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  • Dong Yun Jiang
    I have a ARM+DSP desktop industry robot control system. ... From: rtstofer To: Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 28, 2005
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      I have a ARM+DSP desktop industry robot control system.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "rtstofer" <rstofer@...>
      To: <sfrsa@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:30 AM
      Subject: [rsa] Re: MAVRIC board


      >
      > Very nice! Now I have to find a project for the one I have and the
      > one I want!
      >
      > I'll be in touch...
      >
      > --- In sfrsa@yahoogroups.com, Brian Dean <bsd@b...> wrote:
      >>
      >> [ Subject changed so as not to hijack the Gumstix thread. ]
      >>
      >> On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 11:47:20PM -0000, rtstofer wrote:
      >>
      >> > I'm looking for a project for that board. I really like the
      >> > expanded memory and the peripherals. That board is capable of
      > very
      >> > extensive projects. In my view the JTAG interface is the hot
      > setup.
      >> > I really like source level debugging with AVR Studio 4.
      >>
      >> The JTAG interface is very nice, but I must admit that it's a
      > little
      >> surreal single-stepping through the MAVRIC code while on my MacOS X
      >> system using GNU GDB. I'm used to only having that capability
      > under
      >> Unix.
      >>
      >> BTW, I've got a new revision of the MAVRIC coming out soon. The
      > main
      >> hold-up right now is that I've got a slew of other projects
      > demanding
      >> my attention and I just haven't had a chance to take good photos
      > and
      >> update the web site. For a preliminary look, see here:
      >>
      >> http://www.bdmicro.com/mav1b/
      >>
      >> New on this revision is the low-dropout regulator and the RS485
      >> network interface. Also, this is an ultra-stable 4-layer board
      > with
      >> massive ground and power planes. Not that there was ever a problem
      >> with the first revision MAVRIC board, but this board is even
      > better.
      >>
      >> I kept the footprint the same however there's a slight pinout
      > change
      >> and the optional RTC crystal driving timer 0 is gone (those pins
      > now
      >> control the RS485 interface). However, like the original MAVRIC it
      >> incorporates the Dallas DS1307 serial I2C real time clock chip for
      >> time keeping as well as 32K of serial I2C eeprom for extra
      >> non-volatile storage. All other features are the same as on the
      >> original MAVRIC.
      >>
      >> > By the way, thanks for publishing the info on linking the
      > external
      >> > RAM.
      >>
      >> As a controller board, I just couldn't imagine not including the
      > full
      >> schematics. I remember the days when many many products used to
      >> actually come with schematics. If you get into a pickle, the
      >> schematics can save your bacon.
      >>
      >> -Brian
      >> --
      >> Brian Dean
      >> ATmega128 based MAVRIC controllers
      >> http://www.bdmicro.com/
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > SF robot meetings are at 7PM on the first Wednesday of the month at SFSU's Science bldg - 1600 Holloway, room SCI 256.
      >
      > http://www.robotics-society.org/images/sfsu_map.gif
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
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