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New Astrobe Targets

Postby cfbsoftware » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:41 am

We occasionally get requests for versions of Astrobe that can target development boards which use Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 microcontrollers from manufacturers other than NXP. If there is a sufficient number of customers prepared to pay for a pre-order of a Professional Edition of the new version and there are commercially available development boards we will consider developing it.

Initially, if you are interested, please reply to this post with the following information so we can gauge how much interest there is:

1. Which microcontroller would you like to see supported by a new version of Astrobe?

2. Which companies manufacture development boards which use that microcontroller?

3. How many Professional Edition Licences do you intend to purchase?
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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby Dimon » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:50 am

1. STM
2. starterkit and own boards
3. 1
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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby DU77 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:53 pm

1. STM32
2. ST own boards ( I am currently working with the STM32L152RET6)
3. 1

Have a look at the STM32 MCU Nucleo boards ( http://www.st.com/web/catalog/tools/FM1 ... nucleo-pr1).

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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby Wlad » Sat May 02, 2015 11:50 pm

1. stm32
2. under selection
3. 1 may be to 3
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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby captbill » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:50 pm

1. Tensilica line used on the ESP8266 WIFI modules.
2. Many "boards" are popping up all the time. Ideally, we have Magnus at Saanlima help design/implement our own needs.
3. 1

The Tensilica chip is a quite fascinating SoC microcontroller. It is the driving force mcu behind the IoT (Internet of Things) movement which is really taking off. The problem is wrestling with the messy C development chains. There are Lau based development kits and even Arduino IDE's but the code size they produce just is never going to allow anything much out of these cool little chips. Astrobe would be welcomed with open arms in the super small mcu crowd.

In fact, I have spent the last 2 days trying to configure an Eclipse/C++ dev kit for the ESP8266. What a nightmare, and all for code that is 15 times larger than what Astrobe will produce.
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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby Wlad » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:35 pm

cfbsoftware wrote:We occasionally get requests for versions of Astrobe that can target development boards which use Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 microcontrollers from manufacturers other than NXP. If there is a sufficient number of customers prepared to pay for a pre-order of a Professional Edition of the new version and there are commercially available development boards we will consider developing it.

Initially, if you are interested, please reply to this post with the following information so we can gauge how much interest there is:

1. Which microcontroller would you like to see supported by a new version of Astrobe?

2. Which companies manufacture development boards which use that microcontroller?

3. How many Professional Edition Licences do you intend to purchase?

What about the results of the feedback and your plans?
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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby cfbsoftware » Sun May 22, 2016 6:14 am

v6.0 of Astrobe for Cortex-M3 / M4 includes the capability to target Custom microcontrollers other than NXP e.g. the STM32 range. See the discussion in the Getting Started section of this forum for more details.
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Re: New Astrobe Targets

Postby cfbsoftware » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:28 am

DU77 wrote:Have a look at the STM32 MCU Nucleo boards ( http://www.st.com/web/catalog/tools/FM1 ... nucleo-pr1).

See the announcement: Astrobe now supports STM32 Cortex-M7 Microcontrollers regarding support for the STM32F7 Nucleo-144 boards.
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