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i.MX evaluation board can be a simple solution to program i.MX boards in a factory for instance. i.MX evaluation board are not for industrial usage, but you can find plenty of cheap i.MX insdustrial boards on the web. Here I am using an i.MX8QXP rev B0 MEK board and I will program an i.MX6Q SABRE SD board. The first step is to generate your image. Follow the documentation steps to generate the "validation" image. You will have to customize a little bit the local.conf file (in conf/local.conf) to have git, cmake, gcc and other missing package. edit local.conf and add the following lines at the end of the file: IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " git cmake htop packagegroup-core-buildessential xz p7zip rsync" ‍‍‍‍ ‍ I have added rsync package in local, it can replace cp (copy) but with the --progress option you can see the copy progression. P7zip replace unzip for our images archives avaialable on nxp.com as unzip as issues with big files. then rebake your image: bitbake - k fsl - image - validation - imx‍‍‍‍ ‍ When it is done, go in tmp/deploy/image/<your image generated> and use uuu to program your board (I use a sd card; thus I can increase the partition esily): sudo . / uuu - b sd_all imx - boot - imx8qxpmek - sd . bin - flash fsl - image - validation - imx - imx8qxpmek . sdcard . bz2 / * ‍‍‍‍ ‍ As the rootfs can be too small, use gparted under Linux for instance to increase the size of the partition. Put the SD card and start your board. Here here the dirty part... You may know archlinux|ARM websitesite (Arch Linux ARM ), you have a lots of precompiled packages. Thus on the board you can download it, and copy the file in /usr folder (you can use it to have the latest openSSL for  instance!). Plug an ethernet cable on the board and check if it is up: ifconfig - a ifconfig eth0 up‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ Now you should have access to the internet. On uuu webpage you can find all the packages you need (here I am using a 4.14.98_2.0.0 Linux): mkdir missinglibs cd missinglibs wget http : / / mirror . archlinuxarm . org / aarch64 / core / bzip2 -1.0 . 8 - 2 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz wget http : / / mirror . archlinuxarm . org / aarch64 / core / nettle -3.5 . 1 - 1 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz wget http : / / mirror . archlinuxarm . org / aarch64 / core / libusb -1.0 . 22 - 1 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz wget http : / / mirror . archlinuxarm . org / aarch64 / extra / libzip -1.5 . 2 - 2 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz wget http : / / mirror . archlinuxarm . org / aarch64 / core / zlib -1 : 1.2 . 11 - 3 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz wget http : / / mirror . archlinuxarm . org / aarch64 / extra / p7zip -16.02 - 5 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz cd . . ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ Wait all the archives are downloaded (otherwise you'll decompress before the archive is downloaded) as wget is running in background! Now untar the archives and copy it in the rootfs (dirty): tar - xJf libzip -1.5 . 2 - 2 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz tar - xJf libusb -1.0 . 22 - 1 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz tar - xJf nettle -3.5 . 1 - 1 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz tar - xJf bzip2 -1.0 . 8 - 2 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz cp zlib -1 : 1.2 . 11 - 3 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz zlib tar - xJf zlib tar - xJf p7zip -16.02 - 5 - aarch64 . pkg . tar . xz cd usr sudo cp - R . / usr cd . . / . . / ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ Download and compile uuu: git clone git : / / github . com / NXPmicro / mfgtools . git cd mfgtools / cmake . make‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ Download an image on nxp.com for instance. I have downloaded on the i.MX6 4.14.98_2.0.0 image and put it on a usb key. then unzip it in the uuu folder: 7z e L4 .14 . 98_2 .0 . 0_ga_images_MX6QPDLSOLOX . zip‍‍‍ ‍ As mentionned before unzip cannot hadle big files... so use 7z as me plug the i.MX6Q SABRE SD to the i.MX8X and program your i.MX6 board: . / uuu uuu . auto - imx6qsabresd‍ uuu ( Universal Update Utility ) for nxp imx chips -- libuuu_1 .3 . 74 - 0 - g64eeca1 Success 1 Failure 0 ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍
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A new version of the Pins Tool for i.MX Application Processors has been released and is available for download as desktop tool from Pins Tool for i.MX Application Processors|NXP. The pins Tool for i.MX Application Processors is used for pin routing configuration, validation and code generation, including pin functional/electrical properties, power rails, run-time configurations, with the following main features: Desktop application Muxing and pin configuration with consistency checking Multicore support 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 Localized for English and Simplified Chinese Mostly Connected: On-Demand device data download Integrates with any compiler and IDE What's New Added Label support to give signals a name Added ‘Log’ and ‘Problems’ view to report conflicts between settings Added support for templates to store user configurations as starting point for new configurations Added ability to download and share data for devices, especially for off-network host machines i. MX header files are now automatically part of the device data Import of legacy Processor Expert .pe files Export of register defines Various bug fixes and documentation improvements The release notes of the desktop application are attached to this article. Import Processor Expert Files A new importer has been added to import legacy Processor Expert for i.MX files: Labels Signals can now have user defined labels: Templates, Kits, Boards and Processors When creating a new configuration, it offers Templates, Boards and Processors. Custom configurations can be stored as templates and then used for new configurations. Board Specific Functions With the provided board and kit configurations, there are now pre-configured initialization functions for major blocks on the board: Export Data To simplify downloading the device specific data for the desktop tool, the 'Export' function can be used to download and export the data. The data can be copied that way to another machine or all data for a set of devices can be loaded. Export Registers With the Export command the registers can be exported as text/source: This is used to store the register values: /*FUNCTION********************************************************************** * * Function Name : init_audmux_pins * Description   : Configures pin routing and optionally pin electrical features. * *END**************************************************************************/ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_AUD5_INPUT_DA_AMX_SELECT_INPUT_VALUE            0x00000000   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_AUD5_INPUT_DA_AMX_SELECT_INPUT */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_AUD5_INPUT_TXCLK_AMX_SELECT_INPUT_VALUE         0x00000000   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_AUD5_INPUT_TXCLK_AMX_SELECT_INPUT */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_AUD5_INPUT_TXFS_AMX_SELECT_INPUT_VALUE          0x00000000   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_AUD5_INPUT_TXFS_AMX_SELECT_INPUT */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN02_VALUE                  0x00000002   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN02 */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN03_VALUE                  0x00000002   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN03 */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN04_VALUE                  0x00000002   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN04 */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN15_VALUE                  0x00000002   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DI0_PIN15 */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DISP0_DATA16_VALUE               0x00000003   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DISP0_DATA16 */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DISP0_DATA18_VALUE               0x00000003   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DISP0_DATA18 */ #define INIT_AUDMUX_PINS_IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DISP0_DATA19_VALUE               0x00000003   /*!< Register name: IOMUXC_SW_MUX_CTL_PAD_DISP0_DATA19 */ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ We hope you will find this new release useful. Thanks for designing with NXP! 
