Software & development tools

Scalable Linux, TI-RTOS and Android solutions for TI processors

TI Software Development Kits (SDK) provide operating systems, application examples, training, and documentation to ease and accelerate development. TI SDKs are complemented by a wide range of commercial Linux, RTOS, and Android solutions, as well as a number of optimized peripheral and application-specific libraries.

Processor SDK

The TI Processor SDK is a unified software platform for TI’s newest processor families.

  • Features scalable Linux, TI-RTOS and Android support
  • Includes complete board support packages, documentation, libraries, benchmarks, utilities, and code examples
  • Allows you to seamlessly reuse and migrate software across TI processor families
  • Maintained and released on a quarterly basis
  • Downloadable from TI's website, free of charge
  • Supported by TI's E2E forums
  • Benefits from the ongoing TI contributions, via upstreamed patches, to Mainline Linux 
Processor SDK Linux

Processor Linux SDK features:

  • Updated to the latest Long Term support (LTS) Linux kernel, boot loader and Yocto file system on an annual basis 
  • U-Boot community boot loader
  • Robust, commercial-grade Linaro® GNU compiler collection (GCC) toolchain
  • Yocto Project™ OE Core compatible file systems support enables tailored Linux application support
  • RT-Linux releases include a fully pre-emptible kernel for real-time applications

Processor SDK TI-RTOS features:

  • Robust real-time TI-RTOS kernel including TCP/IP networking stack
  • Posix thread-compatible API layer available
  • Driver libraries that can be used with TI-RTOS or without a kernel
  • Free and available as open source

Processor SDK Android features:

  • Updated to the latest Long Term support (LTS) Linux kernel and boot loader on an annual basis  
  • 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

Downloads and technical details by platform

Product
Linux support
RT-Linux support
TI-RTOS support
Android support
66AK2Ex
yes
yes
yes
no
66AK2Gx
yes
yes
yes
no
66AK2Hx
yes
yes
yes
no
66AK2Lx
yes
yes
yes
no
AM335x
yes
yes
yes
no
AM437x
yes
yes
yes
no
AM57x
yes
yes
yes
yes
AM65x
yes
yes
yes
no
AMIC110
no
no
yes
no
AMIC120
no
no
yes
no
C665x
no
no
yes
no
C667x
no
no
yes
no
C6747
no

no
yes
no
C6748
no
no
yes
no
OMAP-L137
no
no
yes
no
OMAP-L138
yes
no
yes
no

Processor SDK for secure devices

The TI Processor SDK for Secure Devices (SECDEV) is an add-on software package for
processors with security feature options, such as secure boot and others.

See the Sitara Processor Security document for information about security
enablers, including which security enablers are supported in different
processor families.

Commercial Linux and Android support

Linux consultants and commercial Linux providers

For additional support or expertise, you
can purchase a commercially supported distribution from a TI partner. These partners also offer a broad range of Linux-related services including training, power management, wireless LAN drivers, GUI development and more

Android and Windows support

Visit Witekio for commercial Android and Windows support of TI devices.

Commercial RTOS support

RTOS offerings from TI partners include solutions from:

Industrial Protocol support

TI processors can enable support for over
10 industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols including EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.

Read more about supported protocols

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Accelerated libraries

Adding optimized DSP processing to your application can be as easy as calling a library function. Click on any of the processing areas below to download libraries, see benchmarks and find more information.