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LPC1788 MOD-LCD4.3'' beginner

Started by amlwwalker, June 21, 2013, 03:06:44 pm

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amlwwalker

Hi,
I am new here and new to 32 bit embedded programming. I have been programming 8 bit AVR's for about 5 years now, but have decided that I want flashy colour screens etc, so it is time to jump to 32 bit. I bought this board recently: https://www.olimex.com/Products/Modules/LCD/MOD-LCD4.3''/ but haven't had a chance to give it a shot yet. I plan to do so on Sunday....
I have a few questions.
I want to use eclipse with it as I am familiar with all its shortcuts etc, I came across this: http://gnuarmeclipse.livius.net/blog/posts/
has anyone used it? Is it straight forward to set up a tool chain for these things? Can anyone recommed anything better to use with Eclipse - or at least something tried and tested so that I can get going? I also saw this but its not a nice plugin...https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded

Secondly, I dont have a jtag programmer, and am a little broke at the moment. Can I program this thing over serial (usb-serial) atall - or via the mini usb port? Has anyone got a guide - or can point me to one, or just give me some instructions on how I can do this so I can get going - I dont think it will be a long term solution but I would like to start this way if possible.

Thanks
Alex

amlwwalker

Or perhaps someone could point me in the direction of a very very basic example of using this board just so I can get the toolchain setup.

Its difficult to get the example on the website working with open source tools

Thanks
Alex

BruceC

If by chance you are still grappling with this, I've used the Eclipse-based LPCXpresso with the 1788 (different development board).  It's free.  You can set that up to generate a hex file and upload it through the usb-serial using FlashMagic, which is also free.