IAP calls or In Application Programming, gives access to a number of ROM routines to write flash, enable low power modes, get device IDs and other operations. With the inline Assembly capability of BASIC, it is easy to make these calls.
Happy 5th of July to everyone. And thanks to the community of users there is a new update to BASIC tools, IDE and examples. They have been using mbed LPC1768 devices, and while the compiler supported this device, the examples and libraries were out of date. And thanks to Tod and Ol'zeke those have been updated.
In my early days as an engineer, I was working at HP and while I had a $5000 scope on my desk, I found that for quick debugging of some logic problems, a logic probe was a great tool. HP sold one and they seem to still be available. It was a nice handheld design and would show the high or low state...
posted by Ol'zeke
I was really intrigued by the NXP LPC800-DIP product. The fact that it came in an 8051 40pin DIP formfactor (FF) got me hooked. I had purchased two 8051 dev boards and acquired 3 OEM boards through out the years. The 8051 is/was a workhorse. I noticed some (PS2)keyboard to ascii products that use a smaller version [pin count] of the 8051.