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Command-line setup for Renesas boards

This page provides instructions on how to set up your development environment for Renesas boards using the command line.

Before you begin

Install the common and board-specific prerequisites before you configure the command-line environment. For more information, see Prerequisites.

This page uses QUL_ROOT and QUL_TOOLS in command line examples as if they were set as environment variables. For example:

export QUL_ROOT=$HOME/Qt/QtMCUs/dev
export QUL_TOOLS=$HOME/Qt/Tools/QtMCUs
set QUL_ROOT=C:\Qt\QtMCUs\dev
set QUL_TOOLS=C:\Qt\Tools\QtMCUs

Warning: Building with the Ninja generator fails with incremental builds on GHS. Qt recommends using NMake Makefiles or NMake Makefiles JOM.

Setting up a development environment for RH850/D1M1A

Configure the following CMake variables for RH850/D1M1A. For more information, see the CMake Manual.

VariableProcedure
Qul_ROOTSet the Qul_ROOT to the Qt for MCUs SDK install path.
-DQul_ROOT=$QUL_ROOT
-DQul_ROOT=%QUL_ROOT%

Note: This CMake variable is intentionally mixed-case because it needs to match the package name.

QUL_PLATFORMUse rh850-d1m1a-baremetal to set the platform for the RH850/D1M1A board.
-DQUL_PLATFORM=rh850-d1m1a-baremetal
CMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILESet the CMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE to the GHS toolchain.
-DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=$QUL_ROOT/lib/cmake/Qul/toolchain/ghs.cmake
-DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=%QUL_ROOT%\lib\cmake\Qul\toolchain\ghs.cmake
QUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIRUse QUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR to set the location for the toolchain.
-DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=/path/to/the/toolchain
-DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=C:\path\to\the\toolchain

Note: The toolchain located in the given QUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR must match the toolchain specified in the CMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE.

QUL_COLOR_DEPTHUse QUL_COLOR_DEPTH to set the color depth supported by the platform. The reference port for RH850/D1M1A supports 32bpp color depth.
-DQUL_COLOR_DEPTH=32

Note: If this variable is not set, default color depth is used while configuring for the platform.

PROBE_TYPEUse PROBE_TYPE to select a Renesas debug probe type that the Renesas Flash Programmer needs for flashing binaries. E1, E2, and E20 are the supported probe types.
-DPROBE_TYPE=E2

Note: The Renesas Flash Programmer uses the default probe type (E1) if this variable is not set.

QUL_BOARD_SDK_DIRSet the QUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR CMake cache entry to the Renesas Graphics Library installation path. For example:
-DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=$HOME/Renesas_Electronics/D1x_RGL/rgl_ghs_D1Mx_obj_V.2.0.0a
-DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=C:\Renesas_Electronics\D1x_RGL\rgl_ghs_D1Mx_obj_V.2.0.0a
Optional configuration for RH850/D1M1A
RENESAS_FLASH_PROGRAMMER_PATHSet the optional RENESAS_FLASH_PROGRAMMER_PATH CMake cache entry to the Renesas Flash Programmer installation path. For example:
-DRENESAS_FLASH_PROGRAMMER_PATH="$HOME/Renesas Electronics/Renesas Flash Programmer"
-DRENESAS_FLASH_PROGRAMMER_PATH="C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\Renesas Flash Programmer"

Note: Creates the flash targets if the Renesas Flash Programmer software kit is found.

Setting up a development environment for EK-RA6M3G

Configure the following CMake variables for EK-RA6M3G. For more information, see the CMake Manual.

VariableProcedure
Qul_ROOTSet the Qul_ROOT to the Qt for MCUs SDK install path.
-DQul_ROOT=$QUL_ROOT
-DQul_ROOT=%QUL_ROOT%

Note: This CMake variable is intentionally mixed-case because it needs to match the package name.

