Petr Struzka

Config Tools for i.MX v8 Now Available

Blog Post created by Petr Struzka Employee on Jul 23, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Config Tools for i.MX Application Processors v8 are now available.

 

The Config Tools for i.MX is a set of configuration tools that provide an efficient method
for evaluation and configuration of pins routing and DDR memory settings when designing
with NXP's application processors based on Arm® Cortex®-A cores, including i.MX MPUs.

 

The following tools are currently available:

 

Memory Tool

DDR Configuration and Validation tool allows you to create a configuration for the DDR component
and to validate the DDR configuration using various validation scenarios
Features:

  • Support for iMX8M, iMX8MM and iMX8MN
  • Support for multiple phy firmware version
  • DDR phy support for DDR3 (untested), DDR4 and LPDDR4
  • Allow users to import DDR controller and phy configuration from RPA tool
  • Full PHY configuration from GUI
  • Basic/Advanced user mode
  • DDR controller Registers View support
  • Auto-detect of available COM ports
  • USB target connection
  • Basic validation tests support (Write-Read-Compare, Walking Ones, Walking Zeros)
  • Stress tests support (beta)
  • vTSA (Virtual Timing Signal Analysis) support- RX data eye, TX data eye
  • Export tests results in JPEG format
  • Code generation in Uboot style
  • Command line possibility

 

Pins Tool

The Pins Tool is used for pin routing configuration, validation and code generation, including pin
functional/electrical properties, power rails, run-time configurations.
Features:

  • Desktop application
  • Muxing and pin configuration with consistency checking
  • Multicore support
  • Localized for English and Simplified Chinese
  • Mostly Connected: On-Demand device data download
  • Integrates with any compiler and IDE
  • Supports English and Chinese (simplified) languages, based on locale settings. Please refer to user manual for details.
  • ANSI-C initialization code
  • Graphical processor package view
  • Multiple configuration blocks/functions
  • Easy-to-use device configuration
    • Selection of Pins and Peripherals
    • Package with IP blocks
    • Routed pins with electrical characteristics
    • Registers with configured and reset values
    • Power Groups with assigned voltage levels
    • Source code for C/C++ applications
  • Documented and easy to understand source code
  • CSV Report and Device Tree File

 

Downloads & links

  • To download the installer for all platforms, please login to our download site via: 
  • Please refer to Documentation  for installation and quick start guides.
  • For further information about DDR config and validation, please go to this blog post.

 

Whats new in v8

  • Pins tool: Added muxing alt function details in HTML report.
  • DDR tool
    • Blind support for DDR3
    • Added support for iMX8M and iMX8MN
    • Support for multiple phy firmware version
    • Improved Import from RPA tool
    • Add Basic/Advanced user mode
    • Code generation in Uboot style

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