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Alternative for Silabs (cygnal)

Started by Unknown January 10, 2005
Hi all,

Is there a good alternative for the cygnal processors?
- In System Programmable
- In Application Programmable
- Small packages (footprints) available (like the MLP11)
- Not to expansive development tools
- Wide range family
- Cheap (cheaper then the silabs)
- Reliable (not the same flash problems as the Silabs)
- It don't have to be 8051 cores.

Regards
Gerard






StackTools schrieb:

> Is there a good alternative for the cygnal processors? > - In System Programmable > - In Application Programmable > - Small packages (footprints) available (like the MLP11) > - Not to expansive development tools > - Wide range family > - Cheap (cheaper then the silabs) > - Reliable (not the same flash problems as the Silabs) > - It don't have to be 8051 cores.
Look at the LPC900 family from Philips, Atmel's AVR, or MSP430 from TI. -- Dipl.-Ing. Tilmann Reh Autometer GmbH Siegen - Elektronik nach Ma�. http://www.autometer.de
Tilmann Reh wrote:

> StackTools schrieb: > > >>Is there a good alternative for the cygnal processors? >>- In System Programmable >>- In Application Programmable >>- Small packages (footprints) available (like the MLP11) >>- Not to expansive development tools >>- Wide range family >>- Cheap (cheaper then the silabs) >>- Reliable (not the same flash problems as the Silabs)
??
>>- It don't have to be 8051 cores. > > > Look at the LPC900 family from Philips, Atmel's AVR, or MSP430 from TI.
Philips have a MLP11 sized package on their road map (LPC910x), the other two do not, AFAIK. Philips also lack the on chip debug, but they have lower speed/lower Analog performance, and thus also lower prices. -jg
On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:28:43 +1300, Jim Granville wrote:

> Tilmann Reh wrote: > >> StackTools schrieb: >> >> >>>Is there a good alternative for the cygnal processors? >>>- In System Programmable >>>- In Application Programmable >>>- Small packages (footprints) available (like the MLP11) >>>- Not to expansive development tools >>>- Wide range family >>>- Cheap (cheaper then the silabs) >>>- Reliable (not the same flash problems as the Silabs) > > ?? > >>>- It don't have to be 8051 cores. >> >> >> Look at the LPC900 family from Philips, Atmel's AVR, or MSP430 from TI. > > Philips have a MLP11 sized package on their road map (LPC910x), the > other two do not, AFAIK. > Philips also lack the on chip debug, but they have lower speed/lower > Analog performance, and thus also lower prices. > -jg
I use SiLabs SOC devices because I need the high resolution analog peripherals. Haven't found anything else that will cut it. Unfortunately, the analog performance comes with a hefty power hit... Bob
StackTools wrote:
> Hi all, > > Is there a good alternative for the cygnal processors? > - In System Programmable > - In Application Programmable > - Small packages (footprints) available (like the MLP11) > - Not to expansive development tools > - Wide range family > - Cheap (cheaper then the silabs) > - Reliable (not the same flash problems as the Silabs) > - It don't have to be 8051 cores. > > Regards > Gerard
Look at the ADuC8xx series from Analog Devices. Like all they have their pros and cons. Some have multiple channels of 12/16/24 bit ADC and 12 bit DAC. 8051/8052 cores, 64K Flash, 4K EEPROM, 2K RAM. All the usual peripherals. Cheap eval kits. Scott
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> Hi all, > > Is there a good alternative for the cygnal processors? > - In System Programmable > - In Application Programmable > - Small packages (footprints) available (like the MLP11) > - Not to expansive development tools > - Wide range family > - Cheap (cheaper then the silabs) > - Reliable (not the same flash problems as the Silabs) > - It don't have to be 8051 cores. > > Regards > Gerard >
Smallest package anyone can get with an AVR is the ATtiny13 in a 4 x 4 mm but this is not ready for production by far. -- Best Regards Ulf at atmel dot com These comments are intended to be my own opinion and they may, or may not be shared by my employer, Atmel Sweden.

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