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Using a RAW NAND is more difficult compared to eMMC, but for lower capacity it is still cheaper. Even with the ONFI (Open NAND Flash Interface) you can face initialization issue you can find by measure performance. I will take example of a non-well supported flash, I have installed on my evaluation board (SABRE AI). I wanted to do a simple performance test, to check roughly the MB/s I can expected with this NAND. One of a simplest test is to use the dd command: root@imx6qdlsolo : ~ # time dd if = / dev / mtd4 of = / dev / null 851968 + 0 records in 851968 + 0 records out 436207616 bytes ( 436 MB , 416 MiB ) copied , 131.8884 s , 3.3 MB / s ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ As my RAW was supposed to work in EDO Mode 5, I could expect more than 20MB/s. To check what was wrong, read you kernel startup log: Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0 Linux version 4.1 . 15 - 2.0 . 0 + gb63f3f5 ( bamboo@yb6 ) ( gcc version 5.3 . 0 ( GCC ) ) # 1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 16 15 : 02 : 15 CDT 2016 CPU : ARMv7 Processor [ 412fc09a ] revision 10 ( ARMv7 ) , cr = 10c53c7d CPU : PIPT / VIPT nonaliasing data cache , VIPT aliasing instruction cache Machine model : Freescale i . MX6 DualLite / Solo SABRE Automotive Board [ . . . ] Amd / Fujitsu Extended Query Table at 0x0040 Amd / Fujitsu Extended Query version 1.3 . number of CFI chips : 1 nand : device found , Manufacturer ID : 0xc2 , Chip ID : 0xdc nand : Macronix MX30LF4G18AC nand : 512 MiB , SLC , erase size : 128 KiB , page size : 2048 , OOB size : 64 gpmi - nand 112000 . gpmi - nand : mode : 5 , failed in set feature . Bad block table found at page 262080 , version 0x01 Bad block table found at page 262016 , version 0x01 nand_read_bbt : bad block at 0x00000a7e0000 nand_read_bbt : bad block at 0x00000dc80000 4 cmdlinepart partitions found on MTD device gpmi - nand Creating 4 MTD partitions on "gpmi-nand" : ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ On line 13 you can read "mode:5, failed in set feature", meaning you are not in mode 5... so you have the "relaxed" timing you have at boot. After debuging your code (I have just remove the NAND back reading security check), you can redo the test: root@imx6qdlsolo : ~ # time dd if = / dev / mtd4 of = / dev / null 851968 + 0 records in 851968 + 0 records out 436207616 bytes ( 436 MB , 416 MiB ) copied , 32.9721 s , 13.2 MB / s‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ So you multiplied the performances by 4! Anyway, you have a better tool to measure your NAND performance, it is mtd_speedtest, but you have to rebuild your kernel. In Yocto, reconfigure your kernel (on your PC of couse!): bitbake virtual / kernel - c menuconfig‍‍ ‍ Choose in the menu "Device Drivers" -> "Memory Technology Device (MTD) support" -> "MTD tests support" , even it it not recommended! bitbake virtual / kernel - f - c compile bitbake virtual / kernel - f - c build bitbake virtual / kernel - f - c deploy‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ Then reflash you board (kernel + rootfs as tests are .ko files): Then you can do more accurate performance test: insmod / lib / modules / 4.1 . 29 - fslc + g59b38c3 / kernel / drivers / mtd / tests / mtd_speedtest . ko dev = 2 == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == = mtd_speedtest : MTD device : 2 mtd_speedtest : MTD device size 16777216 , eraseblock size 131072 , page size 2048 , count of eraseblocks 128 , pages per eraseblock 64 , OOB size 64 mtd_test : scanning for bad eraseblocks mtd_test : scanned 128 eraseblocks , 0 are bad mtd_speedtest : testing eraseblock write speed mtd_speedtest : eraseblock write speed is 4537 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : testing eraseblock read speed mtd_speedtest : eraseblock read speed is 16384 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : testing page write speed mtd_speedtest : page write speed is 4250 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : testing page read speed mtd_speedtest : page read speed is 15784 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : testing 2 page write speed mtd_speedtest : 2 page write speed is 4426 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : testing 2 page read speed mtd_speedtest : 2 page read speed is 16047 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing erase speed mtd_speedtest : erase speed is 244537 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing 2x multi - block erase speed mtd_speedtest : 2x multi - block erase speed is 252061 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing 4x multi - block erase speed mtd_speedtest : 4x multi - block erase speed is 256000 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing 8x multi - block erase speed mtd_speedtest : 8x multi - block erase speed is 260063 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing 16x multi - block erase speed mtd_speedtest : 16x multi - block erase speed is 260063 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing 32x multi - block erase speed mtd_speedtest : 32x multi - block erase speed is 256000 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : Testing 64x multi - block erase speed mtd_speedtest : 64x multi - block erase speed is 260063 KiB / s mtd_speedtest : finished == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == == = ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ You can now achieve almost 16MB/s, better than the dd test. Of course you cannot achieve more than 20MB/s, but you are not that far, and the NAND driver need optimizations. To redo the test: rmmod /lib/modules/4.1.29-fslc+g59b38c3/kernel/drivers/mtd/tests/mtd_speedtest.ko insmod /lib/modules/4.1.29-fslc+g59b38c3/kernel/drivers/mtd/tests/mtd_speedtest.ko dev=2 To check your NAND is in EDO mode 5, you can check your clock tree: / unit_tests / dump - clocks . sh clock          parent   flags    en_cnt pre_cnt      rate [ . . . ] gpmi_bch_apb   -- -       00000005    0        0        198000000 gpmi_bch       -- -       00000005    0        0        198000000 gpmi_io        -- -       00000005    0        0         99000000 gpmi_apb       -- -       00000005    0        0        198000000 ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ The IO are clocked now at 99MHz, thus you can read at 49.5MHz (20ns in EDO mode 5 definition).
