pw_sys_io_emcraft_sf2 implements the pw_sys_io facade over UART.

The Emcraft SF2 sys IO backend provides a UART driver layer that allows applications built against the pw_sys_io interface to run on a SmartFusion/2 chip and do simple input/output via UART. However, this should work with all Smartfusion/2 variations.

This backend allows you to configure which UART to use. The point of it is to provide bare-minimum platform code needed to do UART reads/writes.


This module requires relatively minimal setup:

  1. Write code against the pw_sys_io facade.

  2. Specify the dir_pw_sys_io_backend GN global variable to point to this backend.

  3. pw_sys_io_Init() provided by this module needs to be called in early boot to get pw_sys_io into a working state.

  4. Build an executable with a main() function using a toolchain that supports Cortex-M3.


This module provides early firmware init, so it will conflict with other modules that do any early device init.

Module usage#

After building an executable that utilizes this backend, flash the produced .elf binary to the development board. Then, using a serial communication terminal like minicom/screen (Linux/Mac) or TeraTerm (Windows), connect to the device at a baud rate of 57600 (8N1).