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 their memory limitations I am sure to reach. One solution is to use multiple Arduinos or I can simply switch to a ‘real’ processor.

At work I use ARM processors and very much like them, but the entry cost for professional compilers like IAR is well above what I can afford. So I am looking into free toolchains like GCC. So I have now spend many days trying to install the Yagarto toolchain with Eclipse and OpenOCD with little progress. I can compile code using the command line, but have yet to get it to load properly on an LPC2468 development board I have.

At this point this is job one. I have a large block of time and hope to report at the end of the day that I can blink an LED. Wish me luck.

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2 Responses to Trying to program an ARM processor with a free toolchain

  1. Nick says:

    Hi, any progress with the arm3-h256?

    See ya

  2. Nick says:

    Hi again,
    if you mind, I can share what I have at the moment which is:

    + gnu make – running with
    ++ arm-none-eabi-gcc (Sourcery CodeBench Lite 2011.09-69) 4.6.1
    ++ Open On-Chip Debugger 0.6.0-rc1
    Programming works so-so (with plugging on-off from time to time…)
    BUT:
    -) led won’t light up

    Greez

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