Operating SystemLinux
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This BSP provides a basis for development, deployment and execution of Linux based applications on the phyCORE-OMAP44XX System on Module (SOM). For detailed information on the various software components included in the release and how to use them, please refer to the Quickstart.


Linux Kernel3.4.1
PTX Distribution2013.01.0
OSELAS Toolchain2011.11.0

This Release is compatible with the following hardware:

BSP Release VersionBSP Release DateSOM PCB VersionCB PCB Version
PD13.1.0August 6th, 20131347.31348.2
1347.2 [1]
1347.1 [2]

[1] Does not contain PMIC Errata fix[2] Does not contain PMIC Errata fix; OMAP4430 variant (not fully tested with release)

BSP Download

Release PD13.1.0 can be downloaded from the link below.


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Release PD13.1.0 should be used in conjunction with Quickstart version PD13.1.0:

What’s Supported

This BSP Release supports the following components:

  • OMAP4460: Linux kernel 3.4.41
  • NAND Flash: Barebox, Kernel, UBIFS Filesystem
  • NOR Flash: Barebox, Kernel, UBIFS Filesystem
  • LPDDR2
  • UART: RS-232 on UART_3
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Mbit - LAN92211 over GPMC
  • SD/MMC : SDMMC_1; SDMMC_5 used with WiFi; all other SDMMC not tested
  • WiFi: TiWi R2 on SDMMC_5 with OMAP4 TiWi Adapter Board (requires software patch)[1]
  • USB Host: USBB1 - Keyboard, Mouse, Memory Device
  • SPI driver
  • I2C driver
  • EEPROM: at24 on I2C_1 @ 0x50
  • PMIC: TWL6030 on I2C_1
  • TSC

Resistive: STMPE811 on I2C_4 @ 0x41 (device on carrier board)Capacitive: FocalTech FT5306

  • Display:

Prime View PM070WL4 LVDS (LCD-017-070W)Prime View PD104SLF LVDS (LCD-017-104S)EDT ETM0700G0DH6 TTL (LCD-018-070-KAP)

  • DVI
  • Barebox splashscreen
  • Audio: Mixer, Line in, Line out, MIC in
  • Thermal shutdown if RAM gets too hot

What’s Not Supported

This BSP Release does not support the following components:

  • This release does not have OpenGL support[2]
  • Codecs: MPEG, DivX, H.264, JPEG
  • Camera Interface: MT9M001, MT9V022 - Available upon request
  • Video Encoder: Streaming, TV - Available upon request
  • 1 wire: Available upon request
  • Power Management: Suspend to RAM - Available upon request

Fixed in this Release

  • Touch sometimes gets wrong samples
  • OMAP4460 1.5 GHz and 1.2 GHz support

New in this Release

  • Updated Barebox, Linux kernel, PTXdist, and OSELAS.Toolchain
  • Barebox splashscreen
  • spidev interface
  • SW support for industrial grade RAMs
  • Thermal shutdown if RAM gets too hot

Refer to the following for additional information: Important thermal shutdown management feature in new BSP release

Known Issues

  • [1] wl1271_sdio read or write errors when the WiFi interface goes down

Workaround: Apply the software patch, 0001-pcm049-wl12xx-use-set_power-to-control-WL_EN.patch, to the Linux source directory before enabling WiFi.

  • WiFi requires an inserted SD Card at SDMMC1 (X11)
  • [2] Compile errors when attempting to build the OpenGL DDK
  • Display and DVI does not work when used parallel
  • Dual Display only for X
  • Nameserver configuration wrong
  • USB camera doesn't start after resume
  • Network issue if network cable is hotplugged after reboot
  • BSP fails to build due to wrong Linux kernel MD5SUM for linux-3.4.tar.xz source

Workaround: See Update the Linux kernel MD5SUM in the Quickstart

  • Dead links for PTXdist BSP source files

Workaround: See Images Building Images in the Quickstart. Use the alternative download link for the files listed below, download the file, place it in phyCORE-OMAP4-PD13.1.0/src directory in its compressed form, and restart the build process by calling ptxdist go again.qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.4.tar.gz --- Download linkorc-0.4.16.tar.gz --- Download Linku-boot-2011.12.tar.bz2 --- Download Link

Upgrade and Compatibility Information

To upgrade to a new BSP release, simply delete the old release and extract the new release in its place.



Validation Information

Drivers have been tested with in-house test cases. Primarily tested with OMAP4460.

Technical Support

For further support please visit PHYTEC's Support Portal