DESK-MX6UL-L/General/Release Notes

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1.0.1

Jun 2021 First DESK release
2.0.0 Mar 2022 DESK 3.0.0 release



Release Notes[edit | edit source]

DAVE Embedded Systems adds to the Linux BSP from NXP the customization required to support the SOC platform. For this reason most of the documentation provided by NXP remains valid for the DESK development kit.

However, some customization is required, in particular at bootloader and linux kernel levels.

The following table reports the DESK releases information.

DESK version
Release number 3.0.0
Release type Major
Status Released
Release date Mar 2022
Release notes Ver 3.0.0
Product support AXEL ULite
MVM (distro version) Ubuntu 20.04
U-Boot version 2021.04-desk-mx6ul-l-3.0.0
Linux version 5.10.35-desk-mx6ul-l-3.0.0
Drivers

SPI NOR Flash (boot)
NAND
UART debug (2-wire)
USB Host
SD/MMC1
LCD
Splash screen

RTC
RS232
RS485
Audio
I2C
SPI
ConfigID

Manufacturer BSP version lf-5.10.35-2.0.0
Graphic libraries Qt 5.15.2
Build System Yocto hardknott (3.3)

DESK-MX6UL-L 3.0.0[edit | edit source]

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New MVM must be installed for using DESK-MX6UL-L-3.0.0. The VM is available for download on DAVE's XELK Reserved Area for registered users.

Release notes:

  • Major change to NXP BSP 5.10.35
  • Updated U-Boot and kernel versions
  • Updated Yocto version
  • Updated Qt version

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

The following table reports the known limitations of this DESK release:

Issue Description
Qt5 linuxfb not working platform linuxfb is not present on desk-image-qt5 image target
Linux kernel xconfig make xconfig does not work

Downloadable binary images[edit | edit source]

All binary images for DESK-MX6UL-L are hosted on DAVE Embedded System mirror server. There you can find a sub directory for each version of this development kit.

U-Boot performs 2-stage bootloader providing two files: SPL and u-boot.img. Both two files must be stored into SD card using dd command.

A summary of images with a brief description can be found into the table below:

Image DESK-MX6UL-L 1.0.1
Platform SDV04 - SDV0400011C2R SBC Lynx - SXUB4000I3R
Carrier Board ConfigID 003a 002f
LCD panel Ampire 800 x 480 7" LVDS 262K colors N.A.
SPL SPL SPL
u-boot.img u-boot.img u-boot.img
Linux kernel uImage
Device tree imx6ul-axelulite-cb003a.dtb imx6ul-lynx-som0013-cb002f.dtb
root file system dave-image-devel

DESK-MX6UL-L 1.0.1[edit | edit source]

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New MVM must be installed for using DESK-MX6UL-L-1.0.1. The VM is available for download on DAVE's XELK Reserved Area for registered users.

Release notes:

  • Major change to NXP BSP 4.14.98
  • Updated U-Boot and kernel versions
  • Updated Yocto version
  • Updated Qt version

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

The following table reports the known limitations of this DESK release:

Issue Description
Qt5 linuxfb not working platform linuxfb is not present on desk-image-qt5 image target
Linux kernel xconfig make xconfig does not work

Downloadable binary images[edit | edit source]

All binary images for DESK-MX6UL-L are hosted on DAVE Embedded System mirror server. There you can find a sub directory for each version of this development kit.

U-Boot performs 2-stage bootloader providing two files: SPL and u-boot.img. Both two files must be stored into SD card using dd command.

A summary of images with a brief description can be found into the table below:

Image DESK-MX6UL-L 1.0.1
Platform SDV04 - SDV0400011C2R SBC Lynx - SXUB4000I3R
Carrier Board ConfigID 003a 002f
LCD panel Ampire 800 x 480 7" LVDS 262K colors N.A.
bootscript boot.scr
SPL SPL SPL
u-boot.img u-boot.img u-boot.img
Linux kernel uImage
Device tree imx6ul-axelulite-cb003a.dtb imx6ul-lynx-som0013-cb002f.dtb
root file system dave-image-devel

Release types[edit | edit source]

DESK release type can be:

  • Major, when substantial changes are applied to the BSP (eg: major kernel version upgrades) or to the development kit (eg: new features, build system updates, ..). This usually means that a new DVDK is created for the DESK release
  • Maintenance, when minor updates and bug fixes are introduced. This usually means that the DVDK remains the same provided with the previous major version, and only an update of the source tree repositories (and the tftp binaries) is required

As an example, DESK 1.1.0 is a maintenance release, so it provides the DVDK released with the 1.0.0 major release; customers can easily upgrade to the 1.1.0 release by updating the software components as described in Synchronizing git repositories.

Supported platforms[edit | edit source]

The following table reports the supported platforms in this DESK release:

Platform Description
SBC Lynx Single Board Computer using the i.MX6UL SOC
SDV04 Single Board Computer using AXEL_ULite SOM as Evaluation Kit