June 12, 2017

Customizing Ubuntu/Debian kernels on i.MX6/7 boards

 This post is an update to our previous Ubuntunizing i.MX6 kernels in order to allow you to customize your image. Also I try to give you a guide how to modify and customize the system image on the host PC …

August 11, 2015

Nitrogen6_MAX with i.MX6 Quad PLUS Processor

Boundary Devices will soon be releasing a version of the Nitrogen6_MAX with the Quad Plus processor.    The Nitrogen6_MAX is a good fit for the Quad Plus Processor because it offers the full 4GB DDR3 memory as well …

March 3, 2015

Debian Jessie images for i.MX6 boards

When we put together our post on use of the Debian installer, we intended it as a learning exercise as much as anything. We described the steps needed to create and compile a kernel and use a couple …

February 24, 2015

Ubuntunizing i.MX6 kernels

Yes, we’re verbifying a noun here, but hope that the term is meaningful. We’ve been shipping binary images of Ubuntu for a while now, but haven’t really discussed the differences in the boot layout and will remedy that …

February 5, 2015

Timesys Expands i.MX6 board support to include Nitrogen6_MAX

Timesys has expanded its LinuxLink offering for the popular Freescale i.MX6 Series processor to include support for the Boundary Devices Nitrogen6_MAX. This offering expands the already supported Boundary Devices boards which include the Nitrogen6X, Nitrogen6_Lite, and BD-SL-i.MX6. Featuring …

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 15, 2014

Commonly replaced peripherals

In our “What’s a board?” post, we described various ways that a board could be customized, and in the follow up “ i.MX6 Device Tree customization“, we showed how we created variants of our boards that re-purpose the …

October 8, 2014

Crank Software’s Storyboard

For U/I tools, a picture may be worth 1000 words, but a video is better. Check out the latest demo of Crank’s Storyboard Suite running on our BD-SL-i.MX6 (SABRE Lite) board: You simply can’t do that without powerful …

September 22, 2014

U-Boot 2014.07 release for i.MX6 boards

The U-Boot 2014.07 update release was our shortest-lived U-Boot release ever, since v2014.07 was quite easy to integrate and provides a significant new feature. The official release from the main-line U-Boot repository had a lot of changes as …