Android Development Kit for Sitara Microprocessors


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Android GINGERBREAD 2.3.4 - Dev Kit for AM335x


ACTIVE v2.1.1   14 Feb 2012   Android   v3.1   Gingerbread v2.3.4   ARM Cortex-A8  

Android GINGERBREAD 2.3.4 - Dev Kit for AM35x and AM37x


ACTIVE v2.1.0   23 Sep 2011   Android   v2.6.37   Gingerbread v2.3.4   ARM Cortex-A8  

Android ICE CREAM SANDWICH 4.0.3 - Dev Kit for AM335x


ACTIVE v3.0.1   31 Jul 2012   Android   v3.2   Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) v4.0.3   ARM Cortex-A8  

Android ICE CREAM SANDWICH 4.0.3 - Dev Kit for AM3715


ACTIVE v3.0.0   12 APR 2012   Android   v2.6.37   Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) v4.0.3   ARM Cortex-A8  

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 - Dev Kit for AM335x


ACTIVE v4.01   20 Nov 2012   Android   v3.2   Jelly Bean (JB) v4.1.2   ARM Cortex-A8  

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 - Dev Kit for AM335x


ACTIVE v4.1.1   28 Jun 2013   Android   v3.2   Jelly Bean (JB) v4.2.2   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

The Android Development Kit from TI is a complete software offering developed and optimized for Sitara ARM® Cortex™-A8 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 Sitara hardware including Evaluation Modules, Starter Kits and the Beagleboard family of kits (

The development kits include:

  • Linux Kernel
  • Uboot/x-loader
  • 3-D Graphics OpenGL(r) Driver & Libraries
  • RowboPERF, performance benchmarking application
  • Example Applications including 3-D Graphics
  • Host Tools
  • Debugging options
  • Complete documentation

Additional integrated features such as support for WLAN, Bluetooth(R),S-video,Component Video, Fastboot,Power Management,NAND UBIFS, Camera, HDMI, Gb Ethernet, Audio in/outand more are available depending on the hardware platform utilized. For a list of individual features of each release, please click the corresponding GET SOFTWARE button (above) to find Release Notes, related Guides and other documentation.

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

The Android Development Kit for Sitara devices is provided free of charge with no development or production restrictions. Developers who would like to experiment with the latest Android code for Sitara 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.

Available Versions

The following previously released Android Development Kits are also available.

SDK Version Date
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  Android FROYO - Dev Kit for AM35x, AM37x and OMAP35x     v2.0     28 JAN 2011  
  Android GINGERBREAD 2.3- Dev Kit for AM389x     v2.0     30 APR 2011  

Technical Documents
More literature (2)
Title Date
Sitara ARM Processors Wiki 17 Oct 2012
Graphics SDK Wiki: In-depth technical and "how-to" articles, FAQs, etc. 01 Sep 2015

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (4)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM/DM37x Evaluation Module  TMDSEVM3730  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
AM335x Evaluation Module  TMDXEVM3358  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
AM335x Starter Kit  TMDSSK3358  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
OMAP35x Evaluation Module (EVM)  TMDSEVM3530  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (21)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM3352  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3354  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3356  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3357  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3358  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3359  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3505  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3517  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3703  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3715  Sitara Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
OMAP3503  Applications Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
OMAP3515  Applications Processor  ARM Cortex-A8 
OMAP3525  Applications Processor  Media Processors  
OMAP3530  Applications Processor  OMAP™ Processors 
WL1273-TIWI5  WLAN 802.11 ab/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0 BLE Module  Wireless Connectivity 
WL1801MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band Wi-Fi® module  Wireless Connectivity 
WL1805MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi® module  Wireless Connectivity 
WL1807MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band combo, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi module  Wireless Connectivity 
WL1831MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Bluetooth Smart (Low energy) module  Wireless Connectivity 
WL1835MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band combo 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® & Bluetooth Smart (Low energy) module  Wireless Connectivity 
WL1837MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Bluetooth Smart (Low energy) module  Wireless Connectivity 
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