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Old 08-06-2004, 12:50 AM
Matthew E Rosenthal
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Default Re: EDK tutorial?????

I would rather not use the ultracontroller design anymore. I want to create a
EDK project from scratch, add a plb buss, add a few peripherials(gpio and
uart). Doesnt sound like i am asking for the world but i am having a tough time
finding some simple instructions on how to do it.

anybody know where i can find some instructions for this?

Matt

On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, Symon wrote:

> Matt,
> Do you have any mates at Insight? Their tutorial for Ultracontroller is
> meant to run on their dev. board, but the Insight chap got it up and running
> on my company's board from scratch in 2 hours.
> Cheers, Syms.
> "Matthew E Rosenthal" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Hey all,
>> Does anybody know of a good tutorial for EDK 6.2 that doesn't explicitly
>> use a premade dev board.
>> I want to create a project from scratch and add a plb buss and a few
>> devices to the plb buss. There are so many wires and unknowns that I
>> can't do this without some useful instruction manual or tutorial to copy
>> from.
>> Does this exist and if not am i crazy for asking for it?
>>
>> Matt

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Old 08-06-2004, 09:16 AM
Gerd
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Default Re: EDK tutorial?????

Matthew E Rosenthal <[email protected]> wrote:
> I would rather not use the ultracontroller design anymore. I want to create a
> EDK project from scratch, add a plb buss, add a few peripherials(gpio and
> uart). Doesnt sound like i am asking for the world but i am having a tough time
> finding some simple instructions on how to do it.


> anybody know where i can find some instructions for this?


Well, I can only tell you how I learned to use the EDK (no tutorial,
sorry): use the included wizard to generate a basic system for one of
the supported boards, for example the ML300, and then either start from
this (and make whatever changes to the UCF), or read through the
generated files to understand them. Since the ML300 supports gpio and
uarts, the wizard should generate all the necessary components, i.e.
ppc, plb, plb2opb, opb, opb_gpio, opb_uart16550.


Good luck. EDK really isn't that hard to use :-)
-g


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Old 08-06-2004, 05:53 PM
Duane Clark
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Default Re: EDK tutorial?????

Matthew E Rosenthal wrote:
> I would rather not use the ultracontroller design anymore. I want to create a
> EDK project from scratch, add a plb buss, add a few peripherials(gpio and
> uart). Doesnt sound like i am asking for the world but i am having a tough time
> finding some simple instructions on how to do it.
>
> anybody know where i can find some instructions for this?
>


My approach was to take an existing project, and then figuring out how
the pieces went together. I found the EDK gui to be more trouble than it
is worth, at least for me.

The fundamental thing to notice is that the EDK "project" is really just
a makefile, generally system.make, that is created by the GUI. This
makefile can be executed manually on the command line. When you run the
makefile, it invokes a bunch of programs, and you can see what it is
invoking and with what parameters.

Each command invoked is documented somewhat (though the documentation as
usual is somewhat lacking), so looking up how each command was invoked
allows you to soon figure out what it is doing. Then to make changes, I
just add and remove pieces and edit the the project files manually. The
inevitable resulting error messages generally have been enough to steer
me in the right direction.

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My real email is [email protected] (or something like that).
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