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Overview

 

Linux BSP for NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK Board

 

This is the Linux (uClinux) BSP (Board Support Package) and software development environment for the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board.

This is a software-only product. It does not include the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board hardware or any other hardware equipment. Emcraft does not sell the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board; please purchase it from NXP or its distributors.

The following are some sample connectivity options available with uClinux on the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board:

This video shows the Linux demo running on the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board:


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More technology

Demo

 

Installing Linux to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK in 2 Minutes

Step through the procedure described in the document below to install a Linux demo to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board in 2 minutes. You will be able to run a Crank Storyboard GUI demo on the LCD as well as securely connect to the Linux shell on the target over SSH.

 

Resource Download Version #
Date
Linux Demo
Understand how to install a Linux demo to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board
Oct 20, 2017
Linux demo image
Jun 8, 2018

This video shows the Linux demo running on the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board:


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Software

 

NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK Board
Linux BSP Release Materials

 

Emcraft supports Linux (uClinux) as an operating system for the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board. This page provides the release files of the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board Linux BSP (Board Support Package) and the Linux software development environment.

You need to be a customer of the i.MX RT1050 EVK BSP product to download the distribution file below. As soon as you have purchased the BSP online, the system will send you automated email with information on how to access the release files.

 

Resource Download Version #
Date
Release Files
Release Notes. Read this to understand features supported by this release of the product. 2.5.1
Jun 8, 2018
NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and software development environment. Refer to Installing and activating cross development environment.
(Requires purchase of the BSP)
2.5.1
Jun 8, 2018
GNU toolchain for uClinux Cortex-M3/M4
gcc 4.7.4
Oct 22, 2017
Prebuilt U-Boot image ready for load to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board
(u-boot-dtb.imx). Refer to Installing U-Boot to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board.
(Requires purchase of the BSP)
2.5.1
Jun 8, 2018
Prebuilt Linux image (rootfs.uImage) ready for TFTP boot and installation to Flash on the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board. Refer to Loading Linux images via Ethernet and TFTP and Installing Linux images to SD Card.
(Requires purchase of the BSP)
2.5.1
Jun 8, 2018

Docs

 

NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK Board
Linux BSP Documentation

 

This page provides various documentation materials for the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board Linux BSP (Board Support Package).

If you are just starting to use the BSP, we recommend that you look through the documentation items in the order they are listed below.

 

Resource Subject
Download Date
Application Notes
Installing U-Boot to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board #kit
#uboot
Nov 10, 2017
Connecting serial console to the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK #kit
#uboot
Oct 22, 2017
Running U-Boot #uboot
Nov 28, 2018
Loading Linux images via Ethernet and TFTP #uboot
Oct 22, 2017
Autobooting Linux from U-Boot #uboot
Oct 22, 2017
Loading Linux images over UART #uboot
Oct 22, 2017
Installing Linux images to SD Card #uboot
Oct 22, 2017
SD Card partitioning #sd
Oct 22, 2017
Support booting from QSPI Flash #qspi
Aug 15, 2018
Building and self-updating U-Boot on the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board #uboot
Oct 22, 2017
Installing and activating cross development environment #tools
Oct 22, 2017
Cross development environment: dependency on host components #tools
Oct 22, 2017
Cross development environment: distribution tree #tools
Oct 22, 2017
Building Linux #tools
Oct 22, 2017
Understanding development workflow #tools
Oct 22, 2017
What is the minimal footprint of uClinux? #linux
Nov 21, 2017
Running TCP/IP stack in Linux #ether,
#connectivity
Oct 22, 2017
Managing U-Boot environment from Linux #uboot,
#init
Oct 27, 2017
Using i.MX RT1050 UART ports in Linux #uart,
#connectivity
Oct 27, 2017
Loading application files via UART #uart,
#connectivity
Oct 22, 2017
Accessing I2C Devices in Linux #i2c
Oct 27, 2017
Using USB Flash with the USB high speed interface on the I.MX RT1050 #usb,
#storage
Nov 3, 2017
Using Bluetooth FTP profile #usb,
#bluetooth
Oct 22, 2017
Using Bluetooth serial port profile #usb,
#bluetooth
Oct 27, 2017
Connecting to the Internet over USB WiFi #usb,
#wifi
Oct 22, 2017
Connecting to the Internet over USB GSM modem #usb,
#connectivity
Oct 22, 2017
Using i.MX RT1050 as the USB mass storage gadget #usb,
#connectivity
Nov 21, 2017
Using i.MX RT1050 as the USB Ethernet RNDIS gadget #usb,
#connectivity
Nov 23, 2017
Controlling GPIO from Linux user space #gpio
Oct 22, 2017
Building user-space applications #tools
Oct 31, 2017
Building multi-threaded applications #tools
Nov 3, 2017
Building C++ applications #tools
Nov 3, 2017
Setting the stack size for a user-space application #tools,
#debug
Oct 31, 2017
Understanding what causes SEGV in an application #debug
Oct 22, 2017
Remote debugging with GDB #debug
Oct 22, 2017
Debugging with Eclipse

