compatibility

Started by Sam September 26, 2004
Will the BX-24 work with a mac? I am running OSX and will get a serial adapter. Also I can't
seem to find very man programming sites for it. Will it work with VB and does it have an
AVR chip in it and can I use the avr-gcc compiler? Thanks in advance.



--- In , "Sam" <sammygarf@y...> wrote:
> Will the BX-24 work with a mac?

The BasicX IDE is a Windows application. To be able to compile code
for the BX-24, you have to be able to run a Windows app.

> Will it work with VB?

You can't use the Visual Basic development environment to create code
for the BX-24. However, since BasicX is a subset of VB, you might be
able to use VB to develop certain routines that are not dependent on
the BX-24 hardware. After they are working in VB you could then
compile them using the BasicX IDE.

> ... and does it have an AVR chip in it?

Yes. The BX-24 uses an Atmel AT90S8535 that is pre-programmed with
the BasicX virtual machine. The BasicX IDE compiles your program
into BasicX pcode which, after downloading, is interpreted by the
BasicX virtual machine on the BX-24.

> ... and can I use the avr-gcc compiler?

Sure, you can you the avr-gcc compiler ... but not to produce code to
run on the BX-24. That is, unless you can figure out a way to make
gcc compile C into BasicX pcode.



--- In , "Sam" <sammygarf@y...> wrote:
> Will the BX-24 work with a mac? I am running OSX and will get a
serial adapter. Also I can't
> seem to find very man programming sites for it. Will it work with VB
and does it have an
> AVR chip in it and can I use the avr-gcc compiler? Thanks in advance.

You could probably use the software through VirtualPC.




> ... Will the BX-24 work with a Mac?

FWIW, the Basic-X IDE runs under Win4Lin on Xandro Linux - and probably
on other current Linux distributions.

> ... Will it work with VB...

Basic-X source is, essentially, VB6.

> ... does it have an AVR chip in it and can I use the avr-gcc compiler?

No. No. Tom
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