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:

 

PART NUMBER: ADZS-BF518F-EZ-BRD

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

BOM REV 1.4

 

 

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

     Prerequisites

       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?)

 

      Appendices

        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.

 

--wpd

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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:

  docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=hw:boards:bf533-stamp-quick-start

  docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=hw:boards:bf537-stamp-quick-start

 

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:

https://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=quick-start:bf537-stamp

 

and all the fragments live here:

https://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=quick-start:frag:*

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