Jose Gutierrez wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am new using LPC2148 and WINARM tools. Before this i worked with IAR
> and TI microcontrolers.
> So i have a MP3 DEVELOPMENT BOARD of SPARKFUN and i get the free SW that
> SPARKFUN has in its web.
I don't know this code so just some general remarks:
> I have read that this SW is for WINARM.
It should be possible to use any other cross-toolchain based on the GNU
tools (i.e. CS G++, Yagarto, DevkitARM etc.).
> This programming enviroment is new for me and i am in a mess.
> So i would like someone could answer me several question i have. It
> would be great.
> 1.- WINARM is only for programming through programmers notepad. But it
> is only to programming, not to debug.
Programmers Notepad is just a editor. I expect you mean the menu-item
"make program". Does this lead to a call of lpc21isp (see the
output-window in PN)? lpc21isp is just a tool that can transfer data
into the LPC flash-memory through UART and the build-in bootloader.
> I need to debug throuhg a JTAG to
> check my program and to find out several mistakes. The question is that
> I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. ¿Which tools may I use? Program, JATG,
> etc... Really i need someone who give me a way to programm, debug, and
> really to manage all the differents issues and tools to fell sure in
> this project.
There are a lot of options from very cheap to very expensive. A very
- get a Wiggler-type interface (i.e. the ARM-JTAG from Olimex) to
connect the LPC JTAG-pins to a PC.
- get a software which can "talk" to your JTAG-interface and provides a
gdb-server. i.e. OpenOCD which is free.
- get a debugger-software which can talk to a gdb-server. You may use
(arm-elf-)gdb which just offers a simple terminal-style interface,
Insight-gdb which is a stand-alone programm with a GUI. You may also use
ddd and Eclipse which offer GUI frontends for gdb.
Search Jim Lynch's Tutorials for ARM "bare-metal" programming for a more
> 2.- Have anybody use MP3 DEVELOPMENT BOARD with ARM and debugger?
I neither have this hardware nor do I know the Sparkfun example code.
> I know there is a lot of questions but it is very important for me to
> know how to iniciate the project and if i have to move to another
> programming enviroment as IAR.
Usually the setup for commercial tools is much easier but you need a
JTAG-interface that is compatible with the tool. All commercial tools
offer Evaluation-Versions so you can try yourself.
> I have probe it and there is a lot of
> errors depending on compiler version.
Since you do not give any information on the errors it's difficult to
help. At least the startup-code has to be rewritten. For "WinARM" the
code has to be compatible with the GNU assembler which is not compatible
with IAR's assembler in EWARM.
Ready-made IDEs with integrated debugging and support for the GNU
cross-toolchain are for example Rowley's Crossworks for ARM and
uVision/RV vom Keil/ARM.