Recommend a sub-$250 PowerPC SBC?

Started by Lewin A.R.W. Edwards in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 10 replies

I've been asked to write some articles about developing an example Linux-based embedded app on x86 and porting it across to a PowerPC platform....

I've been asked to write some articles about developing an example Linux-based embedded app on x86 and porting it across to a PowerPC platform. When I was contacted by the people that want these articles, I said that I hadn't worked much with PowerPC because PPC-based SBCs are so expensive that they've generally been thrown right out of the race at the start. Unfortunately, that still seems t...


Embedded PowerPC programming book or tutorial?

Started by Johannes Eble in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 8 replies

Hello community, is there any book or tutorial for embedded PowerPC programming in c? I have some theoretical knowledge to embedded systems,...

Hello community, is there any book or tutorial for embedded PowerPC programming in c? I have some theoretical knowledge to embedded systems, but I would like to read something in the style of "An Embedded Systems Primer", but specific for PowerPC. Is there maybe any sample project? I will probably get an embedded PowerPC SW project. I am not sure if there is an RTOS involved. The manager j...


Any Interest in a newsgroup specifically for Motorola PowerPC?

Started by Paul Helmuth in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 12 replies

All, Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to set up a separate newsgroup? I am assuming that there...

All, Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to set up a separate newsgroup? I am assuming that there isn't one already, because I haven't seen a PowerPC group on the two servers that I use. If there is enough interest (based on replies), I'll go through the exercise of trying to get one created. Thanks, Paul Helmuth HP/SS Automotive


MPC5200B Startup

Started by sburck in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 2 replies

I'm filling in for someone who's on vacation on a PowerPC project at a company which I did a previous PowerPC project years ago - but I...

I'm filling in for someone who's on vacation on a PowerPC project at a company which I did a previous PowerPC project years ago - but I haven't used the PowerPC since, and this member of the family is new to me. I have modified the old project's startup to work on the 5200B. The project layout is a three stage one: Stage 1) BSP initialization, located at physical address 0xFFF00100 on the ...


powerpc jtag/cop

Started by tesla in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 4 replies

Hi, Why powerpc debug tools are so expensive? Does anybody know low-cost USB powerpc jtag/cop ? Amontec website mentions about USB...

Hi, Why powerpc debug tools are so expensive? Does anybody know low-cost USB powerpc jtag/cop ? Amontec website mentions about USB version of Chameleon POD but no informayion for now. Macraigor cheapest usb hardware is $225 + they sell their flash programming software for $500. Any chance to find some open hardware-software combination? thanks


problem with PowerPC 8260

Started by ed71 in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 7 replies

hello all I am having this strange problem with powerpc 8260. we have a custom made board with a powerpc 8260 processor. we are ruuning it on...

hello all I am having this strange problem with powerpc 8260. we have a custom made board with a powerpc 8260 processor. we are ruuning it on 265MHZ core speed and 132Mhz CPM speed. it has SMC1 as console port and SCC2 as a 10BaseT ethernet port. we ported Linux 2.4.24 kernel to run on the board. When I put U-boot into the board everything is OK and I can (tftp) any file I want to the SDR...


IBM STB series PowerPC

Started by Jedi in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 2 replies

Is anybody using this PowerPC varaint with built-in mpeg decoder for STB? What are the requirements for getting technical documentation for...

Is anybody using this PowerPC varaint with built-in mpeg decoder for STB? What are the requirements for getting technical documentation for them to write on NetBSD drivers? rick


Gnu LD generating bad addresses for PowerPC

Started by David R Brooks in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 2 replies

I am using the GCC tools to generate code for a MPC563 PowerPC. Software versions (as reported by the -v options): AS GNU assembler version...

I am using the GCC tools to generate code for a MPC563 PowerPC. Software versions (as reported by the -v options): AS GNU assembler version 2.15.91 (powerpc-eabi) using BFD version 2.15.91 20040904 LD GNU ld version 2.15.91 20040904 The program code is trivial: .global _BEGIN .section ".text" _BEGIN: addis %r2, %r0, _BEGIN@ha addi %r2, %...


Cheap PowerPC Evaluation Board? Does one exist?

Started by luis.espinal in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 8 replies

Hi all - I'm trying to find an evaluation board with which I can 1. Learn the basics of embedded software development, and 2. Learn the...

Hi all - I'm trying to find an evaluation board with which I can 1. Learn the basics of embedded software development, and 2. Learn the PowerPC architecture. My selection of PowerPC architecture is due to some embedded software job openings that open at my work on a regular basis. I have 15 years of software development experience (mostly Java), but I'm knowledgeable of C/C++ and x86 assem...


how to generate vxworks bsp

Started by xtmtd in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago

hi, i want to generate bsp for vxworks in the xilinx edk after clicking down the "generate libraray ans bsps", but then a problem come up to...

hi, i want to generate bsp for vxworks in the xilinx edk after clicking down the "generate libraray ans bsps", but then a problem come up to me. /cygdrive/c/EDK/gnu/powerpc-eabi/nt/bin/../lib/gcc/powerpc-eabi/3.4.1/../../../../powerpc-eabi/b in/ld: cannot find boot.o collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make: *** [TestApp_Memory/executable.elf] Error 1 though it works well whe


why:memory read/write fine, but debugger halts

Started by John Black in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 1 reply

Hi, I have a powerpc embedded system, in it there is a sdram chip on the bus, if I run memory test on the sdram and the test program is...

