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Hi all,

First of all, I suppose this was already posted on the forum, but I didn't find nothing useful by searching. Sorry if I create a duplicated post.

Long story short:
I've designed my own arduino board based on ATMEGA1284P, so far so good.
But I needed more power to use TFT color displays with 800x600 or more resolution. So I am thinking on the Due.
However the standard Arduino Due board it's not suitable for me, it is very basic, un-isolated and so on, so I need to create a robust hardware.

The questions I have are:
1.- Is the Arm IC available for purchasing? I didn't saw it at RS.
2.- I want to upload the program via Arduino IDE, however it is not important if I have to do it with a programmer rather than and USB (because I understand that with the new IC the bootloader will not be there, no problem! (I do the same with the 1284p: I program it through an AVRISP).


Thanks so much for your time! Any clue will be greatly appreciated.
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Is the Arm IC available for purchasing?
Arm don't make ICs.
However, their designs are incorporated into many products from the major semiconductor manufacturers.
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Yes I know Arm only designs the Ic's.
I've checked now and I found the SAM3X8C on RS, it chages the final character, but suppose it will be very similar.
RS ref. Nr. 769-2527

And it is even cheaper than ATMEGA2560!

So now the important point it Nr.2: Programming the Arm with the IDE.
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