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tpone

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Mathematic co-processor
« on: March 02, 2008, 16:27:17 PM »
I do not know if you remember the first mathematic co-processors? It was a really high end of technology.

Well, i have an idea to put on the table for you. A mathematic co-processor for PIC. I mean, a pic dedicated to make math functions and nothing more. Absolutely nothing. Its a very good idea and will help many many people with their designs

Imagine than you can have some multiplications, divisions, powers, sins, cosins and everything that you may came up with.   8) 8) 8) 8) 8)



kam

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008, 22:54:41 PM »
Great idea.

How this would be connected? I believe serial. So we need a protocol first.
Well we should gather a team that will take care of the subject.
And of course someone to control those dudes.

Alex

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 23:07:14 PM »
i can be part of the team

Mosquito

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 00:37:52 AM »
consider me also part of the team

ScubaCap

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 00:59:51 AM »
i can not miss this! I'm in!

kam

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008, 12:04:48 PM »
wow wow wow people!

Well, i really have never work in a team. Is someone here willing to do the management of the team? Basically, i have the code for a great number of math. I suppose we will no more. So, someone must make the protocol that we will use.

kam

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008, 12:05:19 PM »
I would say that you should send here some protocols and we sould choose the best. e?

Andre

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008, 12:45:24 PM »
I really can not help you even though i would like to. But this idea is one of the best things i have heard the last years! :D

tpone

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 02:33:13 AM »
I see kam you gather some good routines! I will send you also some for add in the All About PICs pages!

After that, the math co-processor will be almost ready and rolling!

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008, 20:39:04 PM »
You do that tpone  8)

cheerio

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Re: Mathematic co-processor
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 01:05:01 AM »
dead? Protocol is not much work. Just use smth simple for transmission, IIC for example. Write a Command byte followed by parameter bytes. Do not forget to tell the PIC if the parameter is 8,16,32... bit