oh, I see. Cool. :-)
Guess I'll try to find out about availability and pricing in Germany.
Given that, my answer stands: For what you describe, I'd really recommend a simple GPIO. However, I can't find any reference to GPIO in the description you linked to. All the usual standard interfaces like USB, Ethernet, SATA, even an SPI port, but there's no mention of GPIO.
Originally Posted by ddk220
I am trying to send signals to control a switch from the atom processor, so just an on/off output. I was wondering if there is any other way to do this, other than a GPIO pin
Of course you might use a serial (RS232) port and control two simple peripherals by bit-banging the RTS and DSR lines. I've done that too, on rare occasions. But I'd only choose that way if there's no better alternative.
The classical printer port (Centronics) was also a fine interface for hardware experiments - it has/had 8 bidirectional data lines, and a handfull of handshale inputs and outputs, each of them directly addressable. Pity that today's PCs don't have this any more.
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