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 Post subject: UpBoard
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:45 pm 
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Has anybody tried to port KOS on the UpBoard SBC: http://www.up-board.org/
It's Intel Atom (x5-Z8350) based, so the binaries themselves should run on it, but I am not sure about networking, graphics, and GPIO.


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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:46 am 
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Looks interesting.

Ethernet should not be so hard to get going, it might even work with existing i8254x driver.
Intel Graphics also sounds like a winner to me.

The question is: what firmware does this thing have? (BIOS? UEFI? Something else?)

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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:35 pm 
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They say something about a BIOS named UPC1AM0D. Strange choice ('cause UEFI is state of the art). :-/


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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:35 am 
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Oldsmobile wrote:
They say something about a BIOS named UPC1AM0D. Strange choice ('cause UEFI is state of the art). :-/

UPC1AM0D is not the name of the BIOS, but a version code/number it seems.
But, BIOS is good, it works.
(U)EFI could have solved many issues, but AFAIK they created even more instead, and it is not supported by KolibriOS (yet).

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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:08 pm 
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OK, so I could get an UpBoard & try it out. I'm gonna keep you up-to-date.

Any hints about how to access the GPIO pins?


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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:08 am 
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Oldsmobile wrote:
OK, so I could get an UpBoard & try it out. I'm gonna keep you up-to-date.

Any hints about how to access the GPIO pins?

Unfortunately, documentation is unavailable for me, since registration is closed for non "Early Adopters" so I cannot tell.
A driver will obviously be needed.
For the similar 86duino board, It was about 2 days work to get a blinken-light demo working.
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2555&p=61479#p61479 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP09vA9HSqE

This Upboard however looks more interesting then the 86duino because it is more powerful, has an onboard intel graphics card etc for a very competitive price.

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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:20 am 
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It seems they have updated the public available 'datasheet' today which now shows that the network interface is using a RealTek 8111G chip, which should also work in KolibriOS (with minor modifications).

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 Post subject: Re: UpBoard
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:26 pm 
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Thank you for the hint. At least a little more public info. In the wiki every chunk of information is restricted to registered users. :evil:


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