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Simplecortex ARM Cortex M3 dev board

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012 in ARM, dev boards by Arup

Riktw designed, and got ITead Studio to produce, a Cortex M3 based Arduino compatible board called Simplecortex. The board uses the LPC1769 microcontroller from NXP:

The Simplecortex is a microcontroller development board that is shield compatible with the Arduino. The Simplecortex has a fast microcontroller, the LPC1769 from NXP. This is a ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller with 512KB flash, 64KB RAM and it runs at 120Mhz. To make sure that the Simplecortex is easy to use we made tutorials for almost every peripheral on the chip and examples to get you started.  There are tutorials for simple stuff like IO control up to more advanced tutorials for MicroSD cards. If you have ideas for a new tutorial or made a tutorial yourself, feel free to drop an email or post it in the forum. The Simplecortex also has an onboard debugger. It can also be used to program external devices like a self made PCB for your own project. No more microcontrollers with pre-programmed bootloader needed.

Via the Forum.

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10 Responses to “Simplecortex ARM Cortex M3 dev board”

  1. FourthDr says:

    I wonder how this compairs to the beaglebone?

  2. Senso says:

    Arduinos have pin change interrupts in all their pins, and not only 6.
    You also have a spelling error in the iTead page, where it reads mose should be most.

  3. Senso says:

    I meant 2 and not 6, ups.

    • rik says:

      As from the arduino website:
      There are only two external interrupt pins on the ATmega168/328 (ie, in the Arduino Uno/Nano/Duemilanove), INT0 and INT1, and they are mapped to Arduino pins 2 and 3.

      • Senso says:

        Read the atmega328p datasheet, it as pin change interrupt in all the pins, just because there isn’t an arduino function to use them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

      • rik says:

        Ah, thanks for the info. I will change it on our website when I find some time :)

  4. JBeale says:

    Check the linked discussion in the forum. Not really comparable to RasPi or Beaglebone due to the size of the available RAM. This board is intended for “bare metal” use, or a small RTOS, CoOS from CooCox, and freeRTOS were mentioned.

  5. Chuckt. says:

    How many boards are we to invest in? There is the Beaglebone, the Chipkit Uno 32, the Maple, regular STM 32 boards which are many, the board from the Microbuilder site and now this? I welcome them but I don’t have the money to keep expanding and still keep building.

  6. Senso says:

    Forgot to ask, the included programmer in the board can be used as a standalone JTAG programmer?

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