SDK 2011Q2 for DM8168 EVM Board

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== General Information  ==
== General Information  ==
=== Release Information  ===
=== Release Information  ===
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*''Product Name:'' SDK for DM8168 EVM board based on 2011Q2 Stable Release.  
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*''Product Name:'' '''SDK for DM8168 EVM board based on 2011Q2 Stable Release.'''
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*''Date:'' 09-2011.
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*''Date:'' '''October 2011'''
* [[RidgeRun 2011Q2 SDK User Guide#Read First | 2011Q2 SDK Release Information]]
* [[RidgeRun 2011Q2 SDK User Guide#Read First | 2011Q2 SDK Release Information]]
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This document and the software described in it are furnished under license with RidgeRun, and as such, may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the license. The contents of this document are furnished for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. RidgeRun, assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may exist in this document. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, without the prior written consent of RidgeRun.  
This document and the software described in it are furnished under license with RidgeRun, and as such, may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the license. The contents of this document are furnished for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. RidgeRun, assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may exist in this document. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, without the prior written consent of RidgeRun.  
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Please read the full license agreement for the RidgeRun Evaluation SDKs [http://www.ridgerun.com/documents/EVMlicense.html here].  
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Please read the full license agreement for the RidgeRun SDKs. The evaluation SDK is licensed under this [https://www.ridgerun.com/index.php/licenses/2-uncategorised/78-ridgerun-evm-software-license-agreement.html terms] and the Professional SDK is licensed under this [https://www.ridgerun.com/index.php/licenses/2-uncategorised/77-license-agreement.html terms]
=== Trademarks  ===
=== Trademarks  ===
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*DM8168 EVM related documentation:  
*DM8168 EVM related documentation:  
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** [[DM8168 EVM SDK 2011Q2 Getting Started Guide]]
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** [[Getting Started Guide for DM8168 EVM]]
== What's new?  ==
== What's new?  ==
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*CodeSourcery Toolchain 2009q1
*CodeSourcery Toolchain 2009q1
*Updated kernel version to 2.6.37
*Updated kernel version to 2.6.37
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*Updated EZSDK version to 5.02.01.59
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*Updated EZSDK version to 5.02.02.60
*Updated GStreamer OpenMax plugins  
*Updated GStreamer OpenMax plugins  
*Support for HDMI video output
*Support for HDMI video output
*Support H.264@1080p video encode/decode   
*Support H.264@1080p video encode/decode   
*SD boot support
*SD boot support
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*U-boot-2010.06 + env function support to read your environment from a simple *.txt file in a SD card.
== Differences between the EVAL SDK and Professional SDK  ==
== Differences between the EVAL SDK and Professional SDK  ==
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*U-Boot 2010.06  
*U-Boot 2010.06  
*Linux kernel 2.6.37.
*Linux kernel 2.6.37.
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*Integration with TI's EZ Software Development Kit for Davinci DM816x/DM814x processors- EZSDK 5.02.01.59.  
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*Integration with TI's EZ Software Development Kit for Davinci DM816x/DM814x processors- EZSDK 5.02.02.60.  
**Please make sure to download and install the EZSDK before building the RidgeRun SDK.  
**Please make sure to download and install the EZSDK before building the RidgeRun SDK.  
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**Install the EZSDK by running <tt>ezsdk_dm816x-evm_5_02_01_59_setuplinux</tt>.  Be sure to use the default installation values.  
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**Install the EZSDK by running <tt>ezsdk_dm816x-evm_5_02_02_60_setuplinux</tt>.  Be sure to use the default installation values.  
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**<tt>ezsdk_dm816x-evm_5_02_01_59_setuplinux</tt> can be downloaded from [http://software-dl.ti.com/dsps/dsps_public_sw/ezsdk/5_02_01_59/index_FDS.html TI's Product Download Page].
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'''note:''' If you are going to install the EZSDK on an machine using a ubuntu version different than Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32-bit you will need to add the --forcehost option to install it, i.e., ./ezsdk_dm816x-evm_5_02_02_60_setuplinux --forcehost
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**<tt>ezsdk_dm816x-evm_5_02_02_60_setuplinux</tt> can be downloaded from [http://software-dl.ti.com/dsps/dsps_public_sw/ezsdk/5_02_02_60/index_FDS.html TI's Product Download Page].
== Known Limitations and Defects  ==
== Known Limitations and Defects  ==
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Expect the list below to change regularly as new limitations are reported and defect fixes are checked in.  
Expect the list below to change regularly as new limitations are reported and defect fixes are checked in.  
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*Boot from NAND using UBIFS or JFFS2 is not supported by the moment.
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*In order to use the RidgeRun's installer system and more specific the NAND support it is necessary to use RidgeRun's u-boot instead of the default u-boot that comes with the board. Read the following article to know [https://www.ridgerun.com/developer/wiki/index.php/How_to_flash_the_RidgeRun%27s_u-boot_in_a_new_board#Flashing_the_u-boot_into_a_DM81xx How to flash the RidgeRun's u-boot in a new board].
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*In order to use the RidgeRun's installer system and more specific the NAND support it is necessary to use RidgeRun's u-boot instead of the default u-boot that comes with the board. Read the following article to know [[How to flash the RidgeRun's u-boot in a new board]].
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== Support Information  ==
== Support Information  ==
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== SDK Download Instructions  ==
== SDK Download Instructions  ==
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If you want to get the DM8168 EVM EVAL SDK 2011Q2 you need to go to our [http://www.ridgerun.com/downloadcenter.shtml download center] page and select the ''DM8168 EVM SDK 2011Q2''. You will be asked for your email address and some information. Once you have submitted the required information you will receive an email with the following information:
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If you want to get the DM8168 EVM EVAL SDK 2011Q2 you need to go to our [https://www.ridgerun.com/index.php/download-center.html download center] page and select the ''DM8168 EVM SDK 2011Q2''. You will be asked for your email address and some information. Once you have submitted the required information you will receive an email with the following information:
* A link to download the SDK 2011Q2 Installer file for GNU/Linux based operative systems.
* A link to download the SDK 2011Q2 Installer file for GNU/Linux based operative systems.
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== Related links  ==
== Related links  ==
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** [http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/DM816x_C6A816x_AM389x_Overview DM816x/C6A816x/AM389x Overview]
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* [http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/DM816x_C6A816x_AM389x_Overview DM816x/C6A816x/AM389x Overview]
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** [http://www.ti.com/product/tms320dm8168 DM8168 TI's page]
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* [http://www.ti.com/product/tms320dm8168 DM8168 TI's page]
[[Category:DM8168]] [[Category:SDKReleases]]
[[Category:DM8168]] [[Category:SDKReleases]]

