PROCESSOR-SDK-AM65X

Software development kit for AM65x Sitara™ processors

PROCESSOR-SDK-AM65X

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Overview

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 includes support for Linux, TI-RTOS, and Linux-RT operating systems.

Linux Highlights:

  • Long-Term Stable (LTS) Linux kernel support
  • U-Boot bootloader support
  • Linaro GNU compiler collection (GCC) tool chains
  • Yocto Project™ OE Core compatible file systems

RTOS Highlights:

  • FreeRTOS kernel
  • Chip support libraries, drivers, and basic board-support utilities
  • Interprocessor communication for communication across cores and devices
  • Basic networking stack and protocols
  • Bootloaders and boot utilities
  • RTOS Processor SDK for AM65x PROCESSOR-SDK-RTOS-AM65X does not have ongoing design support from TI. Please refer to this announcement for detailed information 

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
  • GUI-based application launcher
  • Example applications
  • ARM benchmarks: Dhrystone, Linpack, Whetstone
  • Webkit web browser
  • Programmable Realtime Unit (PRU)
  • Host tools including Flash Tool and Pin Mux Utility
  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE for Linux development
  • Documentation

RTOS features

  • Driver availability
  • File system
  • Bare metal secondary bootloader
  • Debug and instrumentation utilities
  • Board support package with Diagnostics
  • Example applications
  • 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.

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Software development kit (SDK)

PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-RT-AM65X Linux-RT processor SDK for AM65x

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Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)
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PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-RT-AM65X Linux-RT processor SDK for AM65x

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Latest version
Version: 09.01.00.01
Release date: 11 Dec 2023

Processor SDK LINUX RT AM65X - RT Linux Installer for sources, pre-built binaries and file system images generated using Yocto build environment

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Processor SDK LINUX RT AM65X - SD card image

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Get access to latest bug fixes and feature enhancements with Yocto build environment

Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)

Documentation

Processor SDK LINUX RT AM65X - SDK documentation

Instructions to build RT Linux image for AM65x using Yocto build environment

Processor SDK LINUX RT AM65X - Instructions for creating an SD card

Processor SDK LINUX RT AM65X - Software manifest

Release Information

Thank you for your interest in PROCESSOR SDK LINUX RT AM65X Software Development Kit (SDK). This SDK is a RT Linux only package. The Processor SDK 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 develop software across devices.

What's new

  • See release notes for details
Software development kit (SDK)

MCU-PLUS-SDK-AM65X MCU+ SDK for AM65x – RTOS

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)
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MCU-PLUS-SDK-AM65X MCU+ SDK for AM65x – RTOS

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Latest version
Version: 09.01.00.04
Release date: 31 Oct 2023
Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)

Documentation

Documentation - START HERE

Download CCS 12.5.0 Version for Windows or Linux

Download TI ARM CLANG 3.2.0 LTS for Windows or Linux

Download SYSCONFIG 1.18.0 for Windows or Linux

Release Information

Thank you for your interest in the AM65X MCU PLUS Software Development Kit (SDK). This software accelerates application development schedules by eliminating the need to create basic system software functions from scratch.

  • The SDK includes a real-time multitasking kernel, network communications support, examples, and drivers.
  • The exact content of the SDK depends on the capabilities of the device, but all devices share common APIs and build on existing proven software components to ensure reliability and quality.
  • The software components are fully tested to ensure that they work together with TI’s Code Composer Studio integrated development environment.
Software development kit (SDK)

PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-AM65X Linux processor SDK for AM65x

lock = Requires export approval (1 minute)
Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)
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PROCESSOR-SDK-LINUX-AM65X Linux processor SDK for AM65x

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Latest version
Version: 09.01.00.01
Release date: 11 Dec 2023

Processor SDK LINUX AM65X - Linux Installer for sources, pre-built binaries and file system images generated using Yocto build environment

MD5 checksum

Processor SDK LINUX AM65X - SD card image

MD5 checksum

Get access to latest bug fixes and feature enhancements with Yocto build environment

Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)

Documentation

Processor SDK LINUX AM65X - Online SDK user manual for developers

Instructions to build Linux image for AM65x using Yocto build environment

Processor SDK LINUX AM65X - Instructions for creating an SD card

Processor SDK LINUX AM65X - Software manifest

Release Information

Thank you for your interest in PROCESSOR SDK LINUX AM65X Software Development Kit (SDK). This SDK is a Linux only package. The Processor SDK 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 develop software across devices.

What's new

  • See release notes for details
Software development kit (SDK)

PROCESSOR-SDK-RTOS-AM65X RTOS Processor SDK for AM65x

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)
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PROCESSOR-SDK-RTOS-AM65X RTOS Processor SDK for AM65x

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Latest version
Version: 09.01.00.02
Release date: 13 Dec 2023
Products
Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Hardware development
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)

Release Information

Thank you for your interest in the AM65X Software Development Kit (SDK) for RTOS. This software accelerates application development schedules by eliminating the need to create basic system software functions from scratch. This SDK supports both AM65x and DRA80xM device families based on code reuse for Arm Cortex-A53 cores.

What's new

  • Bug Fixes
  • See details in the release notes

Supported products & hardware

Arm-based processors
AM6526 Dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6528 Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM6546 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS AM6548 Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 and dual Arm Cortex-R5F Sitara™ processor with gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics
Evaluation board
TMDX654IDKEVM AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)

Related design resources

Software development

DRIVER OR LIBRARY
PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SW PRU-ICSS industrial software for Sitara™ processors
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER
CCSTUDIO Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOL
CLOCKTREETOOL Clock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors POWEREST Power Estimation Tool (PET) SITARA-DDR-CONFIG-TOOL Sitara External Memory Interface (EMIF) tool

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