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  1. ColdFire -- MCF5282

    Hello Members

    I want some help on MCF5282, the ColdFire series of Processors.

    First and foremost, where do i start off from, considering that am
    pretty new to the ColdFire arch???

    What are my options as well as opensource Compilers , Debuggers are
    concerned???
    Is there something based of the Eclipse Platform , like there are
    plugins for ARM???

    Also, where can i find some Online Tutorials, that can help me
    kickstart my work???

    Any useful inputs will be very helpful at this stage.

    thanks & regards

    Krish


  2. Re: ColdFire -- MCF5282

    Krish,

    The SnapGear linux distribution has good coldfire support.
    And it has at least one 5282 device config already included (Avnet5282).
    All info is here:

    http://snapgear.org/


    > I want some help on MCF5282, the ColdFire series of Processors.
    >
    > First and foremost, where do i start off from, considering that am
    > pretty new to the ColdFire arch???
    >
    > What are my options as well as opensource Compilers , Debuggers are
    > concerned???
    > Is there something based of the Eclipse Platform , like there are
    > plugins for ARM???
    >
    > Also, where can i find some Online Tutorials, that can help me
    > kickstart my work???
    >
    > Any useful inputs will be very helpful at this stage.
    >
    > thanks & regards
    >
    > Krish
    >


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  3. Re: ColdFire -- MCF5282


    Hi Damion

    thanks for that.. that gives me something to start off with

    I'm also looking for QEMU, so that i can run uCLinux on windows(
    MCF5282 being my target device )...

    I've not been able to find the installation files for QEMU. will
    appreciate if you can give me some hints or tips on how to get the
    whole thing set up.

    regards

    techie.
    On Nov 10, 5:30 am, Damion de Soto wrote:
    > Krish,
    >
    > The SnapGear linux distribution has good coldfire support.
    > And it has at least one 5282 device config already included (Avnet5282).
    > All info is here:
    >
    > http://snapgear.org/
    >
    >
    >
    > > I want some help on MCF5282, the ColdFire series of Processors.

    >
    > > First and foremost, where do i start off from, considering that am
    > > pretty new to the ColdFire arch???

    >
    > > What are my options as well as opensource Compilers , Debuggers are
    > > concerned???
    > > Is there something based of the Eclipse Platform , like there are
    > > plugins for ARM???

    >
    > > Also, where can i find some Online Tutorials, that can help me
    > > kickstart my work???

    >
    > > Any useful inputs will be very helpful at this stage.

    >
    > > thanks & regards

    >
    > > Krish--

    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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    > | Software Engineer email: Damion_deS...@au.securecomputing.com
    > | Secure Computing Corporation web:http://www.securecomputing.com
    > | fax: +61 7 3891 3630 ph: +61 7 3435 2809
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  4. Re: ColdFire -- MCF5282

    > Is there something based of the Eclipse Platform , like there are
    > plugins for ARM???


    If I understand this correctly (I'm investigating on doing Eclipse for
    ARM development), Eclipse does not need to know about the CPU
    architecture. You need to set up Eclipse with CDT and create a cross
    compile environment with the GNU tools for your processor. Eclipse
    makes/uses a make file that cross compiles using the gnu tools and
    interfaces to the appropriate cross GDB. the cross GDB on the PC in turn
    interfaces via serial or Ethernet link with the GDB kernel running in
    the Linux on the Target CPU.

    hope that helps,

    -Michael

  5. Re: ColdFire -- MCF5282

    Hello,

    > I've not been able to find the installation files for QEMU. will
    > appreciate if you can give me some hints or tips on how to get the
    > whole thing set up.


    This Link will help you :-)
    http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~qemu-win/index.html
    There you can download Qemu for win32 platform, documentation is included.

    Regards,
    Sebastian



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