[Video] MinnowBoard MAX Unboxing and Booting of Tizen:Common

Our friend Developer Leon Anavi got his hands on a MinnowBoard MAX and promptly got Tizen Common ported over to it & here we have the video and instructions
By
Ash
 - 
Dec 9, 2014

 
MinnowBoard MAX is an excellent open source embedded hardware platform based on Intel Atom E38xx 64-Bit Bay Trail System on Chips (SoC), which is quite versatile to our Tizen developer community. Our friend Leon Anavi got a MinnowBoard MAX board during the recent Tizen Developer Summit in Shanghai earlier this year and the first thing he did was port Tizen over to it !!!!

Leon: I have the model with single-core Atom CPU and 1GB RAM. Following the tutorial for installation of Tizen:Common I have created a bootable microSD card to show you the board in action. The installer for Tizen IVI is also compatible with MinnowBoard MAX and this Tizen profile can be easily booted on the board too. The main advantages of the MinnowBoard MAX compared to the other ARM boards on which I have tried out Tizen is the support of mainline Linux kernel and the open source graphics drivers for hardware acceleration.

 

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Specifications

Category Feature Notes
Core Logic 64-bit Intel® Atom™ E38xx Series SoC $99 MSRP: E3815 (single-core, 1.46 GHz)
$139 MSRP: E3825 (dual-core, 1.33 GHz)
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics With Open Source hardware-accelerated drivers for Linux OS
Memory DDR3 RAM System Memory
$99 MSRP: 1 GB
$139 MSRP: 2 GB
8 MB SPI Flash System Firmware Memory
Video Intel® HD Graphics HDMI (micro HDMI connector)
Audio Digital via HDMI
Audio Analog To be available separately via MinnowBoard MAX Lure (sold separately)
I/O 1 – Micro SD SDIO
1 – SATA2 3Gb/sec
1 – USB 3.0 (host)
1 – USB 2.0 (host)
1 – Serial debug via FTDI cable (sold separately)
10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ-45 connector
Experimenter
Features
8 – Buffered GPIO pins 2 pins support PWM
I2C & SPI bus
System Firmware Flash
Programming Header
Compatible with Dedi-Prog programmer
Board Dimensions 99 x 74mm (2.9 x 3.9in)
Temperature Range 0 – 70 deg C Contact us for industrial temp range needs
Power 5V DC Sold separately in configurations appropriate to your region
Software Operating System Debian GNU/Linux, Windows 8.1, Yocto Project Compatible, Android 4.4 System
System Boot Firmware UEFI Firmware

 

Have you got the MinnowBoard MAX? Had you had any adventures with it? Let us know in the comments.

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