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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urshiva239

Hi,

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


LubOlimex

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: https://www.olimex.com/Products/Duino/STM32/OLIMEXINO-STM32/. It can be programmed via the mini USB under Maple IDE.

If you already have a debugger I recommend you to check boards like: https://www.olimex.com/Products/ARM/ST/STM32-H107/ and https://www.olimex.com/Products/ARM/ST/STM32-P107/. The newer https://www.olimex.com/Products/ARM/ST/STM32-H407/ 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,
Lub/OLIMEX
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex