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Operating SystemLinux
BSP Release Status

RELEASED

Release Date

  

Repository 
Binariesftp://ftp.phytec.com/products/PFL-A-02_phyFLEX-iMX6/Linux/PD14.1.0_EA1_Yocto/
Source Archive 
Release Notes

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Introduction

This BSP provides a basis for development, deployment and execution of Linux based applications on the phyFLEX-i.MX6 System on Module (SOM). For detailed information on the various software components included in the release and how to use them, please refer to the Quickstart.

Versioning

ComponentVersion
Yocto1.6 (Daisy)
Linux Kernel3.10.17
Barebox2013.08.0
 

This Release is compatible with the following hardware:

BSP Release VersionBSP Release DateSOM PCB VersionFLEX Mapper Board VersionFLEX Baseboard Version
PD14.1.0_EA1July 14th, 20141362.21367.31364.4
1362.11367.2 [A]1364.3 [B]
1367.1 [B]1364.2 [A]

[A] Does not fully support PCIe. FLEX Mapper board does not include nPCIe0_PERST. FLEX Baseboard missing 100Ω termination resistor on PCIe clock and reset for an extra PCIe.[B] Hardware interface does not support Camera0 interface extension and full 18-bit Camera0 (missing J6 and J7 for CSI0_DAT3 and CSI0_DAT2 signal multiplexing). Different reset out circuitry for Camera0 and Camera1. JP12 does not exist (X_CAMERA1_CLK & X_CAMERA0_CLK).

BSP Download

Release PD14.1.0_EA1_Yocto can be downloaded from the link below.

ftp://ftp.phytec.com/products/PFL-A-02_phyFLEX-iMX6/Linux/PD14.1.0_EA1_Yocto/

Note:

There are a wide variety of configurations (Quad/DualLite/Solo, RAM sizes, and WiFi) for the phyFLEX-i.MX6 SOM. Please note that there are different versions of software for each configuration.

Current support is available for the i.MX6 Quad with 1 GB, 1 bank of RAM. Additional configurations are targeted to be supported in the next BSP release.

Quickstart

Release PD14.1.0_EA1_Yocto should be used in conjunction with Quickstart version PD14.1.0_EA1_Yocto:

What’s Supported

This BSP Release supports the following components:

  • i.MX6: Quad
  • NAND Flash
  • NOR Flash
  • RAM: MT41J128M16HA-15E IT DDR3

Quad: 1GB, 1GB_1bank, 4GB[1]

  • UART: UART0; UART1
  • USB: USB0 HS OTG; USB1 HS Host [3]
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s – ETH0 from RGMII[4]
  • CAN: CAN0
  • SD/MMC: SD2; SD3
  • WiFi: TiWi-BLE 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WiFi on SD3
  • SATA
  • I2C driver: I2C0, I2C1 enabled
  • EEPROM: at24 on I2C1
  • PMIC: DA9063 on I2C1
  • RTC: RTC-8564 Real-Time Clock on I2C0 (device on Baseboard)
  • Touch

Resistive: STMPE811 on I2C0 (device on Baseboard)

  • Display

Prime View PM070WL4 LVDS (LCD-017-070W)DVI / HDMI

  • Video decoding
  • Graphics: OpenGL
  • DVFS
Note:

Signal names may change between processor and PCBs. Please refer to phyFLEX-i.MX6 Hardware Manual for signal name mapping.

What’s Not Supported

This BSP Release does not support the following components:

  • i.MX6 Dual Lite or Solo (requires new machine config files)
  • Video encoder: Streaming, TV
  • Camera (untested)
  • PCIe (untested)
  • Audio (untested)[2]
  • Display

Prime View PD050VL1 LVDS (LCD-017-050V)Prime View PD104SLF LVDS (LCD-017-104S)EDT ETM0700G0DH6 TTL (LCD-018-070-KAP)

Fixed in this Release

N/A

New in this Release

  • Yocto build environment
  • linux-imx kernel version 3.10.17 support
  • device tree support

Known Issues

  • [1] i.MX6 Quad is only tested with 1 GB RAM values
  • Using Barebox to flash Barebox to NAND does not work
  • Saving default environment to SD Card does not work, but forcing use of NOR on SDBoot is available.
  • WLAN: does not operate in multirole mode
  • CAN: will not work correct with 1 Mbit/s
  • [2] Audio: Hset_OUT makes problems with some MONO audio files
  • [3] USBH: Disabled by default, host mode reset triggering.
  • [4] ETH0: If eth0 is brought down with ifconfig while another network interface is up other than lo, and then a network operation is attempted (ping, dhclient, ifup on wlan0, etc), an Oops happens because the kernel has underrun the number of free pages due to the teardown buffers. Doesn't occur with wlan-disabled build. This issue has been verified with different Network Mangers (on both debian-jessie and fsl-image-fb root filesystems).

Workaround: Do not bring eth0 down while another interface is up (ex. wlan0).

  • UBIFS: The partition generation process isn't creating a root filesystem that barebox will recognize. Claims mismatch.

Workaround: Use NFS-based root filesystem or sd-card based root filesystem.Required Fix: The MKUBIFS_ARGS setting must be configured to match how barebox is reading the partition, or the partition scheme itself is offset incorrectly.

Upgrade and Compatibility Information

This BSP is not backwards compatible and has no workaround for 1362.0 SOM and 1364.1 Baseboard due to a change in PCB pinout, see Modification of the pinout for the phyFLEX-i.MX6 (PLF-A-XL1).

Dependencies

N/A

Validation Information

Drivers have been tested with in-house test cases.

Technical Support

For further support please visit PHYTEC's Support Portal.