Peaks' source code is available under the MIT licence.
The code (along with the hardware description files) can be found in the
peaks directory in our Eurorack modules git repository.
After having cloned the repository, don't forget to run
git submodule init && git submodule update to make sure the sub-projects referenced in the code are also pulled.
A simple way of testing the oscillators code locally on a desktop computer, without long flash/test cycles, is to use the command line program in peaks/test. It can be built and run with
make -f peaks/test/makefile && ./peaks_test. No embedded toolchain is needed for that! The program generates a .wav file,
peaks.wav. Playing with the methods of the
Processors class is a good way of familiarizing oneself's with Peaks code.
If you want to set up your own environment to build Peaks' code, an ARM EABI toolchain must be installed. Because of tight CPU and code size limits, we recommend you to use the same compiler version as we do:
4.8-2013-q4-major. Various pre-compiled binaries and source packages are available here.
The path to the toolchain binaries must be specified in the
TOOLCHAIN_PATH variable in
To build the bootloader, use the following command:
make -f peaks/bootloader/makefile hex
To build the code, use the following command:
make -f peaks/makefile
If you modify lookup tables and want the big
resources.cc file to be regenerated:
touch peaks/resources/resources.py && make -f peaks/makefile resources
A first solution is to simply use the firmware update procedure. A .wav file for firmware upgrade can be generated with:
make -f peaks/makefile wav
The firmware can then be loaded into the module using the procedure described in the manual.
Past this point, we assume you know what you are doing and we are not responsible for any damage to your module!
Another solution is to use the built-in serial bootloader of the STM32F. Connect a FTDI dongle with a 3.3V output level (such as this) to the 6 pin connector at the back of the module. If necessary, edit the serial port special file corresponding to the FTDI dongle in the PGM_SERIAL_PORT variable in stmlib/makefile.inc. GND must match GND, TX must match RX and vice-versa.
Hold the RESET switch on the side of the module. Press the SYSBOOT switch next to it, and release RESET. Nothing is shown on the module display (it is in bootloader limbo...)
Upload the firmware with:
make -f peaks/makefile upload_combo_serial
The last – and recommended – solution for firmware programming is to use a JTAG interface and openOCD. We recommend Olimex' ARM-USB-OCD-H devices. An adapter must also be purchased for the mini-JTAG connector used by Peaks.
Upload the firmware with:
make -f peaks/makefile upload_combo_jtag