker for Parallax. They could have easily upgraded the BasicStamp line to the LPC1114 or PIC32 and kept the product...
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    If you look at Freescale's eTPU microengine it's not anything like the LowRisc proposed minion processor.. In some respects they are reminiscent of Chip's cogs with a hardware task scheduler and...
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    My bet is that LowRisc designers are expecting the "minion processors" to do the bit banging and grunt work the way the PRU's on the SITARA's and TPU's on the MC68332's(and now PPC's) handle it.
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    Re: NXP & Freescale to merge

    Actually when Freescale was Motorola they did give out free samples of some of their more expensive microprocessors at the time. You just had to call their FAE and ask nicely.

    Still, if a person...
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    The PIC32MX170F256 would make a great BS3, especially with a compiled BASIC, don't know about it emulating a Prop though.
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    Re: Prop-2 Release Date and Price

    Arduino didn't succeed just because it used Open Source software - It was a factor but there was more to it than that...

    1) The software was free and modifiable..
    2) Open board design and copying...
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    Re: Prop-2 Release Date and Price

    Tubular

    The GadgetFactory is already way ahead of them. They already adopted the Arduino IDE to work with Xilinx FPGA. The results look pretty good, And their boards aren't much more than a...
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    Re: Prop-2 Release Date and Price

    With a competent design team it wouldn't have taken 8 + years. Nor would they have naive enough to take input from a bunch of hobbyists as to what to include in the design the P-2 which then imploded...
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    Re: What do you think of the Make movement?

    I think the Maker movement is a good thing because it's about the only way a lot of youngsters will learn how to do anything with their hands since schools have done away with shop classes. Which has...
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    Re: Prop-2 Release Date and Price

    FPGA image in late 2015 and silicon in late 2016, provided the shuttle runs are successful.
  12. Re: BOM ideas for a combined P1 and P1V Development Module

    I can't see a market for this outside of fat wallet beta testers collecting FPGA boards that will be going on ebay as soon as the P-2 becomes silicon.

    Personally I've been burned on 3rd party FPGA...
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    Heater

    But how many hobbyists and commercial apps really need the hard core real-time determinacy that you write about? The Arduino folks have done quite well without the Prop. Same with the...
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    [chatter] Re: Create Your Own Drone "No Fly Zone"

    I still wish it wouldn't come to this, the old school RC flyers would never be this annoying.They were a much more mature and responsible group than the droners who respect nothing.
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    The P-2 isn't a 1600 MIPS machine unless you're doing marketing speak. Not unless Chip has found a way to run a highly parallelized app over all 16 with no performance hit.

    MIPS wise I'll wait...
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    [chatter] Re: Roomba Robot Rage

    We got rid of ours, the thing is not only intrusive, it's for the terminally lazy who can't be bothered to get off their duff for 5-10 minutes and do a bit of vacuuming.
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    Re: Is it time to re-examine the P2 requirements ???

    The RPI-2 isn't a microcontroller and shouldn't be compared to the P-2. The P-2 is what you should be bolting on to a RPi-2. Sure it's way faster than a P-2, but clock speed isn't everything....
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    Re: Prop2 Development Update

    Just hedge your efforts. If that means using a PIC in the interim then do it.

    The design attempts have been going on for six years plus now with no end in sight.

    Over the decades I learned one...
  19. Thread: Propeller OS?

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    Re: Propeller OS?

    Got to agree CPM was a OS, even though some look down their noses at it as junk. At the time people ran their businesses with it. Heck CPM - the 68K variant became the basis for Atari ST OS and still...
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    Re: An Alternative P2 Design Discussion

    Instead of asking Parallax and Chip to indulge your pet ideas with their time and money which seems rather crass, why not simply implement them in Verilog and test them out. Look, Parallax has...
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    Re: An Alternative P2 Design Discussion

    Cluso99

    There is nothing stopping you or anyone else from prototyping a new design in verilog. You don't need Chip or Parallax. Just use the P1 verilog code as a baseline and work out from there....
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    You don't need much in the way of math and science to do repairs or building things.

    Part of the problem is electronics infesting all sorts of consumer devices making them disposable or too...
  23. Re: Mach 5 Future Jet Can Fly Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

    Setbacks are common on the bleeding edge of aerospace, expect more of them and more deaths. There was a reason that governments used to bankroll these programs.

    However Sabre engine(if it ever...
  24. Re: Mach 5 Future Jet Can Fly Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

    It's all theory right and marketing hype now, it will take 5+ years just to develop a prototype engine(provided they have a team that is already experienced designing bleeding edge propulsion...
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    Re: Windows update from FTDI killing clone chips.

    You miss the point JMG.

    That software was meant for real FTDI devices, not a cheap knock-off micro masquerading as one pf FTDI's and sold by thieves to greedy little people in the West. If the...
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