Getting Ready

Before you can begin working with the QNX CAR platform, you'll need to install the development software on your host, connect the host to your target, and install the runtime software on the target.

Installation summary

Setting up your system involves performing these steps:
  1. Set up your target hardware by connecting the power supply and touchscreen. For example, on the TI OMAP5432 EVM, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the touchscreen, then connect the other end (with the HDMI and USB connectors) to the board's Mini HDMI port and to one of its USB ports.
  2. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the target so that it's reachable from your host.
  3. Connect your host to the target for serial communications. For example, use a USB-to-Micro-USB cable from your host to the "DEBUG USB" port on the OMAP board.
  4. Set up a serial communications tool (e.g., PuTTy) on your host using 11520-8-N-1 settings.
  5. Install the QNX CAR image on your target. This involves creating a DOS partition on an SD card, copying the platform's system files to the SD card, inserting the SD card into the target, and then booting the target. You'll find complete instructions on doing this in the "Transfer an Image to Your Target" section of Building and Customizing Target Images.