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NOTE: Always de-power the target board and the aggregator when plugging or unplugging smart sensors from the aggregator. NOTE: See this link to instrument a board with a Smart Sensor. This page documents the triple-range "smart" current sensor that's part of a larger system for profiling power on application boards. The smart sensor features a Kinetis KL05Z with three current sense amplifiers. It allows measurement currents in three ranges. Four assembly options allow measurement of rail voltages 0-3.3V (two overall current ranges), 0-6.6V, and 12V. It connects to an aggregator, which powers, controls and aggregates data from a number of smart sensor boards. One of the biggest improvements over the older dual-range measurement system is that the on-sensor microcontroller allows near-simultaneous measurement of all instrumented rails on a board. The dual range profiler can only make one measurement at a time.  These are intended to be used with a microncontroller board to act as a trigger and data aggregator. This aggregator could also be used to reprogram the sensors.  The series resistance added by the smart sensor when in run mode (highest current range) is under 11 milliOhms as measured with 4-point probes and a Keysight B2902B SMU.  A "power oscilloscope" can be made by triggering measurements at regular intervals and presenting the results graphically.... Schematic: Board Layout, Top: Board Layout, Bottom: Here's a photo of two with a nickel is included to show scale. The board measures about 0.5 by 1.3 inches. Connections: The smart sensor header connections are: 5V: powers the 3.3V regulator, which in turn powers everything else on the sensor board 12V: all the gates of all the switching FETs are pulled pulled up to 12V GND: ground connection SCL/TX: I2C clock line  SDA/RX:  I2C data line  SWD_CLK:  line for triggering smart sensors to make measurements RESET_B:  line for resetting the smart sensor board SWD_IO: select line for the smart sensor Theory of operation: Three shunts and current sense amplifiers are used to measure current in three ranges. One shunt/sense amp pair has a 0.002 Ω shunt integrated into the IC package (U1, INA250). The other two sense amps (U2 and U3, INA212) require an external shunt.  FETs Q1, Q2,  and Q3 are used to switch the two lower range shunt/sense amp pairs in and out of circuit. In normal run operation (highest current range), Q1 (FDMC012N03, with Rds(on) under 1.5m Ω ) is turned on, which shorts leaves only U1 in circuit. FETs Q4, Q5 and Q6 translate the voltages to 3.3V so that GPIO on U4 (MCU KL05Z) can control them.  Rail voltage measurement is facilitated via resistors R3, R4, and R12 and Q7. Not all of these are populated in every assembly option. For measuring rail voltages 0-3.3V, R12 is populated. To measure 0-6.6V, R3, R4,and Q7 are populated. When turned on Q7 enables the voltage divider. All of the assembly option population info can be found in the schematic (attached). Regulator U5 (AP2210N) provides the 3.3V supply for all of the components on the board. This 1% tolerance regulator is used to provide a good reference for the ADC in U4.  Microcontroller U4 detects the assembly population option of the board via resistors R9, R10, and R11 so that the same application code can be used across all variations of the sensor boards. GPIO control the FETs and four ADC channels are used to measure the sense amplifier outputs and the rail voltage. Having a microcontroller on the sensor board allows the user to do extra credit things like count coulombs as well as allowing all similarly instrumented rails to measure at the same time via trigger line SWD_CLK. Data communication can be via I2C or UART, since these two pins can do both.  But if multiple sensor boards are to be used with an aggregator, communication needs to be over I2C. Application Code: The latest application code for the KL05Z on the smart sensor resides here: https://os.mbed.com/users/r14793/code/30847-SMRTSNSR-KL05Z/. The latest binary is attached below. In order to re-flash a smart sensor, the modification detailed in the aggregator page needs to be made. Once the modification is completed, leave the aggregator unpowered while pluging the SWD debugger into J5 and the smart sensor to be programmed into JP15. Very old UART-based application code for the KL05Z, built in the on-line MBED compiler (note that it requires the modified mbed library for internal oscillator). This code was used while testing the first smart sensor prototypes. It has since been abandoned. It's published here in the event that a user wants to use a single sensor plugged into JP15 with UART breakout connector J6. /****************************************************************************** * * MIT License (https://spdx.org/licenses/MIT.html) * Copyright 2017-2018 NXP * * MBED code for KL05Z-based "smart" current sensor board, basic testing * of functions via UART (connected via FRDM board and OpenSDA USB virtual * COM port). * * Eventual goal is to have each smart sensor communicate over I2C to an * aggregator board (FRDM board with a custom shield), allowing 1-10 power * supply rails to be instrumented. Extra credit effort is to support * sensors and aggregator with sigrok... * * Because there is no crystal on the board, need to edit source mbed-dev library * to use internal oscillator with pound-define: * change to "#define CLOCK_SETUP 0" in file: * mbed-dev/targets/TARGET_Freescale/TARGET_KLXX/TARGET_KL05Z/device/system_MKL05Z4.c * ******************************************************************************/ #include "mbed.h" // These will be GPIO for programming I2C address... // not yet implemented, using as test pins... DigitalOut addr0 ( PTA3 ) ; DigitalOut addr1 ( PTA4 ) ; DigitalOut addr2 ( PTA5 ) ; DigitalOut addr3 ( PTA6 ) ; // configure pins for measurements... // analog inputs from sense amps and rail voltage divider... AnalogIn HIGH_ADC ( PTB10 ) ; AnalogIn VRAIL_ADC ( PTB11 ) ; AnalogIn LOW1_ADC ( PTA9 ) ; AnalogIn LOW2_ADC ( PTA8 ) ; // outputs which control switching FETs... DigitalOut VRAIL_MEAS ( PTA7 ) ; // turns on Q7, connecting voltage divider DigitalOut LOW_ENABLE ( PTB0 ) ; // turns on Q4, turning off Q1, enabling low measurement DigitalOut LOW1 ( PTB2 ) ; // turns on Q5, turning off Q2, disconnecting shunt