XMOS Versus Cypress PSoC 5

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XMOS Versus Cypress PSoC 5

Postby jonathan » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:45 pm

Right - I tried asking on Twitter but didn't get an answer.

XMOS and Cypress PSoC 5 are two very different solutions to what - at some level - looks like a similar concern...

I'd love to hear whether anyone else has any thoughts on how they compare and contrast and whether there's any overlap in their target markets.
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Postby Berni » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:11 pm

I find the programmable analog thing really cool but how powerful it is actually in a practical example? Especially interested in what the digital blocks can do. Anyones worked with these chips yet?
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Postby kster59 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:03 am

Wow thanks for the info!

I haven't been doing much analog but this looks really cool.

I still prefer XMOS to any interrupt processor.

I wonder if XMOS is planning any programmable analog blocks to add onto their processors.

Something XMOS can definitely learn is make available inexpensive modules that users can use to demonstrate prototypes without investing in an expensive PCB process.

PSoC wants you to have a single supplier for everything which is very smart.
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Postby lilltroll » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:21 pm

As with some PICs it has 12-bit SAR converters.
The datasheet has many "preliminary" results.
It's not very uncommon that the ENOB in the final mass production becomes just around 10 bits.

Do not get too exited about "Integrated high-precision 20-bit resolution analog"
Probably not the most confused programmer anymore on the XCORE forum.
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Postby shawn » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:43 am

PSOC5, what is it?
An M3 ARM with registered PAL's.
It a good Micro controller TypO SOC.
with a few dac's and adc's.

The ARM is the BOMB of the EDA industry complete
with more abstractions and tricks than a Texas whore house.
That little Acorn computer company sure is caused, causing Intel's
board members to lose sleep.

The XMOS architecture is much more malleable than the best of ARM's.
I hope someday Intel with lose more than sleep to XMOS.
XMOS is pure Liquid just not another VON NUEMANN spunout chip 8-)

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