I'm porting an application from an x86 Atom to an i.MX53 QSB for a wave energy project.
The i.MX53 QSB optimizes the transfer of mechanical power into electrical current to charge
batteries. Using a i.MX53 QSB should drop our HOTEL load from 12 watts to 2 watts
Having worked through installing a SATA drive and getting a cross tool chain working
with Eclipse CDT/RSE, I have stumbled into another potential pot hole.
Our existing app makes extensive use of floating point arithmetic. I just discovered that
Linux kernels come into two flavors for this class of ARM processors. A "armhf" kernel
seems to imply support for hardware floating point.
Does the kernel on the micro-SD shipped with i.MX53 QSB support floating point natively?
We need just standard IEEE-754 double precision floating point.
If not, is there kernel and tool chain with hardware floating point supported? Where
can it be downloaded?