R1 DigitalOut LOW2 ( PTB1 ) ; // turns on Q6, turning off Q3, disconnecting shunt R2 // input used for triggering measurement... // will eventually need to be set up as an interrupt so it minimizes delay before measurement InterruptIn trigger ( PTA0 ) ; // use as a trigger to make measurement... // PTB3/4 can be used as UART or I2C... // For easier development with one smart sensor, we are using UART here... Serial uart ( PTB3 , PTB4 ) ; // tx, rx long int count = 0 ; int n = 25 ; // global number of averages for each measurement int i , temp ; bool repeat = true ; // flag indicating whether measurements should repeat or not const float vref = 3.3 ; // set vref for use in calculations... float delay = 0.25 ; // default delay between measurement bool gui = false ; // flag for controlling human vs machine readable output bool statistics = false ; // flag for outputting min and max along with average (GUI mode only) void enableHighRange ( ) { LOW_ENABLE = 0 ; // short both low current shunts, close Q1 wait_us ( 5 ) ; // delay for FET to settle... (make before break) LOW1 = 0 ; LOW2 = 0 ; // connect both shunts to make lower series resistance VRAIL_MEAS = 0 ; // disconnect rail voltage divider wait_us ( 250 ) ; // wait for B2902A settling... } void enableLow1Range ( ) { LOW1 = 0 ; LOW2 = 1 ; // disconnect LOW2 shunt so LOW1 can measure wait_us ( 5 ) ; // delay for FET to settle... (make before break) LOW_ENABLE = 1 ; // unshort low current shunts, open Q1 VRAIL_MEAS = 0 ; // disconnect rail voltage divider wait_us ( 250 ) ; // wait for B2902A settling... } void enableLow2Range ( ) { LOW1 = 1 ; LOW2 = 0 ; // disconnect LOW1 shunt so LOW2 can measure wait_us ( 5 ) ; // delay for FET to settle... (make before break) LOW_ENABLE = 1 ; // unshort low current shunts, open Q1 VRAIL_MEAS = 0 ; // disconnect rail voltage divider wait_us ( 500 ) ; // wait for B2902A settling... } void enableRailV ( ) { VRAIL_MEAS = 1 ; // turn on Q7, to enable R3-R4 voltage divider wait_us ( 125 ) ; // wait for divider to settle... // Compensation cap can be used to make // voltage at ADC a "square wave" but it is // rail voltage and FET dependent. Cap will // need tuning if this wait time is to be // removed/reduced. // // So, as it turns out, this settling time and // compensation capacitance are voltage dependent // because of the depletion region changes in the // FET. Reminiscent of grad school and DLTS. // Gotta love device physics... } void disableRailV ( ) { VRAIL_MEAS = 0 ; // turn off Q7, disabling R3-R4 voltage divider } // this function measures current, autoranging as necessary // to get the best measurement... void measureAuto ( ) { Timer t ; float itemp ; float tempI = 0 ; float imin = 1.0 ; // used to keep track of the minimum... float imax = 0 ; // used to keep track of the maximum... t . start ( ) ; // use timer to see how long things take... enableHighRange ( ) ; // this should already be the case, but do it anyway... for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { itemp = HIGH_ADC ; // read HIGH range sense amp output if ( statistics && itemp > imax ) imax = itemp ; // update max if necessary if ( statistics && itemp < imin ) imin = itemp ; // update min if necessary tempI + = itemp ; // add current sample to running sum } tempI = tempI / n * vref / 0.8 ; // compute average we just took... if ( gui ) uart . printf ( "=> %5.3f " , tempI ) ; if ( statistics && gui ) uart . printf ( "[%5.3f/%5.3f] " , imin * vref / 0.8 , imax * vref / 0.8 ) ; // if current is below this threshold, use LOW1 to measure... if ( tempI < 0.060 ) { if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( "... too Low: %f A, switching to low1 ==>\r\n" , tempI ) ; tempI = 0 ; enableLow1Range ( ) ; // change FETs to enable LOW1 measurement... imin = 1.0 ; imax = 0 ; for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { itemp = LOW1_ADC ; // read LOW1 sense amp output if ( statistics && itemp > imax ) imax = itemp ; // update max if necessary if ( statistics && itemp < imin ) imin = itemp ; // update min if necessary tempI + = itemp ; // add current sample to running sum } tempI = tempI / n * vref / 0.05 / 1000 ; // compute average we just took... if ( gui ) uart . printf ( "%6.4f " , tempI ) ; if ( statistics && gui ) uart . printf ( "[%6.4f/%6.4f] " , imin * vref / 0.05 / 1000 , imax * vref / 0.05 / 1000 ) ; // if current is below this threshold, use LOW2 to measure... if ( tempI < 0.0009 ) { if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( "... too Low: %f A, switching to low2 ==>\r\n" , tempI ) ; tempI = 0 ; enableLow2Range ( ) ; // change FETs to enable LOW1 measurement... imin = 1.0 ; imax = 0 ; for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { itemp = LOW2_ADC ; // read LOW2 sense amp output if ( statistics && itemp > imax ) imax = itemp ; // update max if necessary if ( statistics && itemp < imin ) imin = itemp ; // update min if necessary tempI + = itemp ; // add current sample to running sum } tempI = tempI / n * vref / 2 / 1000 ; // compute average we just took... if ( gui ) uart . printf ( "%8.6f " , tempI ) ; if ( statistics && gui ) uart . printf ( "[%8.6f/%8.6f] " , imin * vref / 2 / 1000 , imax * vref / 2 / 1000 ) ; } } t . stop ( ) ; // stop the timer to see how long it took do do this... enableHighRange ( ) ; if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( "\r\nCurrent = %f A Current Measure Time = %f sec\r\n" , tempI , t . read ( ) ) ; } // the autoranging should really be done with functions that return values, as should the // functions below... This would make for shorter and more elegant code, but the author // is a bit of a pasta programmer... void measureHigh ( ) { float highI = 0 ; enableHighRange ( ) ; for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { highI + = HIGH_ADC ; } highI = highI / n ; uart . printf ( "HIghI = %f A\r\n" , vref * highI / 0.8 ) ; } void measureLow1 ( ) { float low1I = 0 ; enableLow1Range ( ) ; for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { low1I + = LOW1_ADC ; } enableHighRange ( ) ; low1I = low1I / n ; uart . printf ( "low1I = %f A\r\n" , vref * low1I / 0.05 / 1000 ) ; } void measureLow2 ( ) { float low2I = 0 ; enableLow2Range ( ) ; for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { low2I + = LOW2_ADC ; } enableHighRange ( ) ; low2I = low2I / n ; uart . printf ( "low2I = %f A\r\n" , vref * low2I / 