xCORE-U VS XU200

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MichaelN
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xCORE-U VS XU200

Postby MichaelN » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:10 pm

Hello,

What is practical difference between xCORE-U and XU200 processors?
I'm new in xMOS processors and can't clearly see it.
May be power consumption less in XU200 or some other features?
I want use it in battery powered device.
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Postby infiniteimprobability » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:24 pm

What is practical difference between xCORE-U and XU200 processors?
I'm new in xMOS processors and can't clearly see it.
Lots...
XU200 is dual issue (up to twice as fast), up to 4x the RAM per tile and a lot cheaper:
Comprable 16 core devices:
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... ND/4794500
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... ND/5148742

Also XU200 is available in QFP whereas xCORE-U isn't
However, xCORE-U has built in DC-DC and ADC (if needed), which need adding externally
May be power consumption less in XU200 or some other features?
I want use it in battery powered device.
Power is a bit less for the XU200 - it has better clock gating in the silicon and the USB PHY is slightly better on power too.

I'd strongly recommend going the XU200 route for new designs

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