Switching to ARM-Cortex Microcontrollers

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by ActivePower, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. ActivePower

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    Mar 15, 2012
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    Hi,

    I have been programming PIC16F microcontrollers for a while now using breadboards and a USB programmer. However, I have been thinking about making a switch to the 32-bit ARM-Cortex microcontrollers now so that I can have sufficient time in getting acquainted with working on ARM-based designs before my senior year project.

    I am not very familiar with different ARM-based dev board manufacturers. I considered the STM Discovery line which seems like a bargain for its price but I am not very sure about it, so I figured I should ask.

    For a beginner in ARM-based development, which dev board do you suggest (preferably with a cheap toolchain)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MrChips

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    Get the STM32F0-DISCOVERY, STM32F3-DISCOVERY, STM32F4-DISCOVERY
    which ever one tickles your fancy, under $15.
    Get the IAR Embedded Workbench.
     
  3. tshuck

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    Oct 18, 2012
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    Don't forget TI's Steallaris Launchpad! Though, I am really excited to get a STM32F3-DISCOVERY....
     
  4. Arm_n_Legs

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