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ABI 14 Nov 2004 - 14:55 - r1.2 JonMasters
ABI Application Binary Interface The convention for register usage and C linkage commonly used on desktop PowerPC machines. Similar, but not identical to the EABI ...  
Alternatives 18 Sep 2003 - 15:24 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Alternatives} Alternatives There are too many commercial embedded operating systems to list here, but if Linux isn't to your liking, here are some other ...  
Applications 16 Sep 2003 - 16:46 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Applications} Applications SECTION1{name StandardGNUtools} Standard GNU tools Standard GNU tools (such as bash , ls , etc) are available in the MontaVista ...  
BANK 02 Nov 2006 - 13:16 - r1.2 WolfgangDenk
BANK also "memory bank" A bank of memory (flash or RAM) consists of all those memory chips on your system that are controlled by the same chip select signal. For ...  
BDM 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
BDM Background Debug Mode An on-chip debug interface supported by a special hardware port on some processors. It allows to take full control over the CPU with minimal ...  
BOOTP 16 Apr 2007 - 13:48 - r1.2 CurtisWald
BOOTP Boot Protokoll A network protocol which can be used to inquire a server about information for the intended system configuration (like IP address, host name ...  
BootLoader 16 Sep 2003 - 16:17 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name BootLoader} Boot Loader If you're using custom hardware, or want to replace the ROM monitor on your board, you'll need a boot loader that knows how ...  
BootSequence 12 Sep 2003 - 02:05 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name BootSequence} Boot Sequence The Linux boot sequence is more complicated than your average embedded operating system, and there are many more options ...  
CFI 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
CFI Common Flash Interface CFI is a standard for flash chips that allows to create device independend drivers for such chips.  
CPM 16 Sep 2003 - 17:08 - NEW DetlevZundel
CPM Communications Processor Module The magic communications co-processor in Motorola PowerQUICC devices. It contains SCCs and SMCs, and performs SDMA and IDMA. ...  
CPU 18 Sep 2003 - 15:49 - NEW DetlevZundel
CPU Central Processor Unit Depending on the context, this may refer to the PowerPC core itself, or the physical processor device (including CPM, SIU, packaging etc ...  
CVS 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
CVS Concurrent Versions System CVS is a version control system; it can be used to record the history of files, so that it is for instance possible to retrieve specific ...  
CommercialBoards 12 Sep 2003 - 01:32 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name CommercialBoards} Commercially available boards There are many off-the-shelf options including systems from Motorola and other parties. If you're planning ...  
CommonMistakesAndProblems 18 Sep 2003 - 15:24 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name CommonMistakesandProblems} Common Mistakes and Problems Many new developers are likely to encounter at least half of the following common problems, ...  
CompilerToolset 11 Jan 2006 - 17:27 - r1.4 WolfgangDenk
SECTION0{name CompilerToolset} Compiler Toolset You'll need the GNU toolchain to compile the kernel, particularly REF{type Section,name gcc,text gcc} and REF{type ...  
CramFs 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
CramFs Compressed ROM File System Cramfs is designed to be a simple, small, and compressed file system for ROM based embedded systems. CramFs is read-only, limited ...  
DHCP 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol A network protocol which can be used to inquire a server about information for the intended system configuration (like IP ...  
DMA 16 Sep 2003 - 17:07 - NEW DetlevZundel
DMA Direct Memory Access A form a data transfer directly between memory and a peripheral or between memory and memory, without normal program intervention.  
Debugging 18 Sep 2003 - 15:18 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Debugging} Debugging SECTION1{name BDM} BDM BDM is way cool, especially if you are bringing up a custom board and don't want to invest in an In Circuit ...  
DeviceDrivers 25 Jan 2005 - 16:43 - r1.5 StephaneFillod
SECTION0{name DeviceDrivers} Device Drivers The kernel already includes device drivers for the on-chip serial and ethernet ports. SECTION1{name Examples} Examples ...  
