ARM Dev.

So later this week I get to start doing some ARM development.  Using Atmel parts (AT91SAM7A3 for those interested).  There is a GNU tool chain so I can actually install stuff when I get the parts and don’t have to wait around for 3 weeks while I get a PO for the development environment.

I can only hope that moving to ARM provides me some relief from trying to do general computing, command, and control on an 8-bit Microchip PIC.  Attempting to explain why we can’t multiply floating point matricies together while doing communications has really gotten on my nerves.   It seems like parts are chosen at random here and then never changed out to meet new engineering needs.  Se la vi….

At least this is a part that I chose to address the application at hand (ya know, the way things should be).