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How to start working on PowerPC

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Hi

I want to work on PowerPc ,How can I start it ?
Does it have its instruction set? or its programs can be written by C?

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You can program in c, ada or whatever you want. It depends on your compiler.
 

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Re: PowerPC

Hi
I want to know that C instructions for PPC is not diffirent from ordinary
C instructions ? if it is ,how can I learn more about them ?
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Re: PowerPC

OK! If I think your question really, I should say that C is a standard languege. So its instructions do not depend on machine you use.
I think you can use GCC compiler to compile your "standard" C code.
 

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Power-up a modern Apple Mac computer. Now you are using a PowerPC!

C is designed to insulate your from the CPU instruction set, so it's not a good way to learn about PowerPC.

Mountains of PowerPC info here:
**broken link removed**
https://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/homepage.jsp?nodeId=018rH3bTdG

What's this? Motorola semiconductors is now Freescale? Oh good grief!
 

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Re: PowerPC

Check out the Xilinx Virtex-II Pro, it has an FPGA with integrated PowerPC processor. The Embedded Development Kit from Xilinx contains all you need to program, in a very point-and-click fashion.
 

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Re: PowerPC

Actually this is not a very relevant forum for your question. Anyway i'll try to contribute what i know.

PowerPC is a CPU structure joint developed by apple, IBM and motorola.
Like echo47 said, an Apple MAC is powered by powerpc. For embedded system, IBM and motorola(powerquicc, powerquiccII) are widely used in communication industry. To start you can get a eval board and play with it(There are plenty of them in the market). The most popular free compiler is gcc. Normally the vendor of eval board will give u all these cross tools.

The instruction set for PowerPC is free from IBM/Motorola web site. C programming has nothing to with that. Your compiler will take care the translation.

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Re: PowerPC

I read EDK document,I need some more examples about Xilkernel.
who can give me some refrences ?
 

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