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= What's UDOO? =
 
= What's UDOO? =
UDOO is a mini PC that could run either Android or Linux, with an Arduino-compatible board embedded. It is a powerful prototyping board for software development and design, it’s easy to use and allows to create projects with minimum knowledge. UDOO merges different computing worlds in one; each world has its strengths and weaknesses, and all of them are useful today in education as well as Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and rapid prototyping endeavours. UDOO is an open hardware, low-cost computer equipped with an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor for Android and Linux, alongside  Arduino DUE’s ARM SAM3X, both CPU integrated on the same board!
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UDOO is a mini PC that can be used both with Android and Linux OS, with an embedded Arduino-compatible board. It is a powerful prototyping board for software development and design; it’s easy to use and allows developing projects with minimum knowledge of hardware. UDOO merges different computing worlds together: each one has its proper strenght- and weak- points, but all of them are useful in today's life for educational purposes as well as Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and quick prototyping. UDOO is an open hardware, low-cost platform equipped with an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor, and an Arduino Due compatible section based on ATMEL SAM3X ARM processor, all this available on the same board!
  
 
== UDOO goals: ==
 
== UDOO goals: ==
* Develop an innovative product for a growing market
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*Develop an innovative product for a growing market
* Give a new vision to the educational framework: the idea is to train up a new generation of engineers, designers and software developers skilled in digital technology: physical computing, multi-media arts, interactive arts, IoT...
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*Give a new vision to the educational framework, with the idea of training up a new generation of engineers, designers and software developers skilled in digital technology: physical computing, multi-media arts, interactive arts, IoT...
* Boost up the DIY world
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*Give a boost to the DIY world
* Offer a low cost embedded platform for interactive art with powerful tools: Processing, OpenCV, PureData, openFramework
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*Offer a low cost embedded platform for interactive arts with powerful tools: Processing, OpenCV, PureData, openFramework
* Provide companies with a great tool for fast prototyping
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*Provide companies with a great tool for fast prototyping
  
 
= Specifications =
 
= Specifications =
UDOO retail line up consist of three models that share most features with just slightly differences in term of connections and CPU power. All the three models features an embedded Arduino compatible board based on Arduino DUE schematic. UDOO’s size are 4.33 inch x 3.35 inch (11 cm x 8.5 cm).
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UDOO retail line up consists of three models, sharing most of the featuresand different only for connectivity and i.MX6 processor used. All three models feature an embedded Arduino compatible section based on Arduino Due schematic. UDOO’s size are 4.33 inch x 3.35 inch (11 cm x 8.5 cm).
  
'''Warning: The UDOO I/O pins are 3.3V compliance. Higher voltages (like 5V) could damage the board.'''
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'''Warning: The UDOO I/O pins are 3.3V compliant. Higher voltages (like 5V) would damage the board.'''
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Learn more about [http://www.udoo.org/faq-items/what-are-the-wrong-uses-that-invalidate-the-warranty/ wrong uses that invalidate the warranty].
  
 
== GPIO features ==
 
== GPIO features ==
[Description needed]
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The retail version of UDOO, compared to the first beta version releases has these additional features:
Current version, UDOO rev. C, has these additional features:
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*S/PDIF digital audio in & out through pin headers;
* S/PDIF digital audio in & out through pin headers;
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*I2S/AC97/SSI digital audio multiplexer through pin headers;
* I2S/AC97/SSI digital audio multiplexer through pin headers;
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*FlexCAN (Flexible Controller Area Network) through pin headers, it is possible to switch this function’s management between i.MX6 processor and SAM3X8E processor;
* FlexCAN (Flexible Controller Area Network) through pin headers, you will be able to choose if you want to switch this function to the iMX6 or the SAM3X;
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*External SD card support through pins header: plug an external controller for an additional SD card slot or for an eMMC module.
* Second SD card support through pins header: this means you can plug an external controller for a second SD card or an external controller for an eMMC module
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==UDOO Quad ==
 
