New Buildroot Release fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre

  • i.MX7ULP Linux Release B2019.02-pre

    After some time of preparation, it is finally available. We have uploaded a new Linux version based on Buildroot for all boards and modules based on the i.MX7ULP CPU to our server, i.e. the fsimx7ulp architecture: PicoCoreMX7ULP. This release is running on all platforms of this architecture at the same time. So you can download the same binaries for U-Boot, Linux kernel and Buildroot root filesystem to any of the i.MX7ULP boards and it will run.

    This is a maintenance pre release. The release consists of the following file:


    This is the main release itself containing all sources, the binary images, the documentation and the toolchain.

    This tar archive is compressed with bzip2. So to see the files, you first have to unpack the archives

    1. tar xvf fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre.tar.bz2

    This will create a directory fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre that contains all the files of the pre release.

    Please read the file doc/FSiMX7ULP_FirstSteps_eng.txt. It lists the meaning of all files and shows how to install and use everything.

    Release Notes for fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre

    First release which supports the board PicoCoreMX7ULP


    The following list shows the most noticable changes in this release in more detail since our last regular i.MX7ULP release. Please note that the source code may also used for other platforms. This is why you will also find references to other CPU types and F&S boards here in the changelog.

    u-boot-fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre (25.02.2019)
    Supported boards: PicoCoreMX7ULP
    Not tested: -

    • Create own git based on NXP U- Boot imx_v2017.03_4.9.11_1.0.0_ga
    • Add new target FSIMX7ULP for F&S modules
    • Modify UBootEnv for DTS and RNDIS network
    • Improve fsimx7ulp_defconfig ls/load commands and F&S Ident String
    • Make loadaddr be settable at runtime
    • Improve board support file fsimx7ulp.c
    • Add F&S own install/update/recover mechanism
    • Activate fatwrite for fsimx7ulp
    • Add support for qspi
    • Update U-Boot to imx_v2017.03_4.9.88_2.0.0_ga
    • Add PCC clock enable for PTC/D/E/F
    • Add bootaux command
    • Support Micro MT25QU512ABB Serial NOR Flash
    • Improve mfgtools autoboot
    • Improve picocoremx7ulp.dts
    • Improve fsimx7ulp config settings

    linux-fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre (25.02.2019)

    Supported Boards: PicoCoreMX7ULP

    Not tested: armStoneA9, armStoneA9r2, efusA9, PicoMODA9, NetDCUA9, QBlissA9, QBlissA9r2, efusA7UL, PicoCOM1.2, efusA9X, PicoCOMA9X

    • Add properly fsl,rx_fifo_trig to i.MX6 UART driver
    • On i.MX6, add support for BT656 and BT1120 output on IPU
    • Add support ADV7391 video encoder
    • Add analog video output to fsimx6, using BT656+ADV7391
    • Improve adv739x driver to allow setting chip type
    • On i.MX6, add support for 4-channel camera input ISL79985/79987
    • Add support for ISL7998X 4x camera MIPI decoder on fsimx6
    • AD PAL/NTSC support for isl7998x_mipi.c, improve driver
    • Add more network features to fsimx6/ul/sx defcnofigs
    • Add bluetooth support to fsimx6sx/ul
    • Add support for PicoCOMA7
    • Use new F&S Tux logo when booting
    • Update kernel from version 4.1.15 to 4.9.88
    • Fix several drivers after merge
    • Add support for picocoremx6ull
    • Add support for picocoremx7ulp
    • Add support for picocoremx6sx
    • Correct distinction between UL and ULL
    • Fix some rPMSG features caused by new RPMSG API
    • Improve picocoremx6sx device tree
    • Add support for Toshiba TC358762 DSI to RGB converter
    • Improve mxsfb driver support i.MX6 and i.MX7
    • Support new F&S Tux logo on fsimx7ulp_defconfig
    • Improve mipi_dsi_northwest driver - get DT disp params
    • Support LCD display on picocoremx7ulp
    • Add support for RTC PCF85063 to fsimx6ul_defconfig
    • Improve picocoremx7ulp device tree
    • Improve picocoremx7ulp_defconfig

    buildroot-fsimx7ulp-B2019.02-pre (20.11.2017)
    Supported Boards: PicoCoreMX7ULP

    Not tested: armStoneA9, armStoneA9r2, efusA9, PicoMODA9, NetDCUA9, QBlissA9, QBlissA9r2, efusA7UL, PicoCOM1.2, efusA9X, PicoCOMA9X, armStoneA5, NetDCUA5, PicoCOMA5

    • Update Buildroot from 2016.05 to 2018.08
    • Fix several errors after merge
    • Update defconfigs to use linux 4.9.88
    • Add package sterling-wlan-fs for F&S boards
    • Add fsimx7ulp_std_defconfig
    • Add erpc python package for AMP-example
    • Update Buildroot to 2018.11
    • Add fsimx7ulp_qt5_defconfig
    • Fix errors after merge
    • Change Kernel load address for i.MX6 CPUs
    • Fix python-erpc package
    • Add fsimx7ulp_min_defconfig
    • Fix invalid pointer in passwd


    • No changes


    • Update to version 1.1 of AdvicesForLinuxOnPC_eng.pdf
    • Add version 1.0 of FSiMX7ULP_FirstSteps_eng.txt
    • Update to version 1.1 of PicoCoreMX7ULP-GPIO-ReferenceCard_eng.pdf
    • Update to version 1.00 of PicoCoreMX7ULP_Hardware_eng.pdf

    Your F&S Support Team

    F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH
    As this is an international forum, please try to post in English.
    Da dies ein internationales Forum ist, bitten wir darum, Beiträge möglichst in Englisch zu verfassen.