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Linux BSP for NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK Board

 

This is the Linux (uClinux) BSP (Board Support Package) and software development environment for the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board. uClinux runs on the Cortex-M7 core of the i.MX RT1170 SoC.

This is a software-only product. It does not include the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board hardware or any other hardware equipment. Emcraft does not sell the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board; please purchase it from NXP or its distributors.

Demo

 

Installing Linux to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK in 5 Minutes

Step through the procedure described in the document below to install a Linux demo to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board in 5 minutes. You will be able to run a Linux session on the board as well as securely connect to the Linux shell on the target over SSH.

 

Resource Download Version #
Date
Linux Demo
Running Linux on i.MX RT1170 in 5 minutes 3.0.4
Apr 15, 2024
Prebuilt SPL image 3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023
Prebuilt Linux demo image 3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023
Prebuilt U-Boot demo image 3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023

Buy

 

Buy NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK
Linux BSP

 

Here you can purchase the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK Board Linux BSP on-line. This is a software-only product so as soon as we have received the payment, we will email you instructions on how to download the product files from our site.

Please note that login/password required to get access to the release files are sent to the email address specified when the order is placed. If credentials should be sent to another email address, please send your request to
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Here is what you get when you purchase the BSP:

  • Access to the professionally supported Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and Linux cross-development environment specifically optimised for the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board. We provide off-the-shelf support for all the features and capabilities we explicitly claim support for. Refer to Release Notes for the detailed list of currently supported features.
  • Ability to download any future releases of the BSP from the Emcraft site at no extra charge, indefinitely.
  • Access to the Emcraft support for any questions or issues related to the BSP. Refer to NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board Linux BSP Support for further details.

To answer one frequently asked question, with your purchase you receive full sources of all software components included in the BSP along with the off-the-shelf procedures required to re-build them. All software components included in the BSP are licensed using various Open-Source Software licenses, such as GPL, LGPL and similar.

To answer another frequently asked question, there are no run-time royalties associated with the BSP. You can install the BSP to as many hardware units as you like, port it to your custom boards and, generally speaking, do with it whatever you like, as long as you comply with software licenses of the included software packages.

Important note: Compliant with the spirit and letter of the GPL, Emcraft makes full sources of the U-Boot and Linux kernel trees for the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board available from github.com. Feel free to download these sources and use them in any way you like, with understanding that Emcraft will not be able to support you.

 

Software

NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK Board
Linux BSP Release Materials

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Emcraft supports Linux (uClinux) as an operating system for the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board. This page provides the release files of the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board Linux BSP (Board Support Package) and the Linux software development environment.

If you are a customer of this BSP, please login using your existing registration (If you forgot your password, please retrieve it by pressing 'Forgot login?'). In case you haven't registered, login using the email address you provided at the on-line store when making your purchase of this BSP.

 

Resource Download Version #
Date
Release Files
Release Notes. Read this to understand features supported by this release of the product. 3.0.4
Apr 4, 2024
NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board Linux Board Support Package (BSP) and software development environment. Refer to Installing and activating cross development environment.
(Requires purchase of the BSP)

3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023
GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain gcc 10.3-2021
Aug 22, 2023
GNU toolchain for uClinux Cortex-M7 gcc 11.3
Sep 5, 2023
Prebuilt U-Boot SPL image ready to installation to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board (SPL)
(Requires purchase of the BSP)
3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023
Prebuilt U-Boot image ready for installation to  the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board
(u-boot.img). Refer to Installing U-Boot to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board.
(Requires purchase of the BSP)
3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023
Prebuilt Linux image (rootfs.uImage) ready for TFTP boot and installation to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board. Refer to Building and installing Linux uImage on the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board.
(Requires purchase of the BSP)
3.0.4
Dec 8, 2023
 

Docs

 

NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK Board
Linux BSP Documentation

 

This page provides various documentation materials for the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board Linux BSP (Board Support Package).

If you are just starting to use the BSP, we recommend that you look through the documentation items in the order they are listed below.

