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by rmteo1
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Maple Microcontroller Alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

Re: Maple Microcontroller Alternatives

C for the ARM is nontrivial. You have 2 routes, pay a LOT of $$$ for a commercial toolkit such as Keil, Renaissance, etc. I see mikroe.com has a stm32 compiler for $299, I have used their PIC tools 5-8years ago to good effect. Glad to see them still working on tools. mikroE's IDE only supports a ve...
by rmteo1
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Best start up ARM based product?
Replies: 10
Views: 4139

Re: Best start up ARM based product?

Take a look at the Freedom dev boards from FreeScale. They sell for just US$12.95 (for a complete hardware/software toolchain) and have a CortexM0+/M4 and 16-bit ADCs and 6/12-bit DACs. Also included is a built-in debugger/programmer and connectors for Arduino compatible shields as well as being mBe...
by rmteo1
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Stepper Motor Alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Stepper Motor Alternative

Do a search for "servo motor". There are at least 30+ major manufacturers of these. See http://www.as-servo-motor.com/
by rmteo1
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Multiple serial lines (ttl)
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Multiple serial lines (ttl)

All TI TM4C129 microcontrollers have 8 UARTs - also some STM32F4xx have up to 8 UARTs. Some NXP parts with the SGPIO (Serial GPIO) module can be configured to give 20+ UARTs.
by rmteo1
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Selecting a STM32 IDE / compiler / debugger.
Replies: 30
Views: 26941

Re: Selecting a STM32 IDE / compiler / debugger.

CooCox is an option although you are going to have to forego any idea (very highly recommended) of using BASIC. Ya, I knew that. Two totally different worlds. meh...may as well prep myself for a steep learning curve. Actually it is not so much a (steep) learning curve as much as a mindset change. F...
by rmteo1
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Selecting a STM32 IDE / compiler / debugger.
Replies: 30
Views: 26941

Re: Selecting a STM32 IDE / compiler / debugger.

No, I am not recommending the use of BASIC that the previous poster indicated he wanted to stay with. It is good that you realized your mistake of going with BASIC. The issue is that many beginning developers are under the misconception that BASIC is easier to use and has all the features/capabiliti...
by rmteo1
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Selecting a STM32 IDE / compiler / debugger.
Replies: 30
Views: 26941

Re: Selecting a STM32 IDE / compiler / debugger.

I totally agree with you on the CooCox IDE - it's a great solution for hobbyists who don't have thousands of dollars to spend on a Keil license. We have been using the CoIDE for quite a while now and we really like it. Especially because it also contains the repository which makes a new project eve...
by rmteo1
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: SparkFun Product Questions
Topic: Custom LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Custom LCD

As you correctly surmised, any graphic LCD will do the job.
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by rmteo1
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Everything ARM and LPC
Topic: Ecilpse ARM Development on LPC 2119
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Re: Ecilpse ARM Development on LPC 2119

All done and ready-to-go (for free even) http://www.code-red-tech.com/lpcxpresso.php
by rmteo1
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: PIC Microcontrollers - Software and Hardware
Topic: pic16f88
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Re: pic16f88

All PIC10/12/16/18 are 8-bit, PIC24 and dsPIC are 16-bit and PIC32 are 32-bit and refer to the size of the data/bus.
by rmteo1
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas
Topic: RGB 7 Segment and Alpha/Numeric Segment
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: RGB 7 Segment and Alpha/Numeric Segment

Why not just use a TFT LCD of the appropriate size? You can then have any color, size and font (even different ones) all at the same time.