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Re: getting started

 by millwood ¦  Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:38 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: getting started ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 2579

I have seen some shots of the internals for the prime2 and it doesn't seem to be that well made.

I would personally wait for the stm32 value line discovery board if I wanted to go low budget.

Re: getting started

 by millwood ¦  Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:37 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: getting started ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 2579

Please I'm new to ARM and I need direction on how and where I should start from.Please help.Thanks there are many varieties of the arm chips and you have so many choices. if your goal is to eventually go commercial, I would focus on a mainstream chip, like lpc or stm. if your goal is hobby, anyone ...

Re: Why don't you try Coocox on new Coxtex-M3 project?

 by millwood ¦  Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:18 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: Why don't you try Coocox on new Coxtex-M3 project? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 2417

Tomy Walsh wrote:Why don't you try Coocox on new Coxtex-M3 project?
I have no objection for your expressing your love for this thing but you never justified why we SHOULD try it.
Try it, and you will like it.
what if I don't?

 by millwood ¦  Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:27 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: LPC1343 Development Board ¦  Replies: 20 ¦  Views: 9595

no insane bank switching nonsense
if bank switching can drive you insane, your problem is much bigger than bank switching.

large nokia lcd screens

 by millwood ¦  Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:51 pm ¦  Forum: SparkFun Product Questions ¦  Topic: large nokia lcd screens ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 448

i'm curious if anyone has any info on those large nokia lcd screens (N93/N95 or the 5300 series phones).

they seem to be incredibly inexpensive on ebay and I am curious as to if anyone has tried to use them in their mcu projects.

thanks in advance.

 by millwood ¦  Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:01 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: LPC1343 Development Board ¦  Replies: 20 ¦  Views: 9595

Example, we all know: so? how about a simple solution if you care that much about it: structure your code so that you don't declare vast quantities of strings in main(). is that so difficult to do that you have to abandon an entire platform / architecture or to worry about writing your compiler? if...

Re: LPC1343 Development Board

 by millwood ¦  Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:16 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: LPC1343 Development Board ¦  Replies: 20 ¦  Views: 9595

stevech wrote:And, it doesn't have the dreaded dual address space flash/RAM making compilers a PITA.
unless you are writing the compiler, why should you care about that?

 by millwood ¦  Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:00 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: A complete set of free development tools for Cortex-M3 ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 1146

my experience has been that free stuff usually costs you a lot.

 by millwood ¦  Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:10 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: What the a!@# ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2798

that's why I always go with free versions of commercial products first. be it picc-lite or keil mdk demo: so I can focus on producing something, rather than fixing the tools.

sometimes, free can be too expensive.

 by millwood ¦  Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:07 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: Long-term future of GNUARM toolset? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1820

theatrus wrote:Knowing your tool makes you much better at using them :D
absolutely true.

however, in a resource constrained world, spending lots of time on your tools means little time for you to use your tools to do what you use your tools for.

tools are a means to your goal, not the goal itself.

 by millwood ¦  Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:32 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: Long-term future of GNUARM toolset? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1820

theatrus wrote:or roll your own for maximum customize-ability.
that would be helpful if your goal is to learn about the tool.

not so helpful if your goal is to use the tool.

 by millwood ¦  Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:22 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: gcc-arm for linux? ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 2105

this is why I went with Keil MDK: rather than spending time to get the IDE/compiler combo to work, as you demonstrated here, Keil worked for me right out of the box and allows me to focus on my program, not the tool itself.

 by millwood ¦  Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:27 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: Why did you choose ARM? ¦  Replies: 64 ¦  Views: 11925

stevech wrote:Were you a philosophy major? <grin>
no. couldn't get into a college.

 by millwood ¦  Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:26 am ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: Why did you choose ARM? ¦  Replies: 64 ¦  Views: 11925

TheDirty wrote:He likes to argue. He simply takes everything you say as absolutes and broadens it so that he seems right on some level. It's really painful.
so how would you understand the man when he said that we should not discuss non-ARM chips when we decide on the merits of ARM?

 by millwood ¦  Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:48 pm ¦  Forum: Everything ARM and LPC ¦  Topic: Why did you choose ARM? ¦  Replies: 64 ¦  Views: 11925

So in the end, ARM is an architecture that imposes you less limits, that's my opinion. I agree with that. there are always limits to any hardware. the only difference is that some has more limitations than others. the key for us is to understand the limitations of each and use the right hardware fo...