M0sense guide

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Date Version Author Update content
2023-02-03 v0.2 wonder
  • Add the previous firmware note.
2022-12-15 v0.1 wonder
  • Create file

Because of the different firmware, there is no u-disk in computer after connecting computer with m0sense, visit Burn bin file to solve this.

Power On

The led lights up when M0sense is powered on, and the screen displays spectrum diagram of ambient sound.

m0sense_start m0sense_start_screen

Burn by U-Disk

M0sense can be burned by dragging and dropping firmware to u-disk.

Hold BOOT key, then click RESET key once, a removable disk is shown in computer.

m0sense_udisk

Just drag the firmware you want to burn and drop it in the removable disk, the removable disk will be automatically removed and M0sense will be automatically burned with this firmware.

m0sense_drag_burn

Here are some demos Click me, just use them by dragging and dropping firmware to u-disk to see their result, the source codes are in github.

And the result of each demo is as follows:

hello_world.uf2

Run serial application, and open the serial port, Hello, World is being printed.

m0sense_hello_world

Dragging and dropping this file to u-disk, then repower M0sense, LED flashes, open the serial port and the LED states are printed.

  • Open the serial port

m0sense_blink_baremetal_uart

  • LED flashes

m0sense_blink_baremetal_led

This demo has the same effect as the previous one, but this demo is based on RTOS.

  • Open the serial port

m0sense_blink_baremetal_uart

  • LED flashes

m0sense_blink_baremetal_led

lcd_flush.uf2

Burn this demo to M0sense, lcd background color flushes, and the color of screen is printed by serial port.

m0sense_lcd_flush
m0sense_lcd_flush_uart

imu.uf2

Burn this demo to board, the data of onboard 6 axi IMU is printed by serial port.

烧录进板子后,从串口可以看到板子上面 6 轴 IMU (惯性传感器)的数据。

m0sense_imu_uart

single_button_control.uf2

Burn this demo to M0sense, press BOOT key, LED changes the color, and the state of LED is printed by serial port.

The detailed usage can be analysised by reading source code.

single_button_control
single_button_control_uart

audio_recording.uf2

Burn this demo to M0sense, the 16bit pcm format data of the onboard microphone is printed by serial port.

audio_recording

SDK uasge

M0sense can be compiled in Linux.

Get example

git clone https://github.com/Sipeed/M0sense_BL702_example.git

Then the file tree should be like this:

sipeed@DESKTOP:~$ tree -L 1 M0sense_BL702_example/
M0sense_BL702_example/
├── LICENSE           # License file
├── README.md         # guide
├── bl_mcu_sdk        # Folder of SDK
├── build.sh          # Compile script
├── m0sense_apps      # Folder of example codes
├── misc              # Other utils
└── uf2_demos         # Example demo

Get SDK

Get sdk in the path of example folder.

It's about 400MB memory storage.

cd M0sense_BL702_example
git clone https://github.com/bouffalolab/bl_mcu_sdk

Then the file tree should be like this(The main folder and files):

sipeed@DESKTOP:~$ tree -L 2 M0sense_BL702_example/
M0sense_BL702_example/
├── LICENSE           # License file
├── README.md         # guide
├── bl_mcu_sdk        # Folder of SDK
│   ├── README.md     # SDK guide
│   ├── ReleaseNotes  # SDK history
│   ├── bsp
│   ├── cmake
│   ├── components
│   ├── docs
│   ├── drivers
│   ├── examples
│   ├── project.build
│   ├── tools
│   └── utils
├── build.sh          # Compile script
├── m0sense_apps      # Folder of example codes
├── misc              # Other utils
└── uf2_demos         # Example demo

Get toolchain

Get toolchain in the path of example folder.

git clone https://github.com/wonderfullook/toolchain_gcc_sifive_linux

Then the file tree should be like this(The main folder and files):

sipeed@DESKTOP:~$ tree -L 2 M0sense_BL702_example/
M0sense_BL702_example/
├── LICENSE                       # License file
├── README.md                     # guide
├── bl_mcu_sdk                    # Folder of SDK
│   ├── README_zh.md              # SDK guide
│   ├── ReleaseNotes              # SDK history
│   ...
├── build.sh                      # Compile script
├── m0sense_apps                  # Folder of example codes
├── misc                          # Other utils
├── toolchain_gcc_sifive_linux    # Folder of toolchain
│   ├── bin                       # Folder of executable program
│   ├── lib                       # Folder of library
│   ...
└── uf2_demos                     # Example demo

Put the patch

Make sure you are in M0sense_BL702_example directory.

