I'm new to embedded programming and looking for advise on a couple things:
I'm developing two "projects." One is based on Microchip's dsPIC33 series of micros and the 2nd project involves Freescale iMX515 processor much like the pandaboard.org system. I may purchase a pandaboard to get up and running quickly.
So with my two projects based on the above core components, I was considering this board by MikroElektronika:
- And was looking to hear feedback from anyone who may have purchased this to do some simple POC(Proof Of Concept) type work.
My 2nd question: 2. With the Linux on iMX, I plan to make use of Freescales ATK, LTIB, and GCC to build up the software but for the dsPIC, what C compilers do you use? I understand Microchip has one that installs with MPLAB IDE but I'm not sure how full featured it is yet. MikroElektronika offers a full IDE & C compiler that looks/seems impressive from reading about it but I'm interested in any feedback from those of you in the trenches with it. Particularly, I'm looking for anyone who has experience with both compilers (Microchip and MikroElektronika) to give me some advise.