2 / 1000 ) ; } // measure the rail voltage, default being with // a divide by 2 resistor divider // It has to be switched out when not in use or it will // add to the measured current, at least in the low ranges... void measureRailV ( ) { float railv = 0 ; float mult = vref * 2 ; // since divide by 2, we can measure up to 6.6V... float vmin = 5 ; float vmax = 0 ; float vtemp ; enableRailV ( ) ; // switch FETs so divider is connected... for ( i = 0 ; i < n ; i ++ ) { vtemp = VRAIL_ADC ; // read voltage at divider output... if ( statistics && vtemp > vmax ) vmax = vtemp ; // update max if necessary if ( statistics && vtemp < vmin ) vmin = vtemp ; // update min if necessary railv + = vtemp ; // add current sample to running sum } disableRailV ( ) ; // now disconnect the voltage divider railv = railv / n ; // compute average (note this is in normalized ADC [0..1]) // Convert to voltage by multiplying by "mult" if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( "RailV = %5.3f V " , mult * railv ) ; if ( gui ) uart . printf ( "%5.3f " , mult * railv ) ; if ( statistics && gui ) uart . printf ( "[%5.3f/%5.3f] " , mult * vmin , mult * vmax ) ; uart . printf ( "\r\n" ) ; } // not sure how useful this function is... void measureAll ( ) { measureHigh ( ) ; measureLow1 ( ) ; measureLow2 ( ) ; measureRailV ( ) ; } // test function to see if trigger pin is being hit... // intended for use later to do timed triggering of measurements... void triggerIn ( ) { uart . printf ( "You're triggering me! \r\n" ) ; measureAll ( ) ; } // main... int main ( ) { // set up basic conditions... Timer m ; uart . baud ( 115200 ) ; enableHighRange ( ) ; // default state - only HIGH sense amp in circuit, no divider // signal that we're alive... uart . printf ( "Hello World!\r\n" ) ; // configure the trigger interrupt... trigger . rise ( & triggerIn ) ; while ( true ) { count ++ ; wait ( delay ) ; if ( repeat ) { // if repeat flag is set, keep making measurements... m . reset ( ) ; // reset and start timer... m . start ( ) ; measureAuto ( ) ; // measuring current using auto-ranging... measureRailV ( ) ; // measure rail voltage... m . stop ( ) ; // stop the timer. if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( " Total Measure Time = %f sec" , m . read ( ) ) ; if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( "\r\n\r\n" ) ; } // see if there are any characters in the receive buffer... // this is how we change things on the fly... // Commands (single keystroke... it's easier) // t = one shot automeasure // v = measure volt // h = one shot high measure // k = one shot LOW1 measure // l = one shot LOW2 measure (letter l) // r = toggle repeat // R = turn off repeat // + = faster repeat rate // - = slower repeat rate // = = set repeat rate to 0.25 sec // g = use human readable text output // G = use compressed text format for GUI // s = turn statistics output off // S = turn statistics output on (only in GUI mode) // n = decrease number of averages for each measurement // N = increase number of averages for each measurement // // these were for testing FET switching... // 1 = LOW_ENABLE = 0 (the number 1) // 2 = LOW1 = 0 // 3 = LOW2 = 0 // 4 = VRAIL_MEAS = 0 // ! = LOW_ENABLE = 1 // @ = LOW1 = 1 // # = LOW2 = 1 // $ = VRAIL_MEAS = 1 if ( uart . readable ( ) ) { temp = uart . getc ( ) ; if ( temp == ( int ) 't' ) { if ( ! gui ) uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: " ) ; measureAuto ( ) ; measureRailV ( ) ; //measureAll(); } if ( temp == ( int ) 'v' ) { uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: " ) ; measureRailV ( ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'h' ) { uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: " ) ; measureHigh ( ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'k' ) { uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: " ) ; measureLow1 ( ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'l' ) { uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: " ) ; measureLow2 ( ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '1' ) { LOW_ENABLE = 0 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: LowEnable = %d\r\n" , 0 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '2' ) { LOW1 = 0 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: LOW1 = %d\r\n" , 0 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '3' ) { LOW2 = 0 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: LOW2 = %d\r\n" , 0 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '4' ) { VRAIL_MEAS = 0 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: VRAILMEAS = %d\r\n" , 0 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '!' ) { LOW_ENABLE = 1 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: LowEnable = %d\r\n" , 1 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '@' ) { LOW1 = 1 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: LOW1 = %d\r\n" , 1 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '#' ) { LOW2 = 1 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: LOW2 = %d\r\n" , 1 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '$' ) { VRAIL_MEAS = 1 ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: VRAILMEAS = %d\r\n" , 1 ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'r' ) { repeat = ! repeat ; uart . printf ( "Keyboard trigger: repeat toggle: %s \r\n" , repeat ? "true" : "false" ) ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'R' ) repeat = false ; if ( temp == ( int ) '+' ) { delay - = 0.05 ; if ( delay < 0.05 ) delay = 0.05 ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '-' ) { delay + = 0.05 ; if ( delay > 1 ) delay = 1 ; } if ( temp == ( int ) '=' ) delay = 0.25 ; if ( temp == ( int ) 'g' ) gui = false ; if ( temp == ( int ) 'G' ) gui = true ; if ( temp == ( int ) 's' ) statistics = false ; if ( temp == ( int ) 'S' ) statistics = true ; if ( temp == ( int ) 'n' ) { n - = 25 ; if ( n < 25 ) n = 25 ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'N' ) { n + = 25 ; if ( n > 1000 ) n = 1000 ; } if ( temp == ( int ) 'N' || temp == ( int ) 'n' ) uart . printf ( "/r/n/r/n Averages = %d \r\n\r\b" , n ) ; } } } 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    Xenomai is real-time framework, which can run seamlessly side-by-side Linux as a co-kernel system, or natively over mainline Linux kernels (with or without PREEMPT-RT patch). The dual kernel nicknamed Cobalt, is a significant rework of the Xenomai 2.x system. Cobalt implements the RTDM specification for interfacing with real-time device drivers. The native linux version, an enhanced implementation of the experimental Xenomai/SOLO work, is called Mercury. In this environment, only a standalone implementation of the RTDM specification in a kernel module is required, for interfacing the RTDM-compliant device drivers with the native kernel. You can get more detailed information from Home · Wiki · xenomai / xenomai · GitLab       I have ported xenomai 3.1 to i.MX Yocto 4.19.35-1.1.0, and currently support ARMv7 and tested on imx6ulevk/imx6ull14x14evk/imx6qpsabresd/imx6dlsabresd/imx6sxsabresdimx6slevk boards. I also did stress test by tool stress-ng on some boards.     