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MPC555 SW and HW tools

Started by Miem September 27, 2006
Hi,

If you have hands on expereince on MPC555 then please continue reading
else ...


I want to start experimenting with MPC 555. Can you recommend SW and HW
tools for it?

SW:
   * C (and C++) compiler with proper IDE (Integrated Development
Environment)
   * SW libraries allowing me to perform 1-Wire, I2C, SPI, RS232 comm
interfaces
   * RTOS (optional)
   * Matlab interface (highly desirable)

HW:
   * Small embedded MPC555 board with min 2 UARTs
   * CAN interface
   * Ethernet interface (optional)
   * In circuit debugger support

Thank you

Miem Chan
miemchan at yahoo com au

Miem wrote:
> I want to start experimenting with MPC 555. Can you recommend SW and HW > tools for it? > > SW: > * C (and C++) compiler with proper IDE (Integrated Development > Environment)
The MPC555 has a PowerPC core. GNU GCC and binutils support the PowerPC. I'm not sure what a "proper" IDE is. Vim rules ;-)
> * SW libraries allowing me to perform 1-Wire, I2C, SPI, RS232 comm > interfaces
RS232 communications libraries frequently come with RTOS, but the other "libraries" are less typical though not difficult if you know the hardware.
> * RTOS (optional)
There are several free software RTOS including eCos and RTEMS which use the GNU GCC toolcahain.
> * Matlab interface (highly desirable)
I don't know what a Matlab "interface" is in this context. -- Michael N. Moran (h) 770 516 7918 5009 Old Field Ct. (c) 678 521 5460 Kennesaw, GA, USA 30144 http://mnmoran.org "So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key." The Eagles, "Already Gone" The Beatles were wrong: 1 & 1 & 1 is 1