A new Yocto 2.7 release, Warrior, is now available for the i.MX series platform from NXP. We apologize for the delay.
For the Impatient
- For Nitrogen6x platform(nitrogen6x, sabrelite, MAX, SOM2, SOM2_QP, nitrogen6_vm, nitrogen6QP_MAX):
- For Nitrogen6x-lite platform:
- For Nitrogen6_SoloX platform:
- Coming soon
- For Nitrogen7 platform:
- Coming soon
- For Nitrogen8m platform:
- For Nitrogen8m Mini platform:
As usual, you’ll need to register on our site and agree to the EULA because it contains NXP content.
How to Burn
The image is a SD card image that can be restored using zcat and dd under Linux.
~$ zcat *boundary-image*.wic.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=1M
In addition, you can use the etcher utility to flash the SD Card or USB stick via Windows or Linux:
To build the image, you’ll need these packages installed as well as this repo tool that can be installed like this:
~$ sudo apt-get install repo
Now create your build directory and initialize everything.
~$ mkdir ~/warrior ~$ cd ~/warrior ~/warrior$ repo init -u https://github.com/boundarydevices/boundary-bsp-platform -b warrior ~/warrior$ repo sync
Now setup the environment for building. In this example we’re targeting the nitrogen6x, however nitrogen6x-lite, nitrogen6sx, and nitrogen7 are all also valid MACHINE targets here. Use whatever your platform is. Take a look through those MACHINE configuration files linked, you’ll notice the nitrogen6x MACHINE configuration covers many different boards. The other three configurations cover only one board. We are building the boundary-wayland DISTRO
~/warrior$ MACHINE=nitrogen6x DISTRO=boundary-wayland . setup-environment build
Now bitbake boundary-image-multimedia-full which is equivalent to fsl-image-multimedia-full with Boundary-specific packages such as BD-SDMAC support
~/warrior/build$ bitbake boundary-image-multimedia-full
After some time this should build the same image as above.
The image file will deploy to
The next sub-sections will describe how to test most features.
eth0 interface is up, you can use
iperf3 to check Ethernet performances:
root@nitrogen8mm:~# iperf3 -c 192.168.1.60 Connecting to host 192.168.1.60, port 5201 [ 5] local 192.168.1.13 port 32880 connected to 192.168.1.60 port 5201 [ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr [ 5] 0.00-10.00 sec 1.09 GBytes 938 Mbits/sec 0 sender [ 5] 0.00-10.04 sec 1.09 GBytes 932 Mbits/sec receiver
Same goes for the Wi-Fi that can be tested just as easily:
root@nitrogen8mm:~# nmcli d wifi connect <network_name> password <password> root@nitrogen8mm:~# iw wlan0 link Connected to a4:3e:51:08:54:f6 (on wlan0) SSID: Jabu_5GHz freq: 5240 RX: 3243 bytes (31 packets) TX: 9117 bytes (48 packets) signal: -79 dBm tx bitrate: 15.0 MBit/s MCS 0 40MHz short GI root@nitrogen8mm:~# ping google.com -Iwlan0 PING google.com (18.104.22.168): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: seq=0 ttl=55 time=3.470 ms ...
For products with Bluetooth, you’ll be able to connect using these commands:
root@nitrogen8mm:~# hciconfig hci0 up root@nitrogen8mm:~# hcitool scan Scanning ... 11:22:DE:AD:BE:EF Some Device
For products with CAN, you’ll be able to bring up the interface using these commands:
root@nitrogen8mm:~# ip link set can0 up type can bitrate 500000 root@nitrogen8mm:~# ifconfig can0 up
From this point, you can use commands such as candsend and candump to send or display messages on the bus.
As usual, feel free to leave a comment below to share your experience.