Buying Olimex Products in the UK

Started by September 3, 2004
Hi folks,

Anyone in the UK bought anything from Olimex? The Olimex site points
you to Taylec, but Taylec have no mention of the ARM stuff on their
web site, and no matter how many times you e-mail them they don't
bother writing back!

Of course, they have no phone number either which always makes me very
suspicious!

Cheers,

Rob



An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

Robert,

> Anyone in the UK bought anything from Olimex?

Yeah, loads of stuff.

> The Olimex site
> points you to Taylec, but Taylec have no mention of the ARM
> stuff on their web site, and no matter how many times you
> e-mail them they don't bother writing back!

And they're more expensive, of course.

> Of course, they have no phone number either which always
> makes me very suspicious!

Order direct fron Olimex. I don't think Taylec are particularly
effective. He asks you to sign a credit card form and fax it back, but
after that I've always been informed when the good despatch and they
take a week or so by surface mail and to clear customs (I usually order
more than $100 worth of kit to qualify for free shipping). I believe
you can also go for the express option and get it sooner by air.

They are a solid operation, not a fly-by-night.

-- Paul.




I've bought Olimex products (from their WWW site) and had them delivered to
the UK without any problems. I have at least one colleague who has done the
same.

Michael.

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Subject: [lpc2000] Buying Olimex Products in the UK > Hi folks,
>
> Anyone in the UK bought anything from Olimex? The Olimex site points
> you to Taylec, but Taylec have no mention of the ARM stuff on their
> web site, and no matter how many times you e-mail them they don't
> bother writing back!
>
> Of course, they have no phone number either which always makes me very
> suspicious!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Rob > Yahoo! Groups Links >




Hi Paul,

I was speaking to a customer the other day (with my FAE hat on!) about ARM7s
and recommending your compiler. It looks quite likely he's going to use one
of the new Atmel SAM7 devices. Will you be supporting this family?
Apparently, engineering samples are almost available, so if he goes for it,
he'll be needing an IDE before *too* long.

Cheers,

Rob




Hi Rob,

> I was speaking to a customer the other day (with my FAE hat
> on!) about ARM7s and recommending your compiler. It looks
> quite likely he's going to use one of the new Atmel SAM7
> devices. Will you be supporting this family?
> Apparently, engineering samples are almost available, so if
> he goes for it, he'll be needing an IDE before *too* long.

Yes, the SAM devices are really pretty nice--sort of like the LPC2000
and STR7 devices, but Atmel's take on it. We don't have a SAM7 board
yet, but when one arrives, we'll be adding support for it. Atmel
promise we'll be one of the first to get one, but what this means is
really rather vague.

I think we're covering quite a range of devices and boards now. The
devices with integrated flash are, of course, the easiest to target a
toolset at hence the interest in the SAM7. Latest in the door is a
rather large Cirrus part.

When we get the SAM7 stuff working, we'll probably announce it, maybe
even on this list...

--
Paul Curtis, Rowley Associates Ltd http://www.rowley.co.uk
CrossWorks for MSP430, ARM, and (soon) Atmel AVR processors