I don't know myself.
I much prefer to use the TiniARMT boards from www.newmicros.com.
NewMicros' TiniARMT works great and they have excellent support for it too.
They have GNU GCC, MPE Forth, Eclipse for it as well.
I don't work for them but I am a happy customer.
The NewMicros board can be bought now and shipped right away.
They have been out for a while now too.
Those boards you mentioned above aren't even out yet. Plus you have little
or no support
on trying to get the boards to do something. getting GNU GCC to work is a
if you have no support.
I haven't tried Eclipse, I use MPE Forth myself, but since GnuGCC works too,
I have no doubt that Eclipse works on it as well.
It depends on what I am using it for.
The ISPOD is a fantastic DSP, runs at 80mhz, has jillions of features. it's
a super high performance screamer, but it sucks a lot of power to do all of
The ARM on the other hand is a great MCU, but doesn't have that blistering
performance, nor does it suck all that power.
I prefer the ISOPOD, but if power consumption is an issue and performance
isn't, then the ARM would be a excellent choice.
The ISOPOD -- ISOMAX system sort of grows on you after a while, it's really
The ARM CPU's have been inexoriably getting used in all sorts of things, so
the little Phillips ARM MCU is a good choice for those already comfortable
with ARM or wanting to get into ARM's without having to go to a full blown
development system and expensive commericial compilers.
I think it is a bit of apple/oranges here too.
An IsoPod is a timing beast. lots of time based I/O, and a lot of reasonably
good a/d. It is based on a motor control specific IC with a good language
built onto the chip.
The TiniArm is a bit different. Lots of storage, good on processing power.
Good on power consumption, less timer specific stuff.
As far as features to features, the closest match would be a tinipod vs an
If you wanted Canbus, go Tinipod, If you want I2C go Tini Arm.
Lots of boards for the philips and other arm7 chips
For gcc for arm
the smaller chips are the lpc21xx
For the philips lpc2000 chips
there is a yahoo group http://www.gnuarm.org /
Few other links
For an ide
can use ecilpse get cdt plugin
java based and a bit slow
commerical compilers and boards
commerical compilers aren't cheap usually
For cheap boards
other manufactures of arm7 chips include
analog devices http://www.analog.com/MicroConverter/ARM7
amoung many others
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