Re: Req: (Free) Embedded Platforms for Education

In article <1184664293.160661.310940@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, gouaich <gouaich@xxxxxxxx> writes
Hi all,
First of all I just joined this group so let me salute all members !!
I have a request and I would be happy is someone could help.

You all probably know that embedded systems are more and more
considered as hot topics to be though at universities.

Then you are lucky. In many countries it is not a hot topic. :-(

I will be in
charge of managing a complete course for graduate students on embedded
system with a focus on software engineering and operating systems for
embedded platforms.

Since having only a theoretical course is quite a boring activity : )
I am looking for the best platform students can experiment and play
with (doing labs, projects and so on)

8051 and ARM.

Obviously, free and open source platforms
Free OR open source?

are privileged since this is
an education purpose in a university that cannot afford paying money
for licences; or even managing a complex relation with an industrial
partner with some 'discounts' on licences.

Try the Keil compulers, the EVAL versions are FREE and very good you can also get a free RTOS with Keil for both the 8051 and ARM. Otherwise try

8051 and ARM boards are very cheap.

AVR is another good one. (IAR eval compilers for this)

Remember most embedded systems [ie 4-16 bit] don't use an RTOS.

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