TI sees open source as a means to drive innovation, ultimately enabling our customers to create market-leading devices that push the envelope with performance and advanced capabilities. This site aims to help open source developers find the resources needed to use TI’s platforms.

In addition, TI participates in a number of open source industry initiatives and open source projects. Support for these communities is another example of TI’s ability to deliver proven software solutions for all major operating systems for portable electronics and advance the company’s activity in the open source community.

View TI open source resources and projects:
  • OMAP™ Linux Community – This site is a central resource for developers working on Texas Instruments OMAP™ Processors and open source software. Use this site to find mailing lists, sample code, documentation, Linux board support packages, and other resources for a variety of OMAP-based platforms.
    The Zoom Mobile Development Kit is broadly available from our distributors now via This low-cost, realistic development platform is geared towards mobile phone-based applications and is based on TI’s OMAP3430 processor.
  • DaVinci™ Linux Community - GStreamer is a pipeline-based multimedia framework that allows you to create a variety of media-handling components, including simple audio playback, audio and video playback, recording, streaming, and editing. The pipeline design allows you to easily write any type of streaming multimedia application. This software release helps you leverage the DV-EVM software infrastructure (Codec Engine, MV Linux LSP, DSP Codecs, etc.) in developing open source GStreamer multimedia framework to DaVinci digital media processors.
  • DSDP Real-Time Software Components (RTSC) Project - RTSC is a C-based programming model for developing, delivering, and deploying real-time software components targeted for diverse hardware platforms without compromising system performance -- in short, higher-level programming and higher-levels of performance. In addition to products like DSP/BIOS and CodecEngine already supporting the software backplane, TI has elected to "open-source" the underlying RTSC tooling and infrastructure in the interest of a de-facto standard for component-based software production and consumption for embedded C programmers.
  • View other projects based on TI platforms on

Foundations / Forums / Standards:

  The LiMo Foundation
The LiMo Foundation - an industry consortium dedicated to creating the first truly open, hardware-independent, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices.
  The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation - A non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux, and promoting standardization and technical collaboration.
  Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF)
Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) - CELF is focused on the advancement of Linux as an open source platform for consumer electronics (CE) devices.
  Open Handset Alliance
Open Handset Alliance - The Open Handset Alliance™ is a group of more than 30 companies who have come together to accelerate innovation in the mobile experience.
  Khronos Group
Khronos Group - The Khronos Group is a member-funded industry consortium focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free APIs for dynamic media on many platforms and devices.