TI-RTOS Networking




TI-RTOS Networking (formerly known as the NDK or Network Developers Kit) combines dual mode IPv4/IPv6 stack with some network applications. TI-RTOS Networking support is available for both Ethernet-enabled MCUs as a part of TI-RTOS and also for high-performance TMS320C6000™ DSP-based devices.


TI-RTOS Networking includes:

  • Core TCP/IP protocol stack: Dual-mode IPv6/IPv4 stack in both source and binary only including VLAN packet priority marking, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, IP, and ARP
  • Network applications: HTTP, TELNET, TFTP, DNS, DHCP (IPv4 only) in both source and binary form
  • Serial support: PPP and PPPoe
  • Application Programming interfaces: BSD Sockets, including support for raw Ethernet
  • Device drivers: Pre-tested device drivers in source and binary form. Other EMAC device drivers are available as part of TI-RTOS or TI Software Development Kits (SDK).

Required to use TI-RTOS Networking:

  • TI-RTOS Kernel (SYS/BIOS) and Code Composer Studio(TM) IDE (CCStudio)
  • Code Composer Studio IDE Overview 

Free Development and Production Licensing

  • TI-RTOS Networking is available free of charge for both development and production.

  • TI-RTOS Networking is available as a free product download.
  • Source code and binary libraries are provided for the network applications, jumbo packet buffer manager, and a reference device driver.
  • TI-RTOS Networking also provides example programs and documentation (release notes, user guide, Ethernet driver design guide, and programmer's guide).

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Important note

As of May 10, 2021, due to the legacy nature of the TI NDK, the software product is in long-term maintenance, and as such there is no plan to provide new updates at this time. There will be no technical analysis provided for any new TI NDK PSIRT issues.

Please refer to the TI NDK release notes and TI PSIRT page for more information regarding known issues and vulnerabilities associated with this software product.


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Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Digital signal processors (DSPs)
TMS320C6424 C64x+ fixed point DSP- up to 600MHz, 16/8-Bit EMIFA, 32/16 Bit DDR2, SDRAM TMS320C6424Q C64x+ fixed point DSP- up to 600MHz, 16/8-Bit EMIFA, 32/16 Bit DDR2 TMS320C6455 C64x+ fixed point DSP- up to 1.2GHz, 64-Bit EMIFA, 32/16 Bit DDR2, 1 Gbps Ethernet TMS320C6474 Multicore Digital Signal Processor TMS320DM642 Video/Imaging Fixed-Point Digital Signal Processor TMS320DM642Q Video/imaging fixed-point digital signal processor TMS320DM6437 Digital Media Processor TMS320DM6437Q Digital media processor, up to 4800 MIPS, 600 MHz clock rate, 1 McASP, 2 McBSP TMS320DM648 Digital Media Processor

Related design resources

Software development

CCSTUDIO Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE)

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