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I've done many attempts to build and execute my own C program on the atmel sama5d4 xplained ultra board.

 

Thanks to the tutorial on mikrocontroller-software.de, I was able to cross-compile and run my first binary (see post 13: Breakthrough - Run my own C++ Program on the SAMA5D4).

 

 

That same mikrocontroller-software.de has also helped me with the next step: blink the led.

 

 

Getting to Blinky

 

I've stolen the title of this section. Getting a led to blink is the "Hello, world!" of the embedded world.

Usually, this is the first exercise you do right after unboxing.

It took me so long to get here because of several reasons. I knew that the example that I'm trying here was around, but I held off trying it out.

Grease up your German skills once more, and visit Atmel SAM5D4 LED D8 blinken lassen Beispiel [ATMEL® SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra Getting Started] .


File Handle based I/O with Linux


I'm still struggling with the example.

The author uses the file handles that are created in the linux distro to talk with the peripherals. That part I get.

But I don't know yet why there's both a call to set the GIO ("/sys/class/gpio/pioB3/value") and a call to set the brightness as below:


        if(true==on)
        {
        LinuxFile("/sys/class/leds/d8/brightness",
                O_WRONLY).Write("1");
        std::cout << "Switch LED on";
        }
        else
        {
            LinuxFile("/sys/class/leds/d8/brightness",
                            O_WRONLY).Write("0");
            std::cout << "Switch LED off";
        }





I'll have to do some more reading, learning and and testing to understand that.

I'm a bit in a disadvantage there, because I don't have wired network in my lab. The board is dangling from my router/wifi device in the living room .


Anyway, the program works. In debug mode, it compiles to 101 KB.

In the console, this is how the execution looks like:


The blue led on the board blinks:


blueblink.png


Customer Action Photo:


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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fix the turntable
1: Perpetuum Ebner Musical 1
2: A Time to Kill and a Time to Heal
3: Preparation for Motor Drive
4: Motor control with Infineon Motor Shield and Arduino UNO
5: Turntable speed sample testbed with Arduino UNO
6: Turntable Speed Sensor design
7: Control Theory - End of Chapter 1
Chapter 2: First Enchantments
8: Digital Light Organ Enchantment
9: Autonomous Servo Lift
10: SMD Time - Solder the IR Speed Sensor PCB
11: Yelp - who can Help me to Compile and Run my First SAMA5D4 C Program
12: Son et Lumiere - End of Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Taming the Board
13: Breakthrough - Run my own C++ Program on the SAMA5D4
14: Digital Light Organ Input Buffer
15: SAMA5D4 Blinky
16: Scope Creep
17: Audio Sampling with 16-bit ADC ADS8343
18: Sending Files to SAMA5D4 over USB
19: Port my Light Organ from Arduino to SAMA5D4
20: Fast Fourier Transform on the SAMA5D4 - End of Chapter 3
Epilogue: Reaching for the Clouds
21: Right-Sizing my Plans
22: My Own C++ Buffered Sampler on the SAMA5D4
Interlude
23: Building In the Motorized Light Organ
24: Up to the Clouds with Yún
25: Publish or Perish
26: Turntable Finished
Stretch & Boni
Bonus 1a: Remote Light Organ with WiFI pt. 1
Bonus 1b: Remote Light Organ with WiFI pt. 2
Grande Finale: Paho MQTT Client on the SAMA5D4
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