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M4core setup for imx8 QXP mek (with Zephyr Project)

Question asked by Radu-Stefan Angheluta on Dec 21, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 21, 2018 by igorpadykov

Hello,

 

I am using Zephyr Project to build applications for the M4core on my imx8 qxp mek board. I started with the Hello World sample application provided with Zephyr and I used my board's specific settings to do that. The compile was successfull but I had some difficulties and misunderstandings when I tried to load the generated binary file into the board and run it from memory. I do not know exactly what I am doing wrong but I still can’t get the expected output. In my head, to know I’ve done the things right, I think I should see some “Hello World” message on terminal after I run the bin file from memory, but I didn’t manage to get that “Hello world” message.

Anyways, I used an sdcard and the u-boot fatload command to load the file into the board to a certain memory address. After that I used the bootaux command to start the M4 core from that specific memory address. I received this message  “Copy image from 0x80280000 to 0x34fe0000 Start M4 bootaux complete” which tells me that I've done the things correctly. The problem is that I didn't get that "Hello World" message I expected. If I try to run ‘go 0x80280000’,  ‘go 0x34fe0000’, or to go to any other memory address my board is just resetting and freezes. I tried to run the bootaux command again and switch back to the main core where I did not get this weird behaviours, but the same thing happened, freezing and every time I have to manually reset the board.

 

Furthermore, I realised that no matter what memory address I use to start the M4 core, I still get that message saying that M4 core was succesfully started and the bootaux was complete, even though I didn't load any binary file to that address.

 

 I do not know if this was supposed to happen or what I am doing wrong if not, so can you please help me?

 

Thanks!

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