==UDOO Quad ==
[Description needed]
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*Freescale i.MX6Quad, 4 x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
* Freescale i.MX 6 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Quad core 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
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*GPU Vivante GC 2000 for 3D + Vivante GC 355 for 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
* GPU Vivante GC 2000 for 3D + Vivante GC 355 for 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
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*Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
* Accelerators for 2D, OpenGL® ES2.0 3D and OpenVG™
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*RAM DDR3 1GB
* Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino DUE)
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*76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
* RAM DDR3 1GB
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*HDMI and LVDS + Touch
* 76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
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*2 Micro USB (1 OTG)
* HDMI and LVDS + Touch
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*2 USB 2.0 type A and 1 USB 2.0 internal pin header (requires adapter cable)
* 2 Micro USB (1 OTG type a+b)
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*Analog Audio and Mic jacks
* 2 USB type A (x2) and 1 USB connector (requires a specific wire)
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*CSI Camera Connection
* Analog Audio and Mic
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*on board Micro SD card reader (boot device)
* CSI Camera Connection
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*Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
* on board Micro SD card reader reader (boot device)
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*Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
* Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
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*WiFi Module
* Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
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*SATA connector with power header
* WiFi Module
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* SATA connector with power plug
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==UDOO Dual ==
 
==UDOO Dual ==
[Description needed]
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*Freescale i.MX6DualLite, 2x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
* Freescale i.MX 6 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Dual core 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
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*GPU Vivante GC 880 for 3D and 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
* GPU Vivante GC 880 for 3D and 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
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*Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
* Accelerators for 2D, OpenGL® ES2.0 3D and OpenVG™
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*RAM DDR3 1GB
* Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino DUE)
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*76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
* RAM DDR3 1GB
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*HDMI and LVDS + Touch
* 76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
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*2 Micro USB (1 OTG)
* HDMI and LVDS + Touch
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*2 USB 2.0 type A and 1 USB 2.0 internal pin header (requires adapter cable)
* 2 Micro USB (1 OTG type a+b)
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*Analog Audio and Mic jacks
* 2 USB type A (x2) and 1 USB connector (requires a specific wire)
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*CSI Camera Connection
* Analog Audio and Mic
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*on board Micro SD card reader (boot device)
* CSI Camera Connection
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*Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
* on board Micro SD card reader reader (boot device)
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*Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
* Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
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*WiFi Module
* Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
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* WiFi Module
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* SATA connector with power plug
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==UDOO Dual Basic ==
 
==UDOO Dual Basic ==
[Description needed]
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*Freescale i.MX6DualLite, 2x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
* Freescale i.MX 6 ARM Cortex-A9 CPU Dual core 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
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*GPU Vivante GC 880 for 3D and 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
* GPU Vivante GC 880 for 3D and 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
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*Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
* Accelerators for 2D, OpenGL® ES2.0 3D and OpenVG™
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*RAM DDR3 1GB
* Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino DUE)
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*76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
* RAM DDR3 1GB
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*HDMI and LVDS + Touch
* 76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
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*2 Micro USB (1 OTG)
* HDMI and LVDS + Touch
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*2 USB 2.0 type A and 1 USB 2.0 internal pin header (requires adapter cable)
* 2 Micro USB (1 OTG type a+b)
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*Analog Audio and Mic jacks
* 2 USB type A (x2) and 1 USB connector (requires a specific wire)
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*CSI Camera Connection
* Analog Audio and Mic
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*on board Micro SD card reader (boot device)
* CSI Camera Connection
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*Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
* on board Micro SD card reader reader (boot device)
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* Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
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= Tutorials  =
 
= Tutorials  =
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== Getting started ==
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An easy step by step guide that will lead you through the procedure to [http://www.elinux.org/UDOO_Getting_started boot your UDOO for the very first time].
  
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== Creating a bootable Micro SD card from precompiled image ==
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How to [http://www.elinux.org/UDOO_creating_a_bootable_Micro_SD_card_from_precompiled_image create a bootable micro SD card for UDOO] board, starting from a precompiled image file containing the UDOO Operating system, which runs using the i.MX6 processor.
  
== Creating a bootable Micro SD card from image ==
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== Creating a bootable Micro SD card from binaries ==
 
