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Free ARM IDE Software

Started by somboon sopee August 6, 2007
Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with ARM GCC
same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I think the ARM
Developers' will grow more than this time.

Best Regards

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somboon sopee wrote:
> Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with ARM GCC
> same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I think the ARM
> Developers' will grow more than this time.
>
> Best Regards

ARM own Keil - ipso facto, they won't make a free IDE whilst they sell one.

Best Regards,

Brian Sidebotham.
Brian Sidebotham wrote:

> ARM own Keil - ipso facto, they won't make a free IDE whilst they
> sell one.

Who are you calling ipso-facto? There's no need for that kind of
name calling in a professional forum :-)

Ralph
--- In l..., "somboon sopee" wrote:
>
> Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with ARM GCC
> same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I think
the ARM
> Developers' will grow more than this time.
>

I really doubt that is the growth path that ARM has chosen. Since a
very large percentage of cell phones,PDAs, etc. are ARM based they
already have a very large developer base in these large corporations
that they have had to support. Now that they own Keil they can also
support that customer base and everybody else. I doubt they would want
to undercut a company that they own by providing free software. Back
in the mid to late 90's I worked for a company that had several
thousand software engineers working on ARM cores embedded in our
ASICs, and AFAIK ARM charged us for for every tool we used from them,
even though we were selling (and paying for) millions of their ARM
cores per month. I guess the point really is that ARM is doing just
fine with the business model that they are working with, and do not
need to provide free tools to gain more customers.

--Dave
--- In l..., Brian Sidebotham wrote:
>
> somboon sopee wrote:
> > Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with
ARM GCC
> > same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I
think the ARM
> > Developers' will grow more than this time.
> >
> > Best Regards
>
> ARM own Keil - ipso facto, they won't make a free IDE whilst they
sell one.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Brian Sidebotham.
>

I use ECLIPSE and GNU-ARM tool set , it works fine and it is free

Regards

Jean-Jacques
> Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with ARM GCC
> same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I think the ARM
> Developers' will grow more than this time.

Why dont you do such software by yourselves
or just use whats out for free already?

Comercial offers nowadays have to offer something better
than the average home brew or typical FS/OSS will provide.
This typically requires a lot more efforts so that i do not see
any problem with those vendors charging for their software.

-Alex.
Alexander Stohr wrote:
>> Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with ARM GCC
>> same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I think the ARM
>> Developers' will grow more than this time.
>>
>
> Why dont you do such software by yourselves
> or just use whats out for free already?
>
>
Hmmm, IDE == Integrated Development Environment. Hey! I've got one of
those!

Console #1: telnet session into JTAG
Console #2: Insight debug session
Console #3: run vi + make to build source
...

Oh, you meant put all those big windows (sic) into tiny little ones for
one screen??

Regards,

TomW

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"Windows? No thanks, I have work to do..."
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At 11:00 PM 8/6/2007 -0400, Tom Walsh wrote:
>Hmmm, IDE == Integrated Development Environment. Hey! I've got one of
>those!
>
>Console #1: telnet session into JTAG
>Console #2: Insight debug session
>Console #3: run vi + make to build source

:) I like

Robert

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Robert Adsett wrote:
> At 11:00 PM 8/6/2007 -0400, Tom Walsh wrote:
>
>> Hmmm, IDE == Integrated Development Environment. Hey! I've got one of
>> those!
>>
>> Console #1: telnet session into JTAG
>> Console #2: Insight debug session
>> Console #3: run vi + make to build source
>>
>
> :) I like
>

The consoles are really different computer monitors with ssh sessions
via konsole:

17" on computer #1 (AMD X2 4200+): JTAG
24" widescreen on computer #2 (AMD X2 4800+): source
15" on ThinkPad X40: insight

I don't know why anyone would limit themselves to just one computer and
a single video image of their work. open source + Linux rock!

:-)

TomW

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> Why ARM co,ltd. not develop free IDE Software for interface with
ARM GCC
> same ( AVRStudio + AVR GCC (Atmel) , MPLAB (Microchip) ). I think
the ARM
> Developers' will grow more than this time.

www.winarm.de
www.yagarto.de

what more do you need?

> N-Link ARM JTAG & ARM7 Boards

OK, how about to deliver a driver to use n-Link with openOCD instead
of supporting only keil? This would be really helpful.

Martin