The cb20 machine provides a platform for our Controller Board with Colibri Module hardware using a real time kernel.

Building Images

Note that the cb20 machine requires the meta-ost-toradex layer that is part of meta-ost.

Follow the Setup and Building guide to set up the build environment. Fetch board and processor specific repositories:

  • meta-freescale, github.com/Freescale/meta-freescale.git, branch dunfell
  • meta-freescale-3rdparty, github.com/Freescale/meta-freescale-3rdparty.git, branch dunfell
  • meta-toradex-bsp-common, git.toradex.com/meta-toradex-bsp-common.git, branch dunfell-5.x.y
  • meta-toradex-nxp, git.toradex.com/meta-toradex-nxp.git, branch dunfell-5.x.y

Next, add the layers to bblayers.conf

   /home/ubuntu/yocto/poky/meta \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/poky/meta-poky \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/poky/meta-yocto-bsp \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-openembedded/meta-oe \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-ost/meta-ost \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-ost/meta-ost-toradex \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-toradex-nxp \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-toradex-bsp-common \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-freescale \
   /home/ubuntu/yocto/meta-freescale-3rdparty \

and change the machine definition in local.conf

MACHINE = "cb20"

Prebuilt images can be obtained from our Linux Images page.

EIM Driver and Device Tree

The cb20 board incorporates an FPGA which is connected through the EIM bus instead of two SRAM modules. We use flink to access the FPGA. The relevant part can be found unter the weim node in imx6dl-colibri-cb20.dts:

The ranges property determines the memory areas for 3 chip selects. The size of each region is 32 MB. CS0 starts at 0x08000000 and is used for the FPGA. Only 512 KB are used for the FPGA because the address width is 16 bit. The kernel module maps the amount of memory which is in the reg property of the fpga node.

The property fsl,weim-cs-timing sets 6 configuration registers of the EIM bus (EIM_CS0GCR1, EIM_CS0GCR2, EIM_CS0RCR1, EIM_CS0RCR2, EIM_CS0WCR1 and EIM_CS0WCR2).

The compatible string determines which driver is loaded, in our case it's the flink_eim.ko kernel module (ntb,flink_eim_driver).

Another change in our device tree is on iomux: some gpios are removed due to conflicts with flexcan and eim.

Getting Images

Prebuilt images can be obtained from our Linux Images page. Extract it and flash it onto a SD card or USB stick (see next chapter).

Installing Images

Accessing the Board

The login shell can be accessed through UART-A.


user ost
pw ost

The root user is also available over ssh in development images (such as ost-devel image).


IP ?

Using WLAN

See WiFi on iMX6 for further information.

Developing for the Board

See SDKs and specifically SDK.