Release Notes for latest evaluation SDK for AM35x EVM

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General Information

Release Information

  • Product Name: Evaluation SDK for SITARA AM35x EVM.
  • Version: NOT AVAILABLE.
  • Download link: NOT AVAILABLE . Contact RidgeRun at

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Revision History

Date Comments
NOT AVAILABLE Initial Version


What's New?

    • kernel 2.6.32
    • u-boot v2009.01
    • x-loader v1.44
  • SUPPORT The Graphics SDK Release Notes (PROFESIONAL VERSION)
  • SUPPORT clutter (still Testing )
    • MX clutter development toolkit
  • SUPPORT gstreamer
  • SUPPORT ShowOff and Gstd with touchScreen support (PROFESIONAL VERSION)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux Distribution
    • Ubuntu 9.04 in 32 bits.
    • Ubuntu 9.10 in 32 bits.

Software Requirements

SDK Details

  • The first release is rigt now on a testing step
  • Its coming soon

Integration with the PSP

This evaluation SDK Release is based on the PSP of OMAP PSP Software Development Kit (SDK). The evaluation SDK provided by RidgeRun serves to provide a fundamental software platform for development, deployment and execution of Linux based applications on Texas Instruments SITARA AM3517EVM The linux kernel and the bootloader versions are listed below :

OMAP Linux Kernel 2.6.32(Linux kernel version)

The baseline was chosen from "pm" branch Here

u-boot v2009.11

the git version from this u-boot can be obtained from here

Toolchain 2009-q1-203

The kernel and U-Boot have been compiled with CodeSourcery GNU Toolchain for ARM Processors 2009-q1-203 based on GCC 4.3.3

Required Hardware

  • Logic PD Zoom AM3517 Experimenter Kit
  • NULL MODEM Cable (Not included with Zoom Experimenter Kit).
  • Ethernet Crossover Cable (Not included with Zoom Experimenter Kit).
  • USB A to B cable (Not included with Zoom Experimenter Kit).

Recommended Hardware

  • Logic PD 4.3” WQVGA Display Kit
  • Powered USB Hub
    • Required for USB Keyboard and/or Mouse (Experimenter Kit does not provide sufficient current).
  • USB Keyboard
    • Must be connected through a Powered USB Hub.
  • USB Mouse
    • Must be connected through a Powered USB Hub.

What's Supported

The SDK package supports the following components:

  • U-Boot supporting NAND, MMC boot modes
  • X-loader supporting NAND, MMC boot modes
  • Linux Kernel and device drivers:
    • Audio (McBSP)
    • Video Display (V4L2 and Fbdev)
    • Video Capture (BT656 mode)
    • Video Resizer (Only on OMAP35x, AM/DM37x)
    • Ethernet
    • MUSB host supporting MSC, HID and USB Audio/Video
    • MUSB gadget supporting File-storage and CDC/RNDIS
    • MUSB OTG supporting HNP/SRP
    • EHCI host supporting MSC, HID(via a HS hub) and USB Audio/Video
    • NAND
    • UART
    • I2C
    • TouchScreen (tested with QT)
    • SPI
    • RTC
    • Keypad
    • CAN - SocketCAN implementation (on AM3517)
    • Power Management ICs (TPS65023 on AM3517, TPS65950 on OMAP35x)
  • Pre-built binaries for X-loader, U-Boot, Linux kernel and filesystem.
  • The latest Graphics SDK can be downloaded from the below link. The download requires a one-time registration. OMAP_Graphics_SDK 3_01_XX_XX

What's Not Supported

Following are not supported:

  • U-boot (Unified binary supporting Nand/OneNand on OMAP35x platform)
  • NOR support (on AM3517EVM)

Known Bugs

The SDK Linux Kernel and Uboot used , are based on the PSP_03.00.00.05 the Known Bugs are documented on their wiki page here.

Support Information

This SDK doesn't include support services.

  • RidgeRun Developer SDK for SITARA AM35X EVM provides handful of debug and profile tools, professional Linux development support and a wider range of am35x drivers.
  • Contact RidgeRun at or contact us for information and pricing on Developers SDK for SITARA AM35X EVM platforms.