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TMS570-CAN Tool Chain

Started by prashant, February 02, 2013, 03:12:45 am

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Hello Everyone,

It would be very nice if there is an open source tool chain free of cost for this processor.

For ARM-CortexM we have a lot of options. CodeSourcery Lite, DevkitPro, Yagarto, ARM gcc and etc.

1) What are the options we have for this Cortex-R3/R4. Did anyone try this ARM gcc ? ( it says it supports )

2) How do we debug this board ? I know it has FTDI Chip capable of doing JTAG signaling. I mean what more is required to have this debugger working with Eclipse CDT ?

It would be nice if any one could share their experience and procedure to have a free tool chain without limitations.

I want to buy this board but I don't know anything about the software tool chain. The CCS 5.x needs license and the free version doesn't mention anywhere whether it also support Cortex R4 explicitly.

Kind regards,


February 02, 2013, 04:05:51 pm #1 Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 11:23:35 pm by prashant
First solution is CCS 5.x.x , free license but locked to TMS320-XDS100 HW ... So we have an IDE and Debugger software supposed to be free and functional for R4, but closed source.

But the TMS570-CAN doesn't have any ports for the JTAG port !! Still stuck with same question. Using which software will I flash the code and debug my program on the target ?

Community can please provide another solution or an answer to my queries ?


GNU Tools for ARM Embedded Processors + Eclipse CDT + OpenOCD.

Did any one try this combination?

GNU ARM gcc says it supports Cortex R4 and in OpenOCD there is patch for the same at this below link.

Any success guys ?