SDK Turrialba for iMX6 VAR-SOM-MX6

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Revision History

Date Revision
11-2013 1
Initial Version


What's new?

  • Toolchain linaro 2013.03 for hard floating point and 2012.03 for soft floating point
  • Updated kernel version to 3.0.35-4.0.0
  • Updated Freescale GStreamer plugins 3.0.7
  • Includes latest gstreamer 0.10 distributions available: gstreamer-0.10.36, gst-plugins-bad-0.10.23, gst-plugins-base-0.10.36, gst-plugins-good-0.10.31, gst-plugins-ugly-0.10.19
  • Support for HDMI video output
  • Support H.264@1080p video encode/decode
  • NAND and SD boot support.
  • NFS supported.
  • Start kernel from TFTP.
  • U-boot-2009.08.

Supported Operating Systems

Linux Distribution Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 12.04 in 32 bits and 64 bits.


This SDK is designed to run on the Variscite VAR-SOM-MX6 Board.


This SDK includes:

  • ARM toolchain: gcc 4.6.3 for software floating point and 4.8.2 for hardware floating point.
  • U-Boot 2009.08
  • Linux kernel 3.0.35-4.0.0.

Known Limitations and Defects

Expect the list below to change regularly as new limitations are reported and defect fixes are checked in.

Support Information

RidgeRun Professional SDK provides handful of debug and profile tools, professional Linux development support and a wider range of drivers. Contact RidgeRun at for information and pricing on Professional SDK for the platforms you need.

Related links

VAR-SOM-MX6 Datasheet