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Tutobot – Development News

Hello everybody,

 

Saturday our PCB was completed, some screen shots :

 

 

Gabriel is working in the DirectC, a set of code to implement In-application programming (IAP) for the Cortex and FPGA. The main goal is to program the FPGA from an image.dat file generated by Libero IDE as we won’t be using a FlashPro chip and we are not sure if the FlashPro software can be used without it.

We also studied how to work with Libero, route pins of FPGA and generate an image.dat file. The program is not complicated and the Libero Project of Tutobot should be ready soon.

 

Now Thalita and I, we are working in a patch to OpenOCD to be able to write in the flash memory of SmartFusion by OpenOCD. The idea is loading a code in RAM which writes on the Flash as we didn’t find any documentation about driving the Flash memory directly through JTAG.

 

More updates tomorrow.

 

Tutobot’s team.

Helen Fornazier

Possibly related posts:

  1. Tutobot – Smartfusion Software
  2. Tutobot – MSS Programing and PCB
  3. Tutobot: place and route
  4. Re-Re-choosing the microcontroller
  5. Preparing for schematic

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