Android Development Kit for DM37x DaVinci Video Processors ANDROIDSDK-DM37X (ACTIVE)

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Android FROYO - Dev Kit for DM37x


ACTIVE v2.2   28 JAN 2011   Android   v2.6.32   FroYo 2.2   ARM Cortex-A8  

Android GINGERBREAD 2.3 - Dev Kit for DM37x


ACTIVE v1.0   30-Jun-11   GingerBread 2.3   v2.6.32   GingerBread 2.3   ARM Cortex-A8    


Although originally designed for mobile handsets, the Android™ operating system offers designers of embedded applications the ability to easily add a high-level OS to their product. Developed in association with Google, Android delivers a complete operating system that is ready for integration and production today.

Highlights of the Android OS include:

  • Complete, Open Source Software solution
  • Based upon Linux
  • Easy licensing terms for commercial development (Apache)
  • Includes a complete Application Framework
  • Allows for easy integration of customer developed applications via Java
  • Multimedia, graphics, and graphical user interface are included out of the box
  • A large community of Android and applications developers are ready today

Additional Information:

TI E2E Android Forum 


The Android Development Kit from TI is a complete software offering to allow DM37x developers the ability to easily and quickly evaluate the Android OS. The kit provides a stable and fully tested software foundation that can be utilized on DM37x hardware including Evaluation Modules and Beagleboard (

  • WLAN
  • Bluetooth
  • S-video
  • Fastboot
  • Power Management
  • Camera on BeagleXM
  • MPEG4/H.264 720P video decoding

The development kits include:

  • Linux Kernel
  • Uboot/x-loader
  • 3D Graphics Open GL Driver & Libraries
  • Adobe Flash 10 libraries for Android
  • RowboPERF, performance benchmarking application
  • Example Applications including 3D Graphics
  • Host Tools
  • Debugging options
  • Complete documentation

With the inclusion of Open GL support, users will be able to accelerate the graphics functions included in Android for a smooth and robust user experience. While supporting DM37x devices, developers can also take advantage of ARM Cortex-A8 cores up to 1GHz and numerous peripherals to fit most embedded applications.

The Android Development Kit for DM37x devices is provided free of charge with no development or production restrictions. Developers who would like to experiment with the latest Android code for DM37x platform can also visit the open source community at There, users can download the latest code as well as interact with other developers and users of the Android operating system.

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Title Date Type
Graphics SDK Wiki: In-depth technical and "how-to" articles, FAQs, etc. 01 Sep 2015 Wiki*

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
DM3725  Digital Media Processor  Digital signal processors (DSP) 
DM3730  Digital Media Processor  Digital signal processors (DSP) 

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