Nitrogen8M - Yocto GPU Demo

Published on July 13, 2018

The latest addition to our Nitrogen family, the Nitrogen8M, based on the NXP i.MX8MQ processor, is now available online. To help further development with this new board we are releasing demos and documentation to help you get started. Here is our recent demo of Nitrogen8M running Qt on Android. This post features Nitrogen8M running Yocto.

The Setup

For this demo, we simply use: Nitrogen8M

The Demo

This first video features the different GPU stress testing applications provided by NXP/Vivante in their GPU SDK. Such applications show the capabilities of the new GC7000Lite GPU present in the i.MX8MQ. Some benchmarking will be made in the coming weeks to compare the performances against GC2000 (i.MX6Q) and GC3000 (i.MX6QP) GPU used in our previous platforms. [embed][/embed]

The Details

For those interested in software details, this demo is using:
  • Yocto 2.4 Rocko
  • Kernel 4.9.x_2.0.0_ga branch from Boundary Devices
  • Vivante driver v6.2.4.p1.2 (Wayland back-end)
The official BSP will be released as soon as all the i.MX8M packages are integrated inside the community BSP layers. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new platform. As usual, feel free to comment in the section below!