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Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#649 new enhancement

Implement support for Creator Ci40 (mips32)

Reported by: Jakub Jermář Owned by: Martin Decky
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: helenos/kernel/mips32 Version: mainline
Keywords: gsoc16, gsoc17 Cc:
Blocker for: Depends on:
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Description (last modified by Jakub Jermář)

Implement support for Creator Ci40 single-board computer.

Details
Creator Ci40 is an extensible board meant for Internet-of-Things. It serves as a hub for sensors and actuators, connecting them to the network. It features dual-core, dual-threaded MIPS interAptiv CPU, 256MB of RAM, micro-SD card slot, ethernet and 6LoWPAN connectivity to the Clicker modules (e.g. thermometer). Basic support for Ci40 is within the reach of a single trimester work.

HelenOS supports the mips32 architecture, but so far has been ported only to MIPS R4000 and MIPS 4Kc CPUs. Creator Ci40 has a MIPS32 interAptive processor so this project will require some kernel code modifications.

What Gains and Benefits will this bring?
Creator Ci40 would be a good demonstrator for HelenOS to show that HelenOS could be deployed as the controller for IoT gadgets.
Difficulty
Medium to High
Required skills
A successful applicant will need to have very good skills in programming in the C language and the ability to learn how to drive hardware based on various information sources (official documentation, source code of other operating system projects). Experience with kernel-level programming is a plus.
Documentation
Possible mentors
HelenOS Core Team, Jakub Jermar

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by Jakub Jermář

Summary: Implement support for Creator Ci40Implement support for Creator Ci40 (mips32)

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by Vojtech Horky

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comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by Vojtech Horky

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comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by Jakub Jermář

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