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Per Westermark
08/04/12 05:59
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#187995 - Bigger chips
Responding to: Jim Granville's previous message
Not that I didn't mean all ARM chips as bigger chips. But bigger ARM chips - like ARM9, ARM11 etc. Chips with normally external flash and RAM and intended to give 486, Pentium etc performance to embedded equipment. When designing a router with 100Mbit/s or Gbit/s network interfaces, it doesn't matter much if the processor needs an extra supply voltage.

The nice thing here is that since they were able to split the sizes of the I/O cells in relation to the geometry of the processor core, the cores are normally consuming so little power that it is rather easy to integrate DC/DC converters to keep the cores powered. So be it 8051 or ARM chips, we still get lots and lots of MIPS available at a very battery-friendly power consumption.

List of 13 messages in thread
CPLD level translators      Mahmood Elnasser      05/15/12 03:42      
   TI Voltage level translators ?        Jim Granville      05/15/12 05:27      
      thanks      Mahmood Elnasser      05/16/12 01:03      
      Why specifically CPLD?      Andy Neil      05/16/12 15:17      
         True      Mahmood Elnasser      05/16/12 22:45      
            Perhaps certain CPLD's would do the job      Richard Erlacher      08/01/12 16:14      
               Wide Vcc CPLDs sadly rare      Jim Granville      08/02/12 15:09      
                  forgive my ignorance, but ...      Richard Erlacher      08/02/12 17:54      
                      some examples      Jim Granville      08/03/12 15:11      
                        Same for ARM      Per Westermark      08/03/12 18:56      
                           some small devices have OCR too      Jim Granville      08/03/12 23:14      
                              Bigger chips      Per Westermark      08/04/12 05:59      
            Altera FPGAs        Oliver Sedlacek      08/06/12 04:07      

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