Processor SDK for AM437x Sitara Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support

(ACTIVE) PROCESSOR-SDK-AM437X

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PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-AM437X:
Linux Processor SDK for AM437x

Free

ACTIVE v04.03  26-Mar-2018  Linux  v.4.9.69 

PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-RT-AM437X:
Linux-RT Processor SDK for AM437x

Free

ACTIVE v04.03  26-Mar-2018  Linux-RT  v4.9.69 

PROCESSOR-SDK-RTOS-AM437X:
RTOS Processor SDK for AM437x and AMIC120

Free

ACTIVE v04.03  23-Mar-2018  TI-RTOS  n/a 

Description

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 and 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

Linaro Toolchain Support
The Linaro toolchain is comprised of robust, commercial-grade tools which are optimized for Cortex-A processors. The tool chain is fully supported by TI and the entire Linaro community including Linaro staff engineers, member company developers and others in the open source community. Linaro tools, software and testing procedures are included in this latest release of the Processor SDK.

Yocto Project™ Support
The Yocto Project is an open-source collaboration spearheaded by the Linux Foundation to simplify the framework for building embedded Linux software distributions. TI makes this available through its Arago distribution. The Arago Project provides a verified, tested and supported subset of packages, built with a free and open tool chain. Additional resources on Yocto Project and TI’s Arago distribution are available at arago-project.org.

 

Features

Linux features

  • Open Linux support
  • Linux kernel and Bootloaders
  • File system
  • Qt/Webkit application framework
  • 3D graphics support
  • Integrated WLAN and Bluetooth® support
  • GUI-based application launcher
  • Example applications, including:
    • ARM benchmarks: Dhrystone, Linpack, Whetstone
    • Webkit web browser
    • Soft Wifi access point
    • Cryptography: AES, 3DES, MD5, SHA
    • Multimedia: GStreamer/FFMPEG
    • Programmable Realtime Unit (PRU)
  • Host tools including Flash Tool and Pin Mux Utility
  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE for Linux development
  • Documentation

RTOS features

  • Full driver availability
  • File system
  • Bare metal secondary bootloader
  • Board support package
  • Demonstrations and examples
  • Host tools including Pin Mux and Clock Tree utilities
  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE for RTOS development
  • Documentation

The Processor SDK is free, and does not require any run-time royalties to Texas Instruments.


Technical Documents
User guides (2)
Title Date Type
Processor SDK - RTOS- Software Developer's Guide (Wiki) 29 Jun 2018
Processor SDK - Linux - Software Developer's Guide (Wiki) 29 Jun 2018
Application notes (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 78 02 Aug 2017 626
White papers (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 818 27 Mar 2014 686
PDF 76 27 Aug 2013 918
PDF 152 14 Mar 2013 903

Development Tools (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Pin Mux Tool  PINMUXTOOL  Calculation Tools 
FlashTool for AM35x, AM37x, DM37x and OMAP35x Devices  FLASHTOOL  Flash Programming Tools 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Sitara ARM Processors  CCSTUDIO-SITARA  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK)  TMDSIDK437X  Development Kits 
AM437x Evaluation Module  TMDXEVM437X  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
AM437x Starter Kit  TMDXSK437X  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (5)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM4372  Sitara Processor: Arm Cortex-A9, Secure Boot  Arm Cortex-A9 
AM4376  Sitara Processor: Arm Cortex-A9, Secure Boot, PRU-ICSS  Arm Cortex-A9 
AM4377  Sitara Processor: Arm Cortex-A9, Secure Boot, PRU-ICSS, EtherCAT  Arm Cortex-A9 
AM4378  Sitara Processor: Arm Cortex-A9, Secure Boot, PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics  Arm Cortex-A9 
AM4379  Sitara Processor: Arm Cortex-A9, Secure Boot, PRU-ICSS, EtherCAT, 3D graphics  Arm Cortex-A9 

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