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Can I switch the beagleboard / pandaboard firmwares?

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Is the firmware that gets downloaded with the targetinstaller any different from the stock linux arm image? (armel / armhf)
Can I download newer images and get simulink control my boards?
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Mark
Mark on 28 Feb 2013
Rolfe, I created a test model called "beagleboardTest" and this is the function that does not get called:
/* Model update function */
void beagleboardTest_update(void)
{...}
The model is a simple model with a sine wave generator block feeding to a UDP block.
-Mark

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Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 12 Feb 2013
Hi Bharath. Thanks for asking. To answer your questions:
Q: Is the firmware that gets downloaded with the targetinstaller any different from the stock linux arm image? (armel / armhf)
A: Yes. The firmware update includes customizations that are required for some features in the support package.
Q: Can I download newer images and get simulink control my boards?
A: This approach is not tested/supported by MathWorks. If you try it and have issues, your only resource would be other members of the community.
It looks like Mark had success compiling and running a binary on a newer image, but ran into an issue with "the update function".

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