It seems like they drive their website with one of their controllers
Seriousely, I d'like the debuging interface of it and the 32MB MMU
etc, but harward architecture...
There is also no pricing information available. IMHO this is just one
of a kind controller like many others available. Compareable stuff
that comes to mind ARM7, Renesas M16C etc. etc.
On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 18:05:21 +0100, Guillaume <"grsNOSPAM at NOTTHATmail
dot com"> wrote:
Don't think it's an ISP issue (unless on the originating end). I never
got anything but a "connecting to..." when I first tried this morning.
Just tried again (with a different browser, just in case there's any
magic handshake that Opera didn't do) and still... nothing.
Slow web site. Chip looks like a super-powered AVR. Documentation seems to
be high quality (a good sign). Development kit looks interesting, but no
pricing (not a good sign). Also, it doesn't look like there's a North
Anyone know if there's been a review of the Dev kit? or does anyone know how
much it costs?
| http://home.comcast.net/~pete.gray /
Okay, now I got in and the website is fast - must have been a temporary site
This device has plenty of I/O, clocks, timers, and gadget interfaces. It
supports in-circuit C programming (as far as I can tell). It has an
intelligent-looking development environment but simple IDE features (again
judging by three screen-shots). The development card provides full access to
the ports plus a proto area.
The kicker: Can't determine the price of anything. There is a US office in
Wakefield, Mass. and a single US distributor covering IL/WI called Metcom
Associates. It seems that this company is selling to commercial developers
judging by the need for regional sales offices and lack of web-sales. This
outfit doesn't seen interested in hobbists, so evaluation units and
development kits could be astronomical. And, expect to support yourself.
Just my first impressions.
I hear you. I hate it when you have to 'qualify' as a customer. I don't
know about these guys, but it just feels like they're looking to bag OEM
quantity deals. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I'm sure
that Basic Micro, Parallax, and others are making a killing on quantity
transactions of two-fer sales to hobbyists.
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