i.MX RT1170 uClinux Update

November 23, 2023

We are pleased to announce an update to our Embedded Linux distribution. The i.MX RT1170 BSP is now based on v.6.1.22 of the Linux kernel and includes the following capabilities:

  • Boot from QSPI Flash, UBI Flash partitioning and UBIFS Flash file systems (with wear-leveling — extending the lifespan of the devices)
  • CAN device driver and CANsocket API (for automotive, industrial and robotics applications)
  • ADC device driver — for integrating with analog sensors.

If you have the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK, we provide a pre-built Linux demo that you can download and try running very quickly: https://emcraft.com/products/1146#demo

There is also a documentation page with over 35 application notes describing how to use the BSP in various embedded applications. The topics covered include:

  • Enabling password-protected login
  • Accessing I2C Devices from Linux on i.MX RT1170
  • Building C++ applications for i.MX RT1170
  • Running MicroPython on i.MX RT1170.

Here is the link to the docs: https://emcraft.com/products/1146#docs

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