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Looking for a low cost solution

Started by Miki March 9, 2005
Hello All,

I'm *very* new to embedded systems, please be patient.

I'm looking for a low cost solution for two things:
1. Small display (8cmX13cm). Does not need to be high speed - it'll
show only
   pictures. Also there is no need for user feedback (touch screen).
2. Minimal system on a chip - CPU (16bit), Memory (~4k) and connection
to flash 
   memory card and UART input/output.

Thanks.
Miki



Miki wrote:

>I'm looking for a low cost solution
You need to define "low cost." At Boeing a thousand dollars is low cost, but down the street at Mattel five cents is too expensive.
Hello Miki,

> 1. Small display (8cmX13cm). Does not need to be high speed - it'll > show only > pictures. Also there is no need for user feedback (touch screen).
8cm by 13cm isn't small. How much interaction will there be between MCU and screen controller?
> 2. Minimal system on a chip - CPU (16bit), Memory (~4k) and connection > to flash > memory card and UART input/output.
Reading a flash card through an MCU won't be very fast. Depending on how often you have to transfer images and the size of the memory on the display controller this might be better suited for a PC104 architecture. Regards, Joerg http://www.analogconsultants.com