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Suggest me a cheap ARM evaluation board and IDE

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arm newbie compiler

Untill now i used PIC (various series), Motorola HC11, HC12, MPC5xx, and now i'd like to go on ARM platform. But now problems began. I can not afford to buy develpment SW and fancy evaluation boards from Real View, Metrowerks and other expensive manufacturers. I'd like to buy some cost efective ARM7TDMI evaluation board and IDE software. I found something interesting on: http://www.embedinfo.com/English/Product/productmain.asp
As i can see they offer low cost IDE and boards with prices that i can afford.
But i need information if anyone has used them and what are your experiences. Also if you are using some other evaluation boards please tell me what is your opinion.
What i need:
1. IDE (it can be GNU or with some GNU components like compiler or debugger) but i prefere visual IDE's
2. Evaluation board with ARM7TDMI (also preinstalled OS like Linux is preffered)
3. JTAG interface for programming/debugging

I've read somewhere that some of Atmel's ARM based MCU's don't support boundary scan?! Can anuone please explain to me what this means?!
Also tell me what ARM based MCU is easiest to order in Europe in smaller quantaties (MOQ<10 pcs)
 

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buy lpc-mt-2106

I interrested by ARM technologie, but I'm not rich and I prefer discover this architecture with just an small console : Gameboy Advance.
With this console you all to discovers this component, and it's very easy to develop an application.
Visual HAM it's a perfect IDE and very simple to use.
I'm at the begining of my study but for it's very good way to understand, write code and test without lot of money (99€ for the console + ~= 90€ for cartridge and cable to test your application)

I use an emulator of GBA to start the project and my console to finalyze.

Another interest, this method run on Win32 and linux environment.
Your welcome,
Sudni.

http://visualham.console-dev.de/
http://vboy.emuhq.com

http://www.devrs.com/gba/
 

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Re: ARM Newbie

Well until now i was unable to find this Gameboy for affordable price. And there are cheap evaluation boards from other manufacturers.
Can you tell me from where have you purchased your game boy/programming-testing cartridge card?!
Second link does not work (h**p://vboy.emuhq.com ) is it OK or?!
 

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Re: ARM Newbie

simce said:
I've read somewhere that some of Atmel's ARM based MCU's don't support boundary scan?! Can anyone please explain to me what this means?!
Try to go here for Atmel ARM questions: www.at91.com
This is a forum for Atmel's ARM based MCUs only.

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Also tell me what ARM based MCU is easiest to order in Europe in smaller quantaties (MOQ<10 pcs)
I would say Philips LPC2000 family is the easiest to get and also the cheapest and easiest to use, with 5 V tolerant inputs etc.

Later Atmel will introduce the AT91SAM7Sxx which will also be very cheap and easy to use, with built in core voltage regulator and 5 V tolrant inputs etc. See the link below.

simce said:
Also if you are using some other evaluation boards please tell me what is your opinion.
Try to read the last part of this topic, there's mentioned a lot of cheap evaluation boards for Philips LPC2000.
http://www.avrfreaks.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=122798#122798

Olimex (http://www.olimex.com/dev) has many useful tools and kits for LPC2000 and they are located in Europe as you are:

ARM-JTAG

HEADER BOARDS
LPC-H2106
LPC-H2124
LPC-H2129
LPC-H2214
LPC-H2294

PROTO BOARDS
LPC-P2106
LPC-P2124
LPC-P2129

DEVELOPMENT BOARDS
LPC-MT-2106
LPC-E2124
LPC-E2129
LPC-E2214
LPC-E2294
 

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Re: ARM Newbie

Do You know who is distributing Philips LPC2000 in Europe?
 

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Re: ARM Newbie

joanna_seczkowska said:
Do You know who is distributing Philips LPC2000 in Europe?
You could try to check out Philips Semiconductors distinbutors list here: http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/profile/sales/index.html



Farnell sells LPC2104, LPC2105 and LPC2106:
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/searchPage2.jsp?Ntt=LPC210&Nty=1&N=401&Ntk=gensearch

RS Online sells LPC2104, 2105, 2106, 2114, 2119, 2124, 2129 and 2214:
http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/search/...rchType=quick&viewType=images&SearchText=lpc2


Schukat based in Germany sells three different LPC21xx devices www.schukat.com. You need to register before you can see the prices, so I took a screenshot of the prices.
MOQ means Minimun Order Quantity, so you need to order minimum 160 or 320 devices:
 

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