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HCL:Origen

tagline: From openSUSE

Origen Board

The Origen Board is a developer board for evaluation of the Exynos 4 SoC.

Technical Data

  • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core sub-system with NEON SIMD at up to 1.2GHz per core
  • 32KB/32KB L1 Cache and 1MB L2 Cache
  • 32-bit DD3 Memory Interface
  • Mali-400 MP4 GPU (Quad Core) supporting OpenGL ES 1.2, 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 APIs
  • Multi format video hardware codec : 1080p 30fps MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/MPEG-2/VC1
  • JPEG hardware decode
  • 1GBytes DDR3 RAM
  • Mini HDMI
  • LCD Interface (Optional LCD module available)
  • Camera Connector
  • HDMI Audio
  • Stereo Audio Input and Output Jacks
  • Full size USB 2.0
  • USB OTG
  • 2x SD Card
  • On-board WiFI and Blutooth module
  • Ethernet through USB adapter
  • JTAG
  • Serial RS-232

Installing the openSUSE 12.3 Image

  1. Download the latest image at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/12.3:/Contrib:/Origen/images/ and download
    1. JeOS image for a minimal system openSUSE-12.3-ARM-JeOS-origen-*.raw.xz
  2. As root extract the image onto your SD-Card (replace sdX with the device name of your SD-Card). WARNING: all previous data on the SD-Card will be lost.
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX; sync
  3. Insert the SD-Card with the openSUSE image into your Origen Board.
  4. Connect the Origen Board to your PC via RS-232.
    1. Run a a terminal emulator on your PC, e.g. screen:
       screen /dev/ttyS0 115200
      Replace ttyS0 with the character device name of the serial port you connected the Origen Board to (e.g. ttyUSB0 for a USB/Serial adapter).
  5. Power on the Origen Board.
  6. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  7. Have a lot of fun...

Known Issues

  • Wifi doesn't work with initrd
  • USB does not work
  • Video is untested