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Kjell_E
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Registered: ‎09-05-2012

The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

Want to try a nice opesource IDE for EFM32 development ?

Try emIDE !

Download here http://emide.org/dl.php?fid=17

Install, drop the attached Test3.txt file into kits\EFM32GG_DK3750\examples\blink\codesourcery and rename it to Test3.emP.

Open it in emIDE and hit F5

-kjell eirik




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Kjell_E
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The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

Try this link for download :

http://emide.org/dl.php?fid=16
My views are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Silicon Labs
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Sylv1
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Registered: ‎01-28-2013

The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

I knew Em::Blocks (link below) for embedded development and it looks like emIDE (without J-Link). It seems the two IDE are built from Code::Blocks (why two IDE for the same goal ?!)

http://www.emblocks.org/web/
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vanmierlo
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The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

Does it support debugging or is it a compiler front end only? If it does support debugging, which debug interfaces are supported?
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brouhaha
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Registered: ‎09-16-2012

The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

Unfortunately the post didn't include the base URL, http://emide.org/, which describes that it supports debugging using JLink.
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Marius_G
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The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

Debugging works, and it's very fast :robothappy:. The big downside of this IDE is that it doesn't contain a register view, otherwise I would say it's an excellent tool.
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vanmierlo
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The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

I think an Open Source project like this should support debugging through Open Hardware debug interfaces. The ones that come to mind are the FTDI based JTAG adapters and CoLinkEx ( http://www.coocox.org/Colinkex.htm ).
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brouhaha
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The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development

The EFM32 doesn't support JTAG, so FTDI based JTAG adapters aren't going to be of any help, unless they also happen to support SWD, which most don't. The CooCox looks interesting, but AFAICT it doesn't support any open source debugger.

The state of the art for open source SWD support is not very good yet.
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cprogrammer
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Registered: ‎10-10-2012

The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development


vanmierlo wrote:

CoLinkEx ( http://www.coocox.org/Colinkex.htm ).




If you like to use the CoLinkEx only for programming only, I think you could use the CoFlash in Command Line:

look here http://coocox.org/CoFlashGuide/CoFlash_UserGuide_Commandline.htm.

Maybe someone could write an Plugin for EMIDE with CoLinkEx like there is a Plugin for Keil MDK-ARM with CoLinkEx witch I use in an example Project here: https://github.com/nopeppermint/Olimex_EFM32_CoLinkEx_Example
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EmBlocks
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The emIDE, an opensource IDE especially suited for EFM32 software development


Sylv1 wrote:


I knew Em::Blocks (link below) for embedded development and it looks like emIDE (without J-Link). It seems the two IDE are built from Code::Blocks (why two IDE for the same goal ?!)

http://www.emblocks.org/web/




Hi,

EmBlocks supports JLink and STlink (or any other GDB server) both with GUI settings. In the install package is a STLink gdb server which supports flash/ram execution (settings of registers or memory like vector allocation table).

The Graphical user interface for the debugger probes are completely written with external scripts which can be modified or extended by users. So even OpenOCD or any other GDB can be supported with the same GUI mechanism. For the JLink there is currently ST, NXP and Generic UI interface scripts. It's quite easy to add EFM to the JLink product family with his own graphical UI instead of using the Generic's.

The JLink settings dialog for e.g. ST:

jlink.PNG

The install package contains all the necessary tools (special embedded GDB's and GCC's) to instantly start a project.

Regards.