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How to [http://www.elinux.org/UDOO_creating_a_bootable_Micro_SD_card_from_precompiled_binaries create a bootable Micro SD card from precompiled binaries].
This guide will allow you to create a bootable micro SD card for your UDOO board using an image file. The image file contains the UDOO Operating system, which runs the i.MX6 processor. Without the O.S., you can only use UDOO like a normal Arduino DUE (only SAM3X processor).
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Using an image is quite simple: you need to unzip the image and write it to your SD card using the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_(Unix) dd] tool for UNIX/MAC users or [http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ Win32DiskImager] for Windows users. It is not possible to create a bootable card with drag and drop. Please note that the micro SD must be at least 8GB; bigger memory cards may be used but only 8GB will be available at the end of the procedure.
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# Download any SD images (Ubuntu or Yocto) available from the image section of the website http://www.udoo.org/downloads/.
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# Extract the .img file from the .zip file you downloaded into a folder of your choice (this path will be referred to as <img_file_path> in the guide).
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# Follow the instructions below for the OS you use:
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=== Write the image on micro SD card Using Linux: ===
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* From the terminal run
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df -h
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* If your computer has a slot for SD cards (SD to Micro SD adapter needed), insert the card. If not, insert the card into an SD card reader, then connect the reader to your computer.  Note: must be formatted in FAT32!
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* Run again
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df -h
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* The device that wasn’t there previously is your Micro SD card.
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The left column gives the device name of your Micro SD card. It will be listed as something like “/dev/mmcblk0p1″ or “/dev/sdd1″. The last part (“p1″ or “1″ respectively) is the partition number, but you want to write to the whole micro SD card, not just one partition, so you need to remove that part from the name (for example “/dev/mmcblk0″ or “/dev/sdd”) to work with the entire Micro SD card.
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* If your Micro SD card contains more partitions, you should unmount all of these partitions (using the right name found earlier followed by the letters and numbers that identify the partitions) using the command:
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e.g. sudo umount /dev/sdd1
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* Write the image into the Micro SD card using the command:
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sudo dd bs=1M if=<img_file_path> of=/dev/<sd_name>
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Make sure you replace the input file if= argument with the path to your .img file, and the “/dev/“ in the output file of= argument with the correct device name (this is very important: you will lose all data on the hard drive on your computer if you get the wrong device name). Make sure the device name is the name of the whole Micro SD card as described above, not just a partition.  (e.g. sdd, not sdds1 or sddp1, or mmcblk0 not mmcblk0p1)
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e.g. sudo dd bs=1M if=/home/<user_name>/Download/2013-5-28-udoo-ubuntu.img of=/dev/sdd
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* Once dd completes, run the sync command as root or run sudo sync as a normal user (this will ensure the write cache is flushed and that it is safe to unmount your micro SD card) and then run:
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sudo umount /media/<sd_label>
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* Your micro SD card is ready to be used. Just insert it in UDOO and boot the system.
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=== Write the image on micro SD card Using Mac OSX ===
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* From the terminal run
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df -h
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* If your computer has a slot for SD cards (SD to micro SD adapter needed), insert the card. If not, insert the card into an SD card reader, then connect the reader to your computer. Note: must be formatted in FAT32!
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* Run again
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df -h
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* The device that wasn’t there previously is your Micro SD card.
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Remember the device name of the filesystem’s partition, for example, /dev/disk3s1. Using the device name of the partition work out the raw device name for the entire disk, by omitting the final “s1″ and replacing “disk” with “rdisk”  (this is very important:you will lose all data on the hard drive on your computer if you get the wrong device name). Make sure the device name is the name of the whole micro SD card as described above, not just a partition (for example, rdisk3, not rdisk3s1. Similarly you might have another SD drive name/number like rdisk2 or rdisk4, etc. recheck it by using the df -h command both before & after you insert your micro SD card reader into your Mac if you have any doubts!):
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e.g. /dev/disk3s1 => /dev/rdisk3
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* If your micro SD card contains more partitions, you should unmount all of these partitions (using the correct name found previously, followed by letters and numbers that identify the partitions) using the command:
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sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk3s1
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* Write the image into the Micro SD card using the command:
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sudo dd bs=1m if=path_del_file_img of=/dev/<sd_name>
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Make sure you replace the input file if= argument with the path to your .img file, and the “/dev/“ in the output file of argument with the right device name (this is very important: you will lose all data on the hard drive on your computer if you get the wrong device name). Make sure the device name is the name of the whole micro SD card as described above, not just a partition (for example, rdisk3, not disk3s1).
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e.g. sudo dd bs=1m if=/home/user_name/Download/2013-5-28-udoo-ubuntu.img of=/dev/rdisk3
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* Once dd completes, run the sync command as root or run sudo sync as a normal user (this will ensure the write cache is flushed and that it is safe to unmount your micro SD card) and then run:
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sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdisk3
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* Your micro SD card is ready to be used. Just insert it in UDOO and boot the system.
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=== Write the image on micro SD card Using Windows ===
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* Download the Win32DiskImager software [http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/Archive/win32diskimager-v0.7-binary.zip/download here]
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* Unzip it and now you have a new folder called “win32diskimager-v0.7-binary”
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* If your computer has a slot for SD cards (SD to micro SD adapter needed), insert the card. If not, insert the card into an SD card reader, then connect the reader to your computer. Note: must be formatted in FAT32!
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* Run the file named Win32DiskImager.exe
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(in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 right-click this file and choose “Run as administrator”).
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* If the micro SD card (Device) you are using is not found automatically then click on the drop down box on the right and select the micro SD card letter you just plugged in (e.g. [H:\]). Note: must be formatted in FAT32!
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'''Be careful to select the correct drive; if you get the wrong one you can destroy your data on the computer's hard disk!'''
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* In the Image File box, choose the .img file that you downloaded and click “Write”. Note: if a warning message appears click YES.
