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The Processor Expert Driver Suite 10.4 Update 2 is available on the Freescale web and as Eclipse update. This update applies to the Driver Suite 10.4, or 3rd party IDE's with Processor Expert as Atollic TrueSTUDIO or Emprog Thunderbench. It is NOT applicable to CodeWarrior or Kinetis Design Studio: the upcoming KDS V2.0.0 release will include that update. This update features an improved new project wizard with device filtering support, alignment with the Kinetis SDK v1.0.0 and the upcoming SDK v1.1, and includes bug fixes (see release notes for details). The update is cummulative, so you can apply it to Driver Suite 10.4 with or without the Update 10.4.1. Release Notes: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=PE_DRIVER_SUITE&fpsp=1&tab=Documentation_Tab Download from the web: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=PEXDRV_UPDATES_10_4 Then update Eclipse with Window > Install new softeare and use the downloaded archive. Eclipse Updater: Use the following update URL to download the update 10.4.2 (menu Help > Install New Software): http://freescale.com/lgfiles/updates/Eclipse/PExDrv10_4/com.freescale.pexdrv.updatesite Best regards, Erich
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Since I want to use some settings of the provious project, I find there are two ways which both don't work. I select the "The LCD"  example project which locals in"\\\Freescale\CW MCU v10.3\MCU\CodeWarrior_Examples\Processor_Expert\Kinetis\TWR-K40X256\LCD". First gererate code,  build and run the project with success. Then I save the processor setting as template and add  it in a empty PE project from the "Component Library", Generate Processor Export code with error "Incorrect Tool Chain Select", I check the new project propeties and change the "Current toolchain" as "ARM  toolchain"  in correpondence with the previous project.  Regenerate the code , there still exit 9 errors in the _arm_start.cfile . Description Resource Path Location Type Undefined : "exit" __arm_start.c /PE_use_template/Project_Settings/Startup_Code line 287 C/C++ Problem Link failed. PE_use_template C/C++ Problem mingw32-make: *** [PE_use_template.elf] Error 1 PE_use_template C/C++ Problem Undefined : "__aeabi_unwind_cpp_pr1" PE_use_template line 0, external location: E:\CW_workspace\PE_use_template\RAM\Cpu_c.obj C/C++ Problem Undefined : "__call_static_initializers" __arm_start.c /PE_use_template/Project_Settings/Startup_Code line 251 C/C++ Problem Undefined : "__copy_rom_sections_to_ram" __arm_start.c /PE_use_template/Project_Settings/Startup_Code line 231 C/C++ Problem Undefined : "__init_registers" __arm_start.c /PE_use_template/Project_Settings/Startup_Code line 179 C/C++ Problem Undefined : "__init_user" __arm_start.c /PE_use_template/Project_Settings/Startup_Code line 257 C/C++ Problem Undefined : "memset" __arm_start.c /PE_use_template/Project_Settings/Startup_Code line 229 C/C++ Problem Second, when I use export "Component Setting"  there still exist the same problems. Can anyone give some hints or advice to this problem?:D
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It has finally been released the BETA version for the Double Data Rate RAM Memory Validation Tool (DDRv) for Processor Expert applications! What is this software all about? Well, it mainly helps you with the challenging tasks of tuning and cetering your settings when working with double data rate, so it enables your settings to work with multiple clock cycles. Explaining it furtherly, in the world of DDR, there are many settings for which the DDR will pass all tests and work on the test bench. However, a setting that worked on the test bench may be only 1/8 (or less) clock cycle from not working in your application, for example. This is what most of us would call a “skinny margin”. The DDRv tool will help you find all the settings that work, display them on a visual map allowing you to then select a setting that provides as much margin between working settings and non-working settings in your application. This process can be extremely difficult to do and generally requires specialized software running large exhaustive tests on very large memories. As you run these tests, you need to vary each setting against other varying settings – basically setting up a geometric progression that is very time consuming, complex and fraught with problems. Furthermore, you must track what worked, what didn’t work, and then have some way to make sense from all that data. But guess what? The DDRv tool does this for you! Of course this means saving time and efforts, making it all easier and quicklier! The features: Works seamlessly with Freescale QorIQ Configuration Suite Help you set the following VERY sensitive and VERY critical settings: Active termination values (Read and Write) Clock Adjust Value Clock Delay Value Select DDR tests to utilize Control ordering of testing Drill-down on errors Eclipse Plug-in ( Eclipse 3.6 and newer ) Wanna give it a try already? Follow this link and download the DDRV BETA !
