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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 Tumbleweed image

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    Tumbleweed
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image
    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the 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. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  8. Have a lot of fun...

Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


Installing the openSUSE 42.3 image

  1. Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
    Susemini.png
    Version:
    42.3
    JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image KDE image X11 image
    If the direct links above do not work for you (as we are constantly building new images), please check the general download directory for the 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. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
     xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
  3. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  5. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  6. Power on the board.
  7. Walk through the first boot steps.
  8. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  9. Have a lot of fun...

Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.


Known Issues

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