Revision as of 18:32, 5 February 2013

Contents

General Information

Release Information

Copyright Notice

This document and the software described in it are furnished under license with RidgeRun, and as such, may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the license. The contents of this document are furnished for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. RidgeRun, assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may exist in this document. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, without the prior written consent of RidgeRun.

Please read the full license agreement for the RidgeRun SDKs. The evaluation SDK is licensed under this terms and the Professional SDK is licensed under this terms

Trademarks

ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries and is used by RidgeRun under license. Instruments and TI are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Revision History

Date Revision
Comments
10-2011 1
Initial Version

Documentation

What's new?

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
EZSDK support Yes 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.

SDK Details

This is an Evaluation Linux SDK build for Texas Instruments DM8168 System on Chip and based on the Professional SDK 2011Q2.

Hardware

This SDK is designed to run on the DM8168 EVM.

Software

This SDK includes:

note: If you are going to install the EZSDK on an machine using a ubuntu version different than Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32-bit you will need to add the --forcehost option to install it, i.e., ./ezsdk_dm816x-evm_5_02_02_60_setuplinux --forcehost

Known Limitations and Defects

RidgeRun offers the evaluation SDK for hobbyists willing to invest time getting they project to work. RidgeRun also offers the evaluation SDK for professional companies in product development who want to try out the SDK before purchase. RidgeRun will extend the professional SDK as required by our customers. Many of those changes will be ported to the evaluation SDK.

Expect the list below to change regularly as new limitations are reported and defect fixes are checked in.

Support Information

Evaluation SDK doesn't include support services. Make sure to read the links listed below (Related Links) in order to solve some of the main issues.

RidgeRun Professional SDK provides handful of debug and profile tools, professional Linux development support and a wider range of drivers. Contact RidgeRun at inquiries@ridgerun.com for information and pricing on Professional SDK for the platforms you need.

SDK Download Instructions

If you want to get the DM8168 EVM EVAL SDK 2011Q2 you need to go to our download center page and select the DM8168 EVM SDK 2011Q2. You will be asked for your email address and some information. Once you have submitted the required information you will receive an email with the following information:

In order to compile the SDK you need to install the toolchain. Further instructions available at RidgeRun 2011Q2 SDK User Guide.

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