Efficient datahandling in flash

Started by Henrik [6650] in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 2 replies

Hello group, After years of development on various windows CE platforms, I am now tasked with developing software for a new Atmel ARM7 based...

Hello group, After years of development on various windows CE platforms, I am now tasked with developing software for a new Atmel ARM7 based design. We plan to use a serial SPI flash for datastorage, but I lack a little understanding. We need to handle about 2MBytes of sessiondata and systemconfig data and we need to be able to dump and modify these data on a PC via ethernet link. Also the...


GCC compiler for ARM7-TDMI

Started by news.inet.tele.dk in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 34 replies

Hi all, Anyone that has experience with some of the lower cost IDE's bassed on the GCC? We have been looking...

Hi all, Anyone that has experience with some of the lower cost IDE's bassed on the GCC? We have been looking at: http://www.rowley.co.uk/arm/index.htm We seriously considers to buy this instead of the way more expensive products from IAR, KEIL...etc. We develop applications of a med. complexity. Any comments on this choice ? Best Regards -- Morten Jorgensen, IA data. http:...


GUI for embedded systems

Started by msr in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 15 replies

Hello, Could someone point me to something that could help me creating/understanding GUI for embedded systems in general? What's the "easier"...

Hello, Could someone point me to something that could help me creating/understanding GUI for embedded systems in general? What's the "easier" (I know "easy" could be relative) to get GUI on an embedded system? The hardware I'm looking for is ARM-based microcontrollers (Cortex M3, ARM7 or ARM9). I think Qt could be a solution right? However I would like to know "lighter" alternatives. T...


Sharp LH79520 int controller (arm7 core)

Started by Alfie in comp.arch.embedded16 years ago 3 replies

I've wasted a couple of days trying to get timer 2 to IRQ through the Vectored Interrupt Controller (VIC) - it always ends up in the...

I've wasted a couple of days trying to get timer 2 to IRQ through the Vectored Interrupt Controller (VIC) - it always ends up in the default handler. If anyone has an example C or assembler snippet you'd bring a little light into a frustrated programmers miserable life. I'm actually using a development kit called CardEngine by logicpd and the message their loader squirts out is "NO HANDL...


Which development board and LCD?

Started by abcd12 in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 10 replies

Hi! I am building a simple monitoring system, that would read data from few sensors and display them on a colour 320x240 LCD. As far as...

Hi! I am building a simple monitoring system, that would read data from few sensors and display them on a colour 320x240 LCD. As far as the microcontroller goes, I'll probably go with ARM9 or ARM7. Do you have any suggestions about the development board and LCD. I've been looking at Densitron, but they don't offer LCDs with built-in controllers. I've also looked at NXP LH7952x but I can't seem ...


arm-elf-gcc building erroneous code for ISR (long posting)

Started by Jens Hildebrandt in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 4 replies

Hello group, I'm curently trying to get familiar with the ARM7 by building some example-projects for a LPC2106-controller. One such project...

Hello group, I'm curently trying to get familiar with the ARM7 by building some example-projects for a LPC2106-controller. One such project is the blinky_irq example from Keil which should demonstrate the use of interrupts and of the LPC2xxx vectored interrupt controller. I'm using gcc-3.2.1 with binutils 3.13.1 and newlib 1.11.0 . So far I had no problems with these tools and I was abl...


Vary size of char from 1 to 2

Started by RahulS in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 15 replies

Hi, I am using ARM Developer Suite by Codewarrior on Hynix processor with an ARM7 core. I want to configure size of few datatypes. e.g.: I...

Hi, I am using ARM Developer Suite by Codewarrior on Hynix processor with an ARM7 core. I want to configure size of few datatypes. e.g.: I want to configure the size of char as 2 or 4 accordingly. Is it possible using the complier features? I was unable to find anything in the complier menu. Kindly guide me through this. Regards RahulS


ARM7 with longevity of supply

Started by Tom Lucas in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 22 replies

I have a design based around a Z8 Encore which is soon to grow beyond the capabilities of the Z8. Several of our other products are based...

I have a design based around a Z8 Encore which is soon to grow beyond the capabilities of the Z8. Several of our other products are based around Intel 80188 microcontrollers and it was initially thought that this would be a good route to upgrade seeing as we already have the tools and knowledge. However, I also have tools for ARM based processors and knowledge there too so I thought i...


floating point calculations.

Started by knightslancer in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 45 replies

Hi Friends, I have tried a lot about this. I donno if my mind is not good at this. I am trying to do an arithmetic calculations that involve...

Hi Friends, I have tried a lot about this. I donno if my mind is not good at this. I am trying to do an arithmetic calculations that involve multiplying a 32 bit integer with a floating point numbers. For example: 200 * 5.25. How can I write an assembly code for this on ARM7 LPC2292 boards. Please help me out with this. I am a started in assembly language programming. Thanks knight...


Embedded SQL implementations

Started by Raddix in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 3 replies

Is there an SQL implementation that works well on lower end embedded projects? ARM7/Cortex type devices are primary what I am looking at. These...

Is there an SQL implementation that works well on lower end embedded projects? ARM7/Cortex type devices are primary what I am looking at. These chips can barely run a version of uCLinux, so SQLite isn't exactly an options. Was curious what, if any options are available for something like this. I am guessing most implementations will require too much memory to be of use here. ...