QUL_PLATFORMUse ek-ra6m3g-baremetal to set the platform for the EK-RA6M3G board.
-DQUL_PLATFORM=ek-ra6m3g-baremetal
CMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILESet the CMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE to the Arm GCC or IAR toolchain.
-DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=$QUL_ROOT/lib/cmake/Qul/toolchain/armgcc.cmake
-DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=%QUL_ROOT%\lib\cmake\Qul\toolchain\armgcc.cmake
QUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIRUse QUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR to set the location for the toolchain.
-DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=/path/to/the/toolchain
-DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=C:\path\to\the\toolchain
QUL_COLOR_DEPTHUse QUL_COLOR_DEPTH to set the color depth supported by the platform. The reference port for EK-RA6M3G supports 16bpp color depth.
-DQUL_COLOR_DEPTH=16

Note: If this variable is not set, default color depth is used while configuring for the platform.

QUL_BOARD_SDK_DIRSet this variable to the Renesas Flexible Software Package (FSP) install path.

For example:

-DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=$QUL_TOOLS/Renesas/fsp-<version>
-DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=%QUL_TOOLS%\Renesas\fsp-<version>
JLINK_PATHSet the JLINK_PATH CMake cache entry to the SEGGER J-Link installation path if it is not installed in the default location.

For example:

-DJLINK_PATH=/opt/SEGGER/JLink
-DJLINK_PATH=C:\tools\SEGGER\JLink

Notes

  • Make sure that the entry value does not contain spaces.
  • Creates flash targets if the J-Link software kit is found.

Note: In a Qt Quick Ultralite project, CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE is set to MinSizeRel by default. MinSizeRel is the build type used for the prebuilt platform libraries shipped with Qt Quick Ultralite. To change the build type (to Release for example), invoke CMake with the -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release option. For more information, see CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE.

Building an example application with prebuilt Qt Quick Ultralite libraries

Building an example application for RH850/D1M1A

The following command builds the minimal example for RH850/D1M1A:

cd $QUL_ROOT/examples/minimal
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=MinSizeRel -DQul_ROOT=$QUL_ROOT -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=$QUL_ROOT/lib/cmake/Qul/toolchain/ghs.cmake -DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=/opt/ghs/comp_201815 -DQUL_PLATFORM=rh850-d1m1a-baremetal -DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=$HOME/Renesas_Electronics/D1x_RGL/rgl_ghs_D1Mx_obj_V.2.0.0a -DRENESAS_FLASH_PROGRAMMER_PATH="$HOME/Renesas Electronics/Renesas Flash Programmer"
cmake --build .
cd %QUL_ROOT%\examples\minimal
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=MinSizeRel -DQul_ROOT=%QUL_ROOT% -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=%QUL_ROOT%\lib\cmake\Qul\toolchain\ghs.cmake -DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=C:\ghs\comp_201815 -DQUL_PLATFORM=rh850-d1m1a-baremetal -DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=C:\Renesas_Electronics\D1x_RGL\rgl_ghs_D1Mx_obj_V.2.0.0a -DRENESAS_FLASH_PROGRAMMER_PATH="C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\Renesas Flash Programmer"
cmake --build .

Building an example application for EK-RA6M3G

The following command builds the minimal example for EK-RA6M3G:

cd $QUL_ROOT/examples/minimal
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=MinSizeRel -DQul_ROOT=$QUL_ROOT -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=$QUL_ROOT/lib/cmake/Qul/toolchain/armgcc.cmake -DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=$QUL_TOOLS/arm_gcc_10 -DQUL_PLATFORM=EK-RA6M3G-baremetal -DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=$QUL_TOOLS/Renesas/fsp-4.2.0 -DJLINK_PATH=/opt/SEGGER/JLink
cmake --build .
cd %QUL_ROOT%\examples\minimal
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -G "Ninja" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=MinSizeRel -DQul_ROOT=%QUL_ROOT% -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=%QUL_ROOT%\lib\cmake\Qul\toolchain\armgcc.cmake -DQUL_TARGET_TOOLCHAIN_DIR=%QUL_TOOLS%\arm_gcc_10 -DQUL_PLATFORM=EK-RA6M3G-baremetal -DQUL_BOARD_SDK_DIR=%QUL_TOOLS%\Renesas\fsp-4.2.0 -DJLINK_PATH=%PROGRAMFILES%\SEGGER\JLink
cmake --build .

Flashing the example application

Once you have successfully built the minimal example application, use the following command to flash it:

cmake --build . --target flash_minimal

Note: The same procedure applies to any other application.

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