[riot-devel] RIOT-OS on ARM SAM3X8E?
hauke.petersen at fu-berlin.de
Tue May 19 18:29:59 CEST 2015
I think you got something wrong: the Arduino-due is indeed based on the
Atmel SAM3X8E which is based on an ARM Cortex-M3 with *~96kB* RAM and
*~512kB* Flash. The RPi on the other hand has nothing at all to do with
the Atmel SAM3X8E. Instead it is base on some Broadcom Arm-A11 SoC with
(depending on the version) *~512MB* of RAM and some *Gigabyte* of
memory... So they have nothing in common.
The nature of RIOT is, that it is focusing on very constrained
micro-controller platforms, where the Arduino-due is already on the
upper scale... So basically: "If your device runs Linux (like the RPi),
then run Linux!". For everything that can't, run RIOT :-)
On 19.05.2015 18:00, Zac Harvey wrote:
> I was surprised to see Arduino Due (an SAM3X8E-based chip) on your
> list of supported platforms, but not Raspberry Pi (any model/version),
> which is also based on SAM3X8E. On the "Future Hardware Platforms"
> wiki page
> (https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/wiki/Future-Hardware-Platforms) I see
> RPi mentioned with a bulleted list of items/todos/notes.
> While I like the Due, the sheer power and RAM capacity of the RPi is
> enticing to me. I would have thought that making RIOT-OS compatible
> for Arduino Due would have crossed RPi off the list as well since they
> are both SAM3X8E-based.
> What would I need to do to get RPi supported? What if I am interested
> in supporting other SAM3X8E boards as well?
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