[fpc-devel] where do download BinUtils for ARM - Raspberry Pi?

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Jul 2 09:22:13 CEST 2013

On 07/02/2013 12:47 AM, Michel Catudal wrote:
> I find smaller devices like the AVR32 and PIC32 more appropriate for embedded system. ARM devices with Linux are more for use with video.
I don't see it that way at all.

IMHO, having a Linux OS is a great plus for embedded systems. This makes 
creating, maintaining and enhancing the user software much more 
comfortable and a developer can have a pool of easily reusable software 
snippets he can use in all his projects. Of course the support for 
multiple languages is a big plus, too. Moreover with the upcoming 
"!internet of things", support of standard software on embedded devices 
becomes more and more essential. The user want to control their 
appliances with a smartphone (or a PC) but directly attaching a monitor 
is not a decent option.

In the rather near past, hardware cost was a limiting factor for the use 
of Linux in small embedded devices. But as we see, this problem is 
vanishing. I recon, very soon we will see ARM chips with enough 
integrated RAM to run Linux (doing away with the hard-to-do "RAM 
soldered on top" technology the RPi uses). With that, doing a Linux 
enabled PCB will become easy for small shops (like ours).


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