EABI 18 Sep 2003 - 15:26 - NEW DetlevZundel
EABI Embedded Application Binary Interface The convention for register usage and C linkage commonly used on embedded PowerPC machines, derived from the ABI.  
FEC 16 Sep 2003 - 17:09 - NEW DetlevZundel
FEC Fast Ethernet Controller The 100 Mbps (100Base) Ethernet controller, present on 'T' devices such as the 860T and 855T.  
FTP 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
FTP File Transfer Protocol A protocol that can be used to transfer files over a network.  
FloatingPoint 11 Sep 2003 - 02:10 - NEW DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name FloatingPoint} Floating Point Some of the embedded PowerPC processors do not have a floating point unit(FPU), and so must perform all floating point ...  
GFDL 11 Sep 2003 - 02:45 - NEW DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name GNUFreeDocumentationLicense} GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.1, March 2000 SECTION1{name PREAMBLE} PREAMBLE The purpose of this License is ...  
GPL 12 Sep 2003 - 01:42 - NEW DetlevZundel
GPL / LGPL GNU General Public License/Lesser General Public License The full license text can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html . The licenses under ...  
Glossary 26 Feb 2005 - 03:02 - r1.6 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Glossary} Glossary INCLUDE{ABI} INCLUDE{BDM} INCLUDE{BOOTP} INCLUDE{CFI} INCLUDE{CPM} INCLUDE{CPU} INCLUDE{CramFs} INCLUDE{CVS} INCLUDE{DHCP} INCLUDE ...  
GlossaryELDK 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
ELDK Embedded Linux Development Kit A package which contains everything you need to get startet with an Embedded Linux project on your hardware: cross development ...  
Host 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
Host The computer system which is used for software development. For instance it is used to run the tools of the ELDK to build software packages.  
HostDevelopmentPlatform 12 Sep 2003 - 01:36 - r1.4 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name HostDevelopmentPlatform} Host Development Platform Embedded Linux's compelling advantage over other Embedded OS's is that your development host and ...  
IDMA 16 Sep 2003 - 17:05 - NEW DetlevZundel
IDMA Independent DMA A general purpose DMA engine with relatively limited throughput provided by the microcoded CPM, for use with external peripherals or memory ...  
Introduction 12 Sep 2003 - 00:36 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
Linux for PowerPC Embedded Systems HOWTO Table of Contents : CONTENTS SECTION0{name Introduction} Introduction This document is an attempt to tell you what you need ...  
JFFS 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
JFFS Journalling Flash File System JFFS (developed by Axis Communicartion AB, Sweden) is a log-based filesystem on top of the MTD layer; it promises to keep your ...  
JFFS2 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
JFFS2 Second version of the Journalling Flash File System Like JFFS this is a journalling flash filesystem that is based on the MTD layer; it fixes some design problems ...  
JTAG 21 Oct 2003 - 11:32 - r1.2 WolfgangDenk
JTAG Joint Test Action Group A standard (see "IEEE Standard 1149.1") that defines how to control the pins of JTAG compliant devices. Here: An on-chip debug interface ...  
Kernel 22 Apr 2005 - 10:09 - r1.6 WolfgangDenk
SECTION0{name Kernel} Kernel SECTION1{name Series} Series You will need to decide whether to use a tried-and-tested, stable series kernel, or a development kernel ...  
MII 18 Sep 2003 - 15:27 - NEW DetlevZundel
MII Media Independent Interface The IEEE Ethernet standard control interface used to communicate between the on-chip Ethernet controller and the external PHY.  
MMU 21 Oct 2003 - 11:28 - r1.2 WolfgangDenk
MMU Memory Management Unit CPU component which maps kernel- and user-space virtual addresses to physical addresses, and is an integral part of Linux kernel operation ...  
MTD 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
MTD Memory Technology Devices The MTD functions in Linux support memory devices like flash or Disk-On-Chip in a device-independend way so that the higher software ...  
