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Porting to new micro - details?

Jun 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Where can I find detailed information about creating a porting template for a new micro.

Actually, it isn't so new, it's for the iMX25 which there was already a port for (Topaz i.MX25).

We already have a product designed around this chip and I'm looking to port NETMF to it for a proof of concept project.

If anyone can point me in the direction of detailed porting docs I'd be very greatful.


Thanks in advance.



Jun 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Our porting ebook should be a good start




Jun 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Hi Gus.

Thanks for the reply, but I already downloaded and read the ebook.

What I'm looking for is the... down in the dirt... description of creating the HAL/PAL portions for the port.

Is there any such document or template that exists?

I already have a product based on the iMX25 (currently running ThreadX/FileX/NetX) so I am very familiar with the hardware.

What I'm looking for is a guide to show me the... how.. of creating the abstraction layers for NETMF to use the board and it's various IO.

Or, is it that I should just start off with the iMXS solution and modify it to meet the boards requirments?


Again, thanks.


Jun 8, 2012 at 12:59 AM


The NETMF Codeplex project has the porting kit & documentation which go into a fair amount of detail (  Also, the NETMF forums are a great resource if you have questions that aren't answered in the porting kit:

Hope that helps!

-- K