STM32MP1 nice candidate for new industrial grade OLinuXino-LIME


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ST Microelectronic released new interesting device it’s Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 in one package. This solves two problems – the connectivity and ample amount of DDR3 memory to run Linux on Cortex-A7 core and the additional co-processor with Cortex-M4 for Real Time tasks. On top of this it’s -40+125C operating temperature and with 10 years supply longevity warranty from ST.

The prices starts around USD 5, which is in same range as Allwinner/Rockchip.

Their top model STM32MP157C has 3D openGL ES2.0 and CAN. There will be finally properly documented Secure boot (we hope 🙂  ):

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From recent Twitter post I see than Bootlin already works on Linux support for STM32MP1.

Overall STM32MP1 looks like very promising SOC for Industrial grade Linux computer.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jonas Smedegaard
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 16:22:10

    Included GPU is Vivante, which means a Free Software driver for it (etnaviv) is already included in mainline Mesa – according to https://bootlin.com/blog/stm32mp1-system-on-chip-bootlin-member-of-st-partners-program/

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    • Jonas Smedegaard
      Sep 03, 2019 @ 16:29:00

      …but check also the comments section of referenced Bootlin article – existing etnaviv support might not cover this particular model, but might not take long to have it covered when based on an already mainlined core design.

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  2. Heinz-Juergen Oertel
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 20:15:03

    It’s not only CAN, classic CAN, it has two of the new CAN FD modules, which improves CAN bandwidth a lot.

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  3. diego
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 22:44:02

    Definitely a great candidate! I’d go for one, as it seems to be a perfect base for industrial control.

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