[time-nuts] Controlling FEI 5680A

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Jan 15 19:08:57 EST 2012

On 01/15/2012 11:34 PM, Chris Albertson wrote:
> 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.
> http://opencores.org/projects
> I doubt anyone wants a MIPS or Pentium in a controller.  You'd be
> using an 8-bit uP.

You missed my point. My point was that even if you have that nice and 
dandy list of CPUs with good locking licenses on the clone code, it 
doesn't mean that one is free to use it in commercial context.

Sorry for not being so clear about that. I was somewhat distracted when 
I wrote it.


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