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Re: m4
alex_m1   4/19/2014 8:31:29 PM
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@max: the 8 bit version is a great find. Those mcu's are wild bastards.

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Re: You could be better off driving the display with FPGA
Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 4:53:08 PM
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@Betajet: For a quick overview of some of the things that you can do with PSoC 4/5LP, I recommend element14's...

Wonderful info -- thanks for sharing.

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Re: m4
Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 4:52:02 PM
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@alex_m1: ...The cortex-m4 can handle this task...

Very interesting -- and after watching that I saw this one with an 8-bit machine running at only 8MHz...:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCmaOb-VAEo

My cup runneth over!!!

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m4
alex_m1   4/19/2014 4:35:26 PM
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Max , according to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOnGcX9Y02Q

The cortex-m4 can handle this task. Probably it's the cheapest way - outside of i/o extenders and a small analog front end if needed , you can a decent m4 for $4 or maybe less.

I believe the teensy-3 is arduino running on a cortex m4. There also a few mbed chips that run on a m4 and are similarly simple. 

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Re: You could be better off driving the display with FPGA
betajet   4/19/2014 3:11:59 PM
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PSoC is amazingly versatile.  I'm most familiar with the PSoC 4 and especially 5LP: those are the parts with ARM Cortex-M0/M3 CPUs.  For a quick overview of some of the things that you can do with PSoC 4/5LP, I recommend element14's 100 Projects in 100 Days.

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Re: Version 2?
Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 2:34:34 PM
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@Duane: Here's something you might want to consider for the next version of your display...

That's amazing -- fingers crossed that I don't inadvertantly get a similar effect with the one I'm currently building LOL.

 

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Re: You could be better off driving the display with FPGA
Max The Magnificent   4/19/2014 2:31:12 PM
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@gaganluthra: ...here's an example of how to run the popular WS2811 LEDs completely on the programmable logic hardware of the PSoC...

I've never actually used a PSoC... but you make a compelling argument...

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Version 2?
Duane Benson   4/19/2014 1:25:30 PM
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Max - Here's something you might want to consider for the next version of your display:


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Re: You could be better off driving the display with FPGA
gaganluthra   4/18/2014 6:11:43 PM
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A PSoC 5LP would be a suitable choice -

 

here's an example of how to run the popular WS2811 LEDs completely on the programmable logic hardware of the PSoC.

 

http://www.element14.com/community/thread/27131/l/psoc-4-pioneer-kit-community-project100-psoc-4-times-square-led-billboard

 

The part also has a couple different ADCs, Op-Amps and Comparators for all your analog front end design.

 

and of course, the Cortex-M3 for processing your data

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Re: UI/Information Display
Max The Magnificent   4/18/2014 5:11:40 PM
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@GSKrasle: Or how about this...

The world is indeed our lobster (or crustacean of our choice)

Watch this space for Part 4 next week...

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