Processor SDK for AM57x Sitara™ Processors - Linux, TI-RTOS and Android Support

(ACTIVE) PROCESSOR-SDK-AM57X

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PROCESSOR-SDK-ANDROID-AM57X:
Android Processor SDK for AM57x

Free

ACTIVE v04.00  29-Jun-2017  Android-M  v4.4.67  

PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-AM57X:
Linux Processor SDK for AM57x

Free

ACTIVE v04.00  29-Jun-2017  Linux  v4.9.28 

PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-RT-AM57X:
Linux-RT Processor SDK for AM57x

Free

ACTIVE v04.00  29-Jun-2017  Linux-RT  v4.9.28 

PROCESSOR-SDK-RTOS-AM57X:
RTOS Processor SDK for AM57x

Free

ACTIVE v04.00  26-Jun-2017  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 Linux, TI-RTOS and Android 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
  • Interprocessor communication for communication across cores and devices
  • Optimized C66x algorithm libraries
  • Basic networking stack and protocols
  • Bootloaders and boot utilities
  • Linaro GNU compiler collection (GCC) tool chains

Android Highlights:

  • Based upon Linux Long-Term Stable (LTS) mainline Linux kernel
  • U-Boot bootloader support
  • Google Android GNU compiler collection (GCC) tool chain
  • 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

 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
  • Debug and instrumentation utilities
  • Board support package
  • Demonstrations and examples
  • Host tools including Pin Mux and Clock Tree utilities
  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE for RTOS development
  • Documentation

Android features

  • Linux kernel and bootloader
  • 3-D graphics drive and libraries
  • Example applications, including:
    • Multimedia video and 3-D graphics
    • Programmable realtime unit (PRU) ethernet
    • Android web browser
  • Host tools
  • Debugging options
  • Documentation

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


Technical Documents
User guides (2)
*This is not an TI official document.
Title Date Type
Processor SDK - Linux - Software Developer's Guide (Wiki) 15 Apr 2016 Wiki*
Processor SDK - RTOS- Software Developer's Guide (Wiki) 15 Apr 2016 Wiki*
Application notes (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 461 04 Nov 2016 630
White papers (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 818 27 Mar 2014 1,894
PDF 76 27 Aug 2013 1,863
PDF 152 14 Mar 2013 1,850

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
PRU-ICSS Industrial Software for Sitara(TM) Processors  PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SW  Software Libraries 

Development Tools (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Clock Tree Tool for Sitara™, Automotive, OMAP5 Processors, and Digital Signal Processors  CLOCKTREETOOL  Calculation Tools 
Pin Mux Tool  PINMUXTOOL  Calculation Tools 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Sitara ARM Processors  CCSTUDIO-SITARA  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM571x Industrial Development Kit (IDK)  TMDXIDK5718  Development Kits 

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM5716  Sitara Processor   ARM Cortex-A15 
AM5718  Sitara Processor   ARM Cortex-A15 
AM5726  Sitara Processor   ARM Cortex-A15 
AM5728  Sitara Processor   ARM Cortex-A15 

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