The new Freescale i.MX51 evaluation kit (EVK) speeds and simplifies the development of compelling applications based on the Google Android platform and Freescale’s i.MX51 processor. The i.MX51 EVK is available now and ships with software BSPs on accompanying pre-flashed SD cards. In addition, Android OS BSP images for the i.MX51 processor can be downloaded from the Freescale website.
Freescale i.MX51 EVK with Android BSP Features
- High performance and low power operation
- Optimized multimedia codecs in the Android framework that include:
- ARMv7 optimizations
- Hardware acceleration using Video Processing Unit (VPU)
- Hardware acceleration for graphics
- 2D graphics for UI rendering
- OpenGL/ES for 3D applications
- Latest stable Android kernel/release
The Freescale i.MX51 evaluation kit (EVK) for the Android OS is designed to help customers drive innovation and create differentiated products. Based on the latest Android kernel/release, the i.MX51 EVK runs the Android OS with highly accelerated multimedia codecs and graphics. In addition, the common code base across Freescale i.MX Board Support Packages (BSPs) streamlines porting efforts to next generation i.MX processors. Included in the kit are binary images for the Android OS on i.MX51, patches for Freescale source, and documentation such as a reference manual, user’s guide and release notes.
Android enables innovative end user experiences. The i.MX51 applications processor, based on the ARM Cortex-A8 core, works together with the Android OS to deliver an ideal solution for the development of high performance, low power and cost effective mobile devices, such as smartphones.