[fpc-devel] BBB / PRUS / M3 and fpc

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Jul 5 14:09:35 CEST 2013

jeppe at j-software.dk wrote:

>> On top of this, the BBB (within the AM335x Chip by TI) provides two
>> additional ARM Cortex M3 processors that are not supposed to run on a
>> formal OS.
>> (How) Is it possible to create software for same using fpc ?
>> - Michael
> Theoretically, yes. If it actually just is a standard Cortex-M3 core 
> then it should work fine, and you would only have to add the RTL stubs, 
> and compiler/arm/cpuinfo.pas+t_embed.pas entries for the cores.
> However, I have a suspicion that it won't be that easy since it's a 
> complex setup, and it's made by TI :)

Apparently there's a kernel module to handle the loading, but the 
sticking point might be that each coprocessor has a limited code space 

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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