I'm a complete newbie to Tricore. For a private project, I'm planning to use it (TC1165), but know very little about it up to now. So before I'm starting with layouting the PCB, I want to check, whether the tools etc. I need are available reasonably priced.
As my budget is limited, I'm intending to start downloading the code using the serial com, instead of buying an expensive JTAG.
Can anyone tell me, what I would need in the minimum to write, compile and download self written code? Is this possible using the serial com link at all (with reasonable effort)?
I have downloaded the PXROS TriCore System Developent Platform v184.108.40.206 evaluation version from HighTec. It looks really nice and has the GNU C Compiler included.
I also have the Schematics of the Evaluation Board, which exists for the TriCore
-> I don't understand it's limitations of the PXROS Evaluation version up to now though (have tried very little). It says, it's an evaluation version, yet there is no time limit mentioned or anything else... so what's yet better in the real version?
-> are there Bootloader / preloader for the Tricore available which would help me download the code using the serial link?
-> does anybody have a (cheap) OCDS JTAG he's not using anymore, and which would work together with a TC1165?
thanks for any info...