Hi, I have a powerpc embedded system, in it there is a sdram chip on the bus, if I run memory test on the sdram and the test program is loaded from powerpc cache, the test passes. But if I use the debugger through JTAG for powerpc to load the program into sdram, the debugger just halts there. Without going into the details, could you think of any reason for this? I am sure the debugg...


How to independently program the embedded PowerPC in a Virtex?

Started by Denkedran Joe in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 3 replies

Hi, I'm using a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA on a self-designed PCB and I'd like to ask for a way to program the embedded PowerPC independently...

Hi, I'm using a Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGA on a self-designed PCB and I'd like to ask for a way to program the embedded PowerPC independently from booting the whole FPGA via the Xilinx Platform Flash. Is there a way to account for that, maybe be designing an additional Flash device in the BS chain? Is it even possible to run the PowerPC even though the FPGA is not programmed? Regards ...


Interrupts on a PowerPC

Started by Gilles in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 6 replies

Hello, I'm developing some code for a PowerPC (mpc55x) with the gnu gcc. I'm using the decrementer to generate a periodic interrupt that...

Hello, I'm developing some code for a PowerPC (mpc55x) with the gnu gcc. I'm using the decrementer to generate a periodic interrupt that should execute a C-routing. How can I write the address of this function into the Interrupt-vector-Table (IVOR10)? Gilles


how to generate vxworks bsp?

Started by xtmtd in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago

hi, i want to generate vxworks bsp in xilinx edk after clicking down the "generate library and bsps",the following error comes to me: ...

hi, i want to generate vxworks bsp in xilinx edk after clicking down the "generate library and bsps",the following error comes to me: /cygdrive/c/EDK/gnu/powerpc-eabi/nt/bin/../lib/gcc/powerpc-eabi/3.4.1/../../../../powerpc-eabi/b in/ld: cannot find boot.o collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make: *** [TestApp_Memory/executable.elf] Error 1 the problem is that, it will works ok when


how to generate a vxworks bsp ?

Started by xtmtd in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago

hi, i want to generate vxworks bsp in xilinx edk after clicking down the "generate library and bsps",the following error comes to...

hi, i want to generate vxworks bsp in xilinx edk after clicking down the "generate library and bsps",the following error comes to me: /cygdrive/c/EDK/gnu/powerpc-eabi/nt/bin/../lib/gcc/powerpc-eabi/3.4.1/../../../../powerpc-eabi/b in/ld: cannot find boot.o collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make: *** [TestApp_Memory/executable.elf] Error 1 the problem is that, it will works ok whe


Intel xScale family versus Motorola PowerPC

Started by Johnson in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 4 replies

Hi there, Does anybody know the pros and cons of Intel xScale family and Motorola PowerPC in general? Did anybody compare these 2 families...

Hi there, Does anybody know the pros and cons of Intel xScale family and Motorola PowerPC in general? Did anybody compare these 2 families before? Any info or link will be appreciated. Thanks. Johnson Intel xScale family versus Motorola PowerPC


XiliKernel

Started by Fizzy in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 1 reply

HI, Any of you have used XilKernel in application for PowerPC 405. I am required to develop a system based on embedded PowerPC 405 on...

HI, Any of you have used XilKernel in application for PowerPC 405. I am required to develop a system based on embedded PowerPC 405 on Xilinx Virtex4 FPGA. Since i have 4 processes running on the uP so i want to schedule them in round robin fashion. Just wondering if any one can tell me how hard it is to do. I cannot use any other OS since this kernel is free and as document said very compa...


GNU compiler for PowerPC

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 3 replies

Could somebody provide me with info where to get GNU compiler for Cygwin for PowerPC target? What's usual practice? Do I need to download source...

Could somebody provide me with info where to get GNU compiler for Cygwin for PowerPC target? What's usual practice? Do I need to download source and compile it myself? Or is such compiler standard part of binary free distribution? Thanks.


powerpc emulator

Started by Julian Gardner in comp.arch.embedded3 years ago 4 replies

I need to run a couple of powerpc routines through an emulator to see what funky conversions are happening. Ive googled around and cant find...

I need to run a couple of powerpc routines through an emulator to see what funky conversions are happening. Ive googled around and cant find a stock C source tree i can compile and use. Preperably without much in the way of os support, just raw emulation. Any ideas? joolz -- --------------------------------- --- -- - Posted with NewsLeecher v6.5 Beta 2 Web @ http://www.new...


Embedded System / PowerPC / Linux

Started by ziteribo in comp.arch.embedded11 years ago 11 replies

Hello, We are currently searching people with a strong background in Embedded System / PowerPC / Linux We are asking your help to provide...

Hello, We are currently searching people with a strong background in Embedded System / PowerPC / Linux We are asking your help to provide us some contacts. We look forward to your answer, Best Regards, Guillaume