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Is it possible to get one without the bootloader and just program it like a regular ARM chip?
I don’t think so, the bootloader however is in a separate chip on this board. You do not loose flash space or bootup time to the bootloader but have the advantage of an easy, push-button loader which will accept a hex file from your choice of toolchains.
If you really want an Arduino-free board for Freescale ARM MCUs, have a look at the FRDM-KL25Z. Silicon vendors are really getting the cheap dev board religion these days.
…I’ll add there’s the recent galago? kickstarter and a few other ARM dev boards trying to do something similar…all of them seem to promise a lot on the software and then only show their hardware – for me, and I assume most others, the software is the most important component, ARM chips and cheap dev boards are everywhere now, easy toolchain setup with example code, not so much
I’ll bite on one of the competitor dev boards when there are actual examples of them being used by their creators, show me real examples with microSD DMA data logging of A/D’s while streaming over ethernet and a couple of PWM outs, etc. and how you set it up – I don’t care that you can toggle an led…
Maple was exciting… and then fizzled
mbed is as good as it gets at the moment but comes w/ lots of restrictions and a fairly steep price
I’m sure a critical mass will eventually build around one of these dev boards, but until then I think the best route for ARM is a discovery + rtos, the PX4 project has the best docs + bootloader +nuttx that I’ve seen so far
I’ve bought one and only now did I think to check the pjrc website for support – it looks like the latest version of Teensyduino doesn’t make mention of this board. Does anyone know what IDE support exists? The kickstarter page talks of the future which has arrived.