HiKey board


HiKey is the first certified 96Boards Consumer Edition board. The board/SoC has:

  • HiSilicon Kirin 6220 eight-core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit SoC running at 1.2GHz.

  • ARM Mali 450-MP4 GPU

  • 1GB 800MHz LPDDR3 DRAM

  • 4GB eMMC Flash Storage

  • microSD

  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth

The HiKey schematic can be found here: https://github.com/96boards/documentation/blob/master/consumer/hikey/hikey620/hardware-docs/HiKey_schematics_LeMaker_version_Rev_A1.pdf

The SoC datasheet can be found here: https://github.com/96boards/documentation/blob/master/consumer/hikey/hikey620/hardware-docs/Hi6220V100_Multi-Mode_Application_Processor_Function_Description.pdf

Currently the u-boot port supports:

  • USB

  • eMMC

  • SD card

  • GPIO

The HiKey U-Boot port has been tested with l-loader, booting ATF, which then boots U-Boot as the bl33.bin executable.

Compile from source

First get all the sources

mkdir -p ~/hikey/src ~/hikey/bin
cd ~/hikey/src
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/edk2 -b testing/hikey960_v2.5
git clone https://github.com/ARM-software/arm-trusted-firmware
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/l-loader -b testing/hikey960_v1.2
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/OpenPlatformPkg -b testing/hikey960_v1.3.4
git clone https://github.com/96boards-hikey/atf-fastboot
wget https://snapshots.linaro.org/96boards/reference-platform/components/uefi-staging/latest/hikey/release/hisi-idt.py

Get the BL30 mcuimage.bin binary. It is shipped as part of the UEFI source. The latest version can be obtained from the OpenPlatformPkg repo.

cp OpenPlatformPkg/Platforms/Hisilicon/HiKey/Binary/mcuimage.bin ~/hikey/bin/

Get nvme.img binary

wget -P ~/hikey/bin https://snapshots.linaro.org/96boards/reference-platform/components/uefi-staging/latest/hikey/release/nvme.img

Compile U-Boot

cd ~/hikey/src/u-boot
make CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- hikey_config
make CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu-
cp u-boot.bin ~/hikey/bin

Compile ARM Trusted Firmware (ATF)

cd ~/hikey/src/arm-trusted-firmware
make CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- all fip \
  SCP_BL2=~/hikey/bin/mcuimage.bin \
  BL33=~/hikey/bin/u-boot.bin DEBUG=1 PLAT=hikey

Copy the resulting FIP binary

cp build/hikey/debug/fip.bin ~/hikey/bin

Compile ATF Fastboot

cd ~/hikey/src/atf-fastboot
make CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- PLAT=hikey DEBUG=1

Compile l-loader

cd ~/hikey/src/l-loader
ln -sf ~/hikey/src/arm-trusted-firmware/build/hikey/debug/bl1.bin
ln -sf ~/hikey/src/arm-trusted-firmware/build/hikey/debug/bl2.bin
ln -sf ~/hikey/src/atf-fastboot/build/hikey/debug/bl1.bin fastboot.bin
make hikey PTABLE_LST=aosp-8g

Copy the resulting binaries

cp *.img ~/hikey/bin
cp l-loader.bin ~/hikey/bin
cp recovery.bin ~/hikey/bin

These instructions are adapted from https://github.com/ARM-software/arm-trusted-firmware/blob/master/docs/plat/hikey.rst


1. Connect the second jumper on J15 BOOT SEL, to go into recovery mode and flash l-loader.bin with the hisi-idt.py utility. Then connect a USB A to B mini cable from your PC to the USB OTG port of HiKey and execute the below command.

The command below assumes HiKey enumerated as the first USB serial port

sudo python ~/hikey/src/hisi-idt.py -d /dev/ttyUSB0 --img1 ~/hikey/bin/recovery.bin
  1. Once LED 0 comes on solid, HiKey board should be detected as a fastboot device.

sudo fastboot devices

0123456789ABCDEF      fastboot
  1. Flash the images

sudo fastboot flash ptable ~/hikey/bin/prm_ptable.img
sudo fastboot flash loader ~/hikey/bin/l-loader.bin
sudo fastboot flash fastboot ~/hikey/bin/fip.bin
sudo fastboot flash nvme ~/hikey/bin/nvme.img
  1. Disconnect second jumper on J15 BOOT SEL, and reset the board and you will now (hopefully) have ATF, booting u-boot from eMMC.

    Note: To get USB host working, also disconnect the USB OTG cable used for flashing. Otherwise you will get ‘dwc_otg_core_host_init: Timeout!’ errors.

