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Simulating a FRDM-K64F (without peripherals).

Question asked by Zach Marcantel on Jun 1, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2016 by Zach Marcantel

I'm relatively new to embedded development (come from the software side of things), so pardon any ignorance.


For as long as I have been developing, unit tests have been king.

Now, I find myself working on a pseudo-RTOS (the details are irrelevant) where I need to run tests to verify behavior.... but how to simulate?


I'm aware of uTasker, but for an open-source project that's basically a no-go.

I need to simulate the core itself (no peripherals, GPIO, etc) which made me think QEMU could work out as I have _lots_ of experience with it -- but Cortex-M4(f)  support seems experimental at best.


Looking around at the various RTOSes around, I see very few with true unit tests (though I could be missing something).


What do you guys use?