30 Sep '16, 5am

Hackaday Prize Entry: Explore M3 ARM Cortex M3 Development Board

As for the board itself… Sorry but I’m quite unimpressed. It seems like a fairly typical low end “minimal” ARM Cortex board. There’s VASTLY better boards out there that aren’t all that expensive (not on a arduino budget, but not $150+ either) Just one example: the $20 EK-TM4C1294XL board from TI. Arm Cortex M4F, 120MHz, 1MB flash, 256KB RAM, far more GPIOs (two sets of 40 pin expansion headers), and far more peripherals (everything this one has and plenty more — including ethernet and QEI), out-of-the-box support for a wide range of booster packs (including many very nice radio modules for WiFi, BLE, etc), support for “bare ARM” programming as well (register access or CMSIS-style), a very good vendor-provided RTOS that’s free, arduino-compatible if that’s your thing (energia), and so much more (of course, you also get floating point, and CMSIS DSP too). It even has a on-bo...

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