4.11. Release notes - 06_01_00

4.11.1. Features


New features vs previous release are marked in bold Hardware support

  1. J721E Alpha and Beta EVM support with Leo PMIC processor board

  2. Fusion1 RevC daughter card with UB960 FPDLink deserializer

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

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

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

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

  7. 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

    • TI-RTOS on C7x, C6x, R5F and Linux on A72

    • Integrates all major PSDKRA and PSDKLA SW components like TIDL, MMALIB, PDK, OpenVX, OpenGL, video codec, C6x algorithms, imaging/sensors, IPC, Linux, TI-RTOS, SPL/uboot.

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

  • Deep learning demos

    • Image Classification demo

    • Auto valet parking (AVP) demo

      • semantic segmentation, Parking spot detect and Vehicle detect algorithms

      • 1 channel, 3 algo @ 56 fps mode

      • 3 channel, 3 algo @ 28 fps mode (combined network for parking spot and vehicle detect)

  • Surround view demos

    • 3D surround view using GPU on 4x 2MP 30fps live camera input

    • 3D surround view calibration application

  • ADAS/Vision demos

    • Dense optical flow (DOF) demo

    • Stereo disparity engine demo

    • Single and multi camera CSI2RX + VISS + LDC + MSC + Display demo

    • C7x algorithm offload demo

  • Perception Toolkit (PTK) Demos

    • Camera based SFM and occupancy grid mapping using Dense optical flow HW engine

    • Radar and lidar occupancy grid mapping

    • Camera SFM, radar, lidar fusion for occupancy grid mapping

  • 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 Gateway Demos

  • CAN-Ethernet gateway demo to showcase P2P (Protocol to Protocol) translation

  • Full duplex routing between: CAN-to-Ethernet, Ethernet-to-CAN and CAN-to-CAN. Platform Development Kit (PDK)

  • RTOS device drivers running on R5F, C6x, C7x, A72

  • Supported drivers and modules

    • Board diagnostic library

    • CPSW (2G and 9G)

    • CSI2 camera

    • CSL-FL (Chip support library)

    • DSS display (eDP and HDMI, BT601 discrete sync mode)

    • GPIO

    • I2C

    • IPC (inter processor communication)

    • McASP

    • MMCSD with FATFS (A72 with RTOS)

    • OSAL

    • SBL secondary bootloader

    • SCI Client (DMSC interface)

    • SPI driver (SPI, QSPI, OSPI, Hyperflash)

    • UART

    • UDMA and DRU

    • VPAC and DMAC (VHWA) MCU Software (MCU SW)

  • AutoSAR MCAL driver and demo applications running on R5F

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

  • MCU Demo Applications

    • CAN Profiling Application

    • CDD IPC Profiling Application

    • SPI IPC Profiling Application TI Deep learning Library (TIDL) and MMALIB

  • TIDL deep learning inference engine library running on C7x/MMA

  • MMALIB for accelerating convolution, deconvolution layers on MMA (used by TIDL internally)

  • TIDL network import tool and performance analyzer tool

  • Supports Caffe, ONXX, TFlite network import formats

  • Supported layers: Convolution, deconvolution, pooling, ReLU, Elt-wise, Inner product, Soft-max, and many more, refer TIDL user guide (LINK)

  • Custom / User defined layer Call-back to plugin user specific layers TI OpenVX (TIOVX)

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

  • OpenVX API on A72 running Linux

  • OpenVX target kernels on C7x, C6x, R5F, A72

  • OpenVX v1.1 C6x kernels

  • OpenVX nodes for

    • TIDL (C7x)

    • VISS (R5F)

    • LDC (R5F)

    • MSC (multi-scalar) (R5F)

    • Pyramid (using MSC) (R5F)

    • BLNF (bilateral noise filter) (R5F)

    • CSI2 camera (R5F)

    • Display (eDP and HDMI) (R5F)

    • Video decode (R5F)

  • OpenVX tutorials for getting started

  • PyTIOVX tools for target kernel code generation 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 Ethernet Switch Firmware (ETHFW)

  • Ethernet switch firmware running on R5F for CPSW9G

  • Layer 2 switching

  • NDK integration

  • Remote switch configuration server

  • GUI switch configuration tool

  • Inter VLAN routing

  • IP next header filtering

  • Rate limiting TI Autonomous Driving Algorithms (TIADALG)

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

  • Camera Pose estimation API using solve pnp technique (C6x optimized)

  • Visual localization algorithm (C6x optimized) Video Codecs

  • Single and multi channel H264 decoder on RTOS R5F

  • Upto 1080p 30fps resolution, I and I+P frame

  • NV12 and 8b output TI-RTOS

  • SysBIOS for R5F, C6x, C7x, A72

  • Network developer kit (NDK) on R5F Code Gen Tools (CGT)

  • TI Compiler, assembler, linker for R5F, C6x, C7x

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

4.11.2. Device Support and Validation Information


Build Host (OS)

Run Target (OS)

Test Plaform


x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

R5F, C6x, C7x running TI-RTOS

A72 running Linux

J721e EVM with daughter cards

PC emulation mode

x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

x86_64 (Linux Ubuntu 18.04)

4.11.3. Known Issues

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

4.11.4. Additional Reports

For additional reports like test report, traceability refer [LINK]