LCP vs Stellaris micro

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by msr, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. msr

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    Jul 8, 2008
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    Hello,

    Im just "researching" and I would like to know your opinion.

    Which microcontroller do you prefer? Stellaris from TI or LCP from NXP? Other? Why?


    I didn't use any. Altougth TI seems better for me because: more evaluation kits, TI licensed ARM technology longer ago than NXP (which may not mean nothing once Luminary Micro was bought by TI), TI seems to have better tools and support in general.

    What do you think?
     
  2. maxpower097

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    I went with an NXP 1768 because NXP stuff seems to be easier to find. I usually buy all my stuff on ebay to save money and I don't see too much TI stuff but lots of NXP. I'm just now getting into the ARM stuff so I'm far from an expert.
     
  3. msr

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    Indeed NXP seems to be much more famous.

    TI/Luminary Micro have more evaluation kits on their website but it seems that they are becoming "stagnated". They're getting older and no decent refresh lately. In the other side, NXP is just starting.

    Are you using an evaluation board? Which one?
    LPCXpresso is very inexpensive but in my opinion is "too much simple".
     
  4. maxpower097

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    Actaully I stole one of these on ebay last week for $110. http://www.keil.com/mcb1700/ Keil is a name brand so its like twice as expensive as the chinese clones.What core are you looking to use?

    You can get knock offs like these pretty cheap on ebay. Some even come with debuggers. Heres a few NXP one's I liked

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MCU-BOARD-NXP-A...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3efdd699fc

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MCU-BOARD-NXP-A...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3efdd6a974

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NXP-LPC2468-Development-Board-arm7-arm-jtag_W0QQitemZ380222002910QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?ha

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NXP-LPC2103-Dev...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45f1c452a6

    and this is cool, its like some sort of wierd NXP Arduinoish gadget. You can get em cheap on ebay,
    http://mbed.org/

    Heres one with an onboard debugger which is really nice as hell if you have never had one.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ARM-NXP-LPC1768...lectrical_Equipment_Tools?hash=item1c11bed19f

    You'll find many of the best dev kits are actually made by third party's. Look at Keils stuff for NXP and STM, MikroE for PIC and ARV stuff. etc... And theres lots of good stuff on ebay and lots of bad stuff. Clones aren't bad but you just gotta research one before buying it. This kinda stuff is real specialized so you'd be surprised how cheap you can get a lot of this stuff. I've seen 2 MC explorer 16 dev boards sell for $50 each in 2 weeks. I also saw a PIC DEM PLUS 2 sell for $15 shipped "buy it now" blew my mind and was banging my head against the wall cause I didn't have $15 in my account. lol
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
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