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Aeroengineer
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Very Neat Device
Aeroengineer   2/13/2014 10:47:55 PM
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Max, Thanks for sharing this. It seams like a very interesting device that could find a lot of uses. I will have to take a closer look at it.

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Re: Very Neat Device
Max The Magnificent   2/14/2014 11:11:02 AM
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@aeroengineer: It seams like a very interesting device that could find a lot of uses. I will have to take a closer look at it.

These really are rather tasty for gathering "glue logic" and stuff together -- check out my blogs on the GPAK1 and 2 devices (linked to at the beginning of this blog) to get a better idea as to what thsi is all about.

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Re: Very Neat Device
Robotics Developer   2/14/2014 6:10:55 PM
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Well, now I just have to have some of these and at a 10 part minimal order how can you go wrong!  Thanks Max for letting us know..

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Re: Very Neat Device
Max The Magnificent   2/14/2014 6:18:06 PM
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@Robotics Developer ...at a 10 part minimal order how can you go wrong!

I agree -- that development board is also pretty cool (I think it was $59) -- you can drop one of these SMT chips into the carrier on the board and close the lid to bring it into contact with its pads -- then you can upload your design and appply real-world analog and digital stimulus (from the GUI on your PC) and verify your design works in a real-world part -- check out my original blogs (links at the top of this column) to learn more about this from when I was playing with the GPAK1 and GPAK2 devices.

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Re: Very Neat Device
Robotics Developer   2/14/2014 6:20:10 PM
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Having the Dev board will be a major help!  I have a few projects that I want to get to but having these may just make them work awesome.  Thanks for the articles on these new devices.  Keep up the good work.

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Battery Charger Example
DrFPGA   2/15/2014 1:27:08 PM
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There is a nice example application posted on their web site that illustrates the power of the  GPAK2 device. Lots of functions in a small package.

http://www.silego.com/support.html 

 

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Si Lego
DrFPGA   2/15/2014 1:29:03 PM
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Took me a second look to see Silicon Lego in their name. Very cute. Hope they can stay away from the lego legal legion...

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Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 6:02:35 PM
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@DrFPGA: Hope they can stay away from the lego legal legion...

Shhhhh!!!

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Re: Battery Charger Example
Max The Magnificent   2/28/2014 6:04:26 PM
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@DrFPGA: ...illustrates the power of the  GPAK2 device...

I really do think these devices are very clever -- they've calved out a unique little niche and are happily selling hundreds of millions of units -- also they are really nice folks -- I hope they do really well.

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