Philips LPC210x cheap & quick start?

Started by Tilmann Reh in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 17 replies

Hello, we are looking for development tools (IDE and simple In-Circuit Debugger) for the Philips LPC210x (ARM7) controller...

Hello, we are looking for development tools (IDE and simple In-Circuit Debugger) for the Philips LPC210x (ARM7) controller family, particularly at the lower priced end. At the Philips homepage, several systems are listed (mainly from the greater vendors like Keil, Nohau, IAR, Ashling etc.). Can someone recommend a good package to look at? Maybe there are some more makers of "smaller" de...


LPC2103 reset when disabling interrupt in VIC

Started by Jon in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 4 replies

Hi, I'm using: - NXP LPC2103FBD48 with ARM7 core. - Rowley Associates CrossStudio for ARM v1.7 build 4. Sometimes, when I disable the...

Hi, I'm using: - NXP LPC2103FBD48 with ARM7 core. - Rowley Associates CrossStudio for ARM v1.7 build 4. Sometimes, when I disable the interrupt corresponding to TIMER0, doing VICIntEnClr =1 <


EMI: which controller is 'immune'

Started by Herbert Demmel in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 6 replies

Hello everbody, I used ST6 microcontrollers in some projects without any problems regarding ElectroMagnetic Inference. ST6 family was...

Hello everbody, I used ST6 microcontrollers in some projects without any problems regarding ElectroMagnetic Inference. ST6 family was designed to operate properly in bad environment (like car) Now I have to switch to another micro (ST7, AVRmega, PIC, ARM7) My customer told me of problems (hanging software, reset, latch-up or similar) in an application with some electrostatic dischar...


Help.....DSP on ARM9 or ARM7!!!!

Started by jagdish.dsp in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 13 replies

Dear Friends, In my design I need to develope a DSP algorithm on one DSP processor and then to interface same with ARM which is handling all...

Dear Friends, In my design I need to develope a DSP algorithm on one DSP processor and then to interface same with ARM which is handling all the peripherals. I am thinking if my DSP algorithm can be implemented on ARM or not...so need you help. Right now I am using evaluation board of Texas DSK, so taking the input from microphone is given to CODEC(A to D conversion) whose sampling freq is 3...


Idle time of a processor

Started by vivek in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 8 replies

How do i measure the idle time of a processor? I use RTX and ARM7.

How do i measure the idle time of a processor? I use RTX and ARM7.


Easy In-System Programming for Atmel ARM7 ?

Started by Mel in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 6 replies

I have a client who needs to write program hex files to flash in installed AT91SAM2S256 chips. The board is fitted with the standard ARM 20-pin...

I have a client who needs to write program hex files to flash in installed AT91SAM2S256 chips. The board is fitted with the standard ARM 20-pin JTAG connector. I'm getting my head around OpenOCD and gdb, but they seem too complicated for a civilian. Would anyone like to share experiences with simpler software, possibly Windows-based? Recommendations for interface hardware, software p...


New ARM7 development board with Atmel AT91SAM7X256

Started by David Fowler in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 6 replies

Does anyone have information on the Make Controller Kit board? Is $150 a good price? According to www.uCHobby.com it has the new Atmel...

Does anyone have information on the Make Controller Kit board? Is $150 a good price? According to www.uCHobby.com it has the new Atmel AT91SAM7X256 with everything except the kitchen sink; 256K Flash, 64K SRAM, JTAG, Ethernet, CAN, USB, 3 UART, 10 A/D, 4 PWM, 2 SPI, Watch Dog Timer, POR and Brownout etc...


will Parallax's Propeller IC be successful

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 5 replies

Over time most embedded design people reach familiarity with a controller and mostly C language. And with time we do get better performance and...

Over time most embedded design people reach familiarity with a controller and mostly C language. And with time we do get better performance and more functionality from the silicon suppliers. I work mostly with the LPC (ARM7) family and I am happy with it. I spend 3 hours reading a short article and looking at the tools of the new Propeller Chip. Parallax designed a simple 32 bit CPU and li...


Looking for embedded Module with a VGA port

Started by Thomas Reinzer in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 4 replies

Hello, I am looking to buy an embedded microcontroller board with the following features: 1) Small (something like PC104 or smaller) 2)...

Hello, I am looking to buy an embedded microcontroller board with the following features: 1) Small (something like PC104 or smaller) 2) Direct connection for VGA monitors with graphic mode of at least 640x480 pixel, with at least 16, preferably 256 colors. 3) CPU power needed ist something in the ARM7/ARM9 or 80486 range 4) Relatively low powered (~3-4 Watt max.) 5) Pc compatibility ...


Good document on ARM cache policies w.r.t. timing?

Started by larwe in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 4 replies

Once I finish preparing the materials, I'm giving a short lunchtime presentation at work about estimating CPU loading and latency. I'd like to...

Once I finish preparing the materials, I'm giving a short lunchtime presentation at work about estimating CPU loading and latency. I'd like to add some discussion about the difficulty of doing a simple count-the-cycles analysis on multi-cached, pipelined RISC architectures, where things start to get nondeterministic. I'm particularly keen to describe how this might affect ARM7[xxx] and ARM9...