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Max The Magnificent
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Scorpions, poisonous centipedes, and black widows, Oh My!
Max The Magnificent   9/26/2013 5:33:28 PM
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@William: "When we were not dealing with scorpions, poisonous centipedes, black widows, or the occasional side-winder that would crawl into our lab..."

If only I had a coconut for every time someone had moaned to me about this sort of thing... :-)

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Re: Scorpions, poisonous centipedes, and black widows, Oh My!
BillWM   9/26/2013 5:47:18 PM
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Once we even lost every computer in the building due to a lightning strike -- talk about a Jynx hanging over a plant.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Scorpions, poisonous centipedes, and black widows, Oh My!
Max The Magnificent   9/26/2013 5:49:41 PM
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#BillWM: ...talk about a Jynx hanging over a plant.

What? You had jynxs AND scorpions? LOL

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Nexus 5001
mike_eager   10/2/2013 5:39:49 PM
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JTAG is old, slow, and intrusive.  It isn't the only way to debug embedded processors.  Nexus 5001 (http://www.nexus5001.org/) defines several levels of debug support, including JTAG.  For one implementation, see http://www.ip-extreme.com/IP/nexus_5001.shtml.

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Re: Nexus 5001
BillWM   10/2/2013 6:24:50 PM
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Right now I am experimenting with the Nexus debug in the openmsp430 core -- in this implementation the Debugger connects to GDB via Serial/I2C -- I am at the point where I am building a little debug stick from an ICEStick from Lattice to support this effort --  The openmsp430 is presently in a Spartan 6 LX-16 --

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