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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, 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 Zoom2 please visit this site.

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.

Here is a nice unpacking video on OMAP Zoom2.

Software

There are currently several distributions running on the Zoom2. Also, a few interesting software projects are underway.

Generic Linux on Zoom2

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

Android on Zoom2

See our "Getting Started guide" for more information on how to get Google Android up and running quickly on the OMAP Zoom2.

Angstrom on Zoom2

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.

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 Zoom2 in the near future.

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

3. File system for Zoom2 can now be built via Angstrom's 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 Installing the System section. Although this information is specific to booting Google Android, same principles could be applied to booting Angstrom.

Poky on Zoom2

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

Resources

Zoom2 Product Information:
Zoom2 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 Zoom2 (OMAP34x-II) MDP: http://www.omapzoom.org/gf/project/omapzoomhome/
Zoom2 MDP technical information: http://www.ti.com/zoom2_technical

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