• Debugging the BeagleBone PRU in CCS

    Debugging your PRU C code Recently I decided to turn my attention to the fairly unique Programmable Realtime Units on the BeagleBone's TI Sitara processor. My earlier blog post covered Coding for the BeagleBone PRU wi...
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  • Coding for the BeagleBone PRU with C in 2019

    So, I've recently decided to get my head around the killer feature of the BeagleBone family - the two Programmable Realtime Units that sit alongside the ARM Cortex A8 core that you'll normally find running Linux. Thes...
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  • BeagleBone PRU - Timer Functionality

    The PRU modules of the BeagleBone's Sitara controller have a timer. In this short post, I'm trying if I can get it to work.     The future plan is to use it in an algorithm for stepper motor control. I...
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  • BeagleBone Control Stepper Motors with PRU - Part 2: Test Driving Outputs

    I'm trying here is to let the real-time units of the BeagleBone generate the signals for a stepper motor. In this post: control two output pins from PRU and Linux   The PRU will have to drive two pins when ...
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  • BeagleBone Control Stepper Motors - Part 6a: Use PRU Timer - Preparation

    I'm trying here is to let the real-time units of the BeagleBone generate the signals for a stepper motor. In chapters 1 to 5, I developed PRU firmware that works for 1 stepper motor   In part 6, I switch to a t...
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  • BeagleBone Control Stepper Motors with PRU - Part 5: It Works

    I'm trying here is to let the real-time units of the BeagleBone generate the signals for a stepper motor. In this post: it works! Let's put everything together.     Initialise the Sleep and Reset Signal...
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  • Beagle bone black is not booting from SD card

    Hi, I am using beagle bone black element 14 board interfaced with CAN cape.   I downloaded the Debian 9 from beaglebone website and copied into SD card and tried to boot with boot button key in (CANcape) presse...
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  • BBB - BeagleBone Black I/O (GPIO) Library for C

    Note: 15th August 2019: This blog post is old and isn't worth reading (apart from the comments and for historical reasons), because there is a newer blog post here: BeagleBone Black (BBB) and PocketBeagle I/O (GPIO),...
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  • BeagleBone: Enable SPI with Overlay and from Command Line

    A little side story in the project to control a stepper motor with the BeagleBone PRU. How to enable SPI.   The  DRV8711 stepper motor controller that I use is configured with SPI commands. On a Raspberri...
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  • BeagleBone Stepper Motor Controlled by PRU

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  • BeagleBone Control Stepper Motors with PRU - Part 1: Intentions

    To control a stepper motor, your device has to create a pulse signal (pulse train). That signal will decide how many steps the motor takes and how fast it takes those steps. There are several ways to generate that s...
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  • BeagleBone Control Stepper Motors with PRU - Part 4: SPI Setup

    I'm trying here is to let the real-time units of the BeagleBone generate the signals for a stepper motor. In this post: configure the stepper motor driver via the SPI interface.   This is virtually the same c...
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  • BeagleBone Control Stepper Motors with PRU - Part 3: Hardware Provisioning and Wiring

    I'm trying here is to let the real-time units of the BeagleBone generate the signals for a stepper motor. In this post: assign BB peripherals and wire up the stepper motor driver.   The DRV8711 stepper motor ...
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  • wireless cape bricks the beaglebone

    Latest img https://beagleboard.org/latest-images Follow the directions and the beagle board no longer boots. GREAT !! What is going on? Edit /boot/uEnv.txt > sudo nano /boot/uEnv.txt # Enable the overlay dtb...
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  • Is there paid help?

    We are trying to compile and add a microchip WiFi chip on this board https://www.microchip.com/DevelopmentTools/ProductDetails/PartNO/ATWILC3000-SHLD#additional-summary and have it work with an Element14 Beaglebon...
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  • BeagleBone trying to rebuild kernel error

    I am a novice at this. I am getting an error trying to rebuild the kernel. ERROR: No hash found for gcc-6.4.tar.xz I really do not know what this means so I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. ...
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  • What are the steps to add a WIFI to the BeagleBone Black industrial

    We need to have Ethernet and WiFi for our beglebone black industrial board to fit into our configurations.   We  decided on using the Microchip ATWILC3000  https://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/ATWI...
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  • BeagleBone: Develop and Debug with Derek Molloy's GPIO Lib and Code Composer Studio

    How to develop a Linux binary for the BeagleBone (any colour) on Windows in CCS, using BB guru Derek Molloy's GPIO lib. This blog has a history. I was working with my very good friend martinvalencia to get this wo...
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  • BeagleBone: Build and Debug a Linux C++ Program with Code Composer Studio

    How to develop a Linux binary for the BeagleBone (any colour) on Windows in CCS, auto-deploy it to the BB and remotely debug. No hardware debugger needed - all runs over TCP/IP The great PRU blog from Fred27 inspir...
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