- Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:34 pm
Seems like the answer to this must be no?
Odd that this doesn't get mentioned in the frequent good-natured free vs. commercial banter. It seems like a major point for the commercial advocates. (I'm on the free side myself, but not as strongly as I once was.)
Someone (hsutherl looks around: who, me?) should be able to hack Insight to get something like this functional. At least for a few of the more popular parts. Dunno re Eclipse - that is waaay beyond me.
Question: With the commercial tools, can you view the peripheral registers while stepping through your code with the debugger? Or does that only work with the simulator**?
Assuming the answer to the first question is yes: Are the commercial offerings all more or less equally complete and adept? Or is this a differentiator?
[**Very early on I was experimenting with both Keil and gnuarm/winarm. But frustration with a) include file incompatibility, b) old keil example projects that don't build with UV3, and c) large, opaque (to a newbie) config and makefiles led me to abandon keil before I bought a jtag interface.]