Overcome the Challenges in Porting U-Boot and Linux® OS to QorIQ P5 Family Development Systems

  • Posted Date: 19 January 2017

Porting the most recent version of u-boot and Linux to the newest QorIQ® P5 family devices can present challenges. Enabling peripherals such as UARTs, USB, flash and using the flat device tree structure for Linux® requires coordination between u-boot and the kernel. The P5 family includes the Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA) for network processing and a RAID engine. Furthermore, system partitioning accomplished with the hypervisor and kernel-based virtual machine allows for resource sharing and access control. In this class you will learn how these challenges are overcome, which tools are used, how to enable the memory controller to support DDR3, multiple PCI Express® and DPAA on these multicore devices, and examine other components such as the hypervisor and User Space Data Path Acceleration Architecture (USDPAA) that constitute the SDK.