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FreeRTOS FAT SL PSoC Example Project (part-1)

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In the previous articles I discussed using the FRAM, and making a FreeRTOS FAT SL media driver. In this article I will discuss building an example project that uses that work to make a real FreeRTOS FAT SL system example.  I was originally planning on making just one article explaining the example, but my example code turned out to be a little bit sprawling, so I decided to break it into two pieces.  In part 1 (this article) I will

  1. Build the FreeRTOS Template
  2. Import the FreeRTOS FAT SL FileSystem & FRAM Media Driver
  3. Build a command line interpreter
  4. Nuke the data in the FRAM

In the next article I will show you the details of using the FreeRTOS FAT SL filesystem.

Build the FreeRTOS Template & Schematic

I start the project from my FreeRTOS template project.  You can read all about that here.  Then I add in the components required to make things work.  The schematic is simple:

  • A UART component to run the Command Line Interpreter
  • An I2C to control the FRAM

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The I2C is setup as a master at it highest speed setting.

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On the CY8CKIT-044 the pins need to be configured as so:

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Import the FreeRTOS FAT SL FileSystem & FRAM Media Driver

The first step in importing the FreeRTOS FAT SL FileSystem and and media driver is to copy the FreeRTOS-Plus-FAT-SL directory into my project.  Once that is done, my folder structure looks like this:

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The next step is to fix the include paths to include the config, api and psp include directories.  This can be done on the build settings menu.

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Finally I import the .h and .c files into my project so that it looks like this:

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Build a Command Line Interpreter (CLI)

I think that it is convenient to have a command line utility (one that connects to the UART port) to send commands to my program to test it.  To build the CLI, I create a task called uartTask which takes keys from the terminal and then processes them in a giant switch statement.  While I was building the FreeRTOS FAT SL system, I noticed that FreeRTOS also has a scheme for CLIs which I will try out in the future.

In the UART configuration I turn on the “RX FIFO not empty” interrupt (meaning that there is data in the fifo that needs to be processed)

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I connect the interrupt to the interrupt service routine on line 64.  In the ISR I use the FreeRTOS notification scheme to send notifications to the uartTask to wakeup and process data (line 50).

My CLI has two different things that it does:

  • It calls functions in the file extestfs.c that start with “ex” , meaning example, to format, initalize etc.
  • It keeps a “currentSector” variable that lets me print out the raw data in a sector.  The currentSector variable is incremented (with the keyboard +) and decremented (with the keyboard -) and set to 0 with the (keyboard 0)

Once all of the keys have been processed (the Rx FIFO buffer is empty – line 71), it turns back on the Rx FIFO interrupt (lines 150-151), then waits for another notification from the ISR (line 69)

TaskHandle_t uartTaskHandle;
void uartISR()
    BaseType_t xHigherPriorityTaskWoken;
    // disable the interrupt
    portYIELD_FROM_ISR( xHigherPriorityTaskWoken );
// This is the main task which processes commands from the UART and prints the results
// on the screen.
void uartTask(void *arg)
    UART_UartPutString("Start Filesystem Demo\n");
    int currentSector=0;    
        while(UART_SpiUartGetRxBufferSize()) // if there is data then read and process
            char c;
            c= UART_UartGetChar();
case 'i': // Initialize the RTOS
case 'f': // Format the FRAM
case 'q': // Return the drive information
                case 'w': // Create a file
case 'r': // Read the file that was created (if it exists)
case '0': // Goto to sector 0 and print the data
    currentSector = 0;
    case '+': // Print the "current" sector and go to the next
    currentSector += 1;
    case '-': // print the current sector and go to the previous
    currentSector -= 1;
    currentSector =0;
     case 'd': // Do a directory
                case 'c':
                case 'b': // Erase the FRAM (write all 0's)
                case '?': // Print out the list of commands
                    UART_UartPutString("b - Blank FRAM - write all 0's\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("i - Initalize Filesystem\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("f - Format FRAM\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("q - Print FileSystem Information\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("w - Create a file called \"afile.bin\"\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("r - Read the file called \"afile.bin\" and print contents\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("0 - Goto sector 0 and print contents\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("+ - Goto next sector and print contents\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("- - Goto previous sector and print contents\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("d - Print Directory\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("c - Clear Screen\n");
                    UART_UartPutString("? - Print help\n");        
    UART_UartPutString("Unknown :");
        // Turn the interrupts back on

Nuke the FRAM Data

I thought that it would be a good idea to have a function to put 0’s in all of the locations in the FRAM, to prove that I could start with a clean slate.  This function does just that.  Specifically it write 0’s to the 64K locations in I2C address 0x50 (the first bank) and to I2C address 0x51 (the second bank)

// This function erases - write 0's into the FRAM... also known as NUKE the FRAM
void blankFRAM(void)
    int i;
    UART_UartPutString("Starting Erase 1st Block\n");
    for(i=0;i<0xFFFF;i++) // Write 64K of 0's to erase first bank
    UART_UartPutString("Starting Erase 2nd Block\n");
    for(i=0;i<0xFFFF;i++) // write 64k of 0's to erase 2nd bank
    UART_UartPutString("Erase Complete\n");

As always you can find this project on the IoT Expert GitHub site



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 I thought that it would be a good idea to have a function to put 0’s in all of the locations in the FRAM, to prove that I could start with a clean slate.  hot-slimming-pants This function does just that.  

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