Tod has been busy, he wanted to hear our boards driven from BASIC, so starting with an Epson S1V30120 speech synthesis IC on a TextToSpeech Click module, he translated the library from C to BASIC (no small task) and then brought that code up on our SuperPRO, the Itaca uChip and other SAMD21 boards.
One of our OEM customers has been using our SuperPRO. For a new project they needed some more speed, so they gave the LPC54005 a try. Turns out the speed was great, but they needed more than the 50 control points. They needed 80 control points and 4 RS-232 serial ports.
Sometimes a couple more IOs are needed in a design. Often these are configuration or IOs that do not change very often. These can be handled by some simple TTL logic devices, many of which were designed in the 1970s. The fact that they are still in use indicates how valuable they still are in hardware design.
SAMD21's keep getting smaller. Now out the Seeede Studio XIAO, it may be slightly smaller than the Itaca uChip, both small and cute. If you're tired of needing to install nearly a Gigabyte of stuff to program these. Maybe it's time to try BASIC, it's a free download.
Goal: Getting Multiple Coridium’s ARMbasic SBCs to drive common COTS TFT Touchscreen Displays
Being able to add HMI to an ARMbasic project is something that I have long wanted. After recently returning home from a very-much-extended professional TDY, I have dusted off some goodies that I have been anxious to get back to since I had ‘deployed’ last summer.