Get Started with Embedded Coder Support Package for ARM Cortex-R Processors

This example shows how to use Embedded Coder® Support Package for ARM® Cortex-R Processors to run a Simulink® models on a TI™ Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit.

Introduction

The Embedded Coder Support Package for ARM Cortex-R Processors enables you generate code from Simulink models. You can compile and load the generated code as an executable on an ARM Cortex-R5F processor in the TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit. Then, you can run the exectuable of the development kit.

Requirements

Configure Model for Code Generation on ARM Cortex-R

This section shows you how to configure a Simulink model to build, deploy, and run as an executable on the TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit.

1. Open the arm_cortex_r_gettingstarted model. This model uses a simplified ring-oscillator to generate a squarewave with the frequency specified as an input.

3. On the Apps tab in the Simulink Toolstrip, in the Setup to Run on Hardware group, click Run on Hardware Board.

4. On the Run on Hardware Board dialog box, set Hardware Baord to TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad. Click Finish.

Build, Deploy and Start Executable on ARM Cortex-R

The Embedded Coder software, using the GCC toolchain, can build a binary executable by compiling and linking the generated code on your host computer. Then, you can deploy and run the executable on an ARM Cortex-R processor. On the Hardware tab, click Build, Deploy & Start to run your model as a binary executable on the running the TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit.

After the model launches on the hardware, a command window opens and shows that the executable is running on in the TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit. To stop the model running on the TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit, close the command window.

Other Things to Try

You can interact with the code running on the TI Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit using external mode or PIL. For more information on external mode and PIL with the ARM Cortex-R, see Processor-in-the-Loop Verification of Simulink Models and Parameter Tuning with External Mode Simulation.