You need attached file xenomai-4.14.35-1.1.0-arm-20200818.tgz (which inlcudes all patches and bb file) and add the following variable in conf/local.conf before build xenomai by command bitake xenomai.  XENOMAI_KERNEL_MODE = "cobalt"  PREFERRED_VERSION_linux-imx = "4.19-${XENOMAI_KERNEL_MODE}" IMAGE_INSTALL_append += " xenomai" DISTRO_FEATURES_remove = "optee" or XENOMAI_KERNEL_MODE = "mercury" PREFERRED_VERSION_linux-imx = "4.19-${XENOMAI_KERNEL_MODE}" IMAGE_INSTALL_append += " xenomai" DISTRO_FEATURES_remove = "optee" If XENOMAI_KERNEL_MODE = "cobalt", you can build dual kernel version. And If  XENOMAI_KERNEL_MODE = "mercury", it is single kernel with PREEMPT-RT patch. The following is test result by the command ( /usr/xenomai/demo/cyclictest -p 50 -t 5 -m -n -i 1000 😞 //Mecury on 6ULL with stress-ng --cpu 4 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 128M --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 6.08 2.17 0.81 8/101 534 T: 0 (  530) P:99 I:1000 C:  74474 Min:     23 Act:  235 Avg:   77 Max:    8278 T: 1 (  531) P:99 I:1500 C:  49482 Min:     24 Act:   32 Avg:   56 Max:    8277 T: 2 (  532) P:99 I:2000 C:  36805 Min:     24 Act:   38 Avg:   79 Max:    8170 T: 3 (  533) P:99 I:2500 C:  29333 Min:     25 Act:   41 Avg:   54 Max:    7069 T: 4 (  534) P:99 I:3000 C:  24344 Min:     24 Act:   51 Avg:   60 Max:    7193 //Cobalt on 6ULL with stress-ng --cpu 4 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 128M --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 7.02 6.50 4.01 8/100 660 T: 0 (  652) P:50 I:1000 C: 560348 Min:      1 Act:   10 Avg:   15 Max:      71 T: 1 (  653) P:50 I:1500 C: 373556 Min:      1 Act:    9 Avg:   17 Max:      78 T: 2 (  654) P:50 I:2000 C: 280157 Min:      2 Act:   14 Avg:   20 Max:      64 T: 3 (  655) P:50 I:2500 C: 224120 Min:      1 Act:   12 Avg:   15 Max:      57 T: 4 (  656) P:50 I:3000 C: 186765 Min:      1 Act:   31 Avg:   19 Max:      53 //Cobalt on 6qp with stress-ng --cpu 4 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 512M --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 8.11 7.44 4.45 8/156 1057 T: 0 (  917) P:50 I:1000 C: 686106 Min:      0 Act:    3 Avg:    5 Max:      53 T: 1 (  918) P:50 I:1500 C: 457395 Min:      0 Act:    3 Avg:    5 Max:      49 T: 2 (  919) P:50 I:2000 C: 342866 Min:      0 Act:    2 Avg:    4 Max:      43 T: 3 (  920) P:50 I:2500 C: 274425 Min:      0 Act:    3 Avg:    5 Max:      58 T: 4 (  921) P:50 I:3000 C: 228682 Min:      0 Act:    2 Avg:    6 Max:      46 //Cobalt on 6dl with stress-ng --cpu 2 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 256M --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 3.35 4.15 2.47 1/122 850 T: 0 (  729) P:50 I:1000 C: 608088 Min:      0 Act:    1 Avg:    3 Max:      34 T: 1 (  730) P:50 I:1500 C: 405389 Min:      0 Act:    0 Avg:    4 Max:      38 T: 2 (  731) P:50 I:2000 C: 304039 Min:      0 Act:    1 Avg:    4 Max:      45 T: 3 (  732) P:50 I:2500 C: 243225 Min:      0 Act:    0 Avg:    4 Max:      49 T: 4 (  733) P:50 I:3000 C: 202683 Min:      0 Act:    0 Avg:    5 Max:      38 //Cobalt on 6SX stress-ng --cpu 4 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 512M  --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 7.51 7.19 6.66 8/123 670 T: 0 (  598) P:50 I:1000 C:2314339 Min:      0 Act:    3 Avg:    8 Max:      60 T: 1 (  599) P:50 I:1500 C:1542873 Min:      0 Act:   15 Avg:    8 Max:      72 T: 2 (  600) P:50 I:2000 C:1157152 Min:      0 Act:    4 Avg:    9 Max:      55 T: 3 (  601) P:50 I:2500 C: 925721 Min:      0 Act:    5 Avg:    9 Max:      57 T: 4 (  602) P:50 I:3000 C: 771434 Min:      0 Act:    6 Avg:    6 Max:      41 //Cobalt on 6Solo lite stress-ng --cpu 4 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 512M  --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 7.01 7.04 6.93 8/104 598 T: 0 (  571) P:50 I:1000 C:3639967 Min:      0 Act:    9 Avg:    7 Max:      60 T: 1 (  572) P:50 I:1500 C:2426642 Min:      0 Act:    9 Avg:   11 Max:      66 T: 2 (  573) P:50 I:2000 C:1819980 Min:      0 Act:   11 Avg:   10 Max:      57 T: 3 (  574) P:50 I:2500 C:1455983 Min:      0 Act:   12 Avg:   10 Max:      56 T: 4 (  575) P:50 I:3000 C:1213316 Min:      0 Act:    7 Avg:    9 Max:      43 //Cobalt on 7d with stress-ng --cpu 2 --io 2 --vm 1 --vm-bytes 256M --metrics-brief policy: fifo: loadavg: 5.03 5.11 5.15 6/107 683 T: 0 (  626) P:50 I:1000 C:6842938 Min:      0 Act:    1 Avg:    2 Max:      63 T: 1 (  627) P:50 I:1500 C:4561953 Min:      0 Act:    4 Avg:    2 Max:      66 T: 2 (  628) P:50 I:2000 C:3421461 Min:      0 Act:    0 Avg:    2 Max:      69 T: 3 (  629) P:50 I:2500 C:2737166 Min:      0 Act:    3 Avg:    2 Max:      71 T: 4 (  630) P:50 I:3000 C:2280969 Min:      0 Act:    2 Avg:    1 Max:      33
