SparkFun XMOS dev-board reviewed

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SparkFun XMOS dev-board reviewed

Postby jason » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:46 am

"To me the XMOS approach is very appealing for various reasons, one being that XMOS makes their IP (core code) freely available (open source) while the FPGA manufacturers attempt to make a lot of money with their IP, so they let you test their IP for free (with stringent restrictions and limitations in many cases because they don’t want you to use the IP on their competitors products)"

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Postby octal » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:10 pm

This was an old discussion ... 2009 :mrgreen:

Anyway, Sparkfun corrected their board since then (by simply removing the usart connection and components). I received the sparkfun board yesturday (bought on ebay), it's fine, but the regulator becomes extremely hot even when powered by a 4,5V power supply. I also checked the schematics and the board, it's a pitty that it has no onboard bridge to protect polarity inversion on the power supply socket. !
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Postby jason » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:19 pm

Oops, my bad, my eyes did not see that light grey text in the article containing the date! Google decided to present it to me today as a new alert!

Still thanks for the follow up :-)

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