[ell-i-developers] Linear Technology has jumped in on Arduino-like things

  • From: Teemu Hakala <temmi@xxxxxx>
  • To: "ell-i-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ell-i-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 06:55:04 +0200

Hi all

This was recently brought to my attention:

Very interesting. I have not taken a good look on any chip manufacturer’s 
development platforms, but apparently at least LT has a common connector among 
many evaluation boards, and now an Arduino-like processor board that has the 
same connector too, as well as good code library support for it.

For me, this marks mainly that we are on a good train, Arduino-like development 
is starting to be seen as potentially a professional development tool as well 
as its origins as hobbyist toy platform.

In future I hope we can provide a shield having that same Quickeval-connector. 
As a power delivery platform, we are more or less ideologically competing with 
everybody making integrated power supply controller chips. Then again, not all 
of our users are willing to do their own power supplies, so providing an easy 
path to the Other Side would show that we are not about locking anybody in. 
More so we are willing to connect anything to anything and provide a means of 
making a path where none was before.

As a platform for development, TIAMTOWTDI has merit, even though I somewhat 
dislike baroque, complex and syntax-sugary programming languages facilitaging 

 - t

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