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Maarten Brock
12/31/10 03:45
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Tilburg
The Netherlands


 
#180361 - toolstick is cheaper
Responding to: Per Westermark's previous message
Per Westermark said:
Erik said:
I would strongly recommend to get your feet wet with a devboard before you have "way more fun to have built everything from scratch"

Yes, I definitely recommend dev-kits. I just note that even $50 can be a very significant amount of money for some peope, and that what we see as basically "for free" is what other people dreams of having.

If $50 is too large for your budget then go for the SiLabs Toolstick:
http://www.silabs.com/products/...Stick.aspx

For $25 you get both the programming/debugging adapter and a daughter board. There are many different daughter boards and they can be interfaced to your own prototyped hardware. No need to worry about small footprints that you cannot solder (QFN?) or caps or crystals that are too far away either. You can even get one that runs upto 100MHz (100MIPS) including a 16x16 MAC for around $10.

List of 44 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
[ARM] derivative choice      Stefan KAnev      12/09/10 08:18      
   an illusion      Erik Malund      12/09/10 08:44      
      ?      Stefan KAnev      12/09/10 10:25      
         Possibility      Andy Neil      12/09/10 10:34      
            pins and what they are      Erik Malund      12/09/10 11:31      
               the reason to differentiate is...      Jan Waclawek      12/09/10 15:46      
   None?      Andy Neil      12/09/10 09:38      
   There's no PDIP pins      JecksonS Ben      12/09/10 18:21      
   Product upgrade?      Kalpak Dabir      12/09/10 20:16      
      i'm not      Stefan KAnev      12/09/10 22:06      
   Nuvoton NuMicro M051      Valentin Angelovski      12/10/10 17:31      
      Don't see it [Ed]      Andy Neil      12/11/10 03:24      
         You cannot see it? c'mon! ;-)      Valentin Angelovski      12/11/10 04:59      
         pinout and compatibility      Jan Waclawek      12/11/10 05:45      
   arn is not for hobbies      JecksonS Ben      12/12/10 18:11      
      Oh yes it is!      Andy Neil      12/13/10 00:29      
         I didn't type      JecksonS Ben      12/13/10 01:16      
            Yes, you did!      Andy Neil      12/13/10 01:51      
               Good hobby processor      Per Westermark      12/13/10 06:12      
                  cheaper evaluation boards      Andy Neil      12/13/10 06:37      
                     Debugging support really is vital        Per Westermark      12/13/10 07:11      
                        debug      Andy Peters      12/16/10 15:38      
                           Arduino      Valentin Angelovski      12/23/10 17:59      
                              silabs equivalent to arduino      Andy Peters      12/27/10 10:52      
                                 Broad span of resources available      Per Westermark      12/27/10 12:16      
                                    absolutely, however      Erik Malund      12/28/10 06:50      
                                       Which means we must motivate people      Per Westermark      12/28/10 12:09      
                                          toolstick is cheaper      Maarten Brock      12/31/10 03:45      
                                    re: broad span      Andy Peters      12/28/10 10:33      
                                       Imagination      Per Westermark      12/28/10 11:53      
               I meant...      JecksonS Ben      12/16/10 18:01      
                  Not relevant      Andy Neil      12/16/10 18:10      
                     but      JecksonS Ben      12/16/10 23:14      
                        google      Stefan KAnev      12/16/10 23:20      
                           Solder all - then clean up      Per Westermark      12/17/10 01:17      
                              Agree ... it's all in the flux and wick      Richard Erlacher      12/17/10 15:51      
                           hard to solder      JecksonS Ben      12/17/10 23:39      
                              see 2 ways      Stefan KAnev      12/18/10 00:14      
                                 Hard to ...      JecksonS Ben      12/18/10 21:10      
                                    You just aren't listening, are you?      Andy Neil      12/19/10 09:01      
                                       hard or not      Erik Malund      12/19/10 17:02      
                                       re: just not listening      Andy Peters      12/23/10 11:16      
                              Don't solder pad for pad      Per Westermark      12/18/10 01:42      
                        oy      Andy Peters      12/23/10 11:14      

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