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authorMichael Riesch <>2021-11-10 11:45:30 +0100
committerSascha Hauer <>2021-11-17 08:45:59 +0100
commit8d14f8e898b4cd4d9ff76b6afcbaf25bf37aa1e7 (patch)
tree3105ddec3b876d92b97b59157598581fe581cd63 /Documentation
parent3f2f5980d517b6a71ffe54e615bd3a4b58b1c295 (diff)
arm: rockchip: add support for the quartz64 board
The Pine64 Quartz64 board features the Rockchip RK3566, a reduced but largely identical version of the RK3568. Two models (A and B) of the Quartz64 board are envisaged, where this patch targets the already available model A. Signed-off-by: Michael Riesch <> Signed-off-by: Sascha Hauer <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/boards/rockchip.rst b/Documentation/boards/rockchip.rst
index d52d979cbf..68c3e11265 100644
--- a/Documentation/boards/rockchip.rst
+++ b/Documentation/boards/rockchip.rst
@@ -46,19 +46,31 @@ Instructions.
* Insert SD card and run "dd if=rrboot.bin of=</dev/sdcard> bs=$((0x200)) seek=$((0x40))"
* SD card is ready
-Rockchip RK3568
+Rockchip RK356x
-RK3568 EVB
+Barebox features support for the Rockchip RK3566 and RK3568 SoCs, where the
+RK3566 can be considered as reduced but largely identical version of the
+Supported Boards
+- Rockchip RK3568 EVB
+- Pine64 Quartz64 Model A
+The steps described in the following target the RK3568 and the RK3568 EVB but
+generally apply to both SoCs and all boards.
+Differences between the SoCs or boards are outlined where required.
The build process needs three binary files which have to be copied from the
`rkbin` repository to the barebox source tree:
.. code-block:: sh
cp $RKBIN/bin/rk35/rk3568_bl31_v1.24.elf firmware/rk3568-bl31.bin
cp $RKBIN/bin/rk35/rk3568_bl32_v1.05.bin firmware/rk3568-op-tee.bin
cp $RKBIN/bin/rk35/rk3568_ddr_1560MHz_v1.08.bin arch/arm/boards/rockchip-rk3568-evb/sdram-init.bin
@@ -72,8 +84,11 @@ With these barebox can be compiled as:
**NOTE** I found the bl32 firmware non working for me as of 7d631e0d5b2d373b54d4533580d08fb9bd2eaad4 in the rkbin repository.
+**NOTE** The RK3566 and RK3568 seem to share the bl31 and bl32 firmware files,
+whereas the memory initialization blob is different.
Creating a bootable SD card
A bootable SD card can be created with:
@@ -86,7 +101,7 @@ doesn't conflict with the are barebox is written to. Starting the first
partition at offset 8MiB is a safe bet.
USB bootstrapping
The RK3568 can be bootstrapped via USB for which the rk-usb-loader tool in the barebox
repository can be used. The tool takes the same images as written on SD cards:
@@ -99,3 +114,4 @@ Note that the boot order of the RK3568 is not configurable. The SoC will only en
MaskROM mode when no other bootsource contains a valid bootloader. This means to use USB
you have to make all other bootsources invalid by removing SD cards and shortcircuiting
eMMCs. The RK3568 EVB has a pushbutton to disable the eMMC.
+On the Quartz64 boards, remove the eMMC module if present.