Re: need a board automotive

On 17 Oct 2005 17:07:33 -0700, dumike wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm not a regular here but it seems to be the right place to ask.
> I am working on a project for a student racing team and I have to
> design a control system for one of the parts. The system will have to
> accept a few inputs and control several motors based on the
> calculations. Sounds typical.
> I want to start off with an existing board based on 8051 or 68HC11/12.
> The problem was that I couldn't find any existing boards on the market
> that would be designed specifically for automotive applications. Most
> of the boards are either made for general purpose or simply are
> evaluation kits. That will not necessarily be sufficient because I need
> a board that has interlocking connectors and can withstand vibrations.
> So my question basically is, does anyone know of any inexpensive
> microcontroller boards that are commonly used for automotive projects
> and that can be purchased from the manufacturer.
> Thank you in advance.
> Best regards.
> - Mike

If the device already existed in exactly the required form, they wouldn't
need *you*. Take what you can get and make it into what you need. Hint:
It's called engineering.