Linux Software Development Kit (SDK) for OMAP-L138 Processors
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The software below is NOT the latest version of software for the OMAPL138 platform. To access the most recent Linux software release, visit Processor SDK-LINUX.

Not Recommended for New Designs (NRND) Software - While legacy software packages - like those below - are no longer actively supported, the option is available to use the software "AS-IS".  TI will no longer perform bug fixes, release new updates, or offer support for the software packages below. It is highly recommended to consider the new Processor SDK-LINUX.

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Linux SDK for OMAP-L138 / TMS320C6748 EVM


ACTIVE v4.03.00.06   23 DEC 2011   Linux   v2.6.37   ARM9 + DSP  

Linux SDK for OMAP-L138 low-cost development kit


ACTIVE v1.00.00   24 MAY 2012   Linux   v3.1   ARM9 + DSP  


The Software Development Kit (SDK) for the OMAP-L138 is legacy software for the OMAP-L138. This kit is not recommended for new designs (NRND). Instead, please download the Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK). For more information on these software options, visit the OMAP-L138 Software & Hardware Comparison wiki page. See "Additional Information" for links.

The SDK provides a set of pre-tested system software components that enable OEMs to quickly develop applications based on the OMAP-L138 and related processors. These kits include the Linux kernel, boot-loader, middleware, device drivers, DSP software components, an application framework, as well as build tools. By making all the basic system software components immediately available, the kit allows developers to focus on their application code, where they can add the most differentiation. This software is free and does not require any run-time royalties. The SDK can be used with the following tools:

  • OMAP-L138/TMS320C6748 Evaluation Module (EVM) - **While supplies last**
  • OMAP-L138 Low-Cost Development Kit

Additional Information

The OMAP-L138 Linux SDK for the OMAP-L138/TMS320C6748 EVM includes the following components:

  • Platform Support Package
    • Linux kernel 2.6.37
    • Boot loaders (u-boot, UBL) and flashing utilities
  • Multimedia Package
    • Multimedia Framework Product (MFP)
      • Codec Engine Framework
      • Framework Components
      • Linux Utils (CMEM)
      • XDAIS (eXpress DSP Algorithm Interoperability Standard)
    • DaVinci Multimedia Application Interface (DMAI)
    • DSP optimized codecs
      • Encoders: H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG, G711
      • Decoders: H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AAC. JPEG, G711
      • DSP accelerated GStreamer TI plugin
  • DSP Package
    • C6000 code generation tool chain
    • DSP/BIOS Real Time Operating System
    • DSP/BIOS Platform Support Package (device driver)
    • EDMA3 Low Level Driver(LLD)
    • DSPLink Inter Processor Communication
  • Graphics Package
    • Qt/Webkit application framework
  • Integrated WLAN and Bluetooth® support Package

This Generally Available (GA) release of the Linux DVSDK supports TI TMS320DM36x, OMAP-L138, and TMS320DM3730/25 platforms.

The OMAP-L138 Linux SDK for the OMAP-L138/C6748 Development Kit (LCDK) includes the following components:

  • Platform Support Package
    • Linux kernel 3.1.10 ported to LCDK board
    • Boot loaders (U-Boot) and flashing utilities
    • Binary images of u-boot and Linux kernel
    • ARM-v5 Linux file system
  • DSP Package
    • C6000 code generation tool chain
    • DSP/BIOS Real Time Operating System (SysBIOS)
    • Syslink Inter-Processor Communication
    • XDC tool kit
  • This release of the Linux DVSDK supports TI OMAP-L138 on LCDK platforms.

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Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 138 30 May 2012

Software development (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 

Hardware development (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
OMAP-L138 Development Kit (LCDK)  TMDXLCDK138  Development kits 

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