Kits and Evaluation Modules

Kits and evaluation modules for Sitara

Sitara processors offer a variety of hardware options to facilitate development, including evaluation modules and reference designs.

Development Tools

Development Tools for Sitara

IDEs, compilers, and tool chains from TI and TI Design Network members.

Software

Software for Sitara

TI provides key runtime software components and documentation for Sitara processor platforms. Software development kits (SDK) can be downloaded on TI.com for free and include board support packages (BSPs), tools, demos, documentation and more.

Kits and evaluation modules for Sitara processors

Community boards

BeagleBoard.org products are designed with the open source community inputs in mind. They are intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating processor-based applications.

Starting at $55, the BeagleBoard.org line of boards offer everything you need to get started with your projects, and provide complete hardware and software reference designs for Sitara processors.

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BeagleBone.org Black
Name Featured Devices Features Price
BeagleBone Black AM3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex®-A8 performance, on-board HDMI to connect directly to TVs and monitors, 512MB DDR3, 2GB eMMC on-board flash storage frees up the microSD card slot, support for existing expansion plug-in boards $55
BeagleBoard-xM AM3715 720 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 performance, 512MBLPDDR, microSD card slot, DVI-D output for digital computer monitors and HDTVs, JTAG header, on-board four-port high-speed USB 2.0 hub with 10/100 Ethernet $149
BeagleBoard-X15 AM5728 Dual core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A15 and dual core 750MHz DSP, 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, HDMI, eSATA, 2x 1Gb Ethernet, 3x USB3, audio in/out TBD

Starter Kits

Low-cost application development platforms for evaluating the capabilities and features of Sitara processors.

Starter Kits for Sitara
Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
TMDSSK3358 AM3358 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 performance, 2-port GbE Switch access, 256MB DDR3,4.3” LCD touchscreen, serial and debug capabilities via USB with onboard XDS100 emulator $199
TMDXSK437x AM4378 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 performance, 2-port GbE Switch access, 1GB MB DDR3, 64MB QSPI NOR Flash, 4.3” capacitive LCD touchscreen, serial and debug capabilities via USB with onboard XDS100 emulator $249

Full-featured evaluation modules

Evaluation modules from Texas Instruments feature selected Sitara processors and additional hardware components for full system evaluation and prototyping. They are the ideal platform for learning a new architecture or testing the capabilities of a device. These tools also feature code examples and schematics which make it easier to implement similar features in your design.

Full-featured Evaluation Modules for Sitara

Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
TMDXEVM3358 AM3358 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 performance, On-board CPLD allows for device specific setup, 7” LCD touchscreen, COM connector for WiFi/BT upgradability, 10/100 Ethernet and maximum peripheral support $995
TMDSEVM3730 AM3715 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 performance, 256 MB MDDR, 3.7” LCD touch-screen, 10/100 Ethernet $1495
TMDSEVM437X AM4378 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor performance, 2GB DDR3, 7" capacitive touch screen, connector for WiLink8 Wi-Fi, 1Gb Ethernet, 2 camera modules, on board NAND and eMMC memory $599
TMDSEVM572X AM5728 Dual core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A15 and dual core 750MHz DSP, 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, 7” touch screen, 3Mp camera board, HDMI, eSATA, 2x 1Gb Ethernet, 3x USB3, audio in/out $599

Industrial reference designs

A collection of Sitara processor-based reference designs providing the foundation you need – methodology, testing and design files -- to quickly evaluate and customize a system and, most importantly, accelerate your time to market.

Industrial Reference Designs for Sitara
Name Featured Devices Description
TMDSIDK437X AM4379 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB DDR3, discrete power solution, industrial communication interfaces, EnDat connectivity for motor feedback control, 2MP camera, on board QSPI-NOR memory
TMDSICE3359 AM3359 800MHz performance, EtherCAT conformance test certification, PROFIBUS certification, SYS/BIOS industrial software included, expansion connector to connect to sensors and other I/O devices.
Data Concentrator AM3359 Gives developers the ultimate level of flexibility and scalability with numerous performance, cost and connectivity options for their data concentrator designs. Includes advanced hardware and software that reduce development time by up to nine months while still supporting connectivity modules, including Sub-1GHz (LPRF), general packet radio service (GPRS), near field communication (NFC) and TI's power line communication (PLC) system-on-module robust G3 and PRIME support more than 1,000 smart meters. Developers can easily plug in different connectivity

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Development tools for Sitara processors

Integrated Development Environment, compilers, and tool chains from TI and TI Design Network members.

