Apertis currently supports a selection of reference hardware designs. These span the Intel 64-bit, ARM 64-bit and ARM 32-bit architectures:

Various prebuilt images are available for testing. Apertis development is fasted paced, so we recommend that you use the daily build images whenever possible.

If you currently don't have access to any of the supported hardware, the amd64 images can be run on a virtual machine.

ARM 32-bit Reference Hardware

The recommended ARM 32-bit hardware is the i.MX6 Sabrelite. Please see its setup guide for first-time setup. The following optional extras may be of interest. If you currently don't have access to any supported hardware, the amd64 images can be run on a virtual machine. Reference Hardware Comments ARM reference device i.MX6 Sabrelite Setup guide Power source The 5V+ power source unit that should come with the i. [Read More]

ARM 64-bit Reference Hardware

Starting with the 17.03 release, ARM64 images have been made available. While the images in principle support various 64 bit ARM boards, Renesas Generation 3 SoCs are the main target. The recommend reference boards for these images are the R-Car Starter Kit boards, however the Salvator-x boards are also supported. For more information about Renesas R-Car starter kit please see the Renesas product page. The following optional extras may be of interest. [Read More]

Intel 64-bit Reference Hardware

The recommended Intel 64-bit reference hardware is the Minnowboard Max. Please see its setup guide for first-time setup. The following optional extras may be of interest. If you currently don't have access to any supported hardware, the amd64 images can be run on a virtual machine. Reference Hardware Comments Intel reference device MinnowBoard Turbot Dual-Core (E3826) Setup guide The system does not come with a power-supply, be sure to order one seperately Alternative Intel reference device MinnowBoard Turbot Quad-Core (E3845) Untested MicroSD card 16GB or larger microSD card Speed class C10/U1 or better recommended Optional: Multitouch screen Lilliput FA1014-NP/C/T Only needed for developers of multitouch applications or working with the multitouch stack. [Read More]

Optional Extra Reference Hardware

The following optional extras are those used for testing in combination with the reference hardware platforms. Reference Hardware Comments Bluetooth dongle Bluetooth PTS Radio Module Only needed for Bluetooth testing and development. Reference phone #1 iPhone 6 Only needed for Bluetooth testing and development. Reference phone #2 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Only needed for Bluetooth testing and development. Reference router D-link N300 router Only needed for ConnMan testing and development. [Read More]

i.MX6Q SABRE Lite Setup

This is the setup recommended for developers using the Sabrelite directly. See SABRE Lite LAVA setup for setting up devices for use in LAVA. Required items You should have at least: 1 SABRE Lite board 1 Power adaptor 1 USB to serial cable (RS232 line voltages) 1 SD card, with adapter if MicroSD card used (at least 8GB) SABRE Lite board setup Apertis provides its own build of U-Boot for the SABRE Lite that it expects to be flashed into the NOR Flash on SPI. [Read More]

i.MX6Q Sabrelite Setup in LAVA

These are the instructions to prepare a device for use as a DUT in the Apertis LAVA automated test laboratory. See Reference_Hardware/imx6q_sabrelite_setup for the recommended setup for developers’ devices. Setting up an imx6q-sabrelite device for LAVA When running the SABRE Lite as a DUT in LAVA, we install U-Boot in the SPI NOR Flash memory. This allows the software under test to be loaded as an image, including it's own bootloader, on the SD card. [Read More]

R-Car Hardware Setup

Requirements You should have at least: 1 suported R-car board 1 suitable Power adaptor 1 USB to micro-usb cable ATF /optee setup on the board and booting from the A57 CPU (See manufactorer documentation on how to set this up) You need to provide your own: 1 microSD card (at least 8GB) Prepare SD card Download the arm64 minimal image (for example, 1), plus the . [Read More]

Minnowboard Setup

Minnowboard setup You should have at least: 1 Minnowboard 1 Power adaptor 1 USB to serial cable You need to provide your own: 1 microSD card (at least 8GB) You may also have a: Lilliput touchscreen HDMI type A female to type D male adaptor Setup instructions If the HSE (High Speed Expansion) is covered by a plate, you need to remove the plate. [Read More]