Hello everyone. I thought I would take a moment to give you guys the scoop for the plans for teho Labs. I know this year as been horrible for updates.
We live in a golden era for micros, you guys out there have a lot of choice of development boards and good ones at that.
While my development boards remain excellent value compared to the official Ti ones, we now have a lot of choice in the ARM space that we didn’t have when I started releasing boards way back. As a result I’m not going to make development boards the focus of teho Labs going forward.
Instead the focus will be tools. This was always part of the plan. Eridani was actually designed to be a GPIB controller, but when I polled the community I found few people who knew what one was! Since then there was a thread at dangerous prototypes that showed that some folks did need one after all…
Nevertheless, tools are certainly the name of the game going foward. FPGAs, uC, and lots of analog probably. I have designs for lots of analog stuff in the works, but what I can release, how, and when will depend on my employment going forward. Analog design requires more care and knowledge to do well.
I also may move to a fulfillment model like dangerous prototypes uses once I can absorb the cost of possible failures or establish a good revenue stream to fund the lab.
Changes are coming. Things will be settled and headed in the new direction before the end of the year.