I was lucky enough to meet Matt Fyles from XMOS at the recent 2014 Embedded World expo in Nuremberg. We had a good chat about the recent development at XMOS and he was kind enough to give me a free XMOS startKIT. Being the geek that I am I couldn’t wait to fire up the board. Having developed my final year uni project around the transputer chip – using the XMOS kit was pleasant walk down memory lane. Unlike the transputer which used the occam parallel programming language, XMOS has added extensions to C to take advantage of the built in parallelism of the XMOS chips.