Tag Archives: Firmware development

Giving up on the ARM/Keil MDK

I now have a flat-spot on my head from beating it against the wall that is the ARM/Keil Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK), so I am taking the hint and I’m abandoning it. The MDK has a pretty nice IDE, an … Continue reading

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Starting From Scratch With The ARM/Keil MDK

Hacking an existing example seems like a difficult proposition, so I decided to RTFM and create a project from scratch. The ARM/Keil MDK environment seems to be a lot more sophisticated than the IAR IDE, so that’s where I’ll start. … Continue reading

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USB Example for LPC-P1343

Today, I thought I’d try to build the other examples provided by Olimex. Buoyed by my success last night in getting the blinky lights example to work, I jumped immediately to the most complex example: LPC-P1343_VirtualComPort_LEDs&Buttons, because I want to … Continue reading

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IAR Embedded Workbench development kit

The examples in the Keil MDK won’t work without some changes (perhaps minor, perhaps major, but at this time, I don’t know). I chose to try the MDK first because it is much newer and far more comprehensive in terms … Continue reading

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ARM Microcontroller Development Kit

I have decided to start with the examples provided by ARM, and therefore I will be using their Keil (now a part of ARM) Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK). The Lite version is free, and may be found on the ARM … Continue reading

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Finding a starting point

Given that this firmware project is an enabler for a Windows device driver course, and is not an end in and of itself, I don’t want to spend more than the absolute minimum amount of time on the firmware. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Getting started with the LPC-P1343

OK, first problem: the feet supplied with the LPC-P1343 have fingers (toes?) that are too big to fit into the holes on the board. I gave the feet a pedicure using the dikes from my electronics bench.  The toes are … Continue reading

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