Virtualization Jailhouse Hypervisor on AM572x Reference Design


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Industrial embedded systems are balancing traditional and proven real-time solutions based on bare-metal or real-time operating system (RTOS) with new requirements to add cloud connectivity and advanced graphical interfaces. Linux is often the most efficient way to provide sophisticated and secure cloud connectivity and enable advanced human to machine (HMI) interfaces. Modern embedded processors such as the Sitara AM5728 processor offer the ability to integrate the functionality of a real-time application with Linux applications. This TI design describes using the ARM® Cortex®-A15 cores and an open source static hypervisor called Jailhouse to support the coexistence of real-time and Linux applications.

  • Jailhouse Embedded Hypervisor running on Sitara AM572x with Linux on one ARM Cortex-A15 core and bare-metal on the other ARM Cortex-A15 core
  • Demonstration of static partitioning of AM572x peripherals between Linux and bare-metal
  • Demonstration of support for running a bare-metal binary and an RTOS based binary on the second core
  • Performance (interrupt latency) measurements for the virtualized bare-metal system with and without a processing load on Linux
  • Tested on the TMDXIDK5728 and TMDSEVM5728 evaluation boards

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AM572x Industrial Development Kit (IDK)


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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
AM5728  Sitara Processor: Dual ARM Cortex-A15 & DSP, Multimedia  ARM Cortex-A15  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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Protocol Package Software Developer Guide 28 Sep 2017 Wiki*
Datasheet (1)
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PDF 4601 06 Jun 2017
User guides (2)
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PDF 540 11 Oct 2017 35
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ZIP 10113 25 Apr 2016 611
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ZIP 606 25 Apr 2016 442
PDF 109 25 Apr 2016 518
PDF 788 25 Apr 2016 1,683
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Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM572x Industrial Development Kit (IDK)  TMDXIDK5728  Development Kits 
AM572x Evaluation Module  TMDSEVM572X  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
Processor SDK for AM57x Sitara™ Processors - Linux, TI-RTOS and Android Support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AM57X  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

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