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* Your micro SD card is ready to be used. Just insert it in UDOO and boot the system.
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== Creating a bootable Micro SD card from the sources ==
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The following are instructions for a Linux system. A different way to create a bootable SD card is to compile the sources.
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A bootable SD card has 3 different elements:
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*File System (Ubuntu Linaro, Yocto)
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*Kernel
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*U-Boot (Universal Bootloader)
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The following are the required steps to create a bootable SD card starting from the sources and using an unformatted SD card:
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=== Download Binaries and Sources. ===
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First you need to download the necessary Binaries and/or Sources
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* Create a development folder
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mkdir <custom_path>/udoo-dev
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If the folder is created in home the command will be:
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cd
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mkdir udoo-dev
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* then move inside the folder
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  cd udoo-dev
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* Download inside the “udoo-dev” folder the '''file system''' for UDOO Dual or Quad following this link http://www.udoo.org/downloads/
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* Download inside the “udoo-dev” folder the compiled '''Kernel''' (uImage) for UDOO Dual or Quad from the binaries section of the website http://www.udoo.org/downloads/.
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It’s also possible to download and compile the Kernel sources from the github repository https://github.com/UDOOboard/Kernel_Unico. If you decide to compile the sources you also need to download (and extract) the cross-compiler from the sources section of the website http://www.udoo.org/downloads/
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*  Download inside the “udoo-dev” folder the '''U-Boot''' file (u-boot.bin) from the binaries section http://www.udoo.org/downloads/
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Once completed these steps in “udoo-dev” you should have 3 binary files: File System, U-Boot and Kernel (in case you downloaded the Kernel compiled binary), while you should have 2 binaries: File System and U-Boot plus 2 folders containing the Kernel sources (from the github link) and the cross-compiler.
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=== Compiling the Kernel.  ===
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'''(NOTE: If you choose the Kernel Binary skip this point).'''
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* Move inside the folder udoo-dev/kernel/
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* Set the default kernel configuration for UDOO running this command:
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make ARCH=arm UDOO_defconfig
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* Start compiling with the command:
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make -j4 CROSS_COMPILE=<CROSS_COMPILER_FOLDER>/bin/arm-fsl-linux-gnueabi- ARCH=arm uImage
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You may be prompted to install some packages to successfully compile the kernel.
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E.g. in Ubuntu 10.04 you need to install the following packages:
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sudo apt-get install ncurses-dev uboot-mkimage
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(This operation could take up to 20 minutes)
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The compiled Binary (uImage) will be available in the arch/arm/boot/ folder.
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=== Preparing the partitions on the sd card ===
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* Insert the SD card in the card reader.
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* Launch gparted:
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sudo gparted
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* Select the right Micro SD label from the drop down menù
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'''(NOTE: Be sure you’re using the correct label otherwise you’ll lose every data on the hard drive on your computer if you get the wrong device name)'''
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e.g.  /dev/sdc
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* Unmount and delete the existing Micro SD partitions
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(If necessary you need to create a partition table. Select from the top menù: Device → Create Partition Table... → Apply)
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* Create a new partition with the following parameters and press Add.
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Free space preceding (MiB): 10
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New size (MiB): based to the SD size
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Free space following (MiB): 10
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Create as: Primary partition
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File system: ext3
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(NOTE: ext 4 not yet supported)
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Label: <UDOO_MICROSD_LABEL>
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* Press the green V form, wait for the partition to be done and exit gparted.
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=== Copy the file on Micro SD card ===
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* File System. Move Inside udoo-dev and extract the tar.gz file containing the filesystem inside the Micro SD with the following command:
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tar -xzvpf <NAME_OF_TAR_FS> -C /media/<UDOO_MICROSD_LABEL>/
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(This operation could take up to 30 minutes)
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* Kernel. Move inside the folder where you previously downloaded or compiled the uImage file and copy the binary inside the Micro SD boot folder using the following command:
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sudo cp uImage /media/<UDOO_MICROSD_LABEL>/boot
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* U-Boot. Move Inside udoo-dev and copy the u-boot.bin file inside the Micro SD with the following command:
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sudo dd if=u-boot.bin of=/dev/sdc bs=512 seek=2 skip=2
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'''(NOTE: Be sure you’re using the correct label otherwise you could lose data on the hard drive on your computer if you get the wrong device name)'''
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* Unmount the partition you previously created using the following command:
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umount /media/<UDOO_MICROSD_LABEL>
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* The Micro SD card is ready, you can now insert it on UDOO and boot the system.
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== Programming the Sam3x ==
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In order to upload sketches to the SAM3X, the flash memory needs to be erased before being re-programmed. While Arduino DUE uses an ATmega16U2 microcontroller to perform this procedure, UDOO uses the iMx6 processor which is directly linked to the erase and reset pins of the Sam3x managed during the program phase.
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There are 3 ways to program the Sam3x processor: With an external PC/MAC using the mini-usb cable connected to the CN6 port without any mirco SD inserted; Using the mini-usb cable connected to the CN6 port with mirco SD inserted and OS booted; Directly from UDOO under Ubuntu OS.
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'''NOTE: At this stage the only way to program the Sam3x is to manually erase and reset the processor (method number 1):'''
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=== With an external PC using the mini-usb cable connected to the CN6 port without any mirco SD inserted ===
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Using this method '''the iMx6 processor doesn’t boot any kernel or file system'''. UDOO is used as a simple Arduino DUE.
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== How to program the embedded Arduino microcontroller ==
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How to [http://www.elinux.org/UDOO_programming_the_embedded_Arduino_microcontroller program the embedded Arduino microcontroller]
  
