[svlug] ARM debuggers was: serial ports

Ivan Sergio Borgonovo mail at webthatworks.it
Sat Nov 28 04:18:43 PST 2015

On 11/19/2015 10:08 AM, Jesse Monroy wrote:

> FDTI - http://www.ftdichip.com/

on which most ARM debuggers are based on...

I was planning to buy the olimex


it *seems* the most well supported.

I considered to buy flyswatter2 but the olimex seems to have some sort 
of official support from openocd.

I'm currently reading a lot of datasheet for a cpu that is FULLY 
supported by open source toolchain (compiler and debugger)[1], possibly 
with a development board that could be easily adapted to industrial 
applications (if not simply plugged in in a machine).

I'm far too lazy to know how many different debugging connectors there 
are to buy ALL the adapters in the same order and if I may end up buying 
the olimex debugger + a bunch of adapters, later pick up the CPU and 
board and ending up with stuff that don't match.

Is this an exhaustive list?
that will cover most of the development board I may end up to chose?

I got the impression I could debug all arm CPU with openocd, the olimex 
debugger and a bit of tweaking of the openocd configuration. Is it true?
If not what should I check?

[1] I don't plan to run Linux on the CPU but I do want to use all 
development software that is open software and run on Linux.
I may need libraries for USB, no need for network.
I may need a DSP, and it would be nice if the libraries for the DSP were 
open... but well... I think I'll really need a DSP next year ;)

Ivan Sergio Borgonovo

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