Before putting the patch, we need to set username and email, just set what you like.

cd bl_mcu_sdk
git config user.email "m0sense@sipeed.com"
git config user.name "tinymaix"

Then put the patch.

cd ..
./build.sh patch

When it shows Apply patch for you!, we succeed in doing this.

m0sense_patch

Set toolcahin path

Everytime compling for M0sense, we need to set toolcahin path once.

First we need to know the path of M0sense_BL702_example:

sipeed@DESKTOP:~$ pwd
/home/lee/M0sense_BL702_example

We copy the result (the result of everyone is different) of pwd command, then add /toolchain_gcc_sifive_linux/bin in the end,run following command, then we finish setting the toolcahin path.

PATH=$PATH:/home/lee/M0sense_BL702_example/toolchain_gcc_sifive_linux/bin

Then we can use command riscv64-unknown-elf-gcc -v to test our toolcahin, here is the right result.

sipeed@DESKTOP:~$ riscv64-unknown-elf-gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
COLLECT_GCC=riscv64-unknown-elf-gcc
COLLECT_LTO_WRAPPER=/home/lee/M0sense_BL702_example/toolchain_gcc_sifive_linux/bin/../libexec/gcc/riscv64-unknown-elf/10.2.0/lto-wrapper
Target: riscv64-unknown-elf

If not set the path right, the command riscv64-unknown-elf-gcc will be shown not found, try to reset the toolcahin path.

m0sense_toolchain_notfound

Compile demo

Before compiling demo first time, we need to compile the firmware conversion application on the computer for dragging and burning firmware by u-disk.

Run following command in the directory of M0sense_BL702_example .

sudo apt install gcc # Install gcc
gcc -I libs/uf2_format misc/utils/uf2_conv.c -o uf2_convert # Compile the firmware conversion application

Then we can compile demo.

./build.sh m0sense_apps/blink/blink_baremetal

The demo of uf2 format which can be burned to M0sense by u-disk is in the uf2_demos folder, and the demo file is in bl_mcu_sdk/out folder.

SDK Note

  1. Compiling your own firmware conversion application if it's the first time compiling.
  2. Everytime compiling the firmware, make sure you have set the toolcahin path
  3. If failing to compile SDK. make sure the compiling command is ./build.sh m0sense_apps/blink/blink_baremetal, not ./build.sh m0sense_apps/blink/blink_baremetal/ (Pay attention to the / in the end)

Burn bin file

Sometimes we need to burn bin file because of some reasons, here are the steps.

We need to use bouffalolab official flash application to burn M0sense, visit https://dev.bouffalolab.com/download and download the file whose name is Bouffalo Lab Dev Cube, cecompress it then we get the flash application.

bouffalo_cube

We mainly use BLDevCube, BLDevCube-macos and BLDevCube-ubuntu these three files, by which to burn our board with graphical interface on different OS.

application

We use metal material or wire to connect the 3.3V pin and boot pin, then power up M0sense, it will be into download mode, we can see there is a serial device in computer device manager.

Connect pin Serial device in computer device manager
boot_mode serial_device

Run BLDevCube(Depends on your OS), choose BL702,and select MCU mode in application interface,choose the firmware bin file you want to burn. The default downloaded firmware can be found here: Click me

select_bl702 mcu_mode

Click Refresh,choose the only one serial port, if you did not see the serial port, reconnect the 3.3V pin and boot pin before power M0sense, set uartRate 2000000, click Create & Diwnload.

burn_bl702

Finishing flashing firmware, repower M0sense to load the new firmware.

finish_burn_702