Embedded board with good support out of the box?

Chris Johns chrisj at rtems.org
Thu May 21 22:34:05 UTC 2015

On 22/05/2015 3:34 am, Steve B wrote:
> I have an application that currently runs on Linux/Xenomai on a
> Beaglebone Black, which seems to perform pretty well (currently 25-40%
> CPU usage by my empirical estimate) but I think we may have reasons to
> start moving to an RTOS or even bare metal going forward.
> The current bsp for BBB just lacks almost any hardware device drivers,
> and it seems like that is the case for similar platforms. Zynq seems
> like a possibly good choice but the FSBL stuff seems like a big hassle
> and the device drivers are still missing.

What drivers do you need that are missing from these boards ?

The Zynq has a polled console driver, timer support, I2C, and ethernet
(using libbsd). MMC maybe covered by libbsd, I have not looked. QSPI is
not difficult and GPIO is easy.


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