VIA VAB-600 Springboard Software Development Packages

You can download the following Android and Linux Software Development Packages for the VIA VAB-600. Applications that can benefit from the firmware and associated software development tools include:

– Digital signage
– Kiosk
– Smart home
– Smart I/O controller

  1. Springboard Android Software Development Package

This package features Android version 4.0.3, and includes the kernel and bootloader source codes as well as a Smart ETK. The Smart ETK comprises a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, GPIO access, COM port access, RTC for auto-power on, and a sample app to demonstrate the above function. More information can be found in the VIA VAB-600 User Manual.

Springboard_Android_Software_Development_Package 1.2.0 (released on 2015 Apr 1)

– Evaluation guide (with SMART ETK API)
– Android image
– Kernel source
– U-boot source
– Smart ETK App

  1. Springboard Linux Software Development Package

This package has a pre-built Debian image, including the kernel and bootloader source codes. Other features include a Tool Chain to help make adjustments to the kernel and to leverage the onboard pin-headers, GPIO, I2C, and other hardware features.

Springboard Linux Board Support Package (BSP) 1.1.2 (released on 2014 Nov 20)

– Bootable command-line Debian Linux
– Development guide
– Toolchain
– Kernel source
– U-boot source

Springboard Productization Services

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