January 16, 2018

i.MX Linux kernel 4.9 for Nitrogen platforms

We’re glad to release a new i.MX Linux kernel 4.9.x based on imx_4.9.11_1.0.0_ga branch for all our platforms: https://github.com/boundarydevices/linux-imx6/tree/boundary-imx_4.9.x_1.0.0_ga What’s new? This Linux kernel 4.9.x contains the same features as the previous 4.1.15 kernel, the rest of the new features can be found on NXP …

September 7, 2017

Buildroot 2017.08 for i.MX platforms

Buildroot 2017.08 has just been released and we’re glad to provide new images for it. This release brings some new features that will be discussed in this blog post as well as some news of our own. For …

April 1, 2016

i.MX Linux kernel 3.14.52

We’re glad to release a new Linux kernel branch based on NXP 3.14.52-1.1.0_ga release for all our i.MX boards: https://github.com/boundarydevices/linux-imx6/tree/boundary-imx_3.14.52_1.1.0_ga What’s new? Well the most important feature is that this kernel is the first consolidated version for all i.MX platforms, …

December 7, 2015

Buildroot Getting Started Guide

This post intends to gather all the information you need to start a project based on Buildroot. It relies on the 2015.11 release but applies to other versions. This post is largely inspired from Free Electrons Buildroot training, with …

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 …

June 18, 2013

U-Boot on i.MX6

This post is now DEPRECATED! Please visit our Wiki instead. There are a lot of posts in this blog that describe the state of U-Boot for our i.MX6 boards, but most of them describe the history. They were …

April 20, 2013

A very expensive SD card reader/writer using i.MX6

If you’re using our Android sources, we have a script named mksdcard.sh to partition an SD card and copy the output files. This works pretty well when using a removable SD card, but doesn’t address how you might …

September 11, 2012

Buildroot for i.MX5 and i.MX6

We recently had a need for a quick RAM-disk image and went to the tool we’ve been using for years: Buildroot and took some notes along the way. With less than 10 minutes of effort, I had a …

July 16, 2012

Toolchain(s) for i.MX6

There are a number of different toolchains available for i.MX6, and we’ve been hearing some confusion about which to use… To begin with, the short answer will be: Use the one that matches your user-space If you’re building …

June 10, 2012

Where’s the BSP (for i.MX5x, i.MX6)?

This is a question we’re often asked, and we generally respond through e-mail. Since we’re getting the question a lot lately from new customers, a blog post is in order. This seems like a question that should have …