I have built a gate controller for a company using a rabbit. I think it
was the 2300. It has been about three years so all of this is from
It was very fast to get your first code in and running on the processor.
The test, debug, recompile cycle is pretty good, so you can make fixes
to your code quickly.
There are versions with ethernet that are plug compatible with the ones
that don't have ethernet. (This is why I used it for the gate
The documentation is pretty good.
Lots of memory. You normally don't have to worry about running out and
writing space efficient code to cram in 16K or 64K.
Their Dynamic C is not ANSI C. There is no ANSI C for this. But the
differences are not hard to learn.
The processor is an custom upgrade of the Z180, not something you will
run into very often anymore. They are the only ones that make it.
I would rate it as a medium speed processor. It is much faster than any
basic or java chips. Not as fast as the ARM or Coldfire.
I do not know what your goals are. If I were to start with a Rabbit
again I would probably use the slightly more expensive modules based on
the Rabbit3000 rather than the Rabbit2000. But the price for the deal
you saw was pretty good.
On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 23:14 -0700, Charles Holzschuh wrote:
> Hi all, I recently noticed an ad in Nuts & Volts July
> 2005 page 69. The ad is for a Rabbit RCM2300. It
> claims to have 256K of Flash, 128K of SRAM, 29 I/O
> pins, and a complete development system (not a trail
> version). The kit sells for 79.00 (was 199.00). Does
> anyone have any experience with these? Is there
> something wrong with these things I an not seeing?
> Thanks for you help again.
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