[rtems-docs commit] user/imxrt: Add notes about problems with EVB

Christian Mauderer christianm at rtems.org
Thu Jul 29 14:51:18 UTC 2021

Module:    rtems-docs
Branch:    master
Commit:    238b48f9f8b0a9126b75d058ac4392cbe483af5b
Changeset: http://git.rtems.org/rtems-docs/commit/?id=238b48f9f8b0a9126b75d058ac4392cbe483af5b

Author:    Christian Mauderer <christian.mauderer at embedded-brains.de>
Date:      Thu Jul 15 15:31:17 2021 +0200

user/imxrt: Add notes about problems with EVB

There are some possible problems with the i.MXRT1050 evaluation board.
Make some notes about that in the BSP manual.


 user/bsps/arm/imxrt.rst | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/user/bsps/arm/imxrt.rst b/user/bsps/arm/imxrt.rst
index 3f8b270..f8d9731 100644
--- a/user/bsps/arm/imxrt.rst
+++ b/user/bsps/arm/imxrt.rst
@@ -10,6 +10,10 @@ This BSP offers only one variant, the `imxrt1052`. This variant supports the
 i.MXRT 1052 processor on a IMXRT1050-EVKB (tested with rev A1). You can also
 configure it to work with custom boards.
+NOTE: The IMXRT1050-EVKB has an backlight controller that must not be enabled
+without load. Make sure to either attach a load, disable it by software or
+disable it by removing the 0-Ohm resistor on it's input.
 Build Configuration Options
@@ -41,6 +45,11 @@ Then just copy the generated binary to the mass storage provided by the
 debugger. Wait a bit till the mass storage vanishes and re-appears. After that,
 reset the board and the newly programmed application will start.
+NOTE: It seems that there is a bug on at least some of the on board debuggers.
+They can't write more than 1MB to the HyperFlash. If your application is bigger
+than that (like quite some of the applications in libbsd), you should use an
+external debugger or find some alternative programming method.
 For debugging: Create a special application with a `while(true)` loop at end of
 `bsp_start_hook_1`. Load that application into flash. Then remove the loop
 again, build your BSP for SDRAM and use a debugger to load the application into

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