5.9. Release notes - 08_00_04 (EARLY ADOPTER RELEASE: 4)

5.9.1. Features


Relative to J721E 8.2 SDK, the following is a high level summary of features which are not yet supported on J721S2. For full list of featutes and defects, please refer to individual SDK Components release notes:

  1. GPU is not yet supported, so OpenGL and OpenGL based demos are also not yet suppored (e.g. Surround View and Mosaic demos)

  2. Apps which use multi-channel camera (4 or more cameras) along with LDC is currently under debug

  3. EDP -> HDMI adapter support

  4. VISS Heterogeneous camera support Hardware support

  1. J721S2 Alpha EVM support with Leo and Hera PMIC processor board

  2. J721S2 ES1.0 support

  3. Fusion1 RevC daughter card with UB960 FPDLink deserializer

  4. IMX390 2MP CSI2 image sensor + UB953 FPDLink serializer

  5. AR0233 2.5MP CSI2 image sensor + UB953 FPDLink serializer

  6. AR0820 8MP CSI2 image sensor + UB953 FPDLink serializer

  7. GESI(Gateway/Ethernet Switch/Industrial) daughter card (for additional ethernet and CAN ports)

  8. Infotainment daughter card (for HDMI output) Software features


Below is a summary of key features. Refer individual SDK Components release notes for more details Vision Apps (ADAS, Vision, DL demos)

  • OpenVX based demos for ADAS, Vision, deep learning applications

    • FreeRTOS on C7x, R5F and Linux on A72

    • Integrates all major PSDK RTOS and PSDK LINUX SW components like TIDL, MMALIB, PDK, OpenVX, C7x algorithms, imaging/sensors, IPC, Linux, FreeRTOS, SPL/uboot.

    • Integrates all major HW components like CSI2 camera, eDP/HDMI display, UART, I2C, ethernet, SD card

  • Deep Learning demos

    • Image Classification demo

      • File based

      • Camera based

    • Standalone Semantic Segmentation application

      • File based

      • Camera based

    • Standalone Object Detection application

      • File based

      • Camera based

    • Auto valet parking (AVP) demo

      • semantic segmentation, Parking spot detect and Vehicle detect algorithms

      • 1 channel, 3 algo mode (AVP1 demo)

      • 3 channel, 3 algo mode - combined network for parking spot and vehicle detect (AVP2 demo)

      • 3 channel, 5 algo mode - combined network for parking spot and vehicle detect + Three task network for Semantic Segmentation, Motion Segmentation and Depth Estimation (AVP3 demo)

    • DKAZE-based Visual Localization application

    • Debug support for the ability to debug intermediate layer information from TIDL node

  • ADAS/Vision demos

    • Dense optical flow (DOF) demo

    • Stereo disparity engine demo

    • Single and multi camera to display (CSI2RX + VISS + LDC + MSC + Display) demo

    • C7x algorithm offload demo (with DMA acceleration)

  • CV Demos

    • Structure from motion

  • OpenVX target nodes

    • image pre-processing (YUV 2 RGB) nodes for DL demos

    • image post-processing and visualization nodes for deep learning, DOF, Stereo demos

    • lidar, radar, camera SFM nodes for PTK demos

    • OpenGL nodes for surround view

  • Profiling, logging and other utility APIs

  • All included MCU tasks are split between MCU2_0 (VPAC HWA) and MCU2_1 (DMPAC HWA), leaving MCU3_0 and MCU3_1 free on main island Platform Development Kit (PDK)

  • RTOS device drivers running on R5F, C7x, A72

  • Supported drivers and modules

    • Board diagnostic library

    • ENET CPSW (2G) in MCU and Main domains, RGMII, lwIP

    • CSL-FL (Chip support library)

    • IPC (inter processor communication)

    • MMCSD with FATFS

    • OSAL

    • SBL secondary bootloader (with DDR)

    • SCI Client (DMSC interface)

    • SPI driver (SPI, OSPI)

    • OSPI (NOR, NAND)

    • UART

    • UDMA and DRU

    • VPAC and DMAC (VHWA)

    • CSI-Rx

    • CSI-Tx

    • ECC

    • VIM

    • DSS - EP

    • FreeRTOS Support on R5, C7x

Refer to PDK release notes LINK for more details. MCU Software (MCUSW)

  • AutoSAR 4.3.1 MCAL driver and MCU1_0 example applications running on R5F (TI Arm Clang Compiler).

  • AutoSAR MCAL driver for Adc, Can, CDD IPC, Dio, Eth, Gpt, Pwm, Epwm Spi, Icu & Wdg

  • MCUSW ”boot app” TI Deep learning Product (TIDL) and MMALIB

  • Port from J721E to J721S2 with reduced MSMC (4MB)

  • CNN Network performance improvement with update C7x/MMA features 10% to 25%

  • Support of PSAT and RELU6 activation functions

  • Updated MMALIB with exercising MMA REV2 IP enhancement features TI OpenVX (TIOVX)

  • OpenVX v1.1 compliant implementation with graph pipelining and user data object extension support

  • OpenVX API on A72 running Linux/QNX

  • OpenVX target kernels on C7x, R5F, A72

  • OpenVX v1.1 C6x optimized kernels recompiled for C7x

  • OpenVX nodes for

    • TIDL (C7x-MMA)

    • VISS (R5F)

    • LDC (R5F)

    • MSC (multi-scalar) (R5F)

    • Pyramid (using MSC) (R5F)

    • Dense Optical Flow (R5F)

    • Stereo Disparity Engine (R5F)

    • BLNF (bilateral noise filter) (R5F)

    • CSI2-RX camera (R5F)

    • CSI2-TX (R5F)

    • Display (eDP) (R5F)

    • Display M2M (R5F)

  • OpenVX tutorials for getting started

  • PyTIOVX tools for target kernel code generation

  • Performance Analyzer tool for run time logging of OpenVX graphs Imaging

  • IMX390 2MP sensor driver (30/60fps) with IQ tuning

  • AR0233 2.5MP sensor driver with IQ tuning

  • AR0820 8MP sensor driver with IQ tuning

  • TI Auto-exposure and auto white-balance algorithms

  • Support for UB960 broadcast mode

  • Sensor framework supports heterogeneous camera support TI Autonomous Driving Algorithms (TIADALG)

  • Image pre-processing APIs for color plane conversion and separation YUV to RGB for DL applications (C6x optimized. recompiled for C7x)

  • Camera Pose estimation API using solve pnp technique (C6x optimized. recompiled for C7x)

  • Visual localization algorithm (C6x optimized. recompiled for C7x)

  • Structure from Motion algorithm FreeRTOS

  • FreeRTOS for R5F and C7x Code Gen Tools (CGT)

  • TI Compiler, assembler, linker for R5F, C7x

  • TI LLVM (CLANG) Compiler, assembler, linker for R5F

  • GCC compiler for A72 (needs to be downloaded separately)

5.9.2. Device Support and Validation Information


Build Host (OS)

Run Target (OS)

Test Plaform


x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

R5F, C7x running FreeRTOS

A72 running Linux or QNX

J721S2 EVM with daughter cards

PC emulation mode (1)

x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

(1) Requires download of addon package from mySecure Software

5.9.3. Upgrade and Compatibility

In this section, we only highlight a few significant changes in this SDK. For full list of upgrade and compatibility topics, please refer to individual components release notes SDK Components.

5.9.4. Known Issues

Refer to individual SDK Components release notes for known issues in each component

5.9.5. Additional Reports

Test reports, traceability matrix not available yet for EA Release.