SCSI to IDE
ajp166 at verizon.net
Fri Dec 3 16:00:13 CST 2010
On 12/03/2010 02:21 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
>>> Do you haappen to have the part number for that? And know of a supplier
>>> that sells 1-off qunanitites. When I looked at the commpon suppliers in
>>> the UK< I couldn't find any prototypiong-friemndly ARMs :-)
>> Farnell UK
> That was, not suprisingly, the first place I looked. Alas the web site is
> somwhat broken, in that if you look at microcotnrollers it will tell you
> that there are<n> of them (for a large<n>) and then ask you to refine
> the sarach by selecting from checklists. It's then that you discover that
> while you can select DIP, PLCC, PQFP, SIOC, BGA, etc packages, the sum of
> the numbers for all the package types is a lot less than<n>. And you
> can't seay 'I definetely do not want a BGA deivce).
> Mind you, the paper catalogue is not much better...
Around here, USA if I want a ARM to proto with I just go on the net and
look for a board with the desired arm on it I bought one recently for
$150 and the config was ARM9, 64meg ram, built in 256mb of flash with
linux in it and the usual USB, Ethernet and an IO extension area.
Plug in a USB flash of 16gb and you can bootstrap develop on it.
Generally a decent P4 PC running linux makes a good development
system as tools for arms are common and plenty of free stuff out there
and linux for ARM (if you need a OS platform).
I've seen boards in the 80$(US) to 300$us range. Generally you
proto starting with that until the memory requirements are known
and then design a board (or even ask the proto vendor to do a custom
if its a volume build).
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