[Noisebridge-discuss] [dorkbotsf-blabber] MCU > 80MHz, low pincount, power saving?

Joe Grand joe at joegrand.com
Fri Nov 11 15:28:10 PST 2011

Check out Parallax's Propeller. May be too expensive depending on what you're doing, but it meets the specs (except DMA):


I used one in my Laser Range Finder (http://www.grandideastudio.com/portfolio/laser-range-finder/)  It was a bit of a learning curve, but ultimately very powerful and cool. 


On Nov 11, 2011, at 2:49 PM, Anders Nelson wrote:

> Hey all,
> I'm looking for the fastest MCU I can find that has the following characteristics:
> -low pincount (64 pins or less)
> -super fast (>80MHz)
> -3 SPI ports
> -high current GPIO (25mA)
> -DMA
> -low power (within 100mA at speed)
> An FPGA would be the easy choice but I just don't think I can find one at an MCU price... Or does someone know of very low-cost FPGAs within which I can implement like 512 counters between 8 and 16 bits in width?
> =D
> --
> Anders Nelson
> +1 (517) 775-6129
> www.erogear.com

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