January 8, 2015

Qt for Device Creation

If you don’t already, you should know about The Qt Company’s enterprise device creation offering, a Qt-optimized pre-built software stack that lets you immediately get started with prototyping on a real device for embedded Linux and Android development. …

March 1, 2014

1280×800 displays

We recently started offering a couple of new 1280×800 LCD panels with capacitive touch and have been behind in describing how to integrate them with our Nitrogen6X, Nitrogen6X-SOM, and BD-SL-i.MX6 (formerly SABRE Lite) boards. The displays both have …

October 4, 2012

U-Boot display support for i.MX6

In our continuing efforts to improve the “out of the box experience” for users of the SABRE Lite and Nitrogen6X boards, we finally have display support for U-Boot: We also have autodetection, so you won’t have to go …

October 4, 2012

Auto-configuration of displays for i.MX6 using a U-Boot script

In the earlier blog post describing the new display support in U-Boot we described how U-Boot can natively access displays connected to a SABRE Lite or Nitrogen6X board. We’ve got you covered though (at least for our current …

August 29, 2012

i.MX6Q Android Release 13.4 – Beta

This is just a quick note describing the new Android release (R13.4 – Beta) from Freescale. We’ve just pulled down the sources and are happy to report that the images just work on both Sabre Lite and Nitrogen6X. …

June 14, 2012

Android on i.MX6 (Sabre Lite and Nitrogen6X)

N.B. This image is obsolete. Please refer to the latest Jellybean image for the latest image. Another great userspace on i.MX6 is Android, and Freescale has delivered once again. For the impatient Linux user: To kick the tires …

February 12, 2011

Debian Squeeze on i.MX51 ARM Cortex-A8 with dual monitors

Named after the aliens in the Toy Story series of movies, the latest release of Debian is a very slick piece of work. Nicely done, folks! We recently had a customer request to put together a dual-monitor configuration …

October 28, 2010

Revisiting LTIB on i.MX5x (this time with Java)

We’ve recently been hearing from customers that they’d like to use the Nitrogen i.MX51 board as a Java platform, and have customers using both Ubuntu and Debian to develop their applications in Java. Each of those userland environments …

August 30, 2010

Tweaking Froyo for Nitrogen Part 1: touch support

If you walked through the steps from the previous post, you’ll now have a semi-working Froyo release. You should see the Android desktop, but if you’re running on a 7″ Chi Mei panel, you’ll have some issues with …

July 23, 2010

Debian in more depth: adding touch support

There are two options for touchscreen support in X-Windows: xserver-xorg-input-evtouch – Touchscreen-Driver for X.Org/XFree86 server xserver-xorg-input-tslib – tslib touchscreen driver for X.Org/XFree86 server The first uses the input event layer of Linux to read directly from touchscreen devices. …