The QorIQ® LS1043A processor is NXP's first quad-core, 64-bit ARM®-based processor for embedded networking and industrial infrastructure solutions. The LS1043A Reference Design Board is also the perfect platform to port the newly released Guinnux for Aarch64 onto.
Follow the instructions here to get Guinnux for Aarch64 onto the LS1043A RDB and unleash some Enterprise Embedded Linux over the 4 X Cortex-A53 cores.
Guinnux is an embedded Linux distribution based on Arch Linux ARM. It is developed and maintained by Keystone Electronic Solutions and makes it easy to construct custom packages and solutions. It adopts the Arch Linux way of doing things, but with much-needed extras.
The Guinnux rescue file system allows users to boot into flash should the embedded system fail, and allows for simple system recovery. The system can be recovered without having to re-flash an image – a useful addition which saves more than just time!
Keystone has also adapted the boot loader so users are able to boot kernels from any external file system. This allows for Keystone to distribute and upgrade kernel packages from anywhere and at any time, without interrupting service.
Keystone's team of expert engineers have customised the build tool which comes with the arch distro so it is a lot easier for clients to construct custom packages and solutions.
Guinnux 5 offers a systematic approach to embedded Linux development with:
Guinnux 5 uses the pacman package manager and offers over 30 000 packages.
The Guinnux 5 toolchain works out of the box and can be used to develop for Guinnux from any Linux based platform.
Guinnux 5 uses the Linux 4.4 kernel.
The Getting Started page provides details on how you can get started with Guinnux 5 using the configuration website.
View the FAQ page for common questions regarding Guinnux 5.