More on Arduino
Sergei.Ludanov at dof.ca.gov
Sun Apr 15 21:51:42 CDT 2012
I was playing with both Arduino and chipKit uno, and can assure you that programming for both is the same. chipKit has a very similar IDE - MPIDE and same language as Arduino, in fact, you can program both Arduino and chipKit using MPIDE. You just select the target board. There is one more interesting SBC I found today too: DuinoMite Mega. This one is programmed in Basic and can use Arduino shields. It uses the same PIC32 processor as chipKit mega, so with the change of bootloader it is possible to use MPIDE to program it instead of Basic.
http://www.olimex.com/dev/index.html and select DunoMite Mega.
73, Sergei KD6CJI
On Apr 15, 2012, at 7:12 PM, Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> On 4/13/2012 18:34 PM, wb4jfi at knology.net wrote:
>> I've been looking at the Digilent ChipKIT Max32 for a while now. At
>> $50, it seems to be a much more powerful device than the Arduino 8-bit
>> CPU. The problem is that it does not have I2S support, so connecting
>> audio codecs (for I/Q sampling) is problematic. I'm not sure that the
>> 16-bit ADCs inside the PIC chip are quiet enough.
>> Another problem may be that the Digilent board only supplies 3.3V to
>> the shields, no 5V. This according to the article below, but the
>> schematics seem to have 5V shown. The Arduino ethernet shield uses
>> 5V, for example. While the Digilent boards have their own ethernet
>> shield, it uses an SMC LAN8720 ethernet chip instead of the (now)
>> Arduino-standard Wiznet W5100. I think the article is incorrect about
>> no 5V, at least on the ChipKIT Max32.
> One of the great advantages of the Arduino UNO, IMO, is its simplicity.
> Simple to buy (Micro-Center, and by mail order), simple to power up
> (USB), and simple to program (a pared-down version of C).
> Also lots of books and articles available.
> Once we go for higher-power processors, etc, then we may as well forget
> about simplicity and attractiveness to your average Ham operator.
> (That's is what I am trying to encourage: your regular ham deciding to
> buy an Arduino UNO and connecting it to his/her USB port).
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