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    Microprocessor project in c

    I am trying to design an energy meter with a 32 bit microprocessor. Which 32 bit processor can I use? How do I load the c compiler on an eprom?

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    You'll have to do your own Uc shopping as this isn't a hardware site.

    For the compiler question... Most Ucs have their own development kits that include a compiler that runs on a PC (most are Windows, some support Linux or Mac as well). So what you do is deveop the software on the PC using an emulator (a Uc running in PC software) and then you copy only the executable code to the Uc. That way you don't waste space installing the compiler in the limited eprom space of the microcontroller.

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    does it have to be a 32 bit processor ? why do you need a processor for an energy meter ? why would you want a compiler on an eprom ? what do the compiler and eprom have to do with the energy meter ? what kind of processor <int or mot> ? meow ?

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    The supervisor advised to go for the highest. The Idea is to compute variables related to consumption of electricity. I have done a bit of work with microcontrollers and not microprocessors. A link to projects on processors would be welcome.




    Quote Originally Posted by kryptkat View Post
    does it have to be a 32 bit processor ? why do you need a processor for an energy meter ? why would you want a compiler on an eprom ? what do the compiler and eprom have to do with the energy meter ? what kind of processor <int or mot> ? meow ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chila View Post
    I am trying to design an energy meter with a 32 bit microprocessor. Which 32 bit processor can I use? How do I load the c compiler on an eprom?
    Get some lowdown on embedded systems programming before diving headfirst into it.

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    Highest end processor? How about dual core ARM Cortex-A9?

    Sure, it's impossible to source, costs your first born child, requires a team to make a PCB for it and minimum quantity few thousand for pick and place + reflow soldering, with no prototyping possibilities.

    But that's little price to pay to get the highest end processor.

    I think my LED blinker will run a little faster on one.
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    No need to reinvent the wheel - they're cheap and they run Linux so you can develop on them natively : Pandaboard.

    Or go with Intel, similar deal : http://edc.intel.com/Platforms/Atom-...lopment-Board/
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