[sdiy] 8253 modern replacement?

John Speth jspeth at avnera.com
Fri May 8 19:12:15 CEST 2015


> An FPGA will allow you to squeeze several timers
> and interfacing into a single chip, but it might be easier to just use a
> couple of standard SoC parts that each have several timers inside.

That's an understatement: An FPGA will allow you squeeze at least
thousands of timers on it. :)

I read an article yesterday about TI's proposed flash programmable ARM
microcontroller with embedded programmable logic.  If you can wait for
that, you'll have a pretty big hammer for modern DCO construction.

JJS



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