Tue May 7 01:01:11 EDT 2013

Fixed point DSPs

Time to go for the real challenge: generating code for fixed point
DSPs (i.e. low power apps).  I already have the dsPIC, but no free C

There's an academic lite version[2], and the evaluation version is 60

Trying mplabc30-v3_31-windows-installer.exe under Wine, dsPIC version.

Command line programmer? [5]

  Yes. You need to install MPLAB and it is here.
  C:\Program Files\Microchip\MPLAB IDE\Programmer Utilities\ICD3\ICD3CMD.exe

That might be good enough to get started.  Apart from NXP, I don't
have any other chips that might be a good strategic bet.

[1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Programming_the_DSP
[2] http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en536656
[3] http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en535363
[4] http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/family/mplabx/#downloads
[5] http://www.piclist.org/techref/postbot.asp?by=thread&id=%5bPIC%5d+Use+ICD3+directly+from+the+command+line&w=body&tgt=post