Code Composer Studio™ IDE

Code Composer Studio IDE is a complete, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) that supports all Sitara processors and the rest of TI's embedded processing portfolio, offering a consistent development experience.

When using Code Composer Studio IDE with a Sitara processor, a unique and powerful set of plug-ins and tools are made available to fully leverage the Sitara processor.

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Code Composer Studio
Green Hills MULTI IDE for ARM

Green Hills MULTI IDE for ARM

MULTI is an IDE for C, C++, embeddedC++, and Ada. It is tightly coupled with Green Hills' compilers and hardware debug probes. It includes an integrated CVS browser, a diff viewer, code completion, graphical class hierarchy generators, run-time error checking, and scriptable breakpoints. Quickly develop, debug, test, and optimize embedded and real-time applications.

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IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is an IDE for building and debugging embedded applications for Sitara processors. There are two evaluation options:

  • 30-day time-limited
  • Size-limited kickstart license

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Mentor Embedded Sourcery Code bench for ARM

Mentor Embedded Sourcery Code bench for ARM

Complete software development environment based on the GNU Toolchain. Sourcery Code Bench for ARM supports Sitara processors, runs on GNU/Linux® and Windows® and targets GNU/Linux, uClinux™ or EABI (bare board) systems.

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designtools

Design Tools

These free tools are downloadable from ti.com and help you further tweak your design to your specific needs.

Clock Tree Tool

Clock Tree Tool

An interactive clock tree configuration software that provides information about the clocks and modules.

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Pin Mux Tool

Pin Mux Tool

Windows-based software tool which provides a Graphical User Interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts and specifying I/O cell characteristics. Results are output as C header files.

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Power Estimation Tool

Power Estimation Tool

Gain insight in to the power consumption of Sitara processors. The tool includes the ability for the user to choose multiple application scenarios and understand the power consumption as well as how advanced power saving techniques can be applied to further reduce overall power consumption.

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Software for Sitara processors

TI provides key runtime software components and documentation for the Sitara processor platform. Software development kits (SDK) can be downloaded on TI.com for free, and are included with TI evaluation modules (EVM) and development kits. SDKs for Sitara processors require no runtime royalties. They include board support packages (BSPs), tools, demos, documentation and more. O/S independent support includes peripheral-specific libraries, drivers, and application examples.

Processor SDK

Processor SDK (Software Development Kit) is a unified software platform for TI embedded processors providing easy setup and fast out-of-the-box access to benchmarks and demos.  All releases of Processor SDK are consistent across TI’s broad portfolio, allowing developers to seamlessly reuse and migrate software across devices.  Developing scalable platform solutions has never been easier than with the Processor SDK and TI’s embedded processor solutions.

Processor SDK v.02.xx includes support for both Linux TI-RTOS operating systems.

Linux Highlights:

  • Long-Term Stable (LTS) Mainline Linux kernel support
  • U-Boot bootloader support
  • Linaro GNU compiler collection (GCC) tool chains
  • Yocto Project™ OE Core compatible file systems

RTOS Highlights:

  • TI-RTOS kernel, a light-weight real-time embedded operating system for TI devices
  • Chip support libraries, drivers, and basic board-support utilities
  • Basic networking stack and protocols
  • Bootloaders and boot utilities
  • Linaro GNU compiler collection (GCC) tool chains

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Linux EZ Software Development Kits

Android software development kit

TI’s Design Network platinum member Adeneo Embedded offers a complete Android software development kit developed and optimized for Sitara processors so developers can quickly get started on evaluating and developing on the Android OS. The kit provides a stable and fully tested software foundation that can be utilized on a wide range of TI Sitara platforms.

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Android Development Kit

TI-RTOS

TI-RTOS accelerates development schedules by eliminating the need to create basic system software functions from scratch. TI-RTOS scales from a real-time multitasking kernel - TI-RTOS Kernel (formerly known as SYS/BIOS) - to a complete RTOS solution including additional middleware components, device drivers and power management.

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TI-RTOS Diagram

TI Design Network partner provided and supported

Other RTOS and commercial OS options from TI design network partners: