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Looking for a embedded system with A/D digital I/O and Ethernet

Started by Unknown September 7, 2005
I would like a turnkey board with development in C, 4+ A/D inputs with at
least 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs.

So far I have found the Rabbit 3400 for be the closest fit. Are there any
others out there? I find the Rabbit a little hokey with is extended memory
architecture. It reminds me of EMM on a XT style PC. I have experience with
a embedded PCs on 386/486 as well as some Windows programming so a system
with an Intel 386 type processer would be ideal. I know I could use a PC
however it is a little bigger that I would like to use and it takes too much
power to run. I am dating myself but I long time ago I did do Z80 assembly
so the Rabbit is familier to me as well.

Thanks,

cel

p.s Reply to the group or carbuyer888@yahoo.com.


cel@nospam.net wrote:
> I know I could use a PC > however it is a little bigger that I would like to use and it takes too much > power to run. I am dating myself but I long time ago I did do Z80 assembly > so the Rabbit is familier to me as well.
Did you have a look at the VIA boards ? http://www.mini-itx.com/ With Win2k loaded it takes 34W idle, with a linux, it takes 8W, including harddisk. The idle process of Win2k is less than optimal it appears. There is embedded XP that is said to have solved this problem though. Rene -- Ing.Buero R.Tschaggelar - http://www.ibrtses.com & commercial newsgroups - http://www.talkto.net
Take a look at the Netburner MOD5282
http://www.netburner.com/products/processors/Mod5282.htm




Paul


On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:14:47 -0700, <cel@nospam.net> wrote:

>I would like a turnkey board with development in C, 4+ A/D inputs with at >least 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs. > >So far I have found the Rabbit 3400 for be the closest fit. Are there any >others out there? I find the Rabbit a little hokey with is extended memory >architecture. It reminds me of EMM on a XT style PC. I have experience with >a embedded PCs on 386/486 as well as some Windows programming so a system >with an Intel 386 type processer would be ideal. I know I could use a PC >however it is a little bigger that I would like to use and it takes too much >power to run. I am dating myself but I long time ago I did do Z80 assembly >so the Rabbit is familier to me as well. > >Thanks, > >cel > >p.s Reply to the group or carbuyer888@yahoo.com. >
>So far I have found the Rabbit 3400 for be the closest fit. Are there any >others out there? I find the Rabbit a little hokey with is extended memory >architecture. It reminds me of EMM on a XT style PC. I have experience with
Look at the C-Compiler from Softtools (WinIDE Software for Rabbit http://www.rabbittools.com/ ) which manages to hide all of this extended memory stuff fiddling you are faced with when using Dynamic C. Apart from this obvious advantage, the compiler is also fully ansi-c complying. HTH Markus
Hello, take a look to www.olimex.cl

cel@nospam.net wrote:
> I would like a turnkey board with development in C, 4+ A/D inputs with at > least 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs. > > So far I have found the Rabbit 3400 for be the closest fit. Are there any > others out there? I find the Rabbit a little hokey with is extended memory > architecture. It reminds me of EMM on a XT style PC. I have experience with > a embedded PCs on 386/486 as well as some Windows programming so a system > with an Intel 386 type processer would be ideal. I know I could use a PC > however it is a little bigger that I would like to use and it takes too much > power to run. I am dating myself but I long time ago I did do Z80 assembly > so the Rabbit is familier to me as well. > > Thanks, > > cel > > p.s Reply to the group or carbuyer888@yahoo.com.
http://www.stacktools.com/page/cdir.c?dir=ucmodules/ST2011


<cel@nospam.net> wrote in message news:kMmdnbJJTYMc6oPeRVn-jg@comcast.com...
>I would like a turnkey board with development in C, 4+ A/D inputs with at > least 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs. > > So far I have found the Rabbit 3400 for be the closest fit. Are there any > others out there? I find the Rabbit a little hokey with is extended memory > architecture. It reminds me of EMM on a XT style PC. I have experience > with > a embedded PCs on 386/486 as well as some Windows programming so a system > with an Intel 386 type processer would be ideal. I know I could use a PC > however it is a little bigger that I would like to use and it takes too > much > power to run. I am dating myself but I long time ago I did do Z80 assembly > so the Rabbit is familier to me as well. > > Thanks, > > cel > > p.s Reply to the group or carbuyer888@yahoo.com. > >
A thanks to all who have replied. I lot of good choice that I didn't know
about. I am leaning toward the Netburner MOD5282 because it has what I need
without adding much extra circuitry. Like A/D without adding sample and hold
logic. I like the fact that it has a lot of RAM for ease of expansion, if I
need it, and in kit form it doesn't cost anymore that the Rabbit. Is the
Netburner development software included in the kit any good?

One problem with the Netburner solution is that licensing could be an issue
depending on volumes. But since I am planning this project for personel use
and have low volume requirement it won't be an issue. It in the future I
want to increase the volume with a commercial product I may have to port to
another Coldfire board.

The VIA solution would required adding more hardware although it's x86
processor is a plus. It is nice to know that there are better compliers for
the Rabbit but I have read on web that others are running into memory limits
when adding TCP. Olimex seem interesting, but it is not in the US and I
cannot understand all of the webpage. Also how would I get support. The
st2001 seem to fit the bill, but the website doesn't have detailed online
information and the onboard RAM is very small. If the pricing is much better
than the Netburner (~$400) and I could find more documentation the st2001
may be an option. I like the small form factor.

cel



<cel@nospam.net> wrote in message news:kMmdnbJJTYMc6oPeRVn-jg@comcast.com...
> I would like a turnkey board with development in C, 4+ A/D inputs with at > least 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs. > > So far I have found the Rabbit 3400 for be the closest fit. Are there any > others out there? I find the Rabbit a little hokey with is extended memory > architecture. It reminds me of EMM on a XT style PC. I have experience
with
> a embedded PCs on 386/486 as well as some Windows programming so a system > with an Intel 386 type processer would be ideal. I know I could use a PC > however it is a little bigger that I would like to use and it takes too
much
> power to run. I am dating myself but I long time ago I did do Z80 assembly > so the Rabbit is familier to me as well. > > Thanks, > > cel > > p.s Reply to the group or carbuyer888@yahoo.com. > >
On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 21:10:26 -0700, in msg <RtKdndGhH_ftM77eRVn-hA@comcast.com>,
<cel@nospam.net> wrote:

>Olimex seem interesting, but it is not in the US and I >cannot understand all of the webpage. Also how would I get support.
They have an English page, and resellers here in the States (and elsewhere). www.olimex.com -Zonn -- Zonn Moore Remove the ".AOL" from the Zektor, LLC email address to reply. www.zektor.com