May 012013

(From NXP’s newsletter) 

NXP’s LPC800 is the first microcontroller to combine the flexibility of an 8-bit MCU with the versatility of a 32-bit Cortex M0+ core. This is a bold move towards making 8-bit architectures obsolete! That is why we are offering you the opportunity to win an LPC800 mini-board so you can try it for yourself.

We have a limited number of mini-boards using the DIP8-housed LPC810, so we are holding a raffle to give everyone a fair chance of winning one. Simply watch this short video and answer a couple of questions and enter to win.

Feb 232013

Why not? The VisualMicro plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio allows an Arduino project (with code completion) to be developed, compiled and then uploaded to any Arduino micro-processor. This plugin works with full MS Visual Studio, but don’t worry – you can get MSVS legally for 3 years, and here is more about this offer. Arduino for Visual Studio is a free Arduino development alternative that provides 100% compatibility with the Arduino programming IDE 0023, 1.0.1, 1.0.2 (1.5 coming soon). Unlike other Arduino plugins, this plugin ensures compatibility with all arduino open source projects. The plugin brings the same ease of programming to Visual Studio that is provided by the Arduino IDE. It’s really easy to use and very stable! (from VisualMicro page)