Anyone use any of the Maxim MaxQ processors?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by osx-addict, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. osx-addict

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Anyone here ever try playing around with the Maxim MaxQ610 series of processors? On the surface they appear to be simpler when compared to something like a PIC32 (and not soo many overloaded pins) -- but I realize it's not exactly an apple-to-apple comparison either (e.g. no ADC, no comparitors,etc).. It is priced nicely in quantities and has several compilers setup for it (IAR, CrossWorks, MAX-IDE,etc) ..

    I like that it has separate priv vs unpriv'd execution levels which is nice if you want to build an RTOS.. Anyway, they've been out for several years now -- hopefully someone has tried one..??! I'll admit that I'm leaning towards this in lieu of the PIC32 which costs more even though it has many features I really don't need..

    Of course the PIC32 has a much easier part to solder -- SPDIP, SOIC vs. Maxim's TQFN-EP package.. :confused: