It's been a hell of a week!, er WEEKS, MONTHS! VERY OT

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Fri Feb 4 02:46:06 2005

Teo wrote:
> I would not be surprised if a ps2 console
> has enough power to guide an ICBM to target using either GPS or a special
> gyroscope,

If you have a GPS or gyro with digital outputs, you don't anywhere near
the computing power in a PS2 game console for a missile guidance system.
A sub-$5 PIC microcontroller would be more than adequate. The early
ICBMs had less powerful computers than that.

However, these days most GPS modules have at least one 32-bit processor
core embedded in their chipset, although some have used 16-bit cores.
I'm not sure whether any have used 8-bit cores, though it seems possible.

Received on Fri Feb 04 2005 - 02:46:06 GMT

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