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TonyTib
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Re: Maxim Pmods
TonyTib   11/21/2013 12:39:51 PM
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The Digilent list is much longer than Maxim's, and includes such tasty items as a dual 12-bit 1MSPS ADC ($35) and a 4 channel 4.8KSPS 24-bit ADC ($35).

There are quite a number of other sensor systems, including TinkerKit, Grove, Gadgetter, Phidgets, and UEXT.  Sometime I'll write a blog post on them, because each has its own niche.  For example, Pmod has much better ADCs, but is typically more expensive than Grove.

Crusty1
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Re: Maxim Pmods
Crusty1   11/21/2013 9:07:12 AM
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@Salbayeng: This make a lot of sense to use this plugin footprint of the Pmod as astandard for your test equipment for small runs. It might even turn out that the boards you make for testing your small production runs, would be useful to others.

I see no reason why a Pmod should not be programmable in it's own right. Something like an 8 bit uP could be reprogrammed via I2C, SPI, or even it's own port on a Pmod footprint board.

I will be interested to see where you go with this?

salbayeng
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Re: Maxim Pmods
salbayeng   11/21/2013 8:00:27 AM
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@Crusty1 .

I've been wanting to make some of my own plug n play modules (like the PMOD's) for automatic testers for small production runs, I've been looking for a standard that others use, and PMOD might just work out.

I can just grab off the shelf ADC and DAC's and  all I then need to make are relay boards and dummy loads. All at a cost point where you could make dedicated test stands for each product you are testing. 

Crusty1
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Re: Maxim Pmods
Crusty1   11/21/2013 4:53:21 AM
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@salbayeng: These Pmods have also been adopted for use with Lattice FPGA development boards, so they can get double the use in development, which means they go further on pocket money accounts.

salbayeng
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Re: Maxim Pmods
salbayeng   11/21/2013 4:35:58 AM
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The Pmods are neat, they must have been hiding under a bushel somewhere!

And you could use them with any other development system with simple adapters.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Maxim Pmods
Max The Magnificent   11/20/2013 5:01:39 PM
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@Tony Tib: Here's a link to the Maxim Pmods I found by accident...

Considering the fact that their Pmod modules are so tasty, it's amazing they are so difficult to find on the Maxim site. If you do find the TI page, please share it with the rest of us :-)

TonyTib
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Maxim Pmods
TonyTib   11/20/2013 4:15:02 PM
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Here's a link to the Maxim Pmods I found by accident; Maxim page is here.  I still can't find any TI Pmods (other than the Digilent Pmod BoosterPack for Launchpads)

rhusain0
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wifi more important than faster cpu
rhusain0   11/13/2013 5:48:30 PM
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An inexpensive arduino w wifi or pi w integral wifi is is better than more cpu or ram. In fact I think the ultra cheap chinese Tablets which have android and wifi and usb for io and a nice battery. I think the cheap chinese tablet trumps a pi since they are available sometimes for under 50.

hamster_nz
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I like mine!
hamster_nz   11/12/2013 7:05:59 PM
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I think that my ChipKit Uno32 is far better hardware than Arduino, however with an Arduino you can find a library for almost anything!

 

David Ashton
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Re: Real men work with their ARMs (sometimes their THUMBs).
David Ashton   11/7/2013 10:13:41 PM
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@Antedeluvan....just the thing for the engineer who has everything :-)

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