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2 08, 2017

Building a Debian 8 (Jessie) Root Files System for use with a Triton TX6 module

By | 2017-12-14T13:51:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|LInux, System on Module|2 Comments


This article describes how to build and install a Debian 8 (Jessie) Linux distribution on a Direct Insight Triton TX6 i.MX6 based SOM using Debian Debootstrap. You can find more information on debootstrap here: https://wiki.debian.org/EmDebian/CrossDebootstrap.

This is an ideal platform for evaluation purposes because you can very easily install any Debian packages using the Debian […]

19 05, 2016

NAND Flash types in embedded: SLC, MLC, TLC, pSLC

By | 2017-05-19T13:11:59+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Application Notes, LInux, System on Module|0 Comments

Does it matter what type of Flash is used for a SoM eMMC?

It’s very common for a large (4 or 8GB) eMMC Flash device to be offered as an alternative to a small NAND device, or an SD card, for storage of the (compressed) boot image, or other non-volatile storage requirements.

But although these devices feature wear […]

4 11, 2015

Do we really need standard pinouts for ARM modules?

By | 2017-05-19T13:11:59+00:00 November 4th, 2015|LInux, New Products, System on Module|2 Comments

Our recently-announced quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 module, the A31-uQ7 is based on a standard Qseven pinout – something we’ve not felt necessary over the last 15 years of pioneering the system-on-module market. So has something changed?

While standard pinouts find good use in the x86 world, there have been 3 reasons why they are less prevalent on […]