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VxWorks 6.x Board Support Package

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  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Format: Lectures and Labs
  • Type: Instructor-led
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The VxWorks® 6.x Board Support Package course provides engineers with a fast, cost-effective way to acquire the knowledge necessary to port VxWorks to customer hardware.

After this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

  • Define a BSP development strategy
  • Use a hardware bringup tool to initialize a board and download code
  • Write and debug BSP initialization code
  • Create a basic boot loader image
  • Use Wind River® Workbench tools effectively to accelerate board bringup
  • Integrate device drivers, including interrupt management, clock support, and timestamps
  • Supply the required BSP routines to complete a BSP that complies with Wind River standards
  • Migrate to a BSP with VxBus support
  • Integrate a VxBus driver
  • Achieve faster, more reliable program development
  • Package and validate a BSP
  • VxWorks 6.9
  • Wind River Workbench 3.3
  • Developers planning to port a BSP to a new board on a supported architecture
  • Device driver writers
  • Application programmers interested in learning what occurs at the hardware level of a VxWorks image
  • Senior engineers who will decide on a final production image of their product

Day 1

Introduction to VxWorks BSPs

  • BSP overview
  • BSP development workflow
  • VxWorks BSP development environment
  • LAB: Getting started

Pre-kernel Initialization Sequence

  • romInit( )
  • romStart( )
  • usrInit( )
  • sysHwInit( )
  • Pre-kernel load and debug options
  • LAB: Pre-kernel initialization

Day 2

Kernel Boot Sequence

  • kernelInit( )
  • usrRoot( )
  • sysHwInit2( )
  • BSP development cycle
  • LAB: Kernel initialization, code browsing

Developing a Basic Boot Loader

  • Boot ROM overview
  • VxWorks and boot loader image types
  • Boot loader/BSP project
  • Makefiles and build tools
  • LAB: BSP selection

Day 3

Developing a Basic VxWorks Image

  • Differences from boot loader/BSP project
  • VxWorks image project in Workbench
  • Vxprj
  • Kernel diagnostics
  • Memory management
  • LAB: Developing a basic VxWorks image

VxWorks Components

  • Workbench kernel editor
  • Component descriptor language
  • 20bsp.cdf
  • LAB: VxWorks components

Day 4

Device Driver Integration

  • Introduction to VxBus
  • Statically configured VxBus devices
  • Required device drivers
  • Dynamically discovered VxBus devices
  • Non-VxBus device drivers
  • Drivers in a downloadable kernel module
  • Driver considerations for RTPs

Validation Test Suite

  • BSP development cycle—test and document
  • Framework overview
  • VTS files
  • Configuring and running tests
  • Analyzing results
  • LAB: Validation test suite

Optional Modules

VxWorks BSP for Intel® Architecture

  • IA vs. SoC
  • BIOS, boot sequence, and processor modes
  • IA interrupts
  • Intel 64-bit

VxWorks BSP for SMP

  • Requirements for SMP
  • Optional BSP requirements

VxWorks BSP for Native AMP

  • Multi-core AMP requirements
  • MIPC enablement
  • smLib

VxWorks BSP Considerations for Real-Time Process Support

  • RTP overview
  • Overlapped memory

Prerequisite Course

Prerequisite Skills

  • C programming, including experience with structures, pointers, pointers to structures, typedefs, macros, and bitwise operators
  • Functional knowledge of UNIX or Windows
  • Experience using the Workbench Debugger to debug target code
  • This four-day expert-led course consists of lectures and lab sessions.
  • Attendees use VxWorks 6.9, Workbench 3.3, and Simics to gain experience with the topics presented.
  • Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies.