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Start from scratch with atom


Hi guy,

I was posted in wrong branch... (processors)

For my project I would like use an intel atom X7-8700.

I start with nothing I need to build everything (choose RAM, Flash etc...).

I would make my own board (like raspberry, odroid, ...) based on intel atom.

Firtsly :

Page 338 of this doc :

http://www.intel.fr/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/atom-z8000-datasheet-vol-1.pdf http://www.intel.fr/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/atom-z8000-datasheet-vol-1.pdf

I don't understand the center of the footprint there is no dimension or anything else for draw it.

Secondly :

I do not use BIOS but a bootloader saved at the begins of flash memory.

I think i do use the BLDK software but i haven't got the .bsf file.

Where it is ?

I found u-boot, can it make the bootloader for my board?

I will send an e-mail to the developer to know more about u-boot.

Do you now how to use another method to start from scratch with intel's CPU?

In advance,

Thank's you

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Hello rbeal,

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

In order to help you please address your questions to the https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/forms/design-assistance.html Embedded Design Assistance, where you be connected with a representative in your area, which could possibly help with your project. Because unfortunately the Atom x5 and x7 (formerly Cherry Trail), which are part of the Bay Trail -T family that is on the "off-roadmap" and its support is for limited manufacturers. For this reason, these processors are unsupported through this channel. Click on http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/46629/Cherry-Trail this link to learn more about the specifications of the cited Atom devices.

Best Regards,


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