EVAL SDK 2011Q2 for Gumstix Overo TOBI

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General Information

Release Information

  • Product Name: Evaluation SDK for Gumstix Overo OMAP35x TOBI Board.
  • Version: NOT AVAILABLE.
  • Date: 07-18-11.
  • Download link: Contact RidgeRun at inquiries@ridgerun.com

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Revision History

Date Revision Comments
07-18-11 1 Initial Version


General SDK documentation:

Gumstix Overo OMAP35x Board related documentation:

What's New?

  • CodeSourcery Toolchain 2009q1
  • Updated kernel version to 2.6.34
  • Updated DVSDK version to
  • Application to handle video capture previewer and resizer
  • Updated GStreamer DMAI plugins
  • SD recovery support
  • NAND and SD boot support.
  • JFFS2 NAND support.
  • UBIFS only available in the Professional SDK

Differences between the EVAL SDK and Professional SDK

The EVAL SDK 2011Q2 is based on the Professional SDK 2011Q2 but it has been added some limitations. The main differences between both SDK versions are listed below:

Table 2. Differences between EVAL SDK and Professional SDK release 2011Q2
Feature EVAL SDK Professional SDK
GStreamer plugins Yes Yes
DVSDK 4 support Yes Yes
OMAPSINK video sink element No Yes
NAND support Yes Yes
JFFS2 support Yes Yes
UBIFS support No Yes
Can be used to develop commercial products No Yes
Can be used for personal or education proposes Yes Yes
RidgeRun's professional support No Yes

Supported Operating Systems

Linux Distribution Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 in 32 bits and 64 bits.

Setting up extra components

SDK Details


This SDK is designed to run on the Gumstix Overo OMAP35x TOBI board.


Integration with DSVDK

This board support the DVSDK Product

This release of the DVSDK 4.01 product supports TMS320DM365, TMS320DM368, OMAPL138, TMS320DM3730 and OMAP3530 platforms.

This DVSDK, coupled with the Platform Support Package for Linux, gives developers the ability to evaluate the hardware and software capabilities of the platforms.

Getting Started Guide for OMAP35x EVM DVSDK can be acceded from [here]

GNU/Linux & bootloader

The linux kernel and the bootloader versions are listed below :

  • OMAP Linux Kernel 2.6.34(Linux kernel version)
    • The baseline was chosen from the omap3-2.6.34 branch of the following tree
  • u-boot v2010.06

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

Other Features

The SDK package supports the following components:

  • Gstreamer
  • Gst-dmai plugins
  • dvsdk
  • U-Boot supporting NAND, MMC boot modes
  • X-loader supporting NAND, MMC boot modes
  • Pre-built binaries for X-loader, U-Boot, Linux kernel and filesystem.
  • Linux Kernel and device drivers:
    • Audio (McBSP)
    • Ethernet
    • MUSB host supporting MSC, HID and USB Audio
    • NAND
    • UART
    • I2C
    • TouchScreen (NOT TESTED)
  • JFFS2
  • UBIFS (Only Professional SDK)

Required Hardware



  • 10/100baseT Ethernet
  • DVI-D (HDMI)
  • Coin cell backup battery holder
  • USB OTG mini-AB
  • USB host standard A
  • Stereo audio in
  • Stereo audio out
  • USB Serial Console
  • Forty (40) signals available on 0.100" through-holes at 1.8V logic


  • 5V input

Known Limitations and Defects

Following are not supported:

  • NOR support

Support Information

This SDK doesn't include support services.

  • RidgeRun Developer SDK for Gumstix Overo OMAP35x Board provides handful of debug and profile tools, professional Linux development support and a wider range of OMAP35x drivers.
  • Contact RidgeRun at inquiries@ridgerun.com for information and pricing on Developers SDK for Gumstix Overo OMAP35x Board platforms.