Flyswatter2 Pandaboard Windows How To
This guide will walk you through connecting the Flyswatter2 and the TI Pandaboard to your Windows PC, and installing and running OpenOCD. This guide was tested with Windows XP and Windows 7. Instructions are identical on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows unless otherwise noted.
- 1 Connecting the Flyswatter2 and the Pandaboard
- 1.1 Set the EMU pins on the JTAG Adapter Board.
- 1.2 Connect the JTAG Adapter Board to the Flyswatter2.
- 1.3 Connect the 14-pin Ribbon Cable to the JTAG Adapter Board.
- 1.4 Connect the Other End of the Ribbon Cable to the Pandaboard.
- 1.5 Plug in the Serial Cable.
- 1.6 Connect the USB cable to the Flyswatter2.
- 1.7 Connect the Power Cable to the Pandaboard.
- 1.8 Plug the Power Adapter into a Wall Outlet.
- 1.9 Plug the USB Cable into your PC.
- 2 Installing OpenOCD
- 3 Running OpenOCD
- 4 Common OpenOCD Commands
- 5 GDB Debugger
Connecting the Flyswatter2 and the Pandaboard
To hook up the Flyswatter2 and the Pandaboard, you will need:
- 20-pin ARM to 14-pin TI JTAG Adapter Board
- 14-pin JTAG Ribbon Cable
- RS-232 Serial Cable with one male, one female head
- USB Male A/Male B Cable
- 5V1A Power Cable
Set the EMU pins on the JTAG Adapter Board.
Connect the JTAG Adapter Board to the Flyswatter2.
Connect the 14-pin Ribbon Cable to the JTAG Adapter Board.
Connect the Other End of the Ribbon Cable to the Pandaboard.
Plug in the Serial Cable.
Connect the USB cable to the Flyswatter2.
Connect the Power Cable to the Pandaboard.
Plug the Power Adapter into a Wall Outlet.
The green power LED on the Pandaboard should come on and remain on.
Plug the USB Cable into your PC.
The green power LED on the Flyswatter2 should come on and remain on.
OpenOCD (Open On-Chip Debugger) is open-source software that interfaces with the Flyswatter2. OpenOCD provides debugging and in-system programming for embedded target devices. You will need to compile OpenOCD from source, and patch the source with one of the OpenOCD Patches for Flyswatter 3 support.
Whichever guide you use, be sure to install the patch! All four guides include instructions on downloading and installing the patch.
Use Windows 7 guides if compiling for Windows Vista.
The first set of instructions uses libFTDI, an open-source driver library for FTDI devices. The second set uses FTD2XX, a closed-source driver library from Future Technology Devices International.
Now you are ready to run OpenOCD. Open a command line window; if you're not sure how to do this, see Running OpenOCD on Windows. Navigate to the folder containing openocd.exe (the openocd-bin folder you created in the compile guide) and type:
cd C:\openocd-bin openocd -f interface/flyswatter2.cfg -f board/ti_pandaboard.cfg
When you start OpenOCD you should see something like this:
You cannot enter commands directly to OpenOCD. Open a new command window and type:
telnet localhost 4444
You will should see this prompt:
You can give commands to OpenOCD through this prompt. If you don't see the prompt on Windows 7, you may need to enable the Telnet client. See Configuring Windows 7 for OpenOCD.
Common OpenOCD Commands
To see a full list of OpenOCD commands, enter help in the telnet window.
Resets the Pandaboard. The output of the Reset command should look like this:
Sends a halt request to the Pandaboard. If the Pandaboard halts, you will see text output in the telnet window. (If the Pandaboard is already halted, you will see no output.)
You can also use halt followed by a time in milliseconds. OpenOCD waits for the target to halt the specified amount of time, then gives up if the target has not halted. You can use this to avoid OpenOCD hanging because the Pandaboard fails to halt. For example, to send a halt command with a timeout of one second, type:
Enter resume to end a halt. You will not see any text output in the telnet window.
Displays a numbered list of all of the Pandaboard's registers.
Run reg with a register number to display the contents of a register, in hexadecimal. The register number corresponds to the output of the reg command with no arguments, above. You must run the halt command before reading registers.
If you run reg while the Pandaboard is not halted, you will still see the value stored in the register. However, registers change contents very quickly while the device is running; by the time you see the value, the value actually in the register may be different. If you try to run reg while the device is not halted, you will see this:
reg [entry] [value]
Sets the value of a register. The register number corresponds to the output of the reg command with no arguments, above. Make sure the Pandaboard is halted (with the halt command) before you change the value of a register!
You can enter registry values in either decimal, by typing a number by itself, or in hexadecimal, by prefacing the value with 0x.
GDB, the GNU Project Debugger is a debugging tool provided with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). GDB allows you to stop and start a running program, examine its functioning, and make changes. To install and use GDB with OpenOCD, follow the instructions on the Windows GDB Debugger page below.
The GDB debugger page will walk you through installing GDB for use with OpenOCD, and loading and testing a simple program.