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David Smith
11/08/13 04:02
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#190103 - Keil uVision4 Struggles
Hello All.

Having made the decision to go for a C8051F850 for my latest project, I'm very impressed with the Toolstick and the free Keil package. Well done SiLabs.

However, converting from my previous Crash Barrier/Metai development system is a real struggle for this 63-year-old. There are so many differences. (I did play with the SiLabs IDE, but rejected it as it isn't anywhere near as useful as my 25-year-old DOS based system mentioned - the glaring deficiency is the lack of proper source-level debugging.) The uVision seems to offer me what I need.

At this stage, I'm trying to get to grips with this hugely complex package, and would appreciate any help. In particular (and I'm ONLY using assembly language):

1. Is it possible to 'fold' sections of source to make viewing easier?

2. Is there a logging function (I've found the project file capability), with an automatic datestamp?

3. My old system has the ability to plug a date/time and code checksum into the final .BIN. This means that I always run a full checksum on the application code as part of my POST checks, and can flag up a detected ROM error. Equally, the embedded timestamp is an automatic way of IDing code. Does the Keil linker have this facility?

4. I also can fill unused code space with repeating textfile, such as a copyright string during linking. Does Keil allow that?

I would appreciate any help on the above. I find the inbuilt help files a bit weak, so am resorting to empirical enquiry (suck-it-and-see).

Thanks again,

List of 25 messages in thread
Keil uVision4 Struggles      David Smith      11/08/13 04:02      
   HUH?      Erik Malund      11/08/13 06:33      
      I'm using the SiLabs IDE Suite      David Smith      11/08/13 09:43      
         do you?      Erik Malund      11/08/13 10:04      
            Debugger      David Smith      11/08/13 11:53      
         Silabs and ASM      Jim Granville      11/08/13 12:30      
            Do you think it's possible...      David Smith      11/08/13 12:46      
               no, but      Erik Malund      11/08/13 15:03      
               familiar editor and assembler/linker      Jim Granville      11/08/13 16:11      
      PC Resources?      David Smith      11/08/13 09:55      
   Why use Keil ?      Jim Granville      11/08/13 12:00      
      why not?      Erik Malund      11/08/13 15:04      
         lack of features...      Jim Granville      11/08/13 15:47      
            what features?      Erik Malund      11/08/13 15:59      
               these..      Jim Granville      11/08/13 16:14      
   date/time and code checksum      Jim Granville      11/08/13 16:24      
      Dammit!      David Smith      11/11/13 05:17      
         any symbol listing info ?      Jim Granville      11/11/13 12:05      
            OMF Conversion?      David Smith      11/12/13 11:21      
               No LST is unusual      Jim Granville      11/12/13 12:55      
                  Thanks      David Smith      11/22/13 10:20      
   C8051F850 documentation      Tom Burdick      11/11/13 13:12      
      for SILabs chips      Erik Malund      11/11/13 13:30      
         Great Info      David Smith      11/12/13 10:36      
            screaming and kicking      Erik Malund      11/12/13 11:19      

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