RidgeRun Professional Linux SDK for Freescale/NXP i.MX6 Nitrogen6X 2G platform from Boundary Devices

RidgeRun Professional Linux SDK for Freescale/NXP i.MX6

RidgeRun Professional SDK, its the supported version of RidgeRun SDK intended for commercial product development.

Main features of the SDK are:

  • For SoCs with A/V hardware accelerators, professional SDK includes GStreamer framework.. Also includes RidgeRun's valued-add GStreamer Daemon.

  • Includes profiling and debugging tools for Linux.

  • Includes graphics toolkits (Like DirectFB, GTK+, QT, Clutter) if they make sense for your platform. RidgeRun provides support for choosing the right technology for your needs.

  • Includes many open source packages already integrated with the SDK.

  • SDK delivered a shared git repository.

  • Depending on the processor, other features have been integrated such as boot from SD card, UBIFS with simplified manufacturing NAND pre-programming support, CMOS sensor support, programming NAND using an SD card, and WiFi support


The Professional SDK is licensed under RidgeRun Software License Agreement. Still, the SDK is mainly composed of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) packages, so the license for those packages is governed the applicable FOSS license.


RidgeRun also offers custom engineering services. These hours are purchased separately from the SDK. The custom engineering hours can be used for phone, email, chat, webex support, or services like driver development, application development, custom board porting and bring-up, etc.


The iMX6 Nitrogen6X 2G Board is a low-cost development platform using the Freescale iMX6 processor enabling rapid development of multimedia applications with the addition of 2GB of RAM.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Quad-Core ARM® Cortex A9 processor at 1GHz

  • 2GByte of 64-bit wide DDR3 @ 532MHz

  • Three display ports (RGB, LVDS, and HDMI 1.4a)

  • Two camera ports (1xParallel, 1x MIPI CSI-2)

  • Multi-stream-capable HD video engine delivering

  • H.264 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and 3-D video playback in HD

  • Triple Play Graphics system consisting of a Quad-shader 3D unit capable of 200MT/s, and a separate 2-D and separate OpenVG Vertex acceleration engine for superior 3D, 2D and user interface acceleration

  • Serial ATA 2.5 (SATA) at 3Gbps

  • Dual SD 3.0/SDXC card slots

  • PCIe port (1 lane)

  • Analog (headphone/mic) and Digital (HDMI) audio

  • Compact size (3″x3″)

  • 10/100/Gb IEEE1588 Ethernet

  • 10-pin JTAG interface

  • 3 High speed USB ports (2xHost, 1xOTG)

  • 1xCAN2 port

  • I2C

  • GPIOs

Features Supported by the SDK:

  • GStreamer-1.x

  • Freescale gst-plugins

  • Qt

  • Multi-Display

  • Multi-Overlay

  • Hardware-based audio and video codecs

  • Hardware graphics acceleration

  • Hardware Floating point support

  • SD and NFS file system support

  • Boot from SD3, SD4 or SPI-NOR with an easy installation

  • Start kernel via TFTP option

    Getting Started Guide for NXP i.MX6 Nitrogen6X 2G
    Release notes
    Vendor Board Page

RidgeRun Professional Linux SDK for Freescale/NXP i.MX6 allows you to easily test the main features of the boards listed below. 

Platforms Supported


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