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Programming and Customizing the Multicore Propeller Microcontroller: The Official Guide by Parallax

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4SENSOR BASICS AND MULTICORE SENSOR EXAMPLES

Andy Lindsay

Introducing Sensors by Their Microcontroller Interfaces

The Propeller microcontroller’s multicore architecture greatly simplifies getting information from many sensors and sensor arrays. The techniques for monitoring run-of-the-mill sensors like switches and resistive elements with the Propeller are similar to those used with most microcontrollers. However, thornier problems such as collecting measurements in parallel can be overcome with programs that make different cores (cogs) monitor different sensors or arrays of sensors. Other cogs can also be programmed to process and store the sensor measurements, and, in most designs, there will still be cogs left over for communication, display, ...

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