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Linux synthetic target


The Linux synthetic target platform, based on the x86 or compatibles is supported by eCos.

The support for this platform was contributed to eCos, and the eCos maintainers are grateful on behalf of the open source community to all contributors. Note that some contributed ports may not have been tested.

Supported devices

Device drivers are included for:

  • Diagnostic (polled) serial I/O
  • Ethernet
  • FLASH
  • Watchdog

Availability

Hardware

This is a software synthetic target, so you can use it on any i386-compatible PC running Linux.

Software

The Linux synthetic target platform is supported by eCos from public releases 1.2.1 and onwards in addition to being available from the anonymous CVS repository.

Documentation

Specifications are available for the processor and are available on-line from the manufacturer's web site.

Instructions for installing and using eCos on the Linux synthetic target are available here.

The most recent version of the full documentation set may be found on-line here.

Thanks

Thanks to Chris Provenzano who contributed the initial work on this port.

Thanks to Bart Veer who extended the initial port, adding I/O capability. And thanks to Andrew Lunn who wrote the synthetic flash driver.