MetaPPCEmbedded 18 Sep 2003 - 17:08 - NEW DetlevZundel
This is a discussion area for structural enhancements to the Wiki edition of the Linux for PowerPC Embedded HOWTO document. Suggestions Topic splits: List of proposed ...  
PCCard 21 Oct 2003 - 11:38 - r1.2 WolfgangDenk
Card PC Cards are self-contained extension cards especially for laptops and other types of portable computers. In just about the size of a credit card they provide ...  
PCMCIA 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association PCMCIA is an abbreviation that can stand for several things: the association which defines the standard ...  
PHY 18 Sep 2003 - 15:28 - NEW DetlevZundel
PHY Physical Interface The IEEE Ethernet standard interface between the external physical layer transceiver and the on-chip ethernet controller in a PowerQUICC device ...  
Performance 18 Sep 2003 - 15:23 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Performance} Performance SECTION1{name CPUcore} CPU core SECTION2{name Cache} Cache Also, make sure you have serialization disabled (Set ICTRL to 0x7 ...  
PowerPC 12 Sep 2003 - 00:46 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
Collect some information about the PowerPC consortium Main.DetlevZundel 12 Sep 2003  
PowerPCCPU 18 Sep 2003 - 15:47 - r1.4 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name PowerPCCPU} PowerPC CPUs SECTION1{name 4xx} 4xx http://www.borg.umn.edu/~grant/Linux/ SECTION1{name 405GP} IBM 405GP http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/techlib ...  
ProgrammingTheTarget 12 Sep 2003 - 01:53 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name ProgrammingTheTarget} Programming the Target Beware that many commercial tools will not handle the Linux zImage correctly. They often ignore the and ...  
RAMAndROMSpace 12 Sep 2003 - 01:20 - r1.4 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name RAMAndROMSpace} RAM and ROM space Linux has a slightly larger memory footprint than most conventional embedded operating systems when configured with ...  
ROMMonitor 16 Sep 2003 - 16:14 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name ROMMonitor} ROM Monitor If you're using custom hardware, you'll need a ROM monitor to help bring it up. A monitor generally provides a simple command ...  
RTOS 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
RTOS Real-Time Operating System  
RealtimeResponse 16 Sep 2003 - 16:41 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Realtime} Realtime Response Check out MontaVista's Linux Real-Time characterisation projects at http://www.mvista.com/realtime SECTION1{name Soft} Soft ...  
Resources 12 Sep 2003 - 01:02 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Resources} Resources The most relevant net resources are: SECTION1{name HomePage} Home Page http://penguinppc.org/embedded Introductory stuff. SECTION1 ...  
RootFilesystem 16 Sep 2003 - 16:39 - r1.3 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name RootFilesystem} Root Filesystem The kernel needs a root filesystem to mount at startup. There are many options, and the best one will generally depend ...  
RuntimeLibrary 16 Sep 2003 - 16:35 - r1.4 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name RuntimeLibrary} Runtime Library SECTION1{name glibc} glibc and http://sources.redhat.com/glibc/ Modern releases of glibc are very large for a traditional ...  
S-Record 31 Jul 2003 - 20:50 - NEW WolfgangDenk
S-Record Motorola S-Record Format Motorola S-records are an industry-standard format for transmitting binary files to target systems and PROM programmers. See also ...  
SCC 16 Sep 2003 - 17:01 - NEW DetlevZundel
SCC Serial Communications Controller The high performance module(s) within the CPM which implement the lowest layer of various serial protocols, such as Asynchronous ...  
SDMA 18 Sep 2003 - 15:32 - NEW DetlevZundel
SDMA Serial DMA DMA used to transfer data to and from the SCCs.  
SELF 01 Oct 2009 - 17:13 - r1.2 WolfgangDenk
SELF Simple Embedded Linux Framework A simple default configuration for Embedded Linux systems that is suitable as starting point for building your own systems. ...  
SIU 18 Sep 2003 - 15:32 - NEW DetlevZundel
SIU System Interface Unit Provides much of the external interfacing logic. It's the other major module on Motorola PowerQUICC devices alongside the CPU core and ...  
