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Best Free IDE for ARM

Discussion in 'ARM' started by Majid soltani, May 17, 2015.

  1. Majid soltani

    Majid soltani New Member

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    Hi dear friends...

    i want start to learning ARM MCU programming. In your opinion, what is the best free and powerfull IDE ?
     
  2. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Atmel studio 6!! For free its obviously the best on the market...

    I don't know much about the options on the free version, someone else may be able to help....
     
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  3. Majid soltani

    Majid soltani New Member

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    with atmel studio just i can programming ATMEL's MCU. but i will write program for most ARM MCU company
     
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    You can look into Raisonance Ride7 as well. http://www.raisonance.com/RLink-STD__product__ride7.html

    You just need to buy the programmer for 99EUR, then it opens up a large world of MCU's ( http://www.raisonance.com/raisonance-mcu.html ).

    Be aware that the has unlimited compiling and programming, but limited debug to 64k. So if your application is larger than 64k and you want debug capability for all of it, then you'd need to go for an upgraded version, which is a lot more money, 900EUR or so.
     
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    thank you for reply . but it's not ok... because i want use that IDE for commerce project. but i can't use that...

    I search and found emIDE ....Have you ever used one of those?
     
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    Looks interesting, I'll bookmark the page! I haven't used it. Their forum is still very small, so it all looks rather new - which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just gotta be mindful that there could be a few bugs.

    What do you mean you can't use it for a commerce project?
     
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    because i believe every limitation is risk for commerce , and other reason is this , i can't buy that programmer , because that programmer not exist in my country
     
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    They'll ship anywhere, location isn't a problem.

    But it looks like you dont want to spend any money...that is a tough one.
     
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    what is your opinion about CooCox ?!
     
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    dear friend ...This topic created for talk about free IDE , if i want buy ide , so i will buy IAR IDE
     
  12. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    All IDE's are usually free.... Its the compilers that cost the money!!!

    You may have guessed that most embedded engineers end up using the free version of the one they intend to buy...

    MikroE do an ARM compiler and the IDE has a free trail...
     
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    yes..but it's useful for academic projects, for example I want design a video game console for learning everything to child , Is it gets the job done with mikroE trial version ? o_O

    yesterday i download Coocox IDE . i thought it's good , because it hasn't any limitation and have some component ...:)

    i am amateur , it is just my opinion
    ;)
     
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    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    There is a reason I buy toolchains...... I have several products on the commercial markets...

    Most of the products use mid range pics... So I have bought XC8 ( I actually bought C18, but I was upgraded ).
    It does everything I need and as I used the free version beforehand, I can produce commercial products easier!!

    I have started on the Pic32.. So I used C32 (free version) and MikroC (free version) to see which were the best!!
    I settled for MikroC because it had pre-built libraries that I could use....
     
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    For me, I've usually gone with a toolchain that the MCU vendor has example projects for. It gets you up and running much quicker.

    What MCU are you leaning towards Majid?
     
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    I want most leaning toward to ARM MCU , LPCxx ( NXP ) Series
     
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    Other than NXP tools and Eclipse and GCC based tools, various professional tools are avaliable in free evaluation version.
    Keil MDK, for example, offer a free full functionally evaluation version for a max code size of 32K. Due to the compiler and linker high efficently, 32K is a good size to learn purpose. ( Full support for NXP MCU and related board etc. etc.)
     
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