[Oberon] The Oberon answer to Arduino

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Sat Dec 29 00:23:22 CET 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Verhoeven [mailto:jan at verhoeven272.nl]
> Sent: Friday, 28 December 2012 10:14 AM
> To: ETH Oberon and related systems
> Subject: Re: [Oberon] The Oberon answer to Arduino
> I've been looking around a bit more the last few days. And there's even
> more than I expected.
> It's impossible to compete with this beast:
> https://www.olimex.com/Products/Duino/PIC32/PIC32-PINGUINO-MICRO/

Yes - there are also a lot of hardware bargains to be had at the moment from
the MCU manufacturers themselves as they are all competing for market share
in the 32-bit MCU development area. For example there is a $US 10.50 board
from STMicroelectronics in France:


It only took a day or so to get the Astrobe for Cortex-M3 Oberon compiler
(that was originally developed for the NXP LPC1000 MCUs) to produce an
executable to run on the STM32 board. That was a major consideration when we
decided to rewrite the Oberon code generator to support the ARM Cortex-M3
family of MCUs. With the greater degree of standardisation of the Cortex-M3
cores compared to earlier ARM designs (e.g. ARM7) it makes it easier to
support MCUs from a range of different hardware manufacturers, 


Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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