RE: [uCsimm] A possible use of the uCsimm

From: Asbahr, Jason (Jasbahr@origin.ea.com)
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 11:27:49 EST


Hi, Ryan!

That sounds cool, what are the components of your PIC-based MP3 player
setup?

-----Original Message-----
From: ryan pogge [mailto:pogge@shore.intercom.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 5:27 PM
To: ucsimm@uClinux.org
Subject: Re: [uCsimm] A possible use of the uCsimm

ok, maybee.
I mean you If you are going to use it for other stuff lik e-mail
then it makes some sense, not as much sense as PC-104 ...but ok.

I dont know about anyone else... but I need more than 100 or 250 megs
:) I want 18 gigs... call me crazy =]

and If you are *just* useing it as an MP3 player like I thought he
meant
then I still say why waste $$ on the UCSimm when I can
do it with a PIC for 10 bucks?

> The other thing is that it will (hopefully) be faster and easier to
> develop for the uCsimm than custom programming everything in a pic.

what is faster about developing for it?
and what do you mean custom programming everything in
a PIC? isn't that what you are doing to the simm?.."custom programing"
I mean it doesnt come out of the box ready to interface to an MP3
decoder does it?

The way I see it the programming part is "half a dozen one, 6 the
other"
its the cost that makes it overkill.

not to mention I ordered a $11.00 PIC16C65A 2 weeks ago,
and now I have an MP3 player.... hmmmmm.... order a UCSimm
and build one ... wait it is not available yet I forgot! silly me. =]
and that bieng my last point; its not even out yet.
by the time it is ready... MP3's wont be popular anymore anyway..
ya know...cause like Microsoft is takeing over digital music too...
who would have thought? so maybee we should talk about
MS audio player now?

hehehe

latter,
Ryan

> >so what Im saying is... there is no need for a UCSimm at all...
> >*Unless* you want to use it on a network as you sugested.
> >but then all you are useing it for is a network card for the PIC
> >basicly, which can be done cheeper with yet another PIC or AVR ....
> >
> >so UCMP3? .... nah ... pointless.
>
> I'd disagree. It's not pointless. Overkill, but not pointless. Yes
> you need something to manage the IDE, but there are alternatives to
> IDE. How about USB? I would suspect that you could memory-map a USB
> controler to the uCsimm and then put one of those 250Meg Zip drives
> out on that. And you still have the Ethernet and plenty of
additional
> I/O options for controling other devices and methods of being
> controled, or wacky display options. You could build a settop box
> that does email, downloads over modem or net MP3s and uses the Zip
> as mass storage for both email and MP3s.
>
> The other thing is that it will (hopefully) be faster and easier to
> develop for the uCsimm than custom programming everything in a pic.
>
> - Mike Miller (I don't speak for Intel, they don't speak for me)
> mikem@ichips.intel.com
>
> PS. Any news/timetable on the prototypes?
>
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