Posts Tagged ‘embedded’

32 bit Floating Point for Micro Controllers

09 Aug

There are times in the life of embedded system designers and programmers when the absence of a floating point unit is very strongly felt. The processing power of these tiny, space-saving micro controllers, frequently becomes a limiting factor if some hefty mathematical computation is required. Although we have been seeing chips like Blackfin and dsPIC that combine µC features with powerful DSP processors but the kind of price involved is a hindrence in using them for smaller projects. it looks like someone came up with a superb solution to the problem. Read the rest of this entry »


Parallax’s Propeller Cogs

25 Jul

The Propeller micro-controller design reminds me of Cogswell Cogs from Jetsons. High-tech, technology of the future… May be Elroy used to program these things when he grew up 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »