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Subject: [DPRG] Families
From: Mike McCarty jmccarty at ssd.usa.alcatel.com
Date: Thu Jun 28 13:49:00 CDT 2001

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Clay Timmons wrote:

> 
> 
> Mike McCarty wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Clay Timmons wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > It is always frustrating as a hobbyist.  I use 1980's technology 8Mhz 68HC11
> > > in my projects while I'm typing this message on an 850Mhz laptop!
> >
> > You spent $10 for the 68HC11, but you spent $100 for the Pentium.
> >
> > To put it another way, there is nothing preventing you from
> > experimenting with the Pentium except your own choices.
> >
> > Have you ever tried to design using the Pentium?
> >
> > Mike
> >
> 
> I did use a Pentium 266Mhz laptop in my robot.  I've switched
> to a 486 133Mhz single board computer.  Should be plenty of
> processing power.   I did bid on a Pentium SBC on E-bay but
> it sold for $250 which my top bid was $135.
> 
> -Clay Timmons-

That isn't what I meant. I meant

    Have you ever used synchronous DRAM with a cache-controller
    (internal to the Pentium)?

And other "support" necessary for the Pentium to run.

The Pentium is difficult to design for.

Mike
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