September 5, 2017

U-Boot v2017.07 for i.MX platforms

We’re glad to release the latest U-Boot v2017.07 with support for all our platforms: https://github.com/boundarydevices/u-boot-imx6/tree/boundary-v2017.07 For the impatient Our build server automatically generates and uploads all the latest binaries to this address: http://linode.boundarydevices.com/u-boot-images/ The README file contains the exact commit ID …

March 29, 2017

U-Boot v2017.03

We’re glad to release the latest U-Boot v2017.03 with support for all our platforms: https://github.com/boundarydevices/u-boot-imx6/tree/boundary-v2017.03 For the impatient Our build server automatically generates and uploads all the latest binaries to this address: http://linode.boundarydevices.com/u-boot-images/ The README file contains the exact commit ID …

November 18, 2016

Debugging using Segger J-Link JTAG

JTAG is a useful tool that allows customers additional debugging options.  Segger was kind enough to send us a J-Link Plus probe for us to test.  This blog post will describe how to setup your environment and use …

April 14, 2016

U-Boot v2016.03

We’ve just released a new version of U-Boot based on mainline v2016.03: https://github.com/boundarydevices/u-boot-imx6/tree/boundary-v2016.03 For the impatient Our build server automatically generates and uploads all the latest binaries to this address: http://linode.boundarydevices.com/u-boot-images/ The README file contains the exact commit ID …

October 10, 2015

Compiling latest U-Boot for i.MX6 (2015 edition)

If you’ve updated to our most recent kernel >= 3.14.28_1.0.0_ga then you’ll be needing our new u-boot to accompany it. This will require you to pull and compile our u-boot branch and deploy it to your board. Please …

February 24, 2015

U-Boot gunzip and write on i.MX6

In our never ending quest to handle the question of “How do I program this thing”, we’ve added a new tool to U-Boot. A new routine and command has just been acked by the U-Boot community, we’ll very …

January 9, 2015

Boot flash access from Linux

Every so often, we’re asked about accessing the Boot ROM (flash) from Linux. Sometimes it’s related to the question of upgrading U-Boot. Other times the question surrounds changing U-Boot environment variables or simply using the flash EEPROM to …

December 6, 2014

i.MX6 Device Tree customization

Starting with the release of Linux 3.5.7, a new feature known as Device Trees has fundamentally changed the way that boards are represented by the kernel. The “C” modules used in earlier kernels has been replaced with Device …

December 5, 2014

What’s a board (and where are the knobs)?

What exactly do we mean by the word board? While we sometimes use the word to refer to a printed circuit board with a specific configuration, we also use the term to mean something less concrete. This post …

November 23, 2014

root equals what?

The upcoming 3.10.31 release of the Linux kernel for our i.MX6 boards will be introducing a slight incompatibility regarding the naming of SD card devices. Because of this, the root= clause in the kernel command line will need …