Setup

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On this page, you will find all the useful information to configure your Armadeus board for optimum usage.

First StartUp

Just got your Armadeus development kit and want to start playing with it?

Follow these quick steps to setup your environment accordingly:

  1. Plug your APF module in your development/docking board (custom one or Armadeus Systems official one) (your system will be hereafter referred to as "the Target")
  2. On APF9328Dev/APF27Dev/PPS: connect your PC (= "the Host") to your board with a null-modem RS-232 cable (only Rx/Tx/Gnd signals are needed). If you don't have a RS-232 port on your Host, you can use a "USB <-> serial" converter (you'll still need the null-modem cable).
  3. On APF51Dev/APF28Dev/APF6Dev/OPOS6ULDev: connect your PC (= "the Host") to your board with a USB cable. On the devt board use the "Debug" miniUSB connector
  4. Install (minimum) tools to communicate with your APF/OPOS from your Host.
  5. Connect the power supply to your development board. (See the Datasheet of your *Dev board for more informations)
  6. Verify your system is booting and starting Linux (In U-Boot console, type "boot" if bootdelay is too long). Several information will be displayed on your terminal like on this screenshot (Default Linux login is "root" with an empty password). If your system is NOT starting, walk through this small checklist.
  7. If Linux has successfully started, your system is operational. If you want to add applications to your board or develop custom ones, then you can proceed with the Toolchain installation. See Build and update your system.

Tutorial

If you want a more "userfriendly" procedure, you can try this (under construction) tutorial: Beginner's_tutorial

Build and update your system

  1. Embedded Linux system basis
  2. Install the development environment (=Toolchain) for your board and generate your Linux/rootfs images
  3. Install/flash your U-Boot, Linux and rootfs freshly generated images on your board
  4. Customize your Armadeus SDK


Note Note: When a board is shipped, default factory binaries are flashed on it. It can be a legacy version of the armadeus BSP. So it's important to load the latest release binaries ("Get latest release" menu on side bar of this wiki), or build them yourself, and update all software with the following commands (on U-Boot assuming the image files have already been copied in /tftpboot):
BIOS> run update_uboot
BIOS> reset
BIOS> run flash_reset_env
...
BIOS> run update_kernel
BIOS> run update_rootfs