i.MX 6QuadPlus Demo Image

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Image Name: CrankSoftware_demo_imx6qpsabresd.sdcard

Board: i.MX 6QuadPlus SABRE

Display: HDMI with Capacitive Touch

Rendering Technology: OpenGL ES 2.0

Demo Resolution: 1280 x 720

Operating System: Linux

This demo image includes the following demos:

  • IoT - Smart Home

  • Movie Kiosk

  • Automotive 3D Instrument Cluster

Copying Image to an SD Card - Linux

To copy the demo image to an SD card under Linux you first need to find the name of the attached SD card located under /dev/. You can then use the dd utility to copy the demo image to a 4Gb (or greater) SD card.

dd if="CrankSoftware_demo_boardname.sdcard" of="/dev/sdX" bs=1M

Copying Image to an SD Card - Windows

To copy the demo image to an SD card under Windows you can use the Win32 Disk Imager utility.

  1. Specify the image file to copy

  2. Specify the SD card device

  3. Click the Write button


Running the Image

Each demo image contains all of the software needed to boot and run the card on the supported devices. Simply place the card in the appropriate SD card slot and power on the board. The cards will auto boot into the Crank Software Demo Launcher.

SCP for Target Application Deployment

You can export a Storyboard application directly to a target from within Storyboard Designer.

When your application is ready to export, click on the Storyboard Application Export button.


Choose SCP Transfer as the transfer method.


Enter the export directory information for the application target. For this demo image we created a /usr/crank/scp directory.


You can also execute your Storyboard application after it has been transferred to the target. Check the Execute after transfer checkbox and type the path to the script that will execute the application. For this demo image we created a /usr/crank/storyboard_scp.sh script for you.


Turn On or Off the Console

By default the Linux console is disabled to improve performance and to prevent any display artifacts between application transitions. To re-enable the console do the following:

  1. Connect a serial cable board

  2. Interrupt the U-Boot startup sequence

  3. env edit console

  4. Switch ttymxc1 to ttymxc0

  5. env save

To disable the console, repeat the above steps but instead switch ttymxc0 to ttymxc1.

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