[time-nuts] Controlling FEI 5680A

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 17:34:34 EST 2012

On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Magnus Danielson
<magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:

> A short notice on embedded CPU/MPUs into FPGAs. Using PIC or AVR might be
> tempting, but I consider any clone "dirty" from a rights perspective, MIPS
> for instance have been very protective on their side, so has ARM. So far has
> the SPARC been the only big one

Look at "open cores".  There are dozens to choose from.  Many are GLP or LGPL.
I doubt anyone wants a MIPS or Pentium in a controller.  You'd be
using an 8-bit uP.

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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