This project can also be slightly modified to place variables in the EMIF section. This can be done by using a custom linker script file which defines an EMIF section. Now, you can define your custom EMIF section within this and place variables in the External Memory.
You can check the attached project. A modified linker file EMIF_var.ld has been used. Please note to set this as a custom linker script file in the linker settings.
This project demonstrates how to place the variable in the EMIF section.
Yes, thats right. 0x60000000 is mapped to the EMIF address and you get the EMIF data by the reading the contents of this address using the MACRO.
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