Jetson/L4T BSP development tips

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Preparation

First, please download BSP package from internet. It's preferred to download BSP package, instead of Jetpack.

Go to https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/linux-tegra.

The following packages are necessary:

L4T Driver Package (BSP)

Sample Root Filesystem


Source code for kernel and other components:

L4T Driver Package (BSP) Sources


Toolchain for kernel building:

GCC 7.3.1 for 64 bit BSP and Kernel


Secure package if secure-boot is necessary:

Jetson Platform Fuse Burning and Secure Boot Documentation and Tools


Refer to https://docs.nvidia.com/jetson/l4t/index.html#page/Tegra%2520Linux%2520Driver%2520Package%2520Development%2520Guide%2Fquick_start.html

Then the device can be flashed by command line. With this method, user can have more controls for the BSP configuration, like pinmux, kernel/kernel DTB customization, etc.

BSP customization

PINMUX

How to find out the actual pinmux configuration file

Refer to https://docs.nvidia.com/jetson/l4t/index.html#page/Tegra%2520Linux%2520Driver%2520Package%2520Development%2520Guide%2Fmb1_platform_config_xavier.html%23wwpID0E0240HA

There are several types of Jetson reference boards are supported in SDK.

Check the configuration file

For example, when the flash command is:

 sudo ./flash.sh jetson-xavier mmcblk0p1

Check the configuration file: jetson-xavier.conf → p2822-0000+p2888-0004.conf → PINMUX_CONFIG="tegra19x-mb1-pinmux-p2888-0000-a04-p2822-0000-b01.cfg";

(Note: the value of PINMUX_CONFIG may be overwritten. So the later one should take effect.)

Or check the flash log

Run following command:

sudo ./flash.sh -r --no-flash jetson-xavier mmcblk0p1

And check the log:

...

copying pinmux_config(/home/Work/jetson_customer/32.4.3/Linux_for_Tegra/bootloader/t186ref/BCT/tegra19x-mb1-pinmux-p2888-0000-a04-p2822-0000-b01.cfg)... done.

...

How to update pinmux

There are several ways to customize the device PINMUX. The simple way is to generate PINMUX configuration through pre-defined excel. Another way is to edit the PINMUX configuration file directly, but that may need more knowledge about PINMUX setting for the chip.

Edit the excel and generate the Configuration

Refer to https://docs.nvidia.com/jetson/l4t/index.html#page/Tegra%2520Linux%2520Driver%2520Package%2520Development%2520Guide%2Fadaptation_and_bringup_xavier_nx.html%23wwpID0E0WL0HA

Search 'Pinmux Changes'

Also, another good reference: https://elinux.org/Jetson/AGX_Xavier_Update_Pinmux

Still, please make sure the PINMUX configuration file name is correct.

Edit the pinmux configuration file

That's the direct and simple way, assumed the developer is familiar with PINMUX setting.

Download technical reference manual from https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/downloads#?search=TRM for different platforms. And those documents contain detailed information.

Edit the prod configuration

L4T document shows another way to override the PINMUX:

https://docs.nvidia.com/jetson/l4t/index.html#page/Tegra%2520Linux%2520Driver%2520Package%2520Development%2520Guide%2Fmb1_platform_config_xavier.html%23wwpID0E0A40HA

Same command as 2.1.1.2, and check the prod configuration in following log:

...

copying prod_config(/home/Work/jetson_customer/32.4.3/Linux_for_Tegra/bootloader/t186ref/BCT/tegra19x-mb1-prod-p2888-0000-p2822-0000.cfg)... done.

...

Follow the guide in above link.

How to update device PINMUX

After the pinmux configuration files are changed, re-flash the device:

 sudo ./flash.sh jetson-xavier mmcblk0p1        #flash the whole device

or

 sudo ./flash.sh -k MB1_BCT jetson-xavier mmcblk0p1      #only flash the MB1_BCT