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Is there an i.MX 6 Solo emulator and which/how Linux distro to use?

Question asked by vertz on Sep 22, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 23, 2015 by vertz

Hi everyone, this is my first time here, reaching out to this community, so I hope you can help me out with something. I have a device coming in a few months that runs on an i.MX 6 Solo. Now, I haven't done a lot of reading and research yet, but I am doing so now, going through the various documentation files. Sorry if this is a question with an apparent answer, but I don't have the knowledge to answer it yet. So here it goes, how do I setup a development environment for this device. That is, even though I won't get the device in a few months, I would like to start developing applications for it, so is there a way to emulate a development environment that fits the constraints of the i.MX 6 solo? If there isn't a full software solution, is there a hardware solution then? I looked through the evaluation kits but there isn't an i.MX 6 Solo one.

 

That was my main question. now an extra one. Ultimately, I would setup Linux on the device. I am currently going through the documentation for the freescale embedded linux for i.MX application processors, however what I would like to know is what kind of linux distribution is it possible to setup on a device running i.MX 6 Solo, and would it ultimately be possible to setup JVM or Chromium, and have it run web applications, maybe even web apps running on the Crosswalk runtime environment?

 

I am aware this is a ton of information, but I am just kind of in the dark here, anything helps. so thanks in advance.

 

TL;DR - How to emulate the i.MX 6 Solo?; How/which Linux distro to setup?

 

Thanks, I'll stick around here for the few coming months

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