A few years ago, we used EP9307 in combination with a MPEG Video Decoder chip (ES6425 – now phased out) for the development of a Karaoke system for the Chinese Market.
Basically to develop for EP9307 and other EP93xx platform most of the software and hardware resources are available at http://arm.cirrus.com/ including:
- Linux 2.6 Documentation & Linux 2.6 Source for EP93xx
- Linux 2.4 Documentation & Linux 2.4 Source for EP93xx
- Schematics for EP9301, EP9302, EP9307, EP9312 and EP9315 development platforms
- An excellent support forum
Apart from that the datasheets and application notes can be downloaded directly on Cirrus Logic website (EP9307) .
For further information you can also go to the unofficial Linux 2.6 port to the Cirrus ep93xx family of devices. However, I would still recommend using the Linux version released by Cirrus Logic (see above) and use this link for eventual patches and support from the community.
EP93xx MCU has an FPU (Maverick) but at the time, this was not supported in Linux 2.6 kernel. For instructions on how to enable it you may go to http://yann.poupet.free.fr/ep93xx/. This is only useful if you application make heavy use of floating point calculations.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
6 Replies to “Resources for Cirrus Logic EP93XX – EP9301, EP9302, EP9307, EP9312 & EP9315”
Firstly thanks for this info et excuse my english.
I have search a powerfull processor wich can run linux but not BGA package and I have found the EP9302 🙂
I think is a good compromise but I have questions about his life duration. I have read that his dev has finished in 2008, it’s not dangerous to begin development on his now ?
I could not find EP9302 reached its end-of-life yet on cirrus website.
Here’s the list of EOL devices: http://www.cirrus.com/en/products/eol/index.html
However, apparently there is not much going on in the support website. See http://arm.cirrus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3626
Hello, I need help. I have several
Thin-clients ENTC Encore-1000, which are internally
(EP9307A) and not fulfill its function well and have a
lousy support, I need to change the version of Linux,
but I wonder if this is possible, and how, if you know
explained in a simple, or if possible put an Android.
Thank you very much, and sorry for my English
You might be able to replace the kernel. You can download it here http://arm.cirrus.com/files/index.php?path=linux%2Freleases%2Flinux-2.6%2F1.0.3/ and configure and compile it by yourself, then flash it into your device.
However, I don’t know ENTC Encore-1000, so it’s quite to difficult to help in details.
A few years ago, I also tried to run VNC with a board based on EP9307, but the performance was not great (running Windows XP).
For Android, AFAIK it won’t run in EP9307.
Please see the following blog entry for more details