In this case you just need a '''working Arduino IDE 1.5.2''' installed on your PC/MAC (http://arduino.cc/en/main/software).
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== How to install Debian with debootstrap ==
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How to [http://www.elinux.org/UDOO_Installing_Debian_With_Debootstrap install Debian with debootstrap]
  
Once the sketch is defined, you need to follow these steps:
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== How to boot from a SATA drive ==
* The '''micro SD''' with the OS installed must be '''removed''';
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How to [http://www.elinux.org/UDOO_boot_from_sata boot from SATA drive]
* The jumper in the '''j18 connector must be unplugged''', this allows the communication with the programming port of Sam3x;
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* Insert the '''jumper in the j22 connector''' for 1 second and remove it (to erase the old sketch in SAM3X);
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* Insert the '''jumper in the j16 connector''' for 1 second and remove it (to reset the SAM3X);
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* Select from the IDE: Tools –> Board –> Arduino DUE programming port
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* Select the correct serial COM from the IDE;
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* Send the sketch using the IDE upload button.
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===Using the mini-usb cable connected to the CN6 port with mirco SD inserted and OS booted ===
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At this stage the board doesn’t support this option.
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=== Directly from UDOO under Ubuntu OS ===
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At this stage the board doesn’t support this option.
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= Resources =
 
= Resources =

Revision as of 09:54, 30 October 2013

UDOO
This page collects information about UDOO www.udoo.org the first ever small sized computer that merges in one single board an ARM cortex-A9 iMX.6 CPU and an Arduino compatible board embedded with a dedicated ARM SAM3X CPU. UDOO project has been funded through Kickstarter, raising $641,614 in sixty days thanks to 4,172 backers.

Notice: The UDOO Wiki pages on this site is collaborative work - the UDOO team is not responsible for content on these pages.

What's UDOO?

UDOO is a mini PC that can be used both with Android and Linux OS, with an embedded Arduino-compatible board. It is a powerful prototyping board for software development and design; it’s easy to use and allows developing projects with minimum knowledge of hardware. UDOO merges different computing worlds together: each one has its proper strenght- and weak- points, but all of them are useful in today's life for educational purposes as well as Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and quick prototyping. UDOO is an open hardware, low-cost platform equipped with an ARM i.MX6 Freescale processor, and an Arduino Due compatible section based on ATMEL SAM3X ARM processor, all this available on the same board!

