October News

The Freescale iMX53 Quick Start Kit arrived towards the end of October. Here are a couple of pictures before the hard work starts.

iMX53 Quick Start Kit

FedEx delivery of iMX kit

The iMX53 box, HDMI board and software arrive via FedEx


The iMX53 kit!

The iMX53 kit arrived within a week of ordering from the USA.

iMX53 board top side

The component side of the iMX53 board.

Note the SATA connector as well as the two SD card holders. The mini SD card holder is used for booting Linux. The second card could be used for digital signage or recording SCADA events. Indeed an incredible product for the price.

iMX53 board solder side

The solder side of the iMX53 board

iMX53 with HDMI board

The HDMI card is plugged in and powered up.

iMX53 driving VGA screen

The board defaults to the VGA output as delivered. Some changes to the boot up parameters moved this to the HDMI output. The above photo is of the Ubuntu Linux startup screen on a VGA display.