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Leon Heller

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Apr 29, 2012, 02:41 pm Last Edit: Apr 29, 2012, 03:13 pm by Leon Heller Reason: 1
The SAM3X offers high-speed USB and Ethernet, which would make the Due better than the Uno32 in some ways. I'd guess that they are using the SAM3X4C:

http://www.atmel.com/devices/SAM3X4C.aspx

Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to be some time before they are available. I'd say it will be six months, at least, knowing Atmel's habit of announcing new devices long before they actually have working silicon. None of the SAM3X family is available, in fact.

At 84 MHz, the SAM3X will actually be slower than the PIC32 used on the Uno32.
Leon Heller
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Graynomad

#91
Apr 29, 2012, 05:08 pm Last Edit: Apr 30, 2012, 03:02 pm by Graynomad Reason: 1
Neither the 4C or 8E are showing as in stock at any of the usual distributors.

Why do you think they would use the 4C? it has less memory and no EBI, it is however 100 pins.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

Leon Heller

100 pins is the main reason. The designers will presumably want to keep the cost as low as possible, to compete with the Uno32.
Leon Heller
G1HSM

Graynomad

I've been reading up on the 3X chips, they have some really nice features (CAN, LIN, EMAC, DAC, more memory etc) but I'm wondering if they are too complicated for an Arduino.

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

terryking228

Hi Rob,

IF the software library support keeps all the simpler existing Arduino commands, I don't think it's a problem. 

IF the documentation has a nice subset for beginners, even better. 

IF the Price Is Right then having features/capabilities that many don't use is not a problem. 

Consider a Mega today, and the many, many contributed libraries. That has a lot more complexity than most people use.  And few use a lot of it at once..

What's your opinion??
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