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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 17 Jan 2013
I attempted to follow the install instructions for 12.04. I successfully compiled the mathworks generated code, however, it does not seem to perform the update function of my model. Model initialization completes fine. I checked this by editing the generated c files and putting in debugging printf statements. Any suggestions?
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 12 Feb 2013
Mark, what do you mean by the update function? Are you talking about External mode, which lets you use the model on your host computer to update parameter values in the executable running on the BeagleBoard hardware?
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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