From: Al Gilhousen <alg@me...> - 2000-11-12 21:18:19
> It's been awhile since I did much 8051 programming. I want to get
> back into it as a hobby. I'm thinking of using one of two kits.
> They both have a CAN controller, which I need to my project. The
> two boards are:
> Rigel R515JC (http://www.rigelcorp.com/515ctk.htm)
> Phytech litCON-500 (http://www.phytec.com/New%20site/HomeFrameset.html)
> Does anyone know anything about these? Can I use SDCC to program
> them? Is there a rom monitor that I can use on these boards?
> Much thanks,
Don't know about the Phytech but I am working on a perl translator to
convert asxxxx output from sdcc to intel assembler. It is now 90% functional
and I only have the remaining problems of rebuilding the libraries and getting
Rigel to open up their IDE which they have agreed to do (but are not moving
too quickly). They have a good sim/load/monitor though this combination does
not allow full "C" debugging, just assembler with C source in the comments.
What might invalidate this work is jsim51 which is a simpler but in some ways
better simulator with some very weird problems (at least on my machine) that
Jens has not responded to (it doesn't have a native monitor either).
There might be some combination of sim/load/monitor out there that gives
you everything but the translator/rigelcorp system was what I started on. If
anyone has been able to get jsim51 to work without 1) hitting infinite loops,
2) getting all the line numbers two off, or 3) in conjunction with a good
monitor I would love to hear about it.
The enigma system was panned for the author's reluctance to support sdcc
and I wonder if anyone has come up with any other solutions?