Hardware interfacing w/ Ben - strategies

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 12:37:22 EDT 2011


Solving theBen Nanonote's "lack of USB host" problem will allow
Wolfgang to start selling Ben Nanonotes to a MUCH broader audience.

Using a new (to me) term, JFDI.
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Ron K. Jeffries
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On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 07:11, Eric Brombaugh <ebrombaugh1 at cox.net> wrote:

>
> On Jun 12, 2011, at 11:57 PM, Werner Almesberger wrote:
>
> > Eric Brombaugh wrote:
> >> which appear to be based on simple MCUs with host/otg capability.
> >
> > Let's start with this premise: what would be examples of such MCUs ?
>
> As Rikard pointed out, the AT90USB647/1287 have OTG, as do several dozen of
> the AVR32 parts. Sparkfun sells an Arduino shield with USB host capability
> based on the MAX3421 SPI<->USB part. The IOIO itself uses a PIC24 part that
> supports OTG, as do many PIC32 parts. Microchip has recently released a
> developers environment that runs on Linux which supports their full line of
> MCUs and they're actively ramping up support for the Android ADK. There
> appears to be no shortage of inexpensive MCUs and interfaces that could
> serve as a USB host to Ben.
>
> Eric
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