Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit V.2.0: Getting Started Guide
1.0 About this Manual
The Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit (Intel® BLDK) is a software toolkit that allows creation of customized and optimized initialization firmware solutions for embedded Intel® processor-based platforms. The Intel® BLDK enables rapid development of firmware for fixed-function embedded designs—those requiring basic initialization and functionality rather than the full capabilities delivered with a traditional BIOS.
The foundation of the Intel® BLDK is Intel’s latest implementation of the UEFI Specification Version 2.3, known as the Intel® UEFI Development Kit 2010 (Intel® UDK2010). Consequently, the Intel® BLDK is fully compliant with the latest UEFI standards and compatible for use with the Intel® UEFI Development Kit Debugger Tool and UEFI 2.0 Shell.
Components of the Intel® BLDK toolkit are:
• Development application: provides editing capabilities, configuration changes and build capabilities
• Code base: based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
• Documentation: Getting Started Guide (this manual) and User Guide
This manual, the Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit Version 2.0 — UEFI Standard Based Getting Started Guide, provides information for installing the development application and the code base onto the host machine. It also provides the general process for building and customizing the code base using the development application. When the build is completed, you will be able to flash the created binary to your target platform.
Note: This manual is not platform-specific but does use the Intel® Atom™ Processor E6xx Series with Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T solution as a reference. Also, for convenience the Intel® Atom™ Processor E6xx Series with Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T is referred to as Crown Bay in this manual.
Read the full Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit V.2.0 Getting Started Guide.