Category Archives: ARM

ARM processor update

For the last few weeks I have been banging my head against the wall trying to get an Atmel SAM7S256 processor up and running. It has taken lots of time, but I think I see the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading

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Another ARM update

I have put aside the SUNDAR as it is just too cold and cloudy to do any testing. But I have been working fast and furioud on the ARM processor I plan to use for AVC. I have now gotten … Continue reading

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ARM processor update

As mentioned before I purchased an Olimex AT91SAM7S256 header board over a year ago. Well I got a simple LED blink program working a few weekends ago. This weekend I was very busy and wrote device drivers for the IO, … Continue reading

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Adventures with an Atmel SAM7S256

The Arduino’s I have been playing with are nice and fun, but they do not have the horsepower that I would like for my AVC robot. At work I have been using ARM processors and really like them. They are … Continue reading

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Sandy and gyros

Seems like I spend more time logging non robotic events than the other way around. This weekend I was planning on spending quality time with a new ARM development board I purchased, but my wife and I decided that this … Continue reading

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Trying to program an ARM processor with a free toolchain

So after just a few days of using an Arduino for my AVC entry, I realize that it will just not be up to the task. First it does not provide an realtime multithreaded environment. The environment is slow, and … Continue reading

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