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  • 10/14/2021
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System Requirements

To build an ECI image, you need a:
  • Linux* Build system
  • Target system
  • Windows* PC (optional)
  • USB Flash Drive with a minimum 12GB capacity

Linux Build System

You need a Linux PC with internet connectivity to download resources, such as Yocto project, required to build the ECI image.
The following table lists the minimum and recommended system requirements:
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System Requirements
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 18.04
At least 150GB of free disk space
250GB or more of free disk space on dedicated SSD
At least one accessible USB port
USB 3.1 port
8 CPU Cores
16 or more CPU Cores
8GB RAM
32GB or more RAM

Target System

An industrial PC with an Intel® CPU supporting silicon features such as cache allocation technology (CAT) and onboard Intel® Ethernet Controller I210 Series to support TSN. The ECI image will be installed on the Target System. This PC will run real-time workloads, Docker containers, and the CODESYS Linux runtime. Internet connectivity is optional and only required if you are building Docker containers on the Target System.
The following table lists the system requirements:
Attribute
Requirements
Intel Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Tiger Lake [TGL])
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Coffee Lake Refresh [CFL])
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor (Whiskey Lake [WHL])
  • 6000E Series Intel Atom® Processor (Elkhart Lake [EHL])
For compatibility with Intel® Time Coordinated Computing Tools (Intel® TCC Tools), use the following SKUs:
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115GRE Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145GRE Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185GRE Processor
  • Intel® Atom® x6200FE Processor
  • Intel® Atom® x6212RE Processor
  • Intel® Atom® x6414RE Processor
For compatibility with Intel® Elkhart Lake Functional Safety (FuSa) Software Package, use the following SKUs:
  • Intel Atom® x6425RE Processor
  • Intel Atom® x6427FE Processor
Intel Network Interface Controller
  • Intel® i210 Ethernet Controller
  • Intel® i225 Ethernet Controller
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processor with integrated Ethernet Controller
  • x6000E Series Intel Atom® Processor with integrated Ethernet Controller
Memory
4GB RAM (minimum)
Storage
16GB (minimum)
BIOS with industrial options exposed
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-d) for hypervisors
  • Intel® Time Coordinated Computing (TCC)
  • Intel® Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (PTT) for secure key storage

Validated Hardware Platforms

The following platforms have been validated with ECI:
  • ** The Tiger Lake Reference Validation Platform (TGL-RVP) is not a commercially available product. The TGR silicon used in ECI validation was B0 stepping with TSN enabled. Results obtained using production silicon might differ.
  • ** The Elkhart Lake Customer Reference Board (EHL-CRB) is not a commercially available product. The EHL silicon used in ECI validation was B0 stepping with FuSa enabled. Results obtained using production silicon might differ.
The following table lists the usage of support platforms:
Alias
Target
Vecow (TGL)
Vecow (WHL)
Maxtang
K700
TGL-RVP
EHL-CRB
ECI-B
base-poky without
TCC Tools
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
base-poky with
TCC Tools
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
preempt-buster without
TCC Tools
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
preempt-buster with
TCC Tools
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
ECI-X
xenomai-poky without
Functional Safety
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
xenomai-poky with
Functional Safety
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
xenomai-buster
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECI-R
rts-poky
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
rts-buster
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ECI-A
acrn-sos without
Trusted VM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
acrn-sos with
Trusted VM
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
acrn-zephyr-ehl with
Zephyr VM
No
No
No
No
No
Yes

Windows PC

A Windows PC with internet connectivity is optional and can be used to download the CODESYS IDE and CODESYS Linux runtime. This Windows PC will also be used to run the CODESYS IDE, develop CODESYS applications, and download CODESYS applications to the Target System running the CODESYS Linux runtime.
System requirements include:
  • Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 or higher)/8/10 (64 Bit)
  • At least 5GB of free disk space

Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.