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Boyan
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Boyan   10/16/2011 11:00:13 PM
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Forget the IDE - can one simply use the MPLAB or HiTec C compilers to write code; compile and upload using PicKit - no boot loader no nothing?

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qwerasdfzcxv   6/3/2011 6:27:08 PM
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@Cubbers_#1, Just a few corrections and clarifying remarks in response to your post. The LeafLabs IDE is not just an Arduino-style IDE. It is also a port of "the" Arduino IDE for the Maple boards. As to "completely compatible', I think you'll find that 100% compatibility is not entirely true. Various things are different on a 32-bit architecture, from the size of integral types on up. You may also find this article on other incompatibilities between the chipKIT boards and the Arduino interesting: http://ruggedcircuits.com/blog/2011/05/22/microchip-chipkit-and-arduino-pin-compatibility-analysis/ Best Regards, Marti Bolivar LeafLabs, LLC

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Cubbers_#1   6/3/2011 5:36:34 PM
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These boards are completely compatible with the Arduino programming environment and language - not a separate, Arduino-style IDE. The ported THE IDE to work for these boards and Arduino's. Arduino is more than just a hardware footprint...

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jessb   6/3/2011 4:43:28 PM
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Very true. My company, LeafLabs, has been making an Arduino-compatible board based on the Cortex-M3 since 2009. These claims are false and ought to be corrected.

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cdhmanning   6/1/2011 10:45:41 PM
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There have already been various ARM based Arduinos. PIC32 is certainly not the first 32-bit Arduino platform.

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ReneCardenas   5/27/2011 4:18:45 PM
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Przenek, but you are comparing again unfairly a 16 bit architcture vs. a 32 bit device, not a leveled field, and performance range.

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przemek   5/27/2011 3:48:00 PM
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I'd guess that it's possible to support those boards in the Arduino development because unlike the proprietary smaller PICs that aren't really supported by open source tools, PIC32 is just a licensed MIPS architecture, which was suported by GCC for, like, foreva. Having said that, it has a strong competition from the Texas Instruments MSP430-based LaunchPad, which costs four dollars and thirty cents (!).

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Max The Magnificent   5/26/2011 5:45:01 PM
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Personally I think this is a great move -- on the one hand you have a huge Arduino user base working at the edge of the capabilities of their existing boards that are powered (or underpowered) with 8-bit 20MHz processors with limited memory. On the other hand you have Microchip and Digilent's offerings super-powered by 32-bit 80MHz processors with bunches of memory. I'm not surprised that these boards aren't included in the Arduino IDE (maybe this will happen), but my understanding is that the free IDE from Microchip and Digilent is backwards compatible and supports these new 32 bit boards and existing 8-bit boards. Re code compatibility -- I'll ask the folks at Microchip and Digilent to comment...

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solar32   5/26/2011 5:25:50 PM
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I must say that one would expect a large company like microchip to innovate, not to follow the lead of a small open source project. On the other hand these boards are not really compatible with Arduino. They are not included in the Arduino IDE as they claim. I've tested them and realized that not all the code is compatible, libraries I use all the time don't work,they haven't found a good solution for the 5v vs 3.3v issue and the list goes on.

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David Ashton   5/25/2011 8:38:06 AM
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I must admit, it doesn't have the same ring to it!

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