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How to compile TinyOS 2.0 applications with the experimental LPL CC2420 stack

The LPL components are used when adding following definitions to the application (either via Makefile or in a header file):

  • DEFAULT_DUTY_PERIOD=x, x stands for the duty cycling period and is given in ms

Additionally there has to be specified this directory for includes:

  • %T/chips/cc2420_lpl

This can be achieved with following line added to your Makefile:

The source code of your application has to be changed slightly (wiring interface LowPowerListening)

 interface LowPowerListening {

  command void setLocalSleepInterval(uint16_t sleepIntervalMs);
  command uint16_t getLocalSleepInterval();

  command void setLocalDutyCycle(uint16_t dutyCycle);
  command uint16_t getLocalDutyCycle();

  command void setRxSleepInterval(message_t *msg, uint16_t sleepIntervalMs);
  command uint16_t getRxSleepInterval(message_t *msg);

  command void setRxDutyCycle(message_t *msg, uint16_t dutyCycle);
  command uint16_t getRxDutyCycle(message_t *msg);

  command uint16_t dutyCycleToSleepInterval(uint16_t dutyCycle);
  command uint16_t sleepIntervalToDutyCycle(uint16_t sleepInterval); 

How use GDB with Eclipse and Tmote Sky

  • Connect the MSP-FET to the JTAG socket of the Tmote sky
  • run GDB-Proxy
 msp430-gdbproxy msp430 TIUSB

this will create a proxy that is listening on port 2000 (for the USB FET)

  • open eclipe (tested with Eclipse 3.2)
  • compile your tinyos program with the -g flag in order to include debug information
 CFLAGS += -g
  • create a new debug configuration by clicking the bug symbol. The needed properties are shown in following screenshots
  • and the content of the .gdbinit-tmote file:
 target remote <your host>:2000
  • now you can start debugging by clicking on debug
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