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DPRG: Re: Question for Experts

Subject: DPRG: Re: Question for Experts
From: Charlie W Youngblood chaz128 at juno.com
Date: Tue Nov 2 18:43:54 CST 1999

On Tue, 2 Nov 1999 16:16:34 -0600  Dan Miner <miner at centtech.com> writes:
>> From: Charlie W Youngblood [mailto:chaz128 at juno.com]
>> Sent: Monday, November 01, 1999 8:42 PM
>> >My belief is that for slow (<10MHz) CPU's with limited memory, 
>> >floating point should not be used.  Instead, fixed point and 
>> >digital differential analyzers (DDA) should be used.  
>> >
>> >The largest counter-argument against my viewpoint is that it takes
>> >lots of hours to write this code vs. simply using an existing 
>> >floating point library in C or similar.
>> >
>> So what about CPU's with lot's of memory? Even slot's to add more 
>> memory?  8- 0
>
>If you have floating point hardware available, -OR-
>(more memory than you need -AND- more speed (MHz) than
>you need), then by all means, use floating point.
>
>My current CPU (68HC12) does not have FP HW, may have more
>memory than I need and may or may not have more speed than
>I need.  You never run out of memory or speed until you do!
>
>				- Dan

What is the fastest CPU available to the hobbie roboticist, not lap top
but in kit form or idividually? 

			Charlie Y.

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