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=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
Zoom2 is a reference platform that features TI's OMAP3430 processor.  It has a 4.1" WVGA LCD panel, 256 MB SDRAM, 2 accelerometers, HDMI port,  
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Zoom is a reference platform that features TI's OMAP 3430/3630 processors.  It has a 4.1" WVGA LCD panel, 256 MB SDRAM, 2 accelerometers, HDMI ports,  
8 Mega pixel camera, QWERTY keypad, capacitive touch screen and much more...  See the [https://www.omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapzoom/wiki/?pagename=WhatIsZoom2 this link] for more specific details.
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8 Mega pixel camera, QWERTY keypad, capacitive touch screen and much more...  See the [http://www.omapzoom.org/platform.html this link] for more specific details.
  
If you're interested in purchasing a Zoom2 please [http://www.logicpd.com/products/development-kits/texas-instruments-zoom%E2%84%A2-omap34x-ii-mdp visit this site].
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If you're interested in purchasing a Zoom please [http://www.logicpd.com/products/development-kits/texas-instruments-zoom%E2%84%A2-omap34x-ii-mdp visit this site].
  
 
=Hardware=
 
=Hardware=
All the hardware you would need to work with a Zoom2 will be found inside the Zoom2 box.  Make sure that you have the Zoom2 device, debug board, power supply, battery, USB-mini-b cable to get started.
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All the hardware you would need to work with a Zoom will be found inside the Zoom box.  Make sure that you have the Zoom device, debug board, power supply, battery, USB-mini-b cable to get started.
  
Here is a nice [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DIqPBmMrJ8 unpacking video] on OMAP Zoom2.
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Here is a nice [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DIqPBmMrJ8 unpacking video] on OMAP Zoom.
  
 
=Software=
 
=Software=
  
  
There are currently several distributions running on the Zoom2.  Also, a few interesting software projects are underway.
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There are currently several distributions running on the Zoom.  Also, a few interesting software projects are underway.
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For a list of projects visit [http://omapzoom.org/projects.html "Registered Projects on OMAPZoom"].
  
==Generic Linux on Zoom2==
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==Generic Linux on Zoom==
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See our [https://gforge.ti.com/gf/project/minifs/wiki/ "Mini Filesystem Project"] for more information on how to get a Busybox based file system running on OMAP.
  
==Android on Zoom2==
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==Android on Zoom==
See our [https://omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapandroid/wiki/?pagename=Getting+Started "Getting Started guide"] for more information on how to get Google Android up and running quickly on the OMAP Zoom2.
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See our [http://www.omappedia.org/wiki/Android_Getting_Started "Getting Started guide"] for more information on how to get Google Android up and running quickly on the OMAP Zoom.
  
==Angstrom on Zoom2==
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==Angstrom on Zoom==
Since there are many users in the Beagle community who are familiar with the Angstrom distribution, we looked into getting Angstrom running on Zoom2 as well.
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Since there are many users in the Beagle community who are familiar with the Angstrom distribution, we looked into getting Angstrom running on Zoom as well.
  
 
Below are the steps taken:
 
Below are the steps taken:
  
1.  Sources for the Kernel, Bootloader and Xloader can be obtained by following instructions for [https://omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapandroid/wiki/?pagename=Accessing+the+Source+Code Accessing the Source Code].
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1.  Sources for the Kernel, Bootloader and Xloader can be obtained by following instructions for [http://www.omappedia.org/wiki/Android_Getting_Started#Accessing_Source_Code Accessing the Source Code].
<br>Also please note that the Linux OMAP kernel version 2.6.30 will have support for Zoom2 in the near future.  
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<br>Also please note that the Linux OMAP kernel version 2.6.30 will have support for Zoom in the near future.  
  
2.  Kernel, Bootloader and X-loader can be built by following instructions for [https://omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapandroid/wiki/?pagename=Building+the+System Building the System].  
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2.  Kernel, Bootloader and X-loader can be built by following instructions for [http://www.omappedia.org/wiki/Android_Getting_Started#Building_Android Building the System].  
 
    
 
    
3.  File system for Zoom2 can now be built via Angstrom's [http://amethyst.openembedded.net/~koen/narcissus/ narcissus image builder].
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3.  File system for Zoom can now be built via Angstrom's [http://amethyst.openembedded.net/~koen/narcissus/ narcissus image builder].
  
