2010-08-11 07:33:30     Getting started with the BF-518 EZ-KIT

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2010-08-11 07:33:30     Getting started with the BF-518 EZ-KIT

Patrick Doyle (UNITED STATES)

Message: 92319   


I am about to embark upon my first uClinux/Blackfin project.  I have the following hardware in front of me:



U9 has a sticker on it that reads 1.0

The top of the board has silkscreened:

ADSP-BF518F EZ-BOARD REV 0.2 (c) 2008

The back of the board has stickers with

SERIAL NO. 588016

MAC 00E022FE5F1C




Should I anticipate any problems with this rev of the hardware?




Also, I would like to find or write a document entitled something like "Getting started with uCLinux on the ADSP-BF518F EZ-KIT", targetted at the experienced embedded development engineer, with just enough of a cookbook to convince myself that things basically work.  An outline might look something like:


     Package Contents

       -- pointer to appendix to restore to factory configuration


       Development Host

         serial cable

         ethernet cable

         access to blackfin.uclinux.org

     Switch Settings

     Quick Start

       Boot from SPI Flash

       -- SPI Flash is programmed with DAS U-BOOT

       -- update u-boot

       -- load kernel/initrd

          -- via serial port

      -- via TFTP

         -- how to set up your server

       -- compile & run hello world

      Nonvolatile storage options

        SPI Flash (2 MByte)

    Parallel Flash memory (4 MByte)

    eMMC? (2 GByte -- accessible from u-boot?)



        Restoring factory configuration

    Running a Ubuntu development host in a VMWare box (on a Macbook)



--ok, that last item might be a little specific to me :-) but you get the gist.  I'm going to be filling in this outline as I go along, but if somebody else has already done this, I'd be glad to follow it.  If not, I'd be just as glad to publish this for the next person.






2010-08-11 12:10:36     Re: Getting started with the BF-518 EZ-KIT

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

Message: 92328   


i started a framework for exactly this type of thing, but didnt get around to finishing it


idea is to take these docs:




merge the duplicate parts into fragments, and then have one main page per board that customizes the content.


you can see my stalled work here:



and all the fragments live here: