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This directory contains the source code for X-Loader, an initial program
loader for Embedded boards based on OMAP processors. X-Loader can be
signed by Texas Instruments IFT and installed to Nand flash to achieve
Nand booting.
The support for Texas Instruments H3 board (OMAP1710) has been implemented
and tested. (May 2004)
The support for Texas Instruments H4 board (OMAP2420) has been implemented
and tested. (Nov 2004)
The support for Texas Instruments 2430SDP board (OMAP2430) has been implemented
and tested. (Jul 2006)
The support for Texas Instruments 3430SDP board (OMAP3430) has been implemented
and tested. (Dec 2006)
Support for other OMAP boards can be added.
Directory Hierarchy:
- board Board dependent files
- cpu CPU specific files
- drivers Commonly used device drivers
- lib Libraries
- cpu/arm926ejs Files specific to ARM 926 CPUs
- cpu/arm1136 Files specific to ARM 1136 CPUs
- cpu/omap3 Files specific to ARM CortexA8 CPU
- board/omap1710h3
Files specific to OMAP 1710 H3 boards
- board/omap2420h4
Files specific to OMAP 2420 H4 boards
- board/omap2430sdp
Files specific to OMAP 2430 2430sdp boards
- board/omap3430sdp
Files specific to OMAP 3420sdp boards
Software Configuration:
Configuration is usually done using C preprocessor defines. Configuration
depends on the combination of board and CPU type; all such information is
kept in a configuration file "include/configs/<board_name>.h".
Example: For a H3 module, all configuration settings are in
For all supported boards there are ready-to-use default
configurations available; just type "make <board_name>_config".
Example: For a H3 module type:
cd x-load
make omap1710h3_config
After a board has been configured, type "make" to build it supposing the
needed cross tools are in your path.
Image Format:
X-Loader expects OS boot loader (e.g. U-Boot) in Nand flash using
JFFS2 style ECC.
Prepare Booting Nand Flash:
After you have built x-load.bin for your board, you need to do the
followings to get it into Nand flash:
1. Use Texas Instruments IFT to sign x-load.bin. This results in a
signed image called x-load.bin.ift.
2. Use Texas Instruments FlashPrep to generate a .out file using
FlashWriterNand and specifying 0 as nand target address.
3. Use Texas instrumnets Code Composer Studio to run the .out file
which flashes x-load.bin.ift to Nand flash.
Next you need to get your OS boot loader to Nand at the address your
X-Loader expects. For the H3 example, you can use U-Boot to flash U-Boot.
You can't use FlashWriterNand because it uses ROM code ECC style.
More Information
OMAP1710 NAND Booting Design Document has more information.
Implemenation notes:
H3, H4 support NAND flash booting
2430sdp & 3430sdp support OneNAND booting