ANNOUNCE - www.theARMPatch.com
- <WARNING> - Semi blatent advertising follows
I've been in the embedded systems business since way back when I had
more hair of a darker color (colour for those of you across the pond).
The last few years have allowed me the opportunity to work with the
smaller ARM processors and I love them. At the start of a recent ARM
project we (I) was faced with getting the toolset, startup code, and
packet processor code up and running while the hardware was still
being designed. After a bit of web searching, an eval board was found
that had the same processor family as our project and we ordered it.
A typical eval board arrived soon afterwards. It had a CPU, a
crystal, some DB-9s, some switches, a few LEDs, and a bunch of holes.
It did the job I for which needed it but is now sitting on a corner of
my bench most likely never to be used again. It (the board, not the
bench) was the least expensive one at the time at about $200 (USD). I
thought surely there are better alternatives. I just had not found
From that background, theARMPatch was born. It is a small company (me)
whose purpose is to make nicely featured, ARM development/evaluation/...
boards available at a reasonable price. Boards that can be used to
bring up toolsets, get startup code running, etc. But also boards
that can have usefulness afterwards.
So all that said, if you are still awake and reading, please have a look at
http://www.theARMPatch.com and let me know what you think. Remember, the
website and design direction are in their infancy. Your suggestions and
comments will be appreciated.
R O SoftWare &