This is Alpha release of the Linux Easy Software Development Kit (EZSDK) version 5.xx. Supported platforms TI DM816x and DM814x.
Where to start
Please follow these instructions to get started developing software using the EZSDK.
1. Development Host
This release only supports Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32-bit and Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit as your development host. Follow the instructions on this wiki page if you want to create a virtual Ubuntu image.
2. Release Notes
Download and view the release notes for your platform. They contain information on what the EZSDK contains as well as any known issues.
3. EVM Setup
3.1 Download the Quick Start Guide (QSG) for your platform.
3.2 Set up the EVM as described in the QSG.
3.3 If desired, the SD card referenced in the QSG can be re-created after installing the EZSDK, see the EZSDK Installation section below.
4. CodeSourcery GCC Toolchain Installation
4.1 Download the CodeSourcery GCC toolchain from the link provided below (use the IA32 GNU/Linux Installer).
4.2 Execute the installer on the host with a .bin file extension as follows:
4.3 Follow the installer instructions on the screen to do a Typical installation.
4.4 There is no need to read the Code Sourcery Getting Started Guide at this time. You can read it later if necessary.
5. EZSDK Installation
5.1 Download the EZSDK installer for your platform.
Attention C6A816x/AM389x Users: If you have an older EVM that supports only DDR2 Memory, then please read the release notes for important installation and upgrade information before downloading the installer.
Attention DM814x Users: If you have an EVM without an Expansion IO with touchscreen LCD, then please read the release notes for important installation and upgrade information on how to configure your for HDMI display.
Internet Explorer users: right click, select Save As. In the file dialog change the file type to All Files before saving the file (otherwise the installer will be saved as a text file).
5.2 If necessary make the installer executable manually by executing:
chmod +x ezsdk_myplatform-evm_5_xx_xx_xx_setuplinux
5.3 Execute the installer on the host and follow the instructions:
5.4 Once installation is complete, the Software Developers Guide (SDG) will open. Follow the instructions in the SDG to start developing software.
5.5 The SDG and other documentation can be found in the docs folder of the EZSDK installation directory.
5.6 If desired, the SD card referenced in the QSG can be re-created as described in section How to create an SD card in the SDG. Optionally, you can download the Demo Binaries tar.gz file. This package is a subset of the full EZSDK and contains the scripts and documentation required to create an SD card or export the EZSDK filesystem on NFS. Since this package is much smaller than the full EZSDK, you can optionally download it ahead of the full EZSDK installer to quickly evaluate the demonstration applications. To do any software development, you will need to download and install the full EZSDK.
6. Additional Sources
The EZSDK installer already comes with the sources of the TI software. If you want to download the additional source files of the open source components, download them below as an ISO image (Additional Sources). Note that this is an optional download which is not required to develop applications with the EZSDK.
If you prefer a physical disk, please click on this link and one will be sent to you by mail. Please include your name and mailing address in the email if requesting a physical DVD. There is a US $17 shipping and handling fee associated with receiving the CD.
Windows Users - If you are having difficulties with the download see FAQ