I'd like to announce the update of my open-source command-line flash programmer 'mxli' . I know, that many programmers don't appreciate using command-line tools these days, so skip this, if you're a GUI/IDE fetishist .-)
Since a few years I'm waiting for the ARMs to become powerful and widespread enough for an ARM-base Laptop (re-)emerging on the market. It's not exactly a Laptop, but I realized the Raspberry Pi3 is what I want: an ARM-powered Linux-System I can use for application development of LPC microcontrollers - mostly LPC800 and LPC1700 so far.
Although I can plug in a programming device via USB I wished to use the GPIOs to do the programming (over UART ISP) of my LPC boards. This is what I included in my mxli-3.3 update. Given the option --raspi-gpio it does /RESET and /BOOT through GPIOs 17/18 and UART-communication with GPIO 14/15. For reliable operation you have to switch the UARTs between Bluetooth and GPIO (ttyAMA0 / ttyS0), unfortunately, because ttyS0 is a useless sh*t.
The nice thing about the Raspberry Pi is: the native compiler is an ARM compiler. Provided a few switches, you can use
it for compiling sources for the Cortex-M's at least. Cool!
The other improvements of mxli are: support for LPC82x, LPC83x, LPC541xx added.
LPC546xx is still missing because I'm disappointed about NXP not disclosing how to set core voltages on LPC54xxx devices, hence I might never use LPC54xxx devices. I addedd LPC541xx before I noticed that fact.
mxli-3.3 is still relatively untested, but you might be interested, though.
PS: you can find mxli here: www.windscooting.com/softy/mxli.html