StarterWare for ARM® and DSP based TI processors
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StarterWare for OMAP-L138 processors


ACTIVE v01.10.04   04 Jun 2013   C-based library APIs and examples for peripheral and IO configuration with or without an operating system  


ARM and DSP StarterWare provides C-based no-OS platform support for the ARM and DSP platforms. StarterWare provides device abstraction layer libraries, peripheral programming examples such as Ethernet, graphics and USB, and board level example applications. StarterWare can be used stand-alone or with an RTOS.

Additional Information
  • Peripheral programming interface
  • Example applications for each peripheral to demonstrate programming and usage of the peripheral
  • Software portability across devices for a given peripheral
  • Tool-chain agnostic C code (Some startup code will be in assembly and hence some part of the code will be tool dependent)
  • Support for Windows(R) host and Linux host
  • Support for the following tool chains:
    • Open source code generation tools (gcc) for ARM
    • TI DSP code generation tools
  • Graphics library and USB stack ported with example applications
  • Doxygen based application programming interface (API) reference guide available with delivery package


What's Included
  • lwIP, a free, BSD-style license, TCP/IP stack from Swedish Institute of Computer Science
  • out2rprc tool to create bootable application images
  • Pnmtoc tool to convert PNM image to C array
  • API reference guide, release notes and user guide
  • Registry file for Code Composer Studio(tm) (CCS) (.gel)
  • Wiki based user guide that provides a detailed list of instructions and helpful programming tips
  • Out of box demo that boots from flash and demonstrates various peripherals
  • Device abstraction layer for most of the peripherals
  • Boot loader and flashing utility
  • AISgen tool to convert .out to .ais
  • Application examples showing the usage of device abstraction kayer (DAL) and demonstrating the capability of the peripherals
  • bmp2c tool to convert BMP image to C array
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*This is not an TI official document.
Title Date Type
Emulation Wiki -- In-depth technical and "how-to" articles, FAQs, etc. 24 Mar 2011 Wiki*
StarterWare Wiki -- In-depth technical and "how-to" articles, FAQs, etc. 27 Oct 2011 Wiki*

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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