SMC 16 Sep 2003 - 16:58 - NEW DetlevZundel
SMC Serial Management Controller A lower performance version of the SCCs with more limited functionality, particularly useful for serial debug ports and low throughput ...  
SPI 16 Sep 2003 - 16:34 - NEW DetlevZundel
SPI Serial Peripheral Interface A relatively simple synchronous serial interface for connecting low speed external devices using minimal wires.  
TFTP 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol A simple network protocol for file transfer; used in combination with BOOTP or DHCP to load boot images etc. over the network ...  
Target 29 Jul 2003 - 16:49 - NEW Main.adm
Target The computer system which will be used later in you application environment, for instance an Embedded System. In many cases it has a different architecture ...  
TargetHardware 11 Sep 2003 - 02:48 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name TargetHardware} Target Hardware Start by picking the processor which most closely matches your I/O requirements, and work out roughly how much RAM and ...  
Threads 16 Sep 2003 - 16:44 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
SECTION0{name Threads} Threads If you need multithreading, using POSIX threads will give your application portability, even to non-Linux embedded systems. For example ...  
UART 18 Sep 2003 - 15:33 - NEW DetlevZundel
UART Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter Generically, this refers to any device capable of implementing a variety of asynchronous serial protocols, such ...  
UPM 18 Sep 2003 - 15:37 - NEW DetlevZundel
UPM User Programmable Machine A highly flexible bus interfacing machine unit allowing external peripherals with an extremely wide variety of interfacing requirements ...  
WebChanges 16 Aug 2001 - 19:58 - NEW PeterThoeny
INCLUDE{" TWIKIWEB .WebChanges"}  
WebHome 24 Jan 2006 - 16:27 - r1.6 DanielB
Welcome to the home of TWiki.PPCEmbedded. This is a web-based collaboration area for the Linux for PowerPC Embedded Systems HOWTO Linux for PowerPC Systems HOWTO: ...  
WebIndex 24 Nov 2001 - 11:41 - r1.2 PeterThoeny
SEARCH{"\. " scope "topic" regex "on" nosearch "on"} See also the faster WebTopicList  
WebNotify 15 Jul 2005 - 15:46 - r1.3 WolfgangDenk
This is a subscription service to be automatically notified by e-mail when topics change in this PPCEmbedded web. This is a convenient service, so you do not have ...  
WebOrder 18 Sep 2003 - 15:45 - r1.4 DetlevZundel
Resources PowerPCCPU CommercialBoards CompilerToolset BootSequence BootLoader DeviceDrivers RootFilesystem RealtimeResponse Applications Performance Alternatives ...  
WebPreferences 18 Sep 2003 - 17:13 - r1.7 DetlevZundel
TWiki.PPCEmbedded Web Preferences The following settings are web preferences of the TWiki.PPCEmbedded web. These preferences overwrite the site-level preferences ...  
WebRss 30 Jan 2003 - 08:15 - NEW PeterThoeny
TWiki's PPCEmbedded web SCRIPTURL /view SCRIPTSUFFIX /PPCEmbedded The PPCEmbedded web of TWiki. TWiki is a Web-Based Collaboration Platform for the Corporate World ...  
WebSearch 08 Aug 2001 - 05:26 - NEW PeterThoeny
INCLUDE{" TWIKIWEB .WebSearch"}  
WebStatistics 27 Aug 2014 - 05:46 - r1.1728 Main.guest
Statistics for PPCEmbedded Web Month: Topic views: Topic saves: File uploads: Most popular topic views: Top contributors for topic save and uploads: Aug 2014 11884 ...  
WebTopicList 24 Nov 2001 - 11:40 - NEW PeterThoeny
TOPICLIST{" $name "} See also the verbose WebIndex.  
YellowDog 26 Feb 2005 - 03:03 - r1.2 DetlevZundel
YellowDog More information about the YellowDog GNU/Linux distribution for PowerPC systems can be found at http://www.yellowdoglinux.com .  

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