[Arm-netbook] Interesting chip the LPC1343

Paul Sokolovsky pmiscml at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 05:35:35 GMT 2013


On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:06:18 +0000
joem <joem at martindale-electric.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> I ordered this FPGA dev system:
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1575992013/logi-fpga-development-board-for-raspberry-pi-beagl
> [Already over subscribed by x5 and still 24 days to go :)  ]
> I found it has a $2 LPC1343 ARM cortex chip which has within it which
> has USB MSD or MSC (Media Storage Device/Class) driver built
> into the ROM of the chip! Just connect the USB and it will
> open as an attached mass storage device, and then drag and drop
> files into it to program it!
> I can't find any more such chips from NXP.
> (The ones that are available with USB require software to be developed
> and programmed into the device that turns it into an MSD - which is
> great if you got the time.)

Well, STM32s with USB have builtin bootloader with DFU protocol support.
No drag and drop for apple hipsters, everyone else just fires dfutool.

> The IDE is by Code-Red which is Eclipse and it is available for Linux.
> NXP have bought them out recently and now 256k of code generated by it
> doesn't require a license.

Good find for apple hipsters. Everyone else uses gcc anyway - for all
chips and architectures.

NXP has very arrogant sampling policy - http://www.nxp.com/policy
AGREEMENTS WITH NXP." So, unless you're a big customer, you can't get
sample of new stuff either. They think they're fscking broadcom or
allwinner. But unlike those, they don't have competitive mass-market
products, so nobody kneels and begs, people just don't buy their stuff.
So, they can't ramp up their production, that's why
is "Awaiting Delivery" for an fscking year, and that DIP8 ARM chip is
just unreachable. Because seriously, who needs ARM in DIP8? Only
hobbyists, and NXP shits on hobbyists.

Best regards,
 Paul                          mailto:pmiscml at gmail.com

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