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QUICCstart MPC885 Eval Board help

Question asked by Patrick Suteja on Dec 11, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2013 by Srikanth Gedigam

Hi,

 

This is my first time using PowerPC. I got in my hand QUICCstart MPC885 Evaluation Board, together with its instruction/manual and software tools.

 

I'm having problem getting it up and running, by following its quick start manual. The problem when I first unpacked it, is the CodeWarrior evaluation version included in. The one included is v8.6. I'm having trouble in activating/registering it as I'm being directed to download v8.8, which doesn't need activation anymore for evaluation purpose. So, I did installed CodeWarrior v8.8 (Power Architecture v8.8 build 80229).

 

The next problem is the 885_eval_bsp_package.exe included is EP88xC 1.1 CodeWarrior plugin installer. The plugin is for CodeWarrior v8.5. I did try to install it to CodeWarrior v8.8 directory and it successfully installed (no complain from installer).

 

Then I continue to proceed in using CodeWarrior, creating "new EEPC project" and selecting Linker. The only linker that has information about "PowerQUICC I/PowerPC 885/88x EP (MPC885)" board is "Metrowerks PowerPC EABI Linker" not "Freescale PowerPC EABI Linker". Everything is fine until I wanted to compile project. It gives me an error: "Link Error: undefined: '__start'".

 

I've compared it with using "Freescale PowerPC EABI Linker" but for "8xx/PowerPC 885/885 ADC" board and noticed there are missing "MSL_C.PPCEABI*" file and "Runtime.PPCEABI*" file. I've tried to include those files but giving me other errors.

 

My questions are: Is there any support for QUICCstart MPC885 Eval Board? How about step by step/tutorial? Any updated manual referring to use  CodeWarrior v8.8? Any updated EP88xC 1.1 plug-in for CodeWarrior v8.8?

 


Thanks in advance.

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