In case you need to export the generated code to S32 Design Studio for PA IDE, now there is an easy way. No more painful job of reconstruction the project manually and setting all sort of compiler flags. Here is what you need to do in just a few steps.
Toolbox for MPC5744P rev2.0: Model Based Design Toolbox For Panther (MPC574xP) Family of Processors 2.0 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
HotFix_4 for MPC5744P rev2.0: https://community.nxp.com/thread/451804#comment-925214
S32DS IDE v1.2 or newer: S32 Design Studio for Power v1.2.
#1: make sure the HotFix_4 is installed successfully and the "Generated S32 Design Studio ProjectInfo.xml file" option is visible and selected
#2: build the Simulink model as normal (e.g. Motor Control System example from Motor Control Class: Lecture 12 - Motor Control System since it is the most complex application we built so far on this community) and wait until is completed successfully.
#3: Open S32DS for PA and select Import/S32 Design Studio/ProjectInfo.xml Importer
#4: Press Next and select the ProjectInfo.xml from the location used to generated the C-code for the Simulink model. Also, select the E200 Executable option
#5: Click on Finish button to have the project imported into the S32 Design Studio workspace.
#6: Applicable for S32DS v1.2 (due to a bug in IDE): Open the Project Properties and go to Settings/Target Processor and select "generate code for E200Z4" as Target Processor and re=select the option shown near the Libraries Support. These will force the IDE to update the toolchain properties correctly. These limitations will be addressed in the newer versions of S32DS for PA.
#7: Build the project
Expected result: The executable file should be produced without any errors. In case of errors - please recheck #6.
The building environment is as follow,
*OS : Windows 11 21H2
*Matlab : R2018a with MBD Toolbox v3.2
*S32DS : v2.1
*MPC5744P : rev B
The Simulink model I build to test is【uart_hello_world_mpc574xP.mdl】from MBD Toolbox v3.2, I attached the file as【uart_hello_world_mpc574xP.zip】.
The build process of model is shown as attached file 【uart_hello_world_mpc574xP_matlab_build_20220411.txt】, in short, it build completely as figure below.
The generated file is attached as【uart_hello_world_mpc574xP_mbd_rtw.zip】.
Then I load the xml of this project to S32DS for building, the result is as figure below,
However, the building result is failed because of the issue as figure below,
log of detailed building is shown in attached file【uart_hello_world_mpc574xP_s32_build_20220411.txt】.
By the way, if I build model with CAN, it will show that 【can_message.h】is missing, I found it at Matlab installation directory.
I copy it to the directory where the project is build ( should it be automatically access with xml of project ? ),
the error is eliminated but it still cannot be successfully build for the same reason as【uart_hello_world_mpc574xP】.
Please give me guidance, thank you!!
As @hbhnhbnhj1 mentioned in a comment, you have to rename the extension of those 3 files from the capital ".S" into lower ".s". You shall do that inside the ProjectInfo.xml also, just before importing it into S32DS.
As for the can_message.h, you have to add that file manually after importing the ProjectInfo.xml into S32DS, as you already mention that this process solves this error. In my generated code for some CAN examples, I was not able to find this file. Are you using some custom code or external can files?
Hope this helps,
Sorry for the late reply.
We have to have this "can_message.h" file when we use CAN pack/ CAN unpack blocks in our model. In your case, NXP examples do not use this block to Pack/Unpack individual signals into/from CAN messages.
We have to go to the Matlab folder in C drive to find this "can_message.h". It is coming with
In my case I have found this "can_message.h" file in the "MATLAB\R2021b\toolbox\shared\can\src\scanutil" folder
I followed all the steps as mentioned in this post but I cannot build the project.
After I export the generated code to the S32DS the build option is disabled automatically.
Maybe this is due to the spaces in the MBD toolbox path.
Can you please let me know how to change the installation path? There are no options to select the installation path when we install the toolbox.
My S32 is not able to build after importing xml project file generated by Simulink.
Below are details what i did,
i checked the installation path of NXP MBD, whether it has "space" in the directory of not :
C:\Users\vietmq\AppData\Roaming\MathWorks\MATLAB Add-Ons\Toolboxes\NXP_MBDToolbox_S32K1xx ==> Should be OK, no space.
Open MBD GPIO example for S32K144, and configure for exporting xml project file:
Generate the code, no error, see log file : gpio_s32k144_build_20210219_103350.txt (attached in the post)
Open S32SD and import xml file :
i ticked on the first option, can not build, then i tried second option but can not build too.
Please help !!!
S32Design Studio has some hick-ups when it comes to paths with spaces -- and when you are trying to import the project generated by our toolbox, you'll be generating ProjectInfo.xml file which is then used as input for S32Design Studio importer. This XML file will contain a path to your toolbox, so it will contain spaces, and S32DS crashes somewhere.
To fix this, you should install your toolbox in a path with no spaces - this is a general recommendation for everything (I guess).
Please let us know if you have any issues with it after installing it into a new path with no spaces.
Thank you, reinstall the toolbox in the path without spaces according to your prompt，the problem is solved,. It turns out that there is a matlab add-on in the default path with spaces. However, the 3.0 version I installed before, there is no problem to install in that path.
Also I would like to ask, after installing version 3.2, compiling programs in matlab becomes very slow, the same program is significantly faster in version 3.0, can I change the settings to speed up compilation?
There is another problem. When I use the motor program in the toolbox, I need to add two paths each time I import it into S32. Is there any setting that can permanently solve this problem?
use this> need to add paths>>build successful
I'm glad everything worked out with the importer -- as for the default toolbox path, it depends on what MATLAB/Simulink version you are running - they will be slightly different (+ some will generate an extra folder named code, others will not).
Now for the compile time -- did you test the 2 versions of the toolbox on the same Simulink version? If you did, could you send us the model that you are running? It goes without saying that the build depends on the complexity of the model itself -- so it would be best if we could run some tests on the model you have here (the one which takes you 3m+ to build).
I try to build the project, but there is three errors like following,
I used the latest version of MBD and S32.
I also try to delete the following including paths
but still have errors
the defualt optio" for E20072"of target processor is the same errors.
May I have your help.
Unfortunately that is an issue with S32 Design Studio (latest version). It will be fixed in the next update I think.
You can try a workaround for the moment, or with the S32 Design Studio version 2017.R1 (older version).
For the workaround, you should rename all .S files to .s files (so they don't use capital letter S)
core0_intc_sw_handlers.S - to core0_intc_sw_handlers.s
interrupt_vectors.S - to interrupt_vectors.s
startup_MPC5744P.S - to startup_MPC5744P.s
If this alone does not work, you should also rename the files in ProjectInfo.xml (generated by our toolbox).
If you try the workaround please let us know if you are facing issues.
If you just try the older version (2017.R1), it should work without any errors.