XC-1A

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XC-1A

Postby dbetz » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:57 pm

Has anyone heard any details about the XC-1A that was mentioned on XMOSlinkers?
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Postby jason » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:35 am

What is it you are looking to find out exactly?
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Postby dbetz » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:43 am

Just wondered if it would still be using the G4 chip and if it would still be $100. I just bought an XC-1 and might consider getting one of the new boards since it offers the flash and supports an external power supply.
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Postby Bianco » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:00 pm

As the XC-1A is a revision update they problably will still using a G4 chip.
However i think they will not be using the BGA512 package but the BGA144 package.
At the time the XC-1 was developed only the BGA512 package was available.
The BGA144 package will cut costs because not only the processor is cheaper, it might also reduce a few layers on the PCB.

Confirmed facts are that it will incorporate a SPI boot flash and external power connector.
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Postby TonyD » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:04 pm

Bianco wrote:As the XC-1A is a revision update they problably will still using a G4 chip.
However i think they will not be using the BGA512 package but the BGA144 package.
At the time the XC-1 was developed only the BGA512 package was available.
The BGA144 package will cut costs because not only the processor is cheaper, it might also reduce a few layers on the PCB.
It will be good news if the XC-1A board price comes down. It'll nice to get a G4 board at the $50-60 mark.
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Postby Jerry » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:08 am

I got an email today from DigiKey saying that the XC-1 is now obsolete. The DigiKey page has a link to the XC-1A, but clicking on it results in a "part not found" error.
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Postby lilltroll » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:04 am

What about the FTDI chip, will it be skipped?

I like the low-price XTAG2, and I already have several different cards from XMOS.
An integrated USB-programmer on each card becomes an extra cost and adds extra space.
Probably not the most confused programmer anymore on the XCORE forum.
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Postby Folknology » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:39 am

XMOS just twittered this link http://ow.ly/16cYxG for the XC-1A
manual - https://www.xmos.com/published/xc1ahw (PDF)
Schematic - https://www.xmos.com/published/xc1ascheme

$99 same as before
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Postby Folknology » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:02 pm

Basically added external 5v supply socket and SPI flash.

Pinouts have all changed including LEDs schematic quotes XS1 G4 512BGA
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Postby TonyD » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:01 pm

Folknology wrote:$99 same as before
I was hoping for a cheaper version :(

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