4.  Now the Zoom2 should be ready to boot Angstrom with an SDcard or some other booting mechanism.  There are some information available on booting the Zoom2 in the [https://omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapandroid/wiki/?pagename=Installing+the+System Installing the System] section.  Although this information is specific to booting Google Android, same principles could be applied to booting Angstrom.
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4.  Now the Zoom should be ready to boot Angstrom with an SDcard or some other booting mechanism.  There are some information available on booting the Zoom in the [http://omappedia.org/wiki/Zoom_Flashing Zoom Flashing] section.  Although this information is specific to booting Google Android, same principles could be applied to booting Angstrom and other distributions.
  
==Poky on Zoom2==
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==Poky on Zoom==
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See our [http://www.omappedia.org/wiki/OMAP_Poky "Poky Linux Project"] for more information on how to get Poky running on OMAP.
  
 
=Resources=
 
=Resources=
Zoom2 Product Information:<br>
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Zoom Product Information:<br>
Zoom2 Schematics, Layout Files & BOM:  http://support.logicpd.com/auth/login.php (board registration and login will be required)<br>
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Zoom Schematics, Layout Files & BOM:  http://support.logicpd.com/auth/login.php (board registration and login will be required)<br>
OMAP3430 Technical Reference Manual (http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/wtbu/wtbudocumentcenter.tsp?templateId=6123&navigationId=12667)
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OMAP3430 Technical Reference Manual: http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/wtbu/wtbudocumentcenter.tsp?templateId=6123&navigationId=12667)<br>
Design with Zoom2 (OMAP34x-II) MDP:  http://www.omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapzoomhome/ <br>
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Design with Zoom MDP:  http://www.omapzoom.org/ <br>
Zoom2 MDP technical information:  http://www.ti.com/zoom2_technical <br>
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Zoom MDP technical information:  http://www.ti.com/zoom2_technical <br>
  
 
Compilers:<br>
 
Compilers:<br>
[http://Link_to_Wiki_for_Support_tools_project ARM cross compilers]<br>
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[http://omappedia.org/wiki/Support_Tools ARM cross compilers]<br>
 
[https://www-a.ti.com/downloads/sds_support/TICodegenerationTools/download.htm TI's Free & non-commercial C6000 compiler]<br>
 
[https://www-a.ti.com/downloads/sds_support/TICodegenerationTools/download.htm TI's Free & non-commercial C6000 compiler]<br>
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[[Category:ARM Development Boards]]

Latest revision as of 22:54, 27 October 2011

Introduction

Zoom is a reference platform that features TI's OMAP 3430/3630 processors. It has a 4.1" WVGA LCD panel, 256 MB SDRAM, 2 accelerometers, HDMI ports, 8 Mega pixel camera, QWERTY keypad, capacitive touch screen and much more... See the this link for more specific details.

If you're interested in purchasing a Zoom please visit this site.

Hardware

All the hardware you would need to work with a Zoom will be found inside the Zoom box. Make sure that you have the Zoom device, debug board, power supply, battery, USB-mini-b cable to get started.

Here is a nice unpacking video on OMAP Zoom.

Software

There are currently several distributions running on the Zoom. Also, a few interesting software projects are underway. For a list of projects visit "Registered Projects on OMAPZoom".

Generic Linux on Zoom

See our "Mini Filesystem Project" for more information on how to get a Busybox based file system running on OMAP.

Android on Zoom

See our "Getting Started guide" for more information on how to get Google Android up and running quickly on the OMAP Zoom.

Angstrom on Zoom

Since there are many users in the Beagle community who are familiar with the Angstrom distribution, we looked into getting Angstrom running on Zoom as well.

Below are the steps taken:

1. Sources for the Kernel, Bootloader and Xloader can be obtained by following instructions for Accessing the Source Code.
Also please note that the Linux OMAP kernel version 2.6.30 will have support for Zoom in the near future.

2. Kernel, Bootloader and X-loader can be built by following instructions for Building the System.

3. File system for Zoom can now be built via Angstrom's narcissus image builder.

4. Now the Zoom should be ready to boot Angstrom with an SDcard or some other booting mechanism. There are some information available on booting the Zoom in the Zoom Flashing section. Although this information is specific to booting Google Android, same principles could be applied to booting Angstrom and other distributions.

Poky on Zoom

See our "Poky Linux Project" for more information on how to get Poky running on OMAP.

Resources

Zoom Product Information:
Zoom Schematics, Layout Files & BOM: http://support.logicpd.com/auth/login.php (board registration and login will be required)
OMAP3430 Technical Reference Manual: http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/wtbu/wtbudocumentcenter.tsp?templateId=6123&navigationId=12667)
Design with Zoom MDP: http://www.omapzoom.org/
Zoom MDP technical information: http://www.ti.com/zoom2_technical

Compilers:
ARM cross compilers
TI's Free & non-commercial C6000 compiler