As per my previous post, I started yesterday playing with a 32bit ARM processor, using the LM3S8962 evaluation board.
However, this comes with an evaluation version of the IAR compiler, which is limited to 32KB max code size and buying a licence is prohibitively expensive. Not only this, but the GUI seems somehow old and overcrowded, probably perfect for engineers that do this all day, but quite a steep learning curve for a beginner…
So here comes CooCox which is a “new and highly-integrated software development environment for ARM cortex M3 and M0 based microcontrollers, which includes all the tools necessary to develop high-quality software solutions in a timely and cost effective manner“.
It also includes CoOS which is a small real time OS, similar I suppose to the more well known FreeRTOS ?
So here’s how it looks the CoIDE, Eclipse based, quite clean and nice to use !
CoIDE - a clean and easy to use, Eclipse based IDE
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