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i.MX53 Loco

The i.MX53 Loco (IMX53QSB) is a development board made by Freescale for evaluation of the i.MX53 platform.

Technical Data

  • i.MX53 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Processor
  • MC34708 PMIC
  • 1 GB DDR3 memory
  • LVDS connector
  • VGA connector
  • HDMI add–on card via expansion connector
  • SPDIF output via HDMI add–on card
  • Freescale SGTL5000 audio codec
  • Microphone jack
  • Headphone jack
  • Freescale 3-axis Accelerometer MMA8450QT
  • Camera CSI port signals
  • I2C, SSI, SPI signals
  • Full–size SD/MMC card slot
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 7–pin SATA data connector
  • 10/100BT Ethernet port
  • 2x high–speed USB Host port
  • 1x Micro USB Device port
  • JTAG connector
  • DB–9 UART port

Installing the openSUSE 12.3 Image

  1. Download the latest openSUSE-12.3-ARM-JeOS-loco-*.raw.xz image at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/12.3:/Contrib:/IMX53/images/ .
  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 i.MX53 Loco development board.
  4. Connect the i.MX53 Loco development board to your PC via RS-232.
  5. 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 BeagleBoard to (e.g. ttyUSB0 for a USB/Serial adapter).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps on the serial console.
  8. Have a lot of fun...

Known Issues

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