Coreboot Gets Ported To A Unique Industrial Board
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 29 April 2016 at 07:43 AM EDT. 4 Comments
The latest motherboard to receive mainline Coreboot support is the Siemens MC_BDX1.

While the Siemens MC_BDX1 will likely be unavailable for purchase as a computer motherboard similar to some of the past Siemens Coreboot ports, it's still worth mentioning and interesting watching them bring Coreboot to more industrial boards. The MC_BDX1 in this case is a unique motherboard based off Intel's Camelback Mountain CRB platform, a.k.a. a Xeon D Broadwell motherboard.

Werner Zeh of Siemens who did the Coreboot port explained of the MC_BDX1 board:
Add new mainboard for MC BDX1 board which is based on Intel Camelback Mountain. This mainboard is an industry type board and has several Ethernet interfaces among with two USB3.0 connectors. It uses 24V DC power supply and has its own form factor which does not match any standard.

This commit adds the new mainboard and prepares the Kconfig environment so that this board can be selected and generated. Although the generated image can boot into Linux and DOS, not all functions are implemented yet. Forthcoming commits will add more functionality.
Those wanting to explore further can see the Git commit here.
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