Getting Started Guide for the AM35x EVM

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==About this section==
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[http://wiki.davincidsp.com/index.php/AM35x_Getting_Started_Guide Getting Started guide from Texas Instruments]
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[[Category: AM35x]]
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RidgeRun SDK for am35x EVM is a small footprint Linux support package that provides support for EVM evaluation board, and can be easily ported to custom hardware, while holding a minimal footprint and the functionality that you expect from a Linux distribution.
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[[Category: GSG]]
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am35x-EVM SDK includes:
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*U-boot v2009.08 for am35x EVM with NAND booting support.
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*Linux Kernel 2.6.32 (PSP )
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*Variety file system support.
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*Developer tools for debugging and profiling.
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*Integrated configuration system.
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*SDK installer for using with U-boot.
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This section describes how to configure , compile, install and work with RidgeRun SDK Platform for AM35x platform running Linux.This SDK provides a fundamental software platform for development,
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deployment and execution on.
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The instructions contain the information necessary to:
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* Install the SDK.
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* Build the sources contained.
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* Configure the drivers/ modules.
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The document also provides detailed description of drivers and modules specific to this platform.
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==System requirements==
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Building and running all of the PSP components requires a Linux machine with ubuntu 9.04 or higher
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'''Target Hardware Requirements'''
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* ZOOM AM3517 EVM DEVELOPMENT KIT, the EVM ships with other peripheral hardware like power supply, USB, Ethernet and serial cables.  [http://www.logicpd.com/products/development-kits/zoom-am3517-evm-development-kit]
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* NULL MODEM RS232 cable. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_modem]
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* Ethernet crossover cable [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable]
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'''Linux host is required'''
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*For compiling U-Boot and Linux kernel.
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*To host the TFTP server required for downloading kernel and file system images from U-Boot using Ethernet.
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*To host the NFS server to boot the EVM with NFS as root filesystem .
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'''Host Software Requirements''':
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*Serial console terminal application .
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*TFTP and NFS servers.
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*CodeSourcery ARM tool chain version 2009-q1. [http://www.codesourcery.com/sgpp/lite/arm/portal/release858]
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To install the toolchain, follow the sequence. These are to be executed on the Linux host platform.[http://tiexpressdsp.com/index.php/GSG:_AM35x_and_OMAP35x_DVEVM_Software_Setup_for_Graphics_SDK]
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== SDK for SITARA am35x evm ==
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*We're still working on the SDK evaluation version for the SITARA am35x evm.
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*The SDK evaluation version is expected to come out on nest april.
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[[Category:AM35x]]
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Current revision as of 20:36, 30 March 2010

Getting Started guide from Texas Instruments

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