Processor SDK for AM437x Sitara Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support
PROCESSOR-SDK-AM437X
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PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-AM437X:
Linux processor SDK for AM437x

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ACTIVE v06.03   19-Apr-2020   Linux   v.4.19  

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

Free



ACTIVE v06.03   20-Apr-2020   Linux-RT   v4.19  

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

Free



ACTIVE v06.03   20-Apr-2020   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.

Get started

Step 1: Buy the Starter Kit
Step 2: Download the Processor SDK
Step 3: Read the Starter Kit Quick Start Guide
Step 4: Read the Linux Getting Started Guide or RTOS Getting Started Guide

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.


TI Devices (5)

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

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