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

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu May 23 09:30:32 CEST 2013

On 05/22/2013 10:31 PM, Michel Catudal wrote:
> Without the PE you need to program a word at a time. There is no way 
> that you can compete in speed with Microchip's PICKit or ICD without 
> this. 
... unless you recreate what the PICKit (rather the ICD3) does with a 
homebrew device (e.g. using PICKit hardware) and "driver" that 
communicates with the PC in a way you define (receiving blocks of data 
to be programmed) and handles the chip's interface appropriately.

> Since Microchip will not release information on their proprietary 
> debugging we need to use debugger that support MIPS debug mode. 

Does this not help ?


Another way (without creating hardware) would be to find out how MPLABX 
interfaces PICKit or ICD3. I am convinced that they do use gdb in some 
way, but I did not easily find out more on this.


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