01-21-2021 01:14 AM
I have been trying to integrate Arm cortex M3 in my design on Xilinx FPGA (Kintex7 in specific). I am using "Arm Cortex-M3 DesignStart FPGA-Xilinx edition User Guide" as reference. I have some questions and doubts regarding software development and debugging.
Basically I would like to know if I can use the microblaze and arm cortex m3 processors interchangeably in a design without much modification to the tool flow or any additional hardware.
Thanks in advance
01-21-2021 02:56 AM
Ad 1.a) I see no reason why you cannot use GCC for Arm Cortex devices. Or IAR or any other compiler.
You can use many IDE's on top, like e.g. eclipse.
For the debug connection OpenOCD seems an option.
01-26-2021 11:10 PM
I would like to keep the tool flow as close to the Xilinx design tools as possible, so is there a way to adjust the settings of Xilinx SDK and use it for software development ? (since SDK is based on eclipse).