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L5.4.3_1.0.0 release is now available on  IMX_SW  landing page: BSP Updates and Releases -> Linux ->Linux L5.4.3_1.0.0. Documentation -> Linux -> Linux 5.4.3_1.0.0 Documentation Files available: # Name Description 1 imx-yocto-LF_L5.4.3_1.0.0.zip i.MX L5.4.3_1.0.0 for Linux BSP Documentation.  Includes Release Notes, User Guide. 2 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX6QPDLSOLOX.zip i.MX 6QuadPlus, i.MX 6Quad, i.MX 6DualLite, i.MX 6Solox Linux Binary Demo Files 3 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX6SLLEVK.zip i.MX 6SLL EVK Linux Binary Demo Files 4 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX6UL7D.zip i.MX 6UltraLite EVK, 7Dual SABRESD, 6ULL EVK Linux Binary Demo Files 5 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX7ULPEVK.zip i.MX 7ULP EVK Linux Binary Demo Files  6 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX8MMEVK.zip i.MX 8M Mini EVK Linux Binary Demo Files  7 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX8MNEVK.zip i.MX 8M Nano EVK Linux Binary Demo Files  8 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX8MQEVK.zip i.MX 8M Quad EVK Linux Binary Demo files 9 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX8QMMEK.zip i.MX 8QMax MEK Linux Binary Demo files 10 LF_v5.4.y-1.0.0_images_MX8QXPMEK.zip i.MX 8QXPlus MEK Linux Binary Demo files 11 imx-scfw-porting-kit-1.2.10.1.tar.gz System Controller Firmware (SCFW) porting kit v1.2.10.1 for L5.4.3_1.0.0   Target board: MX 8 Series MX 8QuadXPlus MEK Board MX 8QuadMax MEK Board MX 8M Quad EVK Board MX 8M Mini EVK Board MX 8M Nano EVK Board MX 7 Series MX 7Dual SABRE-SD Board MX 7ULP EVK Board MX 6 Series MX 6QuadPlus SABRE-SD and SABRE-AI Boards MX 6Quad SABRE-SD and SABRE-AI Boards MX 6DualLite SDP SABRE-SD and SABRE-AI Boards MX 6SoloX SABRE-SD MX 6UltraLite EVK Board MX 6ULL EVK Board MX 6ULZ EVK Board MX 6SLL EVK Board   What’s New/Features: Please consult the Release Notes.   Known Issues: For known issues and more details please consult the Release Notes.   More information on changes of Yocto, see: README:  https://source.codeaurora.org/external/imx/imx-manifest/tree/README?h=imx-linux-zeus ChangeLog:  https://source.codeaurora.org/external/imx/imx-manifest/tree/ChangeLog?h=imx-linux-zeus      
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[中文翻译版] 见附件   原文链接: i.MX Create Android SDCard Mirror 
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[中文翻译版] 见附件   原文链接: Guide to flash an eMMC from SD Card on i.MX6Q SABRE-SD 
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         This document will describe how to add open JDK to i.MX yocto BSP. It will take two versions of Linux BSP as an example, one is the lower version of L4.1.15-2.0.0, the other is the latest version of L4.19.35-1.1.0. Adding openjdk-8 to L4.1.15-2.0.0(Ubuntu 16.04 LTS platform) Before adding an open JDK, you must download L4.1.15-2.0.0 BSP according to the i.MX_Yocto_Project_User's_Guide.pdf , and ensure that it can pass the compilation normally, that is to say, there is no error in the compilation. In this example, BSP is compiled using the following command. # DISTRO=fsl-imx-wayland MACHINE=imx6sxsabresd source fsl-setup-release.sh -b build-wayland # bitbake fsl-image-qt5          Then follow the steps below to add openjdk to the yocto layer:   Fetching openjdk-8 from Yocto website # cd ~/imx-release-bsp # cd sources # git clone git://git.yoctoproject.org/meta-java # cd meta-java # git checkout -b krogoth origin/krogoth   [Comment]     Yocto’s version is described in i.MX_Yocto_Project_User's_Guide.pdf 2. Modifying related configurations (1) build-wayland /conf/local.conf Add following lines to the file: # Possible provider: cacao-initial-native and jamvm-initial-native PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/java-initial-native = "cacao-initial-native" # Possible provider: cacao-native and jamvm-native PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/java-native = "cacao-native" # Optional since there is only one provider for now PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/javac-native = "ecj-bootstrap-native" IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " openjdk-8" Save it and exit (2) build-wayland /conf/bblayers.conf Add java layer to the file, like below: BBLAYERS = " \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/poky/meta \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/poky/meta-poky \   \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-openembedded/meta-oe \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-openembedded/meta-multimedia \   \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-fsl-arm \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-fsl-arm-extra \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-fsl-demos \   ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-java \ "…… Save it and exit. 3. Build openjdk-8 # cd ~/imx-release-bsp # source setup-environment build-wayland #bitbake openjdk-8 -c fetchall          Fetch all packages related to openjdk-8. [ error handling ]          During downloading packages, you may encounter errors like the following. (1)Fetch fastjar-0.98.tar.gz errors          The error is caused by invalid web address, we can download it from another link, see below: http://savannah.c3sl.ufpr.br/fastjar/fastjar-0.98.tar.gz copy the link to firefox in Ubuntu platform, and it will be downloaded into ~/Downloads # cd ~/imx-release-bsp/downloads # cp ~/Downloads/ fastjar-0.98.tar.gz ./ # touch fastjar-0.98.tar.gz.done   (2)Fetch “classpath-0.93.tar.gz” error          Download it from : http://mirror.nbtelecom.com.br/gnu/classpath/classpath-0.93.tar.gz And copy it to ~/imx-release-bsp/downloads, and create a file named classpath-0.93.tar.gz.done in the directory. # cd ~/imx-release-bsp/downloads # cp ~/Downloads/ classpath-0.93.tar.gz ./ # touch classpath-0.93.tar.gz.done (3) 8 files with tar.bz2 (hotspot-Java jvm)          These similar errors are very likely to be encountered.          These errors are caused by the bad network environment. You can download these packages manually. These are Java virtual machine source packages, i.e. hotspot JVM [Solution] # mkdir ~/temp # cd temp # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/56b133772ec1.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/ac29c9c1193a.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/1f032000ff4b.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/81f2d81a48d7.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/0549bf2f507d.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/0948e61a3722.