[time-nuts] I want a good micro-controller

Bob Paddock bob.paddock at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 20:06:47 EDT 2008

> any ARM7 outperforms the best PIC in price and performance :)


Get them from DigiKey, $149.


"The USB-powered Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single board

computer utilizing Texas Instruments' OMAP3530 [ARM] application processor

that unleashes laptop-like performance and

expansion without the bulk, expense, or noise of typical desktop machines.

Beagle Board is based on an OMAP3530 application processor featuring
an ARM(R) Cortex™-A8 running at up to 600MHz and delivering over 1,200
Dhrystone MIPS of performance via superscalar operation with highly
accurate branch prediction and 256KB of L2 cache.  Focal to Beagle
Board experience is the high-speed USB 2.0 on-the-go (OTG) port that
can be utilized to provide power to the board or to deliver highly
flexible expansion.  Standard PC peripherals can be connected to
Beagle Board using the USB with a mini-A to standard-A cable adapter,
DVI-D using an HDMI to DVI-D adapter, or through the MMC/SD/SDIO
connector enabling a complete desktop experience."


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