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vikas
09-13-2011, 05:00 PM
One of my clients is looking for small boxes which are connected to Wireless in their own little Wireless network.

I was initially looking at pic18f + microchip solution but recently this has caught my eye

5 USD + 24 USD ( Core components )

GainSpan GS1011
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10808

29USD with ARM 7 @ 44 Mhz ( SoC )

Costing comes out almost equal , what do you guys think ... worth looking into a new chip ?

shashak
09-16-2011, 01:47 PM
seems good under 1500, but only concern is supply if your thing become hit or they discontinued it after your POC then you have to find a exact alternative.

vikas
09-16-2011, 01:53 PM
Yes after some thinking , i went with microchip ... they have been quite reliable and easy to source parts from.