Arch Linux ARM - Support for Nitrogen6X available

2012-Aug-29 | Tags: COMarch

Linux on ARMWe've added support for the Nitrogen6X board from Boundary Devices, which features a 1GHz quad-core i.MX6 SoC. This board has a comparative wealth of connectivity to the other ARMv7 boards supported by Arch Linux ARM. Multiple display outputs, PCIe, SPI/I2C/GPIO, CAN, gigabit ethernet, and SATA are just some of the features available.

Thanks to a well-configured default U-Boot included on the onboard flash, installation for this platform is as simple as formatting and extracting the root filesystem onto an SD card.


The Nitrogen6X is a low cost development platform designed by Boundary Devices. The board is available with a variety of accessories including: 5MP OV5642 Camera, 7” 800×480 TTL display with 4-wire resistive touch, 7” 1024×600 LVDS display with PCAP multi-touch, Android Button board, and more. The i.MX6 processor sports a wider and faster memory bus (64-bit DDR3 1066), integrated HDMI, Gigabit ethernet and additional display channels with a high level of integration. Some additional highlights of the board include:

  • Three display ports (PRGB, LVDS, HDMI)
  • Multi-stream-capable HD video engine delivering 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and 3-D video playback in HD
  • 3D graphics with quad shaders for up to 200 Mt/s with separate 2D acceleration engines
  • Dual SDHC card slots
  • PCI express port
  • Analog audio in/out
  • Power over Ethernet support


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