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Use Raspbian Linux with RoadRunner

Roadrunner uses the same CPU architecture of Raspberry Pi SBC (armhf) so it is possible potentially to use the same software. This article explains how to use the standard Raspbian Buster Lite to make a microSD that can run both on Raspberry Py and a RoadRunner

Tested with

  • Raspbian Buster Lite February 2020
  • Linux Kernel 4.19.78 LTS (the latest maintained by Microchip)

Download and generate a MicroSD with the Raspbian for RoadRunner and Raspberry following this article:

After the first boot resize the MicroSD partition by using:

sudo raspi-config

Menu Advanced Options Item A1 Expand Filesystem...

And fix the Mac address following this article:

Other operation to do not yet included in this image

Disable the EEPROM update

sudo systemctl disable rpi-eprom-update

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Low-power Linux System On Module
  • CPU Microchip SAMA5D27
  • Cortex A5 @ 500 MHz
  • Low power consumption:
    Suspend to RAM mode 10mW
    Full speed: 396mW
  • Debian, Buildroot and Yocto Linux
  • Fully open source drivers

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Single Board Computer based on RoadRunner Linux SOM (Included)
  • Low power consumption
  • Two USB Host 2.0 ports (one configurable as USB client on the USB-C connector)
  • One 10/100 Mbit/s Lan port
  • 2 Acme Sensor ports
  • Huge set of GPIOS, SPI, I2C and serial lines

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Evaluation board for RoadRunner SOM
  • All the circuitries you need to test the RoadRunner SOM
  • USB host, USB device, Ethernet port, MicroSD socket
  • Test points for power consumption measurements
  • All the Roadrunner signals exposed on 2.54mm pitch pins
  • On-board supercap for RTC and backup memory circuit

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