See working boot trace below on UART3 available at Low Speed Expansion header:

NOTICE:  BL2: v1.5(debug):v1.5-694-g6d4f6aea
NOTICE:  BL2: Built : 09:21:42, Aug 29 2018
INFO:    BL2: Doing platform setup
INFO:    ddr3 rank1 init pass
INFO:    succeed to set ddrc 150mhz
INFO:    ddr3 rank1 init pass
INFO:    succeed to set ddrc 266mhz
INFO:    ddr3 rank1 init pass
INFO:    succeed to set ddrc 400mhz
INFO:    ddr3 rank1 init pass
INFO:    succeed to set ddrc 533mhz
INFO:    ddr3 rank1 init pass
INFO:    succeed to set ddrc 800mhz
INFO:    Samsung DDR
INFO:    ddr test value:0xa5a55a5a
INFO:    BL2: TrustZone: protecting 16777216 bytes of memory at 0x3f000000
INFO:    BL2: TrustZone: protecting 4194304 bytes of memory at 0x3e800000
INFO:    [BDID] [fff91c18] midr: 0x410fd033
INFO:    init_acpu_dvfs: pmic version 17
INFO:    init_acpu_dvfs: ACPU_CHIP_MAX_FREQ=0x186a00.
INFO:    acpu_dvfs_volt_init: success!
INFO:    acpu_dvfs_set_freq: support freq num is 5
INFO:    acpu_dvfs_set_freq: start prof is 0x4
INFO:    acpu_dvfs_set_freq: magic is 0x5a5ac5c5
INFO:    acpu_dvfs_set_freq: voltage:
INFO:      - 0: 0x49
INFO:      - 1: 0x49
INFO:      - 2: 0x50
INFO:      - 3: 0x60
INFO:      - 4: 0x78
NOTICE:  acpu_dvfs_set_freq: set acpu freq success!INFO:    BL2: Loading image id 2
INFO:    Loading image id=2 at address 0x1000000
INFO:    Image id=2 loaded: 0x1000000 - 0x1023d00
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image: mcu sections 0:
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  src  = 0x1000200
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  dst  = 0xf6000000
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  size = 31184
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [SRC 0x1000200] 0x8000 0x3701 0x7695 0x7689
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [DST 0xf6000000] 0x8000 0x3701 0x7695 0x7689
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image: mcu sections 1:
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  src  = 0x1007bd0
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  dst  = 0x5e00000
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  size = 93828
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [SRC 0x1007bd0] 0xf000b510 0x2103fb3d 0xf0004604 0xf003fb57
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [DST 0x5e00000] 0xf000b510 0x2103fb3d 0xf0004604 0xf003fb57
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image: mcu sections 2:
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  src  = 0x101ea54
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  dst  = 0x5e16e84
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  size = 15428
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [SRC 0x101ea54] 0x9 0x1020640 0x10001 0x8f0d180
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [DST 0x5e16e84] 0x9 0x1020640 0x10001 0x8f0d180
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image: mcu sections 3:
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  src  = 0x1022698
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  dst  = 0x5e22a10
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  size = 3060
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [SRC 0x1022698] 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [DST 0x5e22a10] 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image: mcu sections 4:
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  src  = 0x102328c
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  dst  = 0x5e23604
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  size = 2616
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [SRC 0x102328c] 0xf80000a0 0x0 0xf80000ac 0x0
INFO:    hisi_mcu_load_image:  [DST 0x5e23604] 0xf80000a0 0x0 0xf80000ac 0x0
INFO:    hisi_mcu_start_run: AO_SC_SYS_CTRL2=0
INFO:    plat_hikey_bl2_handle_scp_bl2: MCU PC is at 0x42933301
INFO:    plat_hikey_bl2_handle_scp_bl2: AO_SC_PERIPH_CLKSTAT4 is 0x3b018f09
WARNING: BL2: Platform setup already done!!
INFO:    BL2: Loading image id 3
INFO:    Loading image id=3 at address 0xf9858000
INFO:    Image id=3 loaded: 0xf9858000 - 0xf9860058
INFO:    BL2: Loading image id 5
INFO:    Loading image id=5 at address 0x35000000
INFO:    Image id=5 loaded: 0x35000000 - 0x35061cd2
NOTICE:  BL2: Booting BL31
INFO:    Entry point address = 0xf9858000
INFO:    SPSR = 0x3cd
NOTICE:  BL31: v1.5(debug):v1.5-694-g6d4f6aea
NOTICE:  BL31: Built : 09:21:44, Aug 29 2018
WARNING: Using deprecated integer interrupt array in gicv2_driver_data_t
WARNING: Please migrate to using an interrupt_prop_t array
INFO:    ARM GICv2 driver initialized
INFO:    BL31: Initializing runtime services
INFO:    BL31: cortex_a53: CPU workaround for disable_non_temporal_hint was applied
INFO:    BL31: cortex_a53: CPU workaround for 843419 was applied
INFO:    BL31: cortex_a53: CPU workaround for 855873 was applied
INFO:    BL31: Preparing for EL3 exit to normal world
INFO:    Entry point address = 0x35000000
INFO:    SPSR = 0x3c9

U-Boot 2018.09-rc1 (Aug 22 2018 - 14:55:49 +0530)hikey

DRAM:  990 MiB
HI6553 PMIC init
MMC:   config_sd_carddetect: SD card present
Hisilicon DWMMC: 0, Hisilicon DWMMC: 1
Loading Environment from FAT... Unable to use mmc 1:1... Failed (-5)
In:    uart@f7113000
Out:   uart@f7113000
Err:   uart@f7113000
Net:   Net Initialization Skipped
No ethernet found.
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
starting USB...
USB0:   scanning bus 0 for devices... 2 USB Device(s) found
       scanning usb for storage devices... 0 Storage Device(s) found
       scanning usb for ethernet devices... 0 Ethernet Device(s) found