- Read the manual!
- Setup a toolchain
To get started with Eridani you should first read the manual. After that you will need to make a toolchain, this is a set of software that will let you program and debug the board. There are many many ways set up a toolchain. They are available commercially and for free. Below are guides to several toolchains we think users might want to setup.
Eridani Manual - Warning improper jumper block configuration may damage the board or USB devices
There are currently two toolchain guides, one via JTAG/OpenOCD and one via a TTL virtual com port (FTDI basic or similar).
The FTDI Basic toolchain uses a bootloader in combination with the UART to flash Eridani. If you don't own a JTAG but do have a FT232 or similar device you can start development with this toolchain. We believe many users will already have such a device and thus reduce the cost to get started.
The JTAG based toolchain is more flexible but more complex and requires a JTAG. You should be able to use any JTAG that OpenOCD supports. Most inexpensive JTAGs are based on FT2232. The toolchain has scripts for the Olimex ARM USB Tiny (available at Sparkfun), the Ti/Luminary ICDI JTAG board (comes with some Stellaris development kits) and Dangerious Prototypes' Bus Blaster V2.
If you notice any issues with the toolchain guides please contact us: teholabs@gmail
We know our users are very knowledgeable, but we want to keep the main guides locked to prevent malicious editing. If you have some helpful info on how to get started you can add it here:
User information on how to get started (Open editing, this periodically gets changed by spammers, if it is non-sense check the old versions))