March 31, 2015

Gstreamer-imx plugin with Buildroot

Our i.MX6 platforms have great multimedia features and this post will describe how to leverage them using the most used multimedia framework Gstreamer along with a Buildroot filesystem. What is it? Gstreamer: This is a pipeline-based multimedia framework …

December 15, 2014

Ubuntu Trusty December 2014 release

It’s the middle of December and time for an updated image with Ubuntu 14.04 (code name Trusty) for our i.MX6 boards. It’s also time that we pushed a console-only image for those using our boards in applications that …

December 20, 2013

Rapping up Raring

To tie a string around our post about the Linaro Raring images and the post showing how to accelerate video, we’ve put together an image based on Linaro latest Raring ALIP that contains GPU acceleration and the GStreamer …

October 4, 2013

i.MX6 Video acceleration on Ubuntu Raring (and Debian)

When we recently posted Linaro Raring images for i.MX6, we were surprised at the number responses regarding hardware acceleration, and especially video acceleration. For a long time now, we’ve been saying that it could be done, but leaving …

September 30, 2013

Yocto Dora release (for i.MX6)

In case you missed it, the Yocto Dora branch arrived late on Friday night. Please join me in thanking Otavio and the meta-freescale team for working late and getting this done. The Dora branch contains support for our …

June 18, 2013

LTIB 4.0.0 images

We just uploaded a couple of images of the 4.0.0. release of kernel and LTIB from Freescale that include our latest kernel. There are two images: ltib4-with-x-20130618.tar.gz – This image was built with the FSL gnome release package …

May 15, 2013

OV5642 auto-focus on i.MX6

Before After Source is here. ‘Nuff said? Probably not. More detail is probably useful. A word of thanks Before the details, I’d first like to thank the folks at Ray Business Technologies for helping put this together. They …

March 12, 2013

Timesys 2013-03 release

Timesys has issued an updated release for our Nitrogen6X and BD-SL-i.MX6 (formerly SABRE Lite) boards. This release is primarily to update the kernel, but the folks at Timesys have also added some new features to the demo for …

January 16, 2013

Playing multiple HD videos on i.MX6

This is just a quick post with some details of some gstreamer-fu to decode and play back multiple HD videos using the VPU hardware acceleration on the i.MX6. The command-lines below use the mfw_isink gstreamer element to display …

December 18, 2012

LTIB on i.MX6 without X

Our previous LTIB images for i.MX6 have all been re-packaged versions of the binaries released by Freescale. We just uploaded the first that we actually built ourselves. You can download it from here: ltib-12.09-20121219.tar.gz To install it, simply …