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

Michael Ring mail at michael-ring.org
Wed May 15 10:36:11 CEST 2013

Hi Michel!

You are talking about integrating mips into your debugger, what does 
this mean? Are you talking about Setedit or something else?


Am 14.05.13 22:01, schrieb Michel Catudal:
> 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
> simple.
> 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.
> Michel

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