#tools
#debug

Dec 1, 2017
External Resources
Windows device driver for the USB/UART chip

Windows TFTP server

How to set up NFS

O'Reilly's "Linux Device Drivers"

Joseph Yiu's "Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3"

Support

 

NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK
Linux BSP Support

Ask Question

 

Emcraft provides support for installation, configuration and basic use of the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK Linux BSP during 3 months since the product purchase.

Please note that you must be a customer of the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK Linux BSP in order to use the services of the Emcraft support team. When contacting Emcraft's support, make sure you include the Order ID emailed to you by the Emcraft on-line store at the time of the BSP purchase. We apologize but we won't be able to respond to non-customers.

If you require support beyond of what is described above, we will be happy to provide it using resources of our contract development team. Please contact us for details.

Before sending a question to the Emcraft support team, please make sure that you read carefully the application notes and other materials available from Docs. There is a good chance that someone has already asked a similar question and your answer is already available in the posted materials.

Important note: Compliant with the spirit and letter of the GPL, Emcraft makes full sources of the Linux kernel tree for the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board available from github.com. If you don't want to purchase the BSP from Emcraft, feel free to download these sources and use them in any way you like, with understanding that Emcraft will not be able to support you, if you go down that path.

Buy

 

Buy NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK
Linux BSP

 

Here you can purchase the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK Board Linux BSP on-line. This is a software-only product so as soon as we have received the payment, we will email you instructions on how to download the product files from our site.

Please note that login/password required to get access to the release files are sent to the email address specified when the order is placed. If credentials should be sent to another email address, please send your request to
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Here is what you get when you purchase the BSP:

  • Access to the professionally supported Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and Linux cross-development environment specifically optimised for the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board. We provide off-the-shelf support for all the features and capabilities we explicitly claim support for. Refer to Release Notes for the detailed list of currently supported features.
  • Ability to download any future releases of the BSP from the Emcraft site at no extra charge, indefinitely.
  • Access to the Emcraft support for any questions or issues related to the BSP. Refer to NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board Linux BSP Support for further details.

To answer one frequently asked question, with your purchase you receive full sources of all software components included in the BSP along with the off-the-shelf procedures required to re-build them. All software components included in the BSP are licensed using various Open-Source Software licenses, such as GPL, LGPL and similar.

To answer another frequently asked question, there are no run-time royalties associated with the BSP. You can install the BSP to as many hardware units as you like, port it to your custom boards and, generally speaking, do with it whatever you like, as long as you comply with software licenses of the included software packages.

Important note: Compliant with the spirit and letter of the GPL, Emcraft makes full sources of the U-Boot and Linux kernel trees for the NXP i.MX RT1050 EVK board available from github.com. Feel free to download these sources and use them in any way you like, with understanding that Emcraft will not be able to support you.

Services

 

i.MX RT1050 Development Services

Contact Us

 

Emcraft provides software development services for the NXP i.MX RT1050:

  • Portation of the Linux (uClinux) i.MX RT1050 BSP to custom hardware boards.
  • Development of Linux and U-Boot device drivers.
  • Portation of Linux user-space packages and components to the i.MX RT1050.
  • Development of application code for the Linux i.MX RT1050.
  • GUI development and graphical design.
  • RTOS-level development for the i.MX RT1050.

     

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