Raspberry Pi Interface
15th Sep 2020
Sometimes you want to monitor a running ARM BASIC board. Now a PC can do it for a while, but sometimes it goes to sleep, sometimes Microsoft tries to update it, sometimes who knows. So
an alternative would be to use a more predictable device, such as a Raspberry Pi. They are cheap, very low power and predictable.
New Extended BASIC debug tool
21st Aug 2020
Tod W is one of Coridium's long time users, going back to the days of the Parallax BASIC stamp replacement called the ARMexpress. Over the years he has made invaluable contributions to the BASIC tools, both pushing for floating point addition, then writing the library for the same. Even in the early days, he was not content with our BASIC tools, using Notepad++ and AutoHotKey to add features. His use of Notepad++ predated its integration into our tools, as I was stubornly holding onto earlier editors, even as they blue-screened newer versions of Windows.
Not content with some limitations of BASICtools, Tod began taking our Tcl sources and expanding them to his liking. Some of those features we liked and were inspired (i.e. plagiarized) to add them back into the stock BASICtools (bubble help, command scrolling, others I can't recall).
Tod has taken the time to document his Extended BASIC tools (EBT) and with the testing of Olzeke has decided it is time to release it.
Lots of serial ports on the LPC54016
1st Aug 2020
The custom design of an LPC54016 we just completed, has been built, debugged, and delivered to the customer. A new trend is for serial peripherals to be combined and then configured in
software. This is true of the LPC54016 which has Flexcomms that can be used as UARTs, I2Cs, SPIs and some for I2S.
History scrolling added
17th Jul 2020
Scrolling history for commands and searches have been added to the MakeItC and BASICtools.
uChip speaks to you
8th Jul 2020
Tod has been busy, he wanted to hear our boards driven from BASIC, so starting with an Epson S1V30120 speech synthesis IC on a TextToSpeech Click module, he translated the library from C to BASIC (no small task) and then brought that code up on our SuperPRO, the Itaca uChip and other SAMD21 boards.
When you need some more IOs - 2
23rd Jun 2020
One of our OEM customers has been using our SuperPRO. For a new project they needed some more speed, so they gave the LPC54005 a try. Turns out the speed was great, but they needed more than the 50 control points. They needed 80 control points and 4 RS-232 serial ports.