Software triggered DMA on 823e?

Bob Piatek bobtek at
Sat Jul 13 04:50:07 EST 2002

The chip definitely requires that the DREQ signal be used to start a DMA
transfer.  That is even if you are doing memory-to-memory transfers.

See section in the Reference manual.


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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 10:06 AM
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Subject: Software triggered DMA on 823e?

We're doing a design and due to the way some of our devices work, we
want to
do a DMA transfer on an interrupt  from a peripheral. My team is
if we can write a interrupt handler that will initiate the DMA xfer
having to use external pins, or if we have to route an output pin to
and trigger it that way.

Our peripheral is a memory mapped device, but it's only a buffer. We
need to
catch its interrupt and DMA the buffer out to a place for our
application to
handle it.

We've been all over the manual and can't find the answer.
Any help is appreciated.

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