New Release: V2.2 Beta 1 Embedded Linux BSPs for Colibri VF50/VF61 modules

Thursday, June 12, 2014

LinuxPresenting our latest release - the V2.2 Beta 1 Linux BSPs for Toradex Freescale® Vybrid™ based modules – Colibri VF61 and Colibri VF50.

Freescale® Vybrid™ Modules (Colibri VF61 & VF50) Linux Release

This release of Linux BSPs for Colibri VF61, and Colibri VF50 modules contains:

  • U-Boot 2014.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.0.15 kernel, based on Freescale TWR-VF65GS10 Timesys LinuxLink 2014-05-08 (ts2.16)
  • OpenEmbedded oe-core dora/2013.12 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The release also adds missing features and bug fixes, notably:

U-Boot

Updates to the U-Boot in this release include:

  • Update to mainline U-Boot 2014.04 with new partition layout and NAND driver which enables hardware ECC.
  • Support new config block layout.
  • Dropped SD card environment support (booting the boot loader from SD card is not possible with fused modules)

Linux Kernel 

Updates to the Linux kernel in this release include: 

  • Make use of hardware ECC result when reading from NAND (this breaks backward compatibility, reflash of root filesystem needed)
  • Clear pending characters from UART when configuring FIFO. This solves boot hang when UART characters are received during startup.
  • Fix global timer length which makes sure kernel time is monotonic increasing
  • Add support for second Ethernet (enable with CONFIG_FEC0)
  • Add support for UART4/UART5 (enable with CONFIG_UART[3|4]_SUPPORT)
  • Support new pin assignment for VF50 V1.1 and newer
  • Use chip select for NAND (required for U-Boot 2014.04)

Linux user-space 

  • Update GPIO config tool to V1.2
  • Add mcc-pingpong demo application for communication with Cortex M4 core

Download Information 

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