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are you using a crystal at 24 mhz or PLL to boost it
its makes a difference in actual speed
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Choosing a faster processor will not add more features to the ez-b controller. The code within the controller is incredibly optimized and therefore uses less current and lower chip cost. The lower IC cost provides more development time for new features.
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but sometimes a faster provcessor will excute the function faster along with software and speed of the computer,also like more bits,like 32 bits better then 16 bit processor,
it does draw more current but not much
The CPU executes at 40mhz and the code is optimized for that speed.
For more information on understanding pll to know how 40 MHz is achieved with a 10 MHz crystal, consult this informative page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-locked_loop
Also, I have already answered your question regarding the communication channel and how it is optimized. Please reference this link: http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=1832&page=4
Hope that answers your questions