GTA04 Block V4

Uwe Klein wiederling at
Sun Aug 17 13:46:08 CEST 2008

On 8/17/08, Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:

>  We initially looked at several "small" microcontrollers, and settled
>  on the MSP430, but then the suggestion came up to try something that
>  doesn't need a separate toolchain, i.e., an ARM. Looking at various
>  recent ARM-based designs, it seems that this might be a viable
>  option, and it would emphasize the strength of our devices as a
>  developer-friendly platform.
>  AFAIK, there is no gcc for PIC18, making this architecture
>  unsuitable for our environment.

There is good support for the PIC16 series.
And those are well able enough to do the consierge job.


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