StarterWare for ARM® based TI Sitara Processors
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ACTIVE v1.00.00.00   27 OCT 2011   C-based library APIs and examples for peripheral and IO configuration with or without an operating system  

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StarterWare provides C-based no-OS platform support for TI's ARM9™ and ARM® Cortex™ A8 based devices. 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 (with appropriate changes to work in RTOS environment).

  • 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 code generation tools (TMS470)
    • IAR tool chain for ARM
  • 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
  • Application examples showing the usage of device abstraction layer (DAL) and demonstrating the capability of the peripherals
  • Pnmtoc tool to convert PNM image to C array
  • API reference guide, release notes and user guide
  • Wiki based user guide that provides a detailed list of instructions and helpful programming tips
  • Registry file for Code Composer Studio(tm) (CCS) (.gel)
  • bmp2c tool to convert BMP image to C array
  • Device abstraction layer for most of the peripherals
  • Boot loader and flashing utility
  • AISgen tool to convert .out to .ais
  • Out of box demo that boots from flash/mmcsd and demonstrates various peripherals

TI Devices (3)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM1802  Sitara processor: Arm9, LPDDR, DDR2, Ethernet  Processors 
AM1806  Sitara processor: Arm9, LPDDR, DDR2, display  Processors 
AM1808  Sitara processor: Arm9, LPDDR, DDR2, display, Ethernet  Processors 

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