Member Since: February 12, 2007

Country: United States

  • this is probably a good place to start

  • A linux version is not on the schedule, we publish the BASIC compiler natively in linux from time to time. Yagarto is the version of GCC we use, but it doesn’t publish a linux installer. GCC should already be running on most linux’s, I don’t know whether it supports ARM architectures or what needs to be done to get there.
    GNUARM hasn’t updated in 5 years, so not sure where that is. We’re not linux experts, nor do we expect to become that, but we’ll help where we can. For most people the VM dujour seems to be the easiest way to go.

  • A multimeter averages many samples before updating the display, so its unlikely you’d see any changes on the DC scale. So to see audio you’ll need a scope (even a very low bandwidth one would do).

  • The original ARMexpress used an LPC2106 and had an onboard BASIC compiler. That has since been replaced by compiling on a PC to generate hex files that are downloaded through the serial link.
    So yes the SparkFun description should be updated.

  • Its seems to me the addition of a big cap would support a PRO board, and you could mount it on the M14 connector.
    A back of the envelope calculation–
    say you can tolerate 1V droop in 1 msec or 1000 V/sec, which needs to support the extra 100 mA
    This is a 100 uF cap, not outrageous and probably overkill.
    I don’t have one of these boards yet, so I can’t test it.

  • as for whether to get the dev kit or not, if you are using C, our USB dongle controls all the buttons so you don’t have to install a jumper when loading a C program.
    critical, no, but it does save the hassle after a while.
    If you’re going to use BASIC, then SparkFun’s dongle works just fine, and its cheaper (they build a lot more of them than we do).

  • This board is shipped with a BASIC monitor on it for communication with Coridium’s ARMbasic.
    Or you can download C tools which are based on WinARM and is preconfigured for this board.
    Both are at the link above labeled IDE, which is a zip file with 2 installers called setupC.exe and setupBASIC.exe

  • The compilers for BASIC and C can be downloaded from the Coridium website, the link above is for BASIC.

  • It is a cross compiler, running on the PC, which emits hex files of instructions or calls to the builtin library. The library includes things like divide, print, setup interrupt…

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