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LPC21xx newbie questions

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by Sagaert Johan, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Hi

    I decided to choose LPC21xx ARM devices as my microcontroller for small

    I still havent found out what the cheapest and easiest way is to develop and

    Are there any free or low cost solutions that allow jtag graphical debugging
    (win or linux ) ?
    Is there a low cost alternative to keil-ARM tools ? (The Keil Ulink Jtag and
    their LPC21xx based boards look a good starting point ,but a bit expensive )

    Are there any RTOSses for these tiny devices ?

    I need some hints so i can go for it.

    Sagaert Johan, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. "Sagaert Johan" ...

    Go for it then, and subscribe to the mail-list at

    A very active group where all these questions are answered in detail (also
    in the archives, read them first, strarting at the end).

    Arie de Muijnck
    Arie de Muynck, Dec 30, 2005
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  3. Sagaert Johan

    Chris Hills Guest

    None of these kit is expensive. I assume this is for home or hobby use?

    There are the IAR boards with JTAG and eval compiler... similar to the
    Keil but the compiler has a 32K limit.

    However both the Keil and the IAR compilers are vastly more efficient
    than the GNu unless you have hours to spend optimising your own version
    to get it closer.
    Yes, but why do you need one? The vast majority of embedded systems
    don't use an RTOS.

    Chris Hills, Dec 30, 2005
  4. What optimizations do you mean?
    Andreas Schwarz, Dec 30, 2005
  5. Depending what you mean by low-cost, the rowley offering looks to be
    good value for money. available for both windows and linux.

    With a wiggler clone (easy to build) together with OCdemon and insight
    you can debug programs in RAM. Not to sure how good this combination
    is for debugging code directly in flash.
    There are quite a few RTOSes available, from free to fairly expensive.
    If you google for ARM RTOS you should get quite a number of hits.
    As someone else suggested, join the lpc2000 group on yahoo.

    Anton Erasmus
    Anton Erasmus, Dec 30, 2005
  6. John Devereux, Dec 30, 2005
  7. Sagaert Johan

    Richard Guest

    Try the following links:

    http://www.FreeRTOS.org (bias declared)
    and finally ...
    http://www.olimex.com/dev/pdf/ARM Cross Development with Eclipse version 3.pdf


    Richard, Dec 30, 2005
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