After procrastinating for a year, I finally decided to dust off my TinyFPGA BX. I had a small project to play with the other night, and I didn’t have my USB serial adapter handy. I said to myself, now is the time to fire up the TinyFPGA and get started with an existing project, just to get the tool chain up and running. How hard could it be? (famous last words)
I did get the tool chain installed (Mac OSX Catalina), but not without a bunch of minor headaches along the way. I was able to solve them all, but I kept wondering if I was missing the “easy” way. I was cloning the various repositories and building them from scratch - in hindsight, maybe
brew would have been the better choice?
Anyway, tools installed and I tried to build David William’s project USB to Serial, It failed fairly early in the build process, resulting in an
error 142 message from
yosys-abc. Despite solving various tool chain installation issues, this one was beyond me. As a check, I downloaded Lawrie Griffiths’ Tiny USB Examples which was referenced in David’s
README. That project built correctly with no errors, suggesting my tool chain was correctly installed.
By this time, it was almost midnight, so I posted an issue on the github repository and crashed.
Any idea what’s going on?