Use the Web Builder[edit | edit source]
The Mizar32 Web Builder at http://builder.simplemachines.it lets you customise the firmware in several ways and will build you a new firmware image without you having to do any of this horrible stuff. But unfortunately at the moment, we don't have this feature yet for Hempl. See issue #4.
If that doesn't do enough for you, or if you just enjoy this kind of thing, then take a deep breath and...
Install an AVR32 cross-compiler[edit | edit source]
On GNU/Linux[edit | edit source]
Atmel AVR 32-bit Toolchain 3.4.2[edit | edit source]
The cross-compiler for GNU/Linux is the Atmel AVR Toolchain for Linux.
At the time of writing, July 2015, the latest version is Atmel AVR Toolchain 3.4.2, based on the GNU C Compiler version 4.4.7.
To skip the Atmel registration form, you can use these quick download links:
You will also need
and, if you are interested in building the toolchain yourself, the source code is here:
Fetching and unpacking the toolchain[edit | edit source]
Here we show the steps to install the 32-bit version:
cd wget http://www.atmel.com/Images/avr32-gnu-toolchain-22.214.171.1245-linux.any.x86.tar.gz tar xfz avr32-gnu-toolchain-126.96.36.1995-linux.any.x86.tar.gz # Fetch, unpack and install the header files wget http://www.atmel.com/Images/atmel-headers-188.8.131.525.zip unzip atmel-headers-184.108.40.2065.zip mv atmel-headers-220.127.116.115/avr32 avr32-gnu-toolchain-linux_x86/avr32/include/ # Clean up rm -r atmel-headers* rm avr32-gnu-toolchain-*.gz
then, to use it, once per session:
PATH=$HOME/avr32-gnu-toolchain-linux_x86/bin:$PATH export PATH
you can, set the include path (C_INCLUDE_PATH), to use atmel-headers-18.104.22.1685 with avr32.
For the 64-bit version, replace every "
x86" in the above with "
Installing it as a Debian/Ubuntu package[edit | edit source]
To make a Debian/Ubuntu package out of this, do the above, then go:
sudo apt-get install alien fakeroot cd avr32-gnu-toolchain-linux_x86 mkdir usr mv [a-s]* usr/ # It includes a lot of files that it shouldn't, so select the toolchain ones. tar cfz avr32-gnu-toolchain-3.4.2.tgz usr/avr32 usr/bin/avr32-* \ usr/lib/gcc/avr32 usr/libexec usr/share/man/man1 fakeroot alien --keep-version avr32-gnu-toolchain-3.4.2.tgz mv avr32-gnu-toolchain_3.4.2-1_all.deb avr32-gnu-toolchain_3.4.2-1_i386.deb rm avr32-gnu-toolchain-3.4.2.tgz rm -r usr
or, for the 64-bit version, do the same thing in
avr32-gnu-toolchain-linux_x86_64 and rename the
.deb file to
If you had installed their old 2.4.2 Ubuntu packages, you will need to remove those first:
sudo apt-get purge avr32-binutils avr32-buildroot-essentials avr32-gcc-newlib \ avr32-gdb avr32gdbproxy avr32headers avr32parts avr32program avr32trace \ avrfwupgrade libavr32ocd libavr32sim libavrtools libelfdwarfparser
then you can install the new toolchain with
sudo dpkg -i avr32-gnu-toolchain_3.4.2-1_*.deb
(to remove it again,
sudo apt-get purge avr32-gnu-toolchain)
Build a toolchain from source code[edit | edit source]
sudo apt-get install git autoconf bash gawk g++ libncurses-dev git clone http://firstname.lastname@example.org/git/ct-ng cd ct-ng ./bootstrap ./configure --enable-local make ./ct-ng build
By default, it installs the cross-toolchain under your home directory, so before building eLua you need to say:
PATH=$HOME/x-tools/avr32-unknown-none/bin:$PATH export PATH
On Windows[edit | edit source]
Atmel also provide the Atmel AVR Toolchain for Windows as a
setup.exe, for which the quick download link is:
Install the build system[edit | edit source]
The Hempl build system (same as the official elua0.9) uses "
scons" and "
gcc". The Hempl sources are under
git, so install those.
On Debian or Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install scons gcc git
Download the sources[edit | edit source]
Stable release[edit | edit source]
The latest stable source release is hempl-1.0, which fully supports the Mizar32 boards.
wget https://github.com/simplemachines-italy/hempl/archive/v1.0.tar.gz tar xfz v1.0.tar.gz cd v1.0
An alternative is:
The current development version[edit | edit source]
The Hempl project[edit | edit source]
git clone https://github.com/simplemachines-italy/hempl.git cd hempl
Compile Hempl[edit | edit source]
For Mizar32 A and B[edit | edit source]
The 256KB and 512KB flash/64MB internal RAM versions of Mizar32 use the same Hempl firmware. Use this command:
scons board=mizar32 cpu=AT32UC3A0256
If you're compiling the Hempl sources, the build will create a file
For Mizar32 C[edit | edit source]
We can't directly compile Hempl for Mizar32-C. It only has 128K of flash! There's another way. We use emBLOD for that. To understand how that works, see the chapter The emBLOD second-stage boot loader.
Program the firmware to the board[edit | edit source]
When the compilation is finished, it should have created a file called something like
hempl_at32uc3a0256.elf which can be programmed into the Mizar32 board in various ways: see the chapter on Flashing firmware.
If you will be using
dfu-programmer to do this, you will first need to convert your
.elf file to a
.hex file. For example:
hempl=hempl_at32uc3a0256 avr32-objcopy -O ihex $hempl.elf $hempl.hex