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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 19:04:26 +0100
From: Tim Kortekaas
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Subject: Re: Philips XA architecture design
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Paul Burke wrote:
> Tim Kortekaas wrote:
> The reason why I want to use the XA-S3 is because of is
>>24bit addressbus. This way there's always the possibility to add vast
>>amounts of memory. Always a nice feature for a dev board.
>>32kb for programmemory looks anough for a while. I am not a big XA
>>programmer right now. Never programmed 1 byte of XA asm, actually. But I
>>don't want to bump against the memory limit in the future.
> In that case, be prepared to pay BIG money for your compiler. For
> example, the Raisonance kit is free for 32kbyte, about 200 UK pounds for
> 64kbyte, but (IIRC) over 1000 pounds for the full version. Other
> compilers are if anything more expensive.
> If you are using assembler, however, I think Phillips give you one free,
> that has no memory limitations. But I don't ythink I'm going to live
> long enough to write 8 meg programs in assembler, maybe you are young
> Paul Burke
Hmm... you've got a point there. A big point. I've got the Philips
assembler here. I fas as I know it's without any limitations. But I've
got no C compiler. Indeed it's hard to code beyond 64k in assembler. But
hey... I am 22 ;)
But this gives me a serious problem...
Have to think about this...
To reach me by email, remove the obvious...
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