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Old 09-03-2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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Need guidance/suggestion in writing BSP afresh for a new board


Hello to everyone
I am a beginner.I got hold of a Standard development board with ARM processor.Now I want to write BSP for that board.Need some info on below.

1.Why we need BSP?
2.If I can write device driver for the entities in board,is it not sufficient?
3.Any study/Book material available on writing BSP,so that I can familiarize with procedure.(considering /arch directory of linux source has BSPs)
4.How to debug BSPs?

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Old 09-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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Suggestion: most vendors will supply Linux and Windows CE BSP's for their boards. If at all possible, you should make life easy for yourself and take their pre-built BSP, a pre-built OS (if one is available), use a ready-made bootloader ... and concentrate on developing your application.

At whatever level you're developing this system, I would HIGHLY recommend this book:

Embedded Linux Primer, Christopher Hallinhan

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 09-04-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks Paulsm4 for suggestion
 
Old 09-05-2011, 03:17 AM   #4
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Do I detect a student asking us to do his homework? :-).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_space_partitioning
 
Old 09-05-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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Do I detect a student asking us to do his homework? :-).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_space_partitioning
Both the forum this has been posted to and the contents of the OP's message suggests that the abbreviation BSP is meant to refer to Board Support Package, not Binary Space Partitioning.

muktikanta: If this is a private project without lots of funding you could look into OpenEmbedded. If you've got funding, there's a lot of commercial vendors offering tools to building Linux for embedded devices, cross-compile toolchains, and fancy debuggers. Wind River is one of those, but there are many more.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 02:51 AM   #6
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Both the forum this has been posted to and the contents of the OP's message suggests that the abbreviation BSP is meant to refer to Board Support Package, not Binary Space Partitioning.
Sorry, my bad.
 
  


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