Apalis iMX8X V1.1A Module (SoC NXP i.MX8QXP RevB)

Quick Start

  • Get and Build the ARM trusted firmware
  • Get System Controller firmware
  • Get SECO container
  • Build U-Boot
  • Load U-Boot binary using uuu
  • Flash U-Boot binary into the eMMC
  • Boot

Note: builddir is U-Boot build directory (source directory for in-tree builds)

Get and Build the ARM Trusted Firmware

$ cd $(builddir)
$ git clone -b toradex_imx_5.4.70_2.3.0 http://git.toradex.com/cgit/imx-atf.git
$ make PLAT=imx8qx bl31 -C imx-atf
$ cp imx-atf/build/imx8qx/release/bl31.bin $(builddir)

Get System Controller firmware

$ wget https://github.com/toradex/i.MX-System-Controller-Firmware/raw/master/src/scfw_export_mx8qx_b0/build_mx8qx_b0/mx8qx-apalis-scfw-tcm.bin

Get SECO container

$ wget https://www.nxp.com/lgfiles/NMG/MAD/YOCTO/imx-seco-3.7.4.bin
$ sh imx-seco-3.7.4.bin
$ cp imx-seco-3.7.4/firmware/seco/mx8qxb0-ahab-container.img $(builddir)/mx8qx-ahab-container.img

Build U-Boot

$ make apalis-imx8x_defconfig
$ make u-boot-dtb.imx

Load the U-Boot Binary Using UUU

Get the latest version of the universal update utility (uuu) aka mfgtools 3.0:


Put the module into USB recovery aka serial downloader mode, connect USB device to your host and execute uuu:

sudo ./uuu $(builddir)/u-boot-dtb.imx

Flash the U-Boot Binary into the eMMC

Burn the u-boot-dtb.imx binary to the primary eMMC hardware boot area partition and boot:

load mmc 1:1 $loadaddr u-boot-dtb.imx
setexpr blkcnt ${filesize} + 0x1ff && setexpr blkcnt ${blkcnt} / 0x200
mmc dev 0 1
mmc write ${loadaddr} 0x0 ${blkcnt}