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[Qemu-devel] [RFC v5 0/5] hw/arm: add initial support for Canon DIGIC So

From: Antony Pavlov
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [RFC v5 0/5] hw/arm: add initial support for Canon DIGIC SoC
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:04:22 +0400

[RFC v5 1/5] hw/arm: add very initial support for Canon DIGIC SoC
[RFC v5 2/5] hw/arm/digic: prepare DIGIC-based boards support
[RFC v5 3/5] hw/arm/digic: add timer support
[RFC v5 4/5] hw/arm/digic: add UART support
[RFC v5 5/5] hw/arm/digic: add NOR ROM support

Changes since v4:
 1. digic.h: parent_obj: change type Object -> DeviceState
 2. digic-uart: drop reg array
 3. digic_boards: fix K8P3215UQB comment
 4. Makefile: place digic stuff in own line
 5. drop cpu-qom.h inclusion
 6. digic.h: add private/public labels
 7. digic.h: fix guard macro
 8. move base address macros to digic.c
 9. fix header comments

Changes since v3:
 1. fix typos and formatting
 2. digic-timer: drop DPRINTF
 3. digic-timer: fix DIGIC4_TIMER_BASE() macro
 4. digic.c: fix max timer device string

Changes since v2:
 1. rebase over latest master;
   * pass available size to object_initialize().
 2. digic-uart: qemu_log: use LOG_UNIMP instead LOG_GUEST_ERROR;
 3. digic-boards: update rom image load code: introduce digic_load_rom().

Changes since v1:
 0. drop the "add ARM946E-S CPU" patch;
 1. convert to QOM, split DIGIC SoC code and board code
    (thanks to Andreas Fa:rber, Peter Maydell and Peter Crosthwaite);
 2. fix digic-uart (many thanks to Peter Crosthwaite
    for his comments);
 3. digic-boards: digic4_add_k8p3215uqb_rom(): update
    rom image load code: use the '-bios' option.

DIGIC is Canon Inc.'s name for a family of SoC
for digital cameras and camcorders.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIGIC for details.

There is no publicly available specification for
DIGIC chips. All information about DIGIC chip
internals is based on reverse engineering efforts
made by CHDK (http://chdk.wikia.com) and
Magic Lantern (http://www.magiclantern.fm) projects

Also this patch series adds initial support for Canon
PowerShot A1100 IS compact camera (it is my only camera
with connected UART interface). As the DIGIC-based cameras
differences mostly are unsignificant (e.g. RAM-size,
ROM type and size, GPIO usage) the other compact
and DSLR cameras support can be easely added.

This DIGIC support patch series is inspired
by EOS QEMU from Magic Lantern project.
The main differences:
 * EOS QEMU uses home-brew all-in-one monolith design;
 this patch series uses conventional qemu object-centric design;
 * EOS QEMU tries provide simplest emulation for most
 controllers inside SoC to run Magic Lantern firmware;
 this patch series provide more complete support
 only for core devices to run barebox bootloader.
  ** EOS QEMU does not support timer counting
  (this patch series emulate 1 MHz counting);
  ** EOS QEMU support DIGIC UART only for output
  character to stderr; (this patch series emulate
  introduces full blown UART interface);
  ** EOS QEMU has incomplete ROM support;
  (this patch series uses conventional qemu pflash).

This initial DIGIC support can't be used to run
the original camera firmware, but it can successfully
run experimental version of barebox bootloader
(see http://www.barebox.org).

The last sources of barebox for PowerShot A1100 can be
obtained here:

The precompiled ROM image usable with qemu can be
obtained here:

This ROM image (after "dancing bit" encoding) can be run on
real Canon A1100 camera.

The short build instruction for __previous__ DIGIC barebox
version (it can be used with more recent sources too) can
be obtained here:

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