June 19, 2018

Nitrogen8M – Android and Qt Demo

The latest addition to our Nitrogen family, the Nitrogen8M, based on the NXP i.MX8MQ processor, will start shipping soon so it is time to show some demos of it.

The Setup

For this demo, we simply use:

Nitrogen8M

The Demo

This video shows different aspects of the platform:

  • Graphics performances
    • OS UI and Qt5 apps all leverage the GC7000Lite GPU for better performances
  • Multimedia performances
    • Decoding a 4K video (James Bond trailer)

Some Antutu benchmarking will be made in the coming weeks to compare the performances against GC2000 (i.MX6Q) and GC3000 (i.MX6QP) GPU used in our previous platforms.

The Details

For those interested in software details, this demo is using:

  • Android Oreo 8.1 (imx-o8.1.0_1.3.0_8m-ga)
  • Kernel 4.9.x from Boundary Devices
  • Vivante driver v6.2.4.p1

The Android BSP is already available but isn’t ready for prime time just yet.

For the curious that still want to build that version not fully tested, here is the manifest:

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new platform.

 

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