wiki:UsingMutekH/Sam7

Port status

You may find more information about the status of the port on the Sam7 port page.

Prerequisites

We will use the sam7_ex256_demo application. It runs on a Olimex SAM7-EX256 development board.

We'll assume you have

  • a working sam7-ex256 board,
  • a running OpenOCD daemon connected to it,
  • the MutekH source-tree in /path/to/mutekh,
  • working gcc & binutils for ARM. Using arm-unknown-elf target is the default, but you may use your own toolchain

Using a demo application

Demo application is located in trunk/mutekh/examples/sam7_ex256_demo directory.

To compile this application, go to a new directory and type:

$ make \
	   -f /path/to/mutekh/Makefile \
	   CONF=/path/to/mutekh/examples/sam7_ex256_demo/config_sam7 \
	   BUILD_DIR=$PWD \
	   SRC_DIR=/path/to/mutekh

For more information about the meaning of the arguments, see BuildSystem.

Got the kernel

You should now have a tree of built objects on obj-simple-arm and two versions of the kernel:

kernel-simple-arm.out
The ELF binary kernel, it can be used for GDB or other debugging purposes
kernel-simple-arm.bin
This is the file you may flash to the Sam7 through openocd.

Testing

You may connect to the board through the first UART, 38400,8,n,1, and see:

  • A lua prompt asking for commands
  • Some messages when you touch the buttons or the joystick

On the lua prompt, you may try:

lcd_reblit()
Will blit a default image to the LCD
lcd_blit_block(lba, x, y)
Blits a 18x18 block from SD/MMC to the LCD at x,y. it is 18x18 because it fits in a 512-byte block of SD/MMC. Encoding is packed 12-bit RGB-444.
lcd_backlight(bool)
Sets the backlight value (0/1)
lcd_invert(bool)
Sets the backlight inversion mode (0/1)
lcd_set_contrast(n)
Sets the contrast of LCD
block_hexdump(lba)
Hexdump the SD/MMC block at lba
sd_mmc_rehash()
Reinitialize the SD/MMC card, this can be used when switching cards

You may find other commands pressing the <TAB> key (yes, there is completion).

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