Shaun James

FYI: There is an updated Linux SDK for TWR-M5441x / MCF54418.

Discussion created by Shaun James on Jan 3, 2014

Hi All,

 

Just letting you know that there is an updated Linux SDK for the TWR-M5441x / MCF54418, you might not know about it because it's just not documented.

 

On the Freescale linux BSP website BSPs for ColdFire Architectures, the latest documented release is http://cache.freescale.com/lgfiles/bsps/M54418Tower_Linux_BSP_20110422_ltib.iso which has the following features:

  • Linux-2.6.29 kernel
  • u-boot 2009v08 with ColdFire modifications
  • GNU gcc 4.4.1, eglibc 2.10.54, binutils-2.19.51 and elf2flt

 

However, if you download the 2011 ColdFire Linux Maintenance BSP Release (31-Oct-2011) which is documented as "updates the Linux BSPs for the M5475EVB, M5485EVB, M5474LITE, M54451EVB, and M54455EVB", you will find in there a BSP for the MCF54418 which has the following features:

  • Linux-2.6.38 kernel
  • u-boot 2011.03 with ColdFire modifications
  • GNU tools: gcc 4.5.1, eglibc 2.11.40, binutils-2.20.51, and elf2flt
  • GDB debugger: 7.0.50.20100908

 

Nice!  I've installed it and tested it out and it works nicely.  I just thought I'd let users know who missed it, like I did

 

Shaun

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