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===Hardware Requirements===
===Hardware Requirements===
The <code>egpc</code> C example project will run on any EMAC carrier board.
The <code>egpc</code> C example project will run on any EMAC carrier board.  
===Using <code>egpc</code>===
===Using <code>egpc</code>===

Revision as of 13:44, 27 December 2013

TODO: {{#todo:InProgress(11.13.13-14:31->JG+)|Jgreene|oe 4,oe 5,jg,md,InProgress}}

This is a guide to the egpc C example project included in the EMAC OE SDK.

egpc is an application for reading/writing/configuring gpio character devices. Specifically, we read/write/configure the 3 ports (ports A, B and C) on the GPIO header.

The egpc project builds one executable: egpc.

Opening, Building and Uploading the Project Files

1. Open the C/C++ editing perspective.


2. Open the project files.


3. Build the project.


4. Upload the executables to the target system.


Usage and Behavior

egpc reads/writes/configures the GPIO ports.

Hardware Requirements

The egpc C example project will run on any EMAC carrier board.


Using egpc

./egpc device d/c/i (mask)

device is /dev/porta, /dev/portb or /dev/portc
d/c/i specifies the port command : d(data), c(configure) or i(index)
mask is a bitmask in hex format in range [0x0,0xff].

Our three commands work like this:

c (mask)
Configures the pins for input/output if a mask is specified.
Returns the current configuration if no mask is specified.
mask is an input/output bitmask. 1=output and 0=input.
For example, this sets every other pin on PortA to be an output.

./egpc /dev/porta c 0xaa 

...and this reads the current pin configuration state of PortA.

./egpc /dev/porta c

d (mask)
If mask is specified then it sets each bit's corresponding pin output latch to high/low accordingly. If mask is not specified then the current pin state is retrieved.

       "ex:                                           \n"
       "egp /dev/egpio1  d 0xff                       \n"
       "writes the ouput latch all high               \n"
       "egp /dev/egpio1  d                            \n"
       "reads the current pin state

Usage Example. Writing to Port C

We write a data bitmask to Port C. The values are rendered in our LED strip. (note that only PortC is displayed in the LED strip. Ports A or B would require kind of device to read them; a multimeter or oscilloscope or something like that.)

./egpc /dev/portc d 0x55

LEDs 1-8 are lit: 10101010

MIKE I was thinking that maybe we could have some kind of general purpose "know your board" images (I have created a few) or wiki pages. They would point out things like the GPIO header and the LED strip.

./egpc /dev/portc d 0xaa

LEDs 1-8 are lit: 01010101