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Framework Components Release Notes

August 2015

Introduction, Documentation, What's New, Upgrade Info, Compatibility Information, Validation Info, Noteworthy, Known Issues, Device Support, Examples, Version Information, Technical Support.


The Framework Components are a collection of framework-independent utility libraries which other software frameworks can build upon.

Primary packages in this Framework Components release are briefly described here. (There are others, see the Configuration Reference Guide documentation for a complete package list.)

The Framework Components are provided as rebuildable libraries. Makefiles are provided that allow you to rebuild FC libraries to change compiler options or add support for newer targets etc (See ). Source is not intended to be modified. Modified sources will not be supported.

Some distributions of this product include an "fctools" directory containing some dependent products for convenience. Products included in this release are:

See this Framework Components fctools explanation for further details.


The following documentation is available:

In addition, users are encouraged to monitor (and contribute to!) the TI Embedded Processors Wiki.

Release notes from previous releases are also available in the relnotes_archive directory.

What's New

The following significant changes have been made since 1.00














Upgrade Information

The Framework Components packages are available in the "packages/" subdirectory of the product. If you have a previous release of the Framework Components product, you can install this release next to it, and modify your application and/or server builds to use this newer release.

If you're using the EZSDK, this can be done by setting the FC_INSTALL_DIR variable in the Rules.make file at the top of the EZSDK distribution directory.

Note, if you're upgrading from a release earlier than Framework Components, be sure to review the Upgrade section for each of the releases between your current FC release and this one. Previous release notes are available in the relnotes_archive directory.

Compatibility Information

The details provided below describe each package's compatibility with the previous release (framework_components_3_31_00_02).

Note, the Configuration Reference Guide contains further details about each package.

Release notes for previous releases are available in the relnotes_archive directory.

Compatibility Key Definitions

Compatibility keys are intentionally independent of Marketing product numbers and are intended to:

  1. Enable tooling to identify incompatibilities between components, and
  2. Convey a level of compatibility between different releases to set end user expectations.

Compatibility keys are composed of 3 comma-delimited numbers - M,S,R - where:

Device Support

This release supports the following devices:


This release was built and validated against using the following software components. Please use the versions below or any other that are compatible with the below:

This release was validated using the following hardware platforms. Note that more devices are supported, but validation was only performed on a subset:





Known Issues




Framework Components examples and instructions are located in the "examples" directory.

Version Information

This product's version follows a version format, M.mm.pp.bb, where M is a single digit Major number, mm is 2 digit minor number, pp is a 2 digit patch number, and b is an unrestricted set of digits used as an incrementing build counter.

To support multiple side-by-side installations of the product, the product version is encoded in the top level directory, ex. framework_components_3_40_01_04.

Subsequent releases of patch upgrades will be identified by the patch number, ex. FC 3.31.01.XX with directory framework_components_3_31_01_XX. Typically, these patches only include critical bug fixes.

Technical Support

Questions/issues regarding this release may be posted at the E2E forum at https://e2e.ti.com/support/embedded/default.aspx

Check the following web site for updates: https://software-dl.ti.com/dsps/dsps_public_sw/sdo_sb/targetcontent/fc/index.html

Last updated: August 3, 2015