[NTLK] MP2x00 Internal Interconnect Breakout

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Tue Jan 13 19:10:28 EST 2015

> On Jan 14, 2015, at 12:00 AM, Jeff Sheldon <jeffsheldon at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Cortex is definitely a beast.  One could build another Newton
> right off the USB card ;-)
> For that matter, there are some pretty sold Cortex dev boards--some
> with touchscreens--for about $15-30.

Yeah, isn't that crazy? The chip alone is 5 Euros and has pretty much everything on board. I have to add level shifters for the CMOS internal port, and the MicroSD card slot. So in parts that would be maybe 12 Euros plus PCB plus having it soldered... .

> Just to throw another item out there, EZ-USB FX3 is a chip used in a
> number of rapidly-built embedded devices flowing in from China:

They are great as well. And they have been around forever and really make USB EaZy.

> I'd personally go Cortex, despite not having compared pricing, power
> draw, or easy of implementation.  Something that powerful would be fun
> to play with, especially if it provided sensing on what's plugged into
> it (ie. ethernet cable on one end, but fake secret government
> installation access card adapter on the other end).

Thanks for the idea. 

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