Created Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:54:56 +0000 by hemmerling
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:54:56 +0000
Are there plans to create Ardunio boards for dsPIC too ?
I understand the focus on 32-bit ( hey Ardunio's original CPU was 8-bit -) ), but the
Microchip Technology Inc. "16-bit PIC Microcontrollers & dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers".
are also very strong, with its DSP features, and would be great to have in an Ardunio environment.
Sat, 29 Oct 2011 20:55:01 +0000
Microchip used to have a ds24 Arduino board that was packaged with a PICKIT programmer for about $50, but I can't seem to find a link to it now...
We opted not to go down that path since it looked like the tool emphasis from Digilent was PIC32.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:31:52 +0000
The ability to do a dsPIC or PIC24 based version of chipKIT depends on the availability of a gcc based C++ compiler for the PIC24 core.
If such a compiler were to become available, I'd be very interested in building the boards. I like the PIC24 and dsPIC parts a lot and would like to do a chipKIT version using them. The peripheral pin select in the PIC24 devices is particularly nice. I don't have the resources to get the compiler done myself, however.
Gene Apperson Digilent
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 03:04:40 +0000
I'm pretty sure that somebody from Microchip (can't remember exactly who) said to me during Maker Faire that the C++ version of C30 would be available fairly shortly. I know that it is being worked on, so it's just a matter of time, and likely not too long of a time . . .
We'll see. :-)
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:24:20 +0000
Hmm, I talked to the guys at Makerfaire also, and I though it was only the GCC compiler for dsPIC33E and PIC24E that hadn't been released yet.
The GCC compiler source for (the compiler formerly known as) C30 is not usable?
I just took a look at the release notes for (tcfka) C30 and dsPIC33/PIC24E devices have been added. So I guess the answer to my question is that no, the GCC source for (tcfka) C30 is not usable due to it being a C (not C++) only release.