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/48c99b423839.tar.bz2 # wget http://www.multitech.net/mlinux/sources/bf0932d3e0f8.tar.bz2          Then create .tar.bz2.done files for each package via touch command   # touch 56b133772ec1.tar.bz2.done # touch ac29c9c1193a.tar.bz2.done # touch 1f032000ff4b.tar.bz2.done # touch 81f2d81a48d7.tar.bz2.done # touch 0549bf2f507d.tar.bz2.done # touch 0948e61a3722.tar.bz2.done # touch 48c99b423839.tar.bz2.done # touch bf0932d3e0f8.tar.bz2.done          Like below:          Then copy these files to ~/ fsl-release-bsp/downloads/ # bitbake openjdk-8 -c compile          After openjdk compilation, you will be prompted as follows:          At last , install openjdk-8 to images # bitbake fsl-image-qt5          Done: [Additional description]          The above method of adding openjdk-8 is the steps after BSP compilation. Users can also add openjdk-8 before BSP compilation, and then compile it with BSP          According to steps in i.MX_Yocto_Project_User's_Guide.pdf, After running the following two commands, users can modify bblayers.conf and local.conf directly.          For example, steps below have been validated: … … # repo sync # cd ~/fsl-release-bsp # DISTRO=fsl-imx-x11 MACHINE=imx6qsabresd source fsl-setup-release.sh -b build-x11 # gedit ./conf/bblayers.conf          Add the same contents as above. # gedit ./conf/local.conf          Add the same contents as above. # bitbake fsl-image-gui          During compilation, users may encounter some errors, which can be handled by referring to the methods described above Adding openjdk-8 to L4.19.35-1.1.0(Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Platform) In fact, the steps to add openjdk-8 to l4.19.35 are the same as those described above, and the following steps have been verified. Before adding openjdk-8, i.mx8qxp full image has been compiled with 2 commands below, so we only need to add openjdk-8 here. # DISTRO=fsl-imx-xwayland MACHINE=imx8qxpmek source fsl-setup-release.sh -b build-xwayland # bitbake imx-image-full # cd sources # git clone git://git.yoctoproject.org/meta-java # cd meta-java # git checkout -b warrior origin/warrior          Release L4.19.35_1.1.0 is released for Yocto Project 2.7 (Warrior). # cd ~/imx-release-bsp-l4.19.35 # source setup-environment build-xwayland-imx8qxpmek # gedit ./conf/bblayers.conf          Add meta-java to it.          ……            ${BSPDIR}/sources/meta-java \          ……          Save and exit. # gedit ./conf/local.conf          Add these lines to it.          # Possible provider: cacao-initial-native and jamvm-initial-native PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/java-initial-native = "cacao-initial-native" # Possible provider: cacao-native and jamvm-native PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/java-native = "cacao-native" # Optional since there is only one provider for now PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/javac-native = "ecj-bootstrap-native" IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " openjdk-8" Save and exit.   # cd ~/imx-release-bsp-l4.19.35/build-xwayland-imx8qxpmek # bitbake openjdk-8 -c fetch # bitbake openjdk-8 -c compile [Errors] [Solution] # gedit ./ tmp/work/x86_64-linux/openjdk-8-native/172b11-r0/jdk8u-33d274a7dda0/hotspot/make/linux/Makefile Comment the following lines: ----------------------------------------- check_os_version: #ifeq ($(DISABLE_HOTSPOT_OS_VERSION_CHECK)$(EMPTY_IF_NOT_SUPPORTED),) #       $(QUIETLY) >&2 echo "*** This OS is not supported:" `uname -a`; exit 1; #endif -----------------------------------------          Then continue # cd ~/imx-release-bsp-l4.19.35/build-xwayland-imx8qxpmek # bitbake openjdk-8 -c compile [comment]          Probably similar errors will be encountered during compiling other packages, we can use the same way like above to solve it , see bellow, please! Done:          At last, install openjdk-8 to images. # bitbake imx-image-full          Installation is done. NXP TIC Team  Weidong Sun 12/31/2019
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Instrumenting A Board To instrument a board, the connection between the power supply and the target device needs to be broken, usually via a series resistor that's placed on the board. Sometimes the inductor needs to be lifted if no series resistor was included on the rail by the board's designer. In the ideal case, through-hole connections were also provided on the board for the connection of these off-board sensors. Here are three close-up photos that show several boards that have been instrumented: In all three cases, the sensors stand in place via the two outer current carrying wires. The middle and right used insulated wires where as the one on the left used bare wires. In all three cases, the sensor's   +   connection needs to go towards the power supply and the   - connection goes to the target device. The outer wires here are 24-26 gauge. (The relatively heavy gauge wire is used to keep the series resistance of inserting a smart sensor to a minimum.) The ground connection is the middle hole of the smart sensor. In the left and middle photos, a 30 gauge wire connects to the middle hole ground connection on the  board. In the right photo, the ground wire was more conveniently added to a big cap just below the bottom of edge of the photo. Here are wider angle view photos of two of the boards above: The sensors on the left are free-standing since the current carrying wires are stiff enough to hold them upright. Care must be taken since too much flexing will cause a wire to break. Too much bending can also cause a short to the board (and that's why insulated wires were used on these boards). The board on the right has the sensors laying parallel to the board. They are not affixed to the board, but a wire is wrapped around the bundle of ribbon cables out of view past the right edge of the photo. For boards without the through hole connections, the smart sensors need to be immobilized to keep from pulling the SMT pads off the board. If there is room on the board or sides of connectors or large components, the sensors may be attached down with foam double-sticky tape (see photo below, sensor affixed on top i.MX7ULP): For boards where there are no convenient unpopulated areas or there are too many sensors, some other means needs to be devised to immoblize the smart sensors. In the left photo below, two inductors per sensor have been flipped and the two sensors inserted to instrument the two rails. The solder pads on the inductors would easily be broken off by any movement of the smart sensors, so a cage with clamps to hold the ribbon cables was 3D printed. On the back side, there is room for the aggregator to be zip tied to the bottom plate, so the instrumented board can be moved as a single unit with minimal flexing of the ribbon cables.
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