SparkFun Development Kit

Technical discussions related to any XMOS development kit or reference design. Eg XK-1A, sliceKIT, etc.
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Re: SparkFun Development Kit

Postby leon_heller » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:57 pm

The XSYS connector is for the XTAG-2. Ports that can be used for XLInks are brought out to the pads by the prototyping area - you could add a connector and wire the relevant signals to it for connection to the XK-1. D4-D7 are available for 2-wire XLInks.

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Postby nagmier » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:50 pm

Thanks Leon! I figured there was a way, I'll be honest I haven't spent too much time with my XK-1 at this point but I have a sneaky feeling I'll be running out of threads! Thanks again that opens up another possibility for me!
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Postby johanar » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:39 pm

I think it would be nice if SparkFun added some analog inputs to their board (the XMOS doesn't have those, or did I just miss them?) as they're very useful for hobbyist builders and tinkerers :)

I was going to suggest adding motor controller/h-bridge for robotics but I suppose it might limit the boards target group, and many robot builders use modified servos anyway.
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Postby leon_heller » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:00 pm

Just add an ADC chip.

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Postby BrianMiller » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:15 pm

Nope, no analog inputs. Nothing stopping one from using their favorite ADC though.
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Postby johanar » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:48 pm

leon_heller wrote:Just add an ADC chip.

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Well what I meant was that it seems like SparkFun's products are slightly aimed towards people who just want to plug their components and get started, rather than those who want the bare minimum and add only what they need.

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