Plz help me how to start learn ARM and suggest a development board for it

Started by urshiva239, August 21, 2013, 08:27:03 PM

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I want to learn ARM. Can Anyone suggest a best basic developement board to start learning.


Hey KelvinV,

There are numerous ARM boards nowadays. Every major micro-controller manufacturer makes ARM devices (among their other production). The important questions you need to answer before purchasing anything would be:

1) Which family I want an ARM micro-controller from?
2) Do I need debugger tool?
3) What IDE and software tools do I need?
4) Are the micro-controller, the debugger and the software tools compatible and working fine together?
5) Are there enough examples for the microcontroller/board I am going to purchase?

A lot of the answers to the questions above would depend on your budget, a lot would depend on the time you're willing to spend to configure everything.

For absolutely first steps with ARM the "STM32 Discovery" boards by STM32 are a good and cheap choice.

If you are familiar with Arduino and you don't want to use a debugger tool initially, then the OLIMEXINO-STM32 is a good choice: It can be programmed via the mini USB under Maple IDE.

If you already have a debugger I recommend you to check boards like: and The newer is also a good choice and we provide the source files so you can check the schematics under the software we used to draw the board (Eagle layout editor).

Best regards,
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex