XiliKernel

Started by Fizzy March 31, 2006
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 compatible with the embedded
PowerPC405.

Thanks 

Fizzy

Hi,
I pesonnaly didn't use it but if it's only a question of price and if 
you have enouch RAM availlable, I strongly recommend you to have a look 
at this page :
http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~pml/uclinux_powerpc/
We used this BSP as a starting point to set-up a virtex II pro embedded 
linux system.
A kernel with TCP/IP stack, ethernet, RS232, and a romfs root filesystem 
containing a simple shell, a ftp server and gdb server fits in about 4~8 
Mbytes of RAM, certainly less for a release version with code excuted 
from flash.
Regards,

Manu


Fizzy a �crit :
> 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 compatible with the embedded > PowerPC405. > > Thanks > > Fizzy >