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Which ARM development system is better??

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arbj2

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Hi,

I am just stepping into ARM development using M0 Cortex 32 bit mcu, with C/C++ languages specifically. For this now I am using the Teensy LC board, this uses the Freescale Kinetis MKL26Z64VFT4 mcu, with the Kinetis SDK and IDE. My question is which of these are better ??

I have also found this from Cypress which is quite cheap compared to the 25Z from Freescale.

Cypress:
https://in.element14.com/cypress-se...xx/prototype-board-cy8c4245axi-483/dp/2420489

https://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1812575.pdf

Freescale:
https://in.element14.com/freescale-...dev/dp/2191861?MER=MER-BPR-4PPM-SP-FSALMC-SMT

Basically what I am looking for is a platform that can be easily converted into the finished product, the cypress for example has a prototype board that can be broken off from the programmer and used in the actual product. The Kinetis has more components which I dont need. The Teensy is also cheap and has a bootloader that is useful.

My question which is better platform, and has better chance of being supported..Also are there any boards, prototype ones that support USB host capabilities ??

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How about EasyMx PRO v7 for STM32 by mikroElektronika ? It has onboard programmer and debugger and works with mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal PRO STM32 Compilers.
 

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Hi there, I just came across your question and thought you're having a situation similar to my current one. I'm trying to build a simple wearable using an ARM MCU and thought so far results I'll try to answer. Personally I used the STM32F4 discovery board , it's a real powerful Cortex-M4 dev board.
There is plenty of support out there for the board and useful resources + it has lots of features on and not really that expensive. On the other hand i don't think that it is that easy to convert it into a real circuit now that I'm done with the prototype and for a beginner like me , build a circuit for an ARM at first pitch sounds quiet challenging.
I think the cypress here wins if you can jump in and convert it into a ready product with no fuss.
Now looking at it i might get one for myself.
Good luck !
 

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