Questions related to the CPU and instruction set of the Raspberry Pi. See also: cross-compiling

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Transition to Embedded Linux like Pi from Microcontrollers [closed]

I am currently familiar with design/programming custom embedded systems using PIC Micro-controllers with various peripherals like I2C, SPI Flash, UART,ADC,etc with some additional analog processing ...
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why Broadcom BCM2835 SoC for pi?

Why did the Raspberry Pi foundation select "BCM 2835" and not any other SOC for Raspberry Pi? Is any other SOC possible ? If yes , which ?
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libncursesw not found

I'm trying to cross-compile htop on an x86 Ubuntu 13.10 machine for Raspberry Pi ARM architecture. I've a crosstool-ng toolchain correctly configured, but when I use the command: ./configure ...
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How to use ARM software in Raspberry?

I would like to run Maestro Control Center software (for Mini Maestro 24-Channel USB Servo Controller) in Raspberry. But it is not ARM software. It is availabe for Linux and Windows. I'm total newbie ...
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Raspberry Pi kernel configuration for USB mouse and keyboard

I've been trying cross compile kernel using this guide. http://elinux.org/Rpi_kernel_compilation#2._Cross_compiling_from_Linux. However, all my kernel doesn't support USB mouse and keyboard. In the ...
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Anyone who encountered this error while building the SensorKinect from source?

Anyone who encountered this error while building the SensorKinect from source? The source was downloaded from https://github.com/avin2/SensorKinect. The guide that I'm following was this: ...
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Can I just copy the libraries built in ARM to Windows (x86) in order to cross compile a source code to ARM?

Regarding cross compiling an external library to ARM. Can I just copy the built libraries in ARM (e.g. raspberry pi) to Windows and link them in CMake in order to compile a source code to be deployed ...
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How do I tell which version arm cpu on my Pi?

When compiling a package for Pi. I come across with something like this CFLAGS += -march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=softfp #-mcpu=cortex-a8 and CFLAGS += -mtune=arm1176jzf-s ...
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Run program on Baking Pi ARM ASM OS

I am following the Baking Pi Raspberry Pi ASM OS tutorial here, and I thought that it would be cool if I could create a compiler/runner for like, BASIC or a language I create. I don't have the skill ...
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How to profile code on raspberry pi?

Are there any open source or examples for using raspberry pi's ARM cpu's PMU, performance counter ? it can be a bare metal example or user-space application. I have seen this and that (which I ...
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What BIOS does Rapsberry Pi use?

I am wanting to learn about the BIOS on a Raspberry Pi motherboard. What is the BIOS called? Does it have a specific name or is it just called a BIOS on a Raspberry Pi?
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QEMU on Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to eventually run a Debian image within Raspian, but for now I'm just trying to run Slitaz. I'm able to get the boot process going, but it hangs while loading 'rootfs(N).gz, where (N) is ...
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Assembling Thumb on Rasparian

Has anyone been successful in assembling, compiling and running thumb or thumb-2 on Rasparian. Here is an example of my assembly code: .text .global main .code 16 main: MOV r3,#1 finish: ...
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How to add unlimited Crypto-Strength to Java jdk8 for ARM?

I'm running into SSL issues which indicate that jdk-8-ea-b36e-linux-arm-hflt-29_nov_2012.tar.gz needs to be configured for unlimited crypto-strength. Where can I get the jar files to drop-in and ...
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Big Endian distribution for the Raspberry Pi

I have an application that I'm writing on a little endian x86 system, but I would like to test it on a big endian processor to ensure compatibility. I understand that the ARM processor can go big ...
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ARM dissasembler

I'm attempting to do an object dump of an assembled program for the pi. I have main.o main.s main.elf and main.bin otool -tV main.o This results in main.o: is not an object file What am I ...
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Detect that a python program is running on the pi

I've got a python script that uses sys.platform.startswith('linux') to test if it is on linux or not, but then I can't tell the difference between the x86/64 processor, and the raspberry pi's ARM ...
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TeamSpeak in VOX mode on the Raspberry Pi

I would really like to run a TeamSpeak client in VOX mode on my Pi. My goal is to hook the Pi to a USB sound card and wire that to my two way portable radio that is VOX. Has anyone done this?
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How to add ARM properly to the build target (Code::blocks)

I want to develop C++ applications for my PI on my PC, I made a develop environment in Ubuntu with the Code::blocks IDE. The problem is that my PC is X86, and the PI is ARM. So how can I add ARM to ...
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building kernel image (.img) including ramdisk

I have build my Linux kernel (3.0.1) for my raspberry pi with those following steps. 1. Downloading kernel source 2. tar xvf source.tar.bz2 3. downloading arm cross compilation tool. 4. tar xvf ...
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Cambridge University Raspberry Pi Operating system development Guide Questions

I'm a high level app developer (C#, python) and I'd like to get my hands dirty with low level embedded application development. Cambridge University has posted a series of tutorials teaching you how ...
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Writing ARM Assembly code

After getting my Raspberry Pi, I decided that I wanted to learn how to write ARM assembly code. My question is, what do I need to get started? I assume that there is already a compiler installed but I ...
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Is mame ARM compatible?

I'm still waiting on my Raspberry Pi, but when I get it is it possible to run Mame on it? I'm not concerned about how it will perform, but I've got my mind set on a project and want to know if it ...
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Is the Raspberry Pi a good teaching tool for students learning assembler?

When I had an assembler course we used a NIOS II Altera board which had a display, some LED lights and programmable buttons. One of the more useful exercises was to write a binary calculator using the ...