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Are there plans to create Ardunio boards for dsPIC too ?

Created Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:50:06 +0000 by hemmerling


Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:50:06 +0000

Are there plans to create Ardunio boards for dsPIC too ?

I understand the focus on 32-bit ( hey Ardunio's original CPU was 8-bit -) ), but the

Microchip Technology Inc. "16-bit PIC Microcontrollers & dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers".

are also very strong, with its DSP features, and would be great to have in an Ardunio environment.

Sincerely Rolf

Darth Maker

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:29:27 +0000

From talking with one of the devs at maker fair, he can make almost any PIC work that has a true GCC compiler. This means all 24F/30F/33F chips, and when the GCC compiler is release, 24E and 33E.

So, make a board, post about it, and it can be made to work.


Sun, 23 Oct 2011 06:39:24 +0000

I've been a little disappointed, given that FUBAR labs implemented a working multi-platform infrastructure for the Arduino IDE, that noone had published the additions for any other architectures yet. The MSP430 and dsPIC should be rather easy. Random ARM chips less so. OTOH, just writing the core libraries for a new CPU is a pretty daunting task (starting is easy. Finishing, less so.)

On the third hand, I haven't gotten around to it either, even though I had started on an MSP430 core "a long time ago."

It would also be interesting to see if a non-gcc compiler could be made to work.