UDOO goals:

  • Develop an innovative product for a growing market
  • Give a new vision to the educational framework, with the idea of training up a new generation of engineers, designers and software developers skilled in digital technology: physical computing, multi-media arts, interactive arts, IoT...
  • Give a boost to the DIY world
  • Offer a low cost embedded platform for interactive arts with powerful tools: Processing, OpenCV, PureData, openFramework
  • Provide companies with a great tool for fast prototyping

Specifications

UDOO retail line up consists of three models, sharing most of the featuresand different only for connectivity and i.MX6 processor used. All three models feature an embedded Arduino compatible section based on Arduino Due schematic. UDOO’s size are 4.33 inch x 3.35 inch (11 cm x 8.5 cm).

Warning: The UDOO I/O pins are 3.3V compliant. Higher voltages (like 5V) would damage the board.

Learn more about wrong uses that invalidate the warranty.

GPIO features

The retail version of UDOO, compared to the first beta version releases has these additional features:

  • S/PDIF digital audio in & out through pin headers;
  • I2S/AC97/SSI digital audio multiplexer through pin headers;
  • FlexCAN (Flexible Controller Area Network) through pin headers, it is possible to switch this function’s management between i.MX6 processor and SAM3X8E processor;
  • External SD card support through pins header: plug an external controller for an additional SD card slot or for an eMMC module.

UDOO Quad

  • Freescale i.MX6Quad, 4 x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
  • GPU Vivante GC 2000 for 3D + Vivante GC 355 for 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
  • Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
  • RAM DDR3 1GB
  • 76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
  • HDMI and LVDS + Touch
  • 2 Micro USB (1 OTG)
  • 2 USB 2.0 type A and 1 USB 2.0 internal pin header (requires adapter cable)
  • Analog Audio and Mic jacks
  • CSI Camera Connection
  • on board Micro SD card reader (boot device)
  • Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
  • Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
  • WiFi Module
  • SATA connector with power header

UDOO Dual

  • Freescale i.MX6DualLite, 2x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
  • GPU Vivante GC 880 for 3D and 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
  • Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
  • RAM DDR3 1GB
  • 76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
  • HDMI and LVDS + Touch
  • 2 Micro USB (1 OTG)
  • 2 USB 2.0 type A and 1 USB 2.0 internal pin header (requires adapter cable)
  • Analog Audio and Mic jacks
  • CSI Camera Connection
  • on board Micro SD card reader (boot device)
  • Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector
  • Ethernet RJ45 (10/100/1000 MBit)
  • WiFi Module

UDOO Dual Basic

  • Freescale i.MX6DualLite, 2x ARM® Cortex™-A9 core @ 1GHz with ARMv7A instruction set
  • GPU Vivante GC 880 for 3D and 2D (vector graphics) + Vivante GC 320 for 2D (composition)
  • Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU (same as Arduino Due)
  • RAM DDR3 1GB
  • 76 fully available GPIO with Arduino-compatible R3 1.0 pinout
  • HDMI and LVDS + Touch
  • 2 Micro USB (1 OTG)
  • 2 USB 2.0 type A and 1 USB 2.0 internal pin header (requires adapter cable)
  • Analog Audio and Mic jacks
  • CSI Camera Connection
  • on board Micro SD card reader (boot device)
  • Power Supply (6-15V) and External Battery connector

Tutorials

Getting started

An easy step by step guide that will lead you through the procedure to boot your UDOO for the very first time.

Creating a bootable Micro SD card from precompiled image

How to create a bootable micro SD card for UDOO board, starting from a precompiled image file containing the UDOO Operating system, which runs using the i.MX6 processor.

Creating a bootable Micro SD card from binaries

How to create a bootable Micro SD card from precompiled binaries.

How to program the embedded Arduino microcontroller

How to program the embedded Arduino microcontroller

How to install Debian with debootstrap

How to install Debian with debootstrap

How to boot from a SATA drive

How to boot from SATA drive

Resources

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Community

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References

Home site and community

  1. Official web site http://www.udoo.org
  2. Official forum http://www.udoo.org/forum/index.php

Social account

  1. Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/udooboard
  2. Twitter http://twitter.com/UDOO_Board
  3. Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/110742692974455430878/posts
  4. YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXv5UyGn5jArK8xOAmuSeHg