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If you are a CodeWarrior user and yet you don't own a License, this post will be of great use for you and your designs! You might be using Power Architecture technology and the QorIQ processors as well. If I'm just about right, I'll let myself introduce you to the new Optimization Suite for the QorIQ processors. The whole QorIQ Optimization Suite helps optimize your application by utilizing on-chip hardware from the QorIQ processor to provide enhanced levels of visibility of hundreds and hundreds of on chip hardware events, and the first included tool that you'll find in here will be the Scenarios Tool, which includes the following new interesting features: Extract measurement information with either :        Freescale TAP TCP/IP if running Freescale SDK with TCF connector enabled. See data as an average or as a time series Select subsets of data to plot or average Save sample data to review later Multiple windows to display multiple measurements Sampling Time Base Determined by Host computer Now that you know that it provides visibility by utilizing “measurement scenarios”, you'll no longer design "blindly" and you'll be able to test the potential of your creations right away. These measurement scenarios include CPU scenarios, memory and traffic scenarios, and DPAA and peripheral scenarios. The requirements: Host computer system requirements Microsoft® Windows® 7 Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2) (32-bit) Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP3) 32 and 64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, 32 and 64 Ubuntu 8.0.4, 32-bit, 9.10, 32 and 10.04, 64 SuSE 11, 32-bit (tested with 11.1) Target system requirements Compatible QorIQ Device (See “Supported Devices”) Connection Method ( you only need one of these ) Linux system running Freescale’s TCF connector. (Included in Freescale SDK for Supported Devices) Freescale USB TAP or Gigabit TAP Get more info within the Overview or get it started at once and download the Scenario tools for Windows ! Rather Linux version?
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If you are a CodeWarrior user and yet you don't own a License, this post will be of great use for you and your designs! You might be using Processor Expert and Power Architecture within the QorIQ processors. If I'm just about right, I'll let myself introduce you to the new Optimization Suite for the QorIQ processors. The whole QorIQ Optimization Suite helps optimize your application by utilizing on-chip hardware from the QorIQ processor to provide enhanced levels of visibility of hundreds and hundreds of on chip hardware events, and the first included tool that you'll find in here will be the Scenarios Tool, which includes the following new interesting features: Extract measurement information with either : Freescale TAP TCP/IP if running Freescale SDK with TCF connector enabled. See data as an average or as a time series Select subsets of data to plot or average Save sample data to review later Multiple windows to display multiple measurements Sampling Time Base Determined by Host computer Now that you know that it provides visibility by utilizing “measurement scenarios”, you'll no longer design "blindly" and you'll be able to test the potential of your creations right away. These measurement scenarios include CPU scenarios, memory and traffic scenarios, and DPAA and peripheral scenarios. The requirements: Host computer system requirements Microsoft® Windows® 7 Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2) (32-bit) Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP3) 32 and 64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, 32 and 64 Ubuntu 8.0.4, 32-bit, 9.10, 32 and 10.04, 64 SuSE 11, 32-bit (tested with 11.1) Target system requirements Compatible QorIQ Device (See “Supported Devices”) Connection Method ( you only need one of these ) Linux system running Freescale’s TCF connector. (Included in Freescale SDK for Supported Devices) Freescale USB TAP or Gigabit TAP Get more info within the Overview or get it started at once and download the Scenario Tools for Linux! Rather Windows version?
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When you get a good answer, it is extremely helpful to everyone if you mark it as a correct answer. A hundred people may look at a hot topic, and when there is an answer, they can jump straight to it. So for everyone's benefit, when you get a good answer, mark it! It's part of being a good community member. As well, but much less importantly, one of the things we're going to measure is how quickly the community answers questions. But we're far more interested in people being able to find the right answer. So from time to time, if it looks like people forget to mark answers, we may go through and do it for you. But we aren't your mom. Help your colleagues, and mark the good answers. In fact, you know better than us what's right.
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The whole idea of a community is sharing, and the component exchange is the focus for that. Processor Expert Software is all about reusable components. You can use the Component Development Environment to create complete components, typically as .upd files. You may package these up with documentation or other ancillary files in a zip file. You can use the PEx tools to export components or sets of components configured for particular hardware or use cases. Some components have dozens if not hundreds of properties, and preconfiguring them for particular situations can be extraordinarily useful, save a lot of work, and help someone avoid a lot of pain. You can export these as .pef files. You can save entire board configurations this way as .peb files. All of these - .upd, .pef, and .peb files are excellent contributions to the Component Exchange. We have created a category within the community for this purpose, and this purpose only. When you upload a component, categorize it as belonging in the Component Exchange category. Please limit items categorized this way to actual Processor Expert components (.upd, .pef, .peb files packaged up as you see fit). It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1: Upload a file 2: Describe, categorize, and tag it In the description, provide useful information - if there are architectural or distribution limitations for example. Remember, we reserve this category for the sole purpose of identifying components we share in the exchange. You can set tags to assist others who are searching. Other members can narrow their search by simply picking the Component Exchange category, and then search based on tags. It's that easy. 3: Publish it Click the publish button at the bottom, and you're done. Your contribution to the community is greatly appreciated. Note that all of the components can be rated and reviewed. PLEASE DO! The more we tell each other what's good, the better off we all are. THANKS!
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