Tue Nov 20 14:16:57 EST 2012

Cortex M4: ARM + DSP

For the synth stuff, I'm thinking it's probably best to side-step
weird 16bit architectures like dsPIC (no proper GCC / libc) and go for
an ARM32bit that has an open source tool chain.

Atmel SAM4 might be the best choice for now since I have some
experience with the SAM7 (hoping the peripherals will be the same or

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_Cortex-M#Cortex-M4
[2] http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/ARM/SAM4S.aspx