 

Resource Subject
Download Free/Paid Date
Application Notes
Supporting the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVKB board from the i.MX RT1170 uClinux BSP #kit
Dec 8, 2023
Installing U-Boot to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board #kit
#uboot
Apr 12, 2024
Connecting serial console to the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK #kit
#uboot
Oct 31, 2023
Running U-Boot #uboot Sep 5, 2023
Loading Linux images via Ethernet and TFTP #uboot Sep 5, 2023
Autobooting Linux from U-Boot #uboot Sep 5, 2023
Loading Linux images over UART #uboot Sep 5, 2023
Support booting from QSPI Flash #qspi $
Dec 8, 2023
Booting Linux with root filesystem on SD card #sdcard
Dec 22, 2023
Installing and activating cross development environment #tools Sep 5, 2023
Cross development environment: dependency on host components #tools Nov 26, 2018
Cross development environment: distribution tree #tools Nov 26, 2018
Building Linux #tools Apr 2, 2021
Building U-Boot #u-boot Aug 22, 2023
Support hardware FPU on Cortex-M4 with Linux #fpu Sep 5, 2023
Understanding development workflow #tools Sep 5, 2023
What is the minimal footprint of uClinux? #linux Sep 5, 2023
Running TCP/IP stack in Linux #ether,
#connectivity
Oct 31, 2023
Managing U-Boot environment from Linux #uboot,
#init
Aug 22, 2023
Enabling password-protected login #uart,
#connectivity
Aug 22, 2023
Loading application files via UART #uart,
#connectivity
Aug 22, 2023
Supporting CAN in i.MX RT uClinux BSP #can $
Dec 8, 2023
Supporting SPI in i.MX RT Linux BSP #spi $
Dec 8, 2023
Supporting ADC in i.MX RT uClinux BSP #adc $
Dec 8, 2023
Accessing I2C Devices in Linux #i2c
Dec 8, 2023
Using USB Flash with the USB high speed interface on the I.MX RT1170 #usb,
#storage
Sep 5, 2023
Using Bluetooth FTP profile #usb,
#bluetooth
Nov 14, 2023
Using Bluetooth serial port profile #usb,
#bluetooth
Sep 5, 2023
Connecting to the Internet over USB WiFi #usb,
#wifi
Sep 5, 2023
Connecting to the Internet over USB GSM modem #usb,
#connectivity
Aug 22, 2023
Supporting USB Gadgets in i.MX RT uClinux BSP #usb,
#connectivity
Dec 8, 2023
Supporting composite USB Gadgets in i.MX RT uClinux BSP #usb,
#connectivity
Dec 8, 2023
Supporting Ethernet (RNDIS) USB Gadget in i.MX RT uClinux BSP #usb,
#connectivity
Dec 8, 2023
Supporting mass storage USB Gadget in i.MX RT uClinux BSP #usb,
#connectivity
Dec 8, 2023
Controlling GPIO from Linux user space #gpio Aug 22, 2023
Building user-space applications #tools Aug 22, 2023
Building multi-threaded applications #tools Aug 22, 2023
Building C++ applications #tools Aug 22, 2023
Setting the stack size for a user-space application #tools,
#debug
Aug 22, 2023
Understanding what causes SEGV in an application #debug Oct 22 2017
Remote debugging with GDB #debug Coming soon
Debugging with Eclipse

#tools
#debug

Coming soon
Running micropython in Linux

#linux
#python

Coming soon
External Resources
Windows device driver for the USB/UART chip

Windows TFTP server

How to set up NFS

O'Reilly's "Linux Device Drivers"

Joseph Yiu's "Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3"

Support

 

NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK
Linux BSP Support

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Emcraft provides support for installation, configuration and basic use of the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK Linux BSP during 3 months since the product purchase.

Please note that you must be a customer of the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK Linux BSP in order to use the services of the Emcraft support team. When contacting Emcraft's support, make sure you include the Order ID emailed to you by the Emcraft on-line store at the time of the BSP purchase. We apologize but we won't be able to respond to non-customers.

If you require support beyond of what is described above, we will be happy to provide it using resources of our contract development team. Please contact us for details.

Before sending a question to the Emcraft support team, please make sure that you read carefully the application notes and other materials available from Docs. There is a good chance that someone has already asked a similar question and your answer is already available in the posted materials.

Important note: Compliant with the spirit and letter of the GPL, Emcraft makes full sources of the Linux kernel tree for the NXP i.MX RT1170 EVK board available from github.com. If you don't want to purchase the BSP from Emcraft, feel free to download these sources and use them in any way you like, with understanding that Emcraft will not be able to support you, if you go down that path.

Services

 

i.MX RT1170 Development Services

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Emcraft provides software development services for the NXP i.MX RT1170:

  • Portation of the Linux (uClinux) i.MX RT1170 BSP to custom hardware boards.
  • Development of Linux and U-Boot device drivers.
  • Portation of Linux user-space packages and components to the i.MX RT1170.
  • Development of application code for the Linux i.MX RT1170.
  • GUI development and graphical design.
  • RTOS-level development for the i.MX RT1170.

     

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