27. Rockchip SoCs

Trusted Firmware-A supports a number of Rockchip ARM SoCs from both AARCH32 and AARCH64 fields.

This includes right now: - px30: Quad-Core Cortex-A53 - rk3288: Quad-Core Cortex-A17 (past A12) - rk3328: Quad-Core Cortex-A53 - rk3368: Octa-Core Cortex-A53 - rk3399: Hexa-Core Cortex-A53/A72

27.1. Boot Sequence

For AARCH32:

Bootrom –> BL1/BL2 –> BL32 –> BL33 –> Linux kernel

For AARCH64:

Bootrom –> BL1/BL2 –> BL31 –> BL33 –> Linux kernel

BL1/2 and BL33 can currently be supplied from either: - Coreboot + Depthcharge - U-Boot - either separately as TPL+SPL or only SPL

27.2. How to build

Rockchip SoCs expect TF-A’s BL31 (AARCH64) or BL32 (AARCH32) to get integrated with other boot software like U-Boot or Coreboot, so only these images need to get build from the TF-A repository.

For AARCH64 architectures the build command looks like

make CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- PLAT=rk3399 bl32

while AARCH32 needs a slightly different command

make ARCH=aarch32 CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- PLAT=rk3288 AARCH32_SP=sp_min bl32

Both need replacing the PLAT argument with the platform from above you want to build for and the CROSS_COMPILE argument with you cross- compilation toolchain.

27.3. How to deploy

Both upstream U-Boot and Coreboot projects contain instructions on where to put the built images during their respective build process. So after successfully building TF-A just follow their build instructions to continue.