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Note : RPI-3 B and B+ have same Build instructions and testing procedure



Build Instructions

To build, follow below instructions

$ mkdir <workspace dir>

$ cd <workspace dir>

$ repo init -u https://code.rdkcentral.com/r/manifests -b rdk-next -m rdkb-extsrc.xml

$ repo sync -j4 --no-clone-bundle

$ source meta-cmf-raspberrypi/setup-environment (Select option raspberrypi-rdk-broadband.conf)

$ bitbake rdk-generic-broadband-image

Introduction

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is the latest production Raspberry Pi 3 featuring a 64-bit quad core processor running at 1.4 Ghz. R-Pi3 B+ supports the dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN which provides an high edge for the broadband developer community to test the WiFi functionalities

Required Hardware

                   The equipment listed below is required for complete functionality of the standalone environment. The only devices that are tested to work properly in this solution are the specific brands and models listed below. Support for other types of equipment is not available at this time.


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                            RPI 3B


Related image                     

                          RPI 3B+                          


  1. Raspberry Pi 3 b or Raspberry Pi 3 b+ device
  2. Standard USB keyboard

  3. Television set/monitor with HDMI input.

  4. Ethernet cables

  5. USB-Ethernet Adapter

  6. SD Card ( Preferably 8GB or more )

  7. Tp-link dongles
  8. USB to Serial Debugging Adaptor ( Needed only for serial debugging )

USB to Serial Debug converter Link and set up

                

                Image result for pl2303 usb to ttl 

Purchase Link(PL2303) - USB to Serial           

     

       Image result for raspberry pi 3 b serial port connection

RPI 3 Pin Diagram

The above mentioned adaptor (PL2303) will support Linux host machine ( ubuntu ) with proper connection between RPI (for both 3B and B+) as below

  • Connect GND (Pin 6) of RPI with PL2303 GND Pin
  • Connect GPIO14 (Pin 8) of RPI with PL2303 RX Pin
  • Connect GPIO15 (Pin 10) of RPI with PL2303 TX Pin

After connection, please run minicom in host machine to establish serial connection with RPI

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Minicom

Note : In usual, adaptor will have device name as ttyUSB0 after connected to host PC ( can be checked using dmesg command in host ). Please configure minicom accordingly. 

Lists of Supported Features

  1. DHCP Gateway Configuration
  2. Connected Devices (Wired/Wireless)
  3. Private Wifi 2g/5g
  4. Xfinity-wifi 2g/5g
  5. Parental Control(Managed Devices,Managed Sites,Managed Services)
  6. Port Forwarding
  7. Remote Management
  8. DMZ
  9. Factory-Reset
  10. Captive Portal 
  11. Password-Reset
  12. Test and Diagnostics
  13. Bridge Mode
  14. Webpa
  15. WPS
  16. Bootchart
  17. MAC Filtering
  18. Firewall Settings
  19. Log level control through EthLogAgent
  20. Firmware Upgrade using Dual bank

Supported Features User manual

  • RDK-B Components - covers components supported by RDKB
  • Utopia covers basic routing features of RDKB 
  • Webui provides the snapshot of RDKB-RPI-webui and control options for routing functionality 

Yocto Modification for RDK B+ Support

  1. Back port of Linux kernel from sumo branch(4.14.68) to morty branch in meta-raspberrypi layer
  2. Modified linux-firmware bbappend in meta-raspberrypi layer to bring up wireless interface
  3. Modified bcm2835-bootfiles bbappend and rdk-rpi.inc (added dtb files) in meta-cmf-raspberrypi layer to boot up  RPI B+ Board
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