32-bit ARM based controller??

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radensb
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32-bit ARM based controller??

Post by radensb » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:02 pm

Is there any plan to upgrade or move to a more powerful 32-bit ARM based controller platform? The current 8-bit RAMPS board is very capable, but bogs down when trying to parse and run through gcode that defines a lot of curves and circular based movement quickly.

I have seen 32-bit based boards and looked into Marlin compiled for ARM, but I am unsure of compatibility with the existing printer platforms.

Any thoughts?

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Re: 32-bit ARM based controller??

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Re: 32-bit ARM based controller??

Post by radensb » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:20 pm

This is very interesting! The Archim looks to be the same form factor as the RAMBo 1.3L and 1.4. Does that mean that it can be a direct replacement to the board in the TAZ6? If so, are there any plans to support a controller upgrade with Marlin 2.0 firmware for the Taz6?? I'm sure a great many people would an upgrade path!
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Re: 32-bit ARM based controller??

Post by piercet » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:58 pm

I'm working on a Taz Archim marlin 2.x port. It's not done yet.

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Re: 32-bit ARM based controller??

Post by radensb » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:58 pm

piercet wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:58 pm
I'm working on a Taz Archim marlin 2.x port. It's not done yet.
Excellent. Please keep us updated! :D

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