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CortexM0+/M4 libraries on raspberry pi B+

Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 am

I have some binary file compiled for mcu with cortexM0+ and M4 architecture.
Cortex M0+ are ARMv6-M, Cortex M4 are ARM v7-M, meanwhile the processor of my rasperry according to cpu info is ARMV6:

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cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
model name      : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l)
BogoMIPS        : 697.95
Features        : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xb76
CPU revision    : 7

Hardware        : BCM2835
Revision        : 000f
Serial          : 000000006d9ae1a3
Would binaries compiled for CM0+/CM4 be able to run on the raspberry?
Thanks and Best regards,

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Re: CortexM0+/M4 libraries on raspberry pi B+

Tue May 15, 2018 8:17 pm

the binaries, no. the cortex-m part of it is one problem the bigger problem is that the processor itself is the least of your worries, the processor is just a means to get at the peripherals which will vary widely not only across arm based processors but even within the cortex-m0 world for example your code wont run from one vendors chip to another, it will execute, but since some percentage of the code is talking to chip specific things, a different chip is incompatible. with the rpi almost all of the cortex-m0 instructions will execute, but the address space and peripherals are the problem. cortex-m4 I think there is some thumb2 extension support but even there you land in the same problem.

if coming from a source code perspective then it depends you would have to port the backends of the libraries to the pi.

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