Need advice. Upgrading to LPC4300.

Discussion created by lpcware Employee on Jun 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 by lpcware
Content originally posted in LPCWare by David Lee on Tue May 13 07:44:05 MST 2014
I've spent a few years designing products with the LPC2100 series.

Now I have the need. The need for speed.

Especially, the nice DSP extensions of the Cortex M4F.

Please recommend which eval board I should get. I don't care a bit about LCD displays.
This will be a signal processing project.

This is also a plea for advice on programming tools and the development environment.

I am very happy working with Eclipse + GCC + GDB + OpenOCD + ARM_USB_OCD JTAG programmer. This is rock solid.
I use it all day. Every day. It just works. (It works until it no longer works, of course, then I just download the latest GCC from ARM :)

So, can just stay in my happy place, get any old LPC4300 board and program it with my current setup?
I really, really, really don't want to download and learn a new IDE.

Sure, I'll need the latest GCC (from ARM) and the CMSIS libs, and the latest OpenOCD versions. (Especially startup.asm and a linker script!)
But is this path doomed?

I'm not demanding simultaneous debugging of both cores. But that will come in time right?

Thank you! I am grateful to hear your experience. This will help me get started on the right foot.