Use SPIFI driver with LPC4337

Discussion created by lpcware Employee on Jun 15, 2016
Content originally posted in LPCWare by nils28 on Tue Oct 22 08:49:50 MST 2013
Hi !

Until today, I worked on LPC4330 with a SPIFI. I was able to load with red suite some code into SPIFI and at startup, paste code into internal RAM to run software. I used SPIFI driver LPC18_43_SPIFI_8MB_64KB.cfx in MCU settings.

Now I use LPC4337 and I want to keep my SPIFI to store some big data (like pictures for an OLED…). Then I added the following memory configuration (MCU Settings) :

  /* Define each memory region */
  MFlashA512 (rx) : ORIGIN = 0x1a000000, LENGTH = 0x80000 /* 512k */
  MFlashB512 (rx) : ORIGIN = 0x1b000000, LENGTH = 0x80000 /* 512k */
  SPIFI_16MB (rx) : ORIGIN = 0x14000000, LENGTH = 0x1000000 /* 16384k */
  RamLoc32 (rwx) : ORIGIN = 0x10000000, LENGTH = 0x8000 /* 32k */
  RamLoc40 (rwx) : ORIGIN = 0x10080000, LENGTH = 0xa000 /* 40k */
  RamAHB32 (rwx) : ORIGIN = 0x20000000, LENGTH = 0x8000 /* 32k */
  RamAHB16 (rwx) : ORIGIN = 0x20008000, LENGTH = 0x4000 /* 16k */
  RamAHB_ETB16 (rwx) : ORIGIN = 0x2000c000, LENGTH = 0x4000 /* 16k */


With the linker I added the lines:
.spifi_data  0x14000000 :
       __spifi_data_SA0 = .;
       . = ALIGN(4);
       __spifi_data_SA0_end = .;
} > SPIFI_16MB

And the definition of a variable as global variable in main.c
__attribute__ ((section(".spifi_data.SA0")))
uint32_t SpifiData[5];

The results in map file is OK as you can see here :
.spifi_data     0x14000000       0x14
                0x14000000                __spifi_data_SA0 = .
                0x14000000       0x14 ./src/main.o
                0x14000000                SpifiData
                0x14000014                . = ALIGN (0x4)
                0x14000014                __spifi_data_SA0_end = .

My problem is how to load this data in SPIFI with RedSuite when launching the LPC4337 debug? As all my software is running in LPC4337 internal flash bank A, I need LPC18x7_43x7_2x512_BootA.cfx flash driver which don’t know how to load a data in SPIFI and I can’t use both flash driver in a same time.
I can’t use Flash Bank B because it is too small for my pictures.

Thanks for your answer.

Best Regards

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