Disclaimer: OMAP™ processors feature multicore ARM Cortex-A series designs and are intended for high-volume manufacturers, and are available by contacting TI sales offices. OMAP processor-based modules and design support for other customers may be available through authorized TI Design Network members.
TI works with leading OS vendors to optimize their systems for OMAP processors, and provides several tools for software development.
Open source platforms drive innovation and spur differentiation. Android™ holds strong industry promises and stresses the outstanding potential behind open communities. TI has a long history with Android, and OMAP processors sit as the foundation for several flagship Android-based devices on the market today. We look forward to continuing our work with Android as it expands to new markets and applications.
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Industry-standard Linux development tools provide OMAP developers a fully tested, full-function Linux environment that streamlines software development and delivers software programs to market faster.
With a full board support package (BSP) for Linux, and TI development tools like the award-winning Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and the Innovator™ Development Kit for the OMAP Platform, software developers can quickly get started with the high-performance and power efficiency of the OMAP platform.
TI works closely with QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of Research in Motion Limited (RIM), to optimize its operating-system software for the embedded and automotive markets. The high performance, low-power design and features of TI's OMAP™ applications processors and Jacinto auto infotainment processors are well-suited to QNX strengths in vehicle infotainment/telematics products, network routers, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or safety-critical applications.
QNX Software Systems provides the technology, expertise, and experience to enable companies to cost-effectively create secure, reliable, and connected systems that bridge the consumer and embedded worlds with our unique software platform. With a 30+-year track record of enabling customer innovation, QNX Software Systems has demonstrated a proven ability to anticipate ground-breaking software trends including microkernel architecture, multi-core processing, and HTML5 development.
TI is excited to partner with Microsoft to extend the value of its Compact Embedded and RT OSes on the OMAP platform. TI and Microsoft offer DSP hardware accelerated Windows Media in certain OMAP platforms. TI also provides reference designs and reference design software for optimized core components, including multimedia and advanced power management.
The Blaze™ development platform are a family of OMAP 4 platform-based development tools. They pair the OMAP 4 platform with key peripheral support to provide mobile innovators with a complete system solution that eases the development process and transforms designs into real-life applications. Both the Blaze Mobile Development Platform (MDP) and Table Development Platform (TDP) are designed to give developers access to the right mobile system components so they can innovate and create whenever an idea strikes. Out-of-the-box features include:
PandaBoard is a low cost, open development platform that enables fast, easy and highly extensible development. A robust, fully-engaged community of Linux-focused experts supports the board via the dedicated resource site pandaboard.org.