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Re: [PATCH] Project Templates


On 10/12/2012 12:52 AM, Hans Henry von Tresckow wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Vesa Solonen <vesa.solonen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 11.10.2012 18:09, Dick Hollenbeck kirjoitti:
>>> More immediately, I need a template for this StellarisLM4F120 Launchpad
>>> board:
>> I've been eyeing on it for some serious smps and induction heating control.
>> The only thing that is less than clear is there a fully open toolchain
>> available. I'm not going to invest much for a proprietary programming tools.
>> The price and features are impressive. Might jump off the AVR ship...
>> -Vesa
> I'll let you know how the Codesourcery toolchain works out when mine
> finally get here....(Ti says Nov 16... Pre order my foot.)

I can testify that it works just fine.  It is gnu gcc/g++ from Mentor, and is free.
I've been using it for 6 months.  Firmware development has never been easier with these
Cortex-M3 and M4 chips, along with free tools like Codesourcery Lite from Mentor.  Where
else can you get 256 kbytes of 32 bit program code space, 10 or 15 peripherals, for $4 - $5 ?
And they run at 50 MHz to 200 Mhz.

And there are about 6 vendors who are all beating themselves silly on price.  This is the
sweet spot for embedded work.


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