[fpc-devel] Is target mips-embedded possible / planned?

Michel Catudal mcatudal at comcast.net
Tue May 14 22:01:44 CEST 2013

Le 2013-05-14 06:13, Marco van de Voort a écrit :
> In our previous episode, Michael Ring said:
>> I did not yet invest much time in finding out if PICKit supports a 
>> GDBServer, but pic32mx chips do support jtag based debugging/flashing 
>> and openocd has pic32mx support. (see 
>> http://www.microchip.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=346142, implementation started 
>> in 2008)
> Afaik the 16-bit too, but it carries some additional remarks that seem
> to indicate it is only partially integrated and mainly used for boundery
> scan. 
> (I'm mostly dspicF and recently -E user but when I bought my explorer16 I
> also got a 32MX PMU)
I found the interface to open ocd to be very slow for flashing, basically useless. It might have improved since my last test. Check it on a regular basis.

I did communicate with Microchip about the debugger and they provided me with documentation on programming using the PE. As for debugging I didn't get a straight answer but will look into adding mips debugging to my debugger. JTAG MIPS debugging should be

Take note that this is work in progress, it could be a while as right now I spend my spare time on the AVR32 Pascal Compiler and getting my funtoo and Ubuntu lazarus up and running on the Odroid U2. PIC32 is my next target. I will use the Raspberry Pi,
Odroid U2 or Odroid X2 as the debugger platform. Rasphberry pi might need a command line debugger, graphic is a bit slow. Odroid U2 doesn't have GPIO access, perhaps the USB port might work fine.


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