Arduino Board with Parallax Multi-Processor Chip

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by randomvibe, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. randomvibe

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    Arduino is more than a business, it's a worldwide movement dedicated to education, electronics, programming, making... for everyone. In doing so, Arduino has proven that it's not married to a single chip manufacturer. Mainly ATMEL but now Atheros and TI. Why not design a board for Parallax semiconductors, specifically the upcoming Propeller 2, a multi-processor chip (16 cores) with onboard 13-bit ADC, up to 64! The specs are impressive (subject to change) - chip due later this year hopefully. If you think this is a good idea, please chime in here:

    Propeller-2 Specs:
    * 32-bit Multi-Processor (16 Core) Module
    * HD 1080p Video
    * Programmable in GCC
    * 200 Mhz Clock Speed
    * 512 KB RAM
    * TBD KB RAM for Program Storage
    * 64 I/O Pins
    * Up to 64 ADC (13-bit Resolution)
    * USART, PWM, I2C, SPI done in Software enabling numerous peripherals beyond traditional hardware approach.

    This is an excellent opportunity to educate Maker's in multi-processor devices and the manufacturing process behind microcontrollers! Arguably, Parallax started this Maker movement. Arguably without Parallax, there would not have been Arduino. And without Arduino, Parallax would not have implement C programming. I think an Arduino board with a Propeller-2 chip would make an excellent product. Frankly, I'd prefer this over the Arduino Tre.
  2. djsfantasi

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 11, 2010
    Are you associated with Parallax by any chance?
  3. randomvibe

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    I mainly experiment with Arduino 32-bit Due boards. I'm not at all associated with Parallax. In fact, they think I'm some kind of troll (see link below). I just think Arduino should consider using upcoming Propeller-2 chip on their board. It would be Arduino's first multi-core product.
  4. Sal Ammoniac

    New Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Propeller-2 is vaporware. It's been "coming" now for several years and we haven't seen it yet.

    If you really want an Arduino with a multi-core CPU, look at the XMOS chips, which are multi-core and available now.