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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