2.6. Release Notes - 08_04_00

2.6.1. Introduction

This release notes provides important information that will assist you in using the PDK software package for the Jacinto family of devices. This document provides the product information and known issues that are specific to the PDK software package.

New features added / supported is listed below and defects fixed are highlighted in Fixed Issues. Also please check Upgrade and Compatibility for backward compatibility

2.6.2. What’s New

ID

Description

Module

Supported Platforms

PDK-11091

PDK shall support running SafeRTOS Integration Tests running on C7x

OSAL

J721E

PDK-9535

PDK shall support running SafeRTOS Integration Tests running on C66

OSAL

J721E

PDK-11707

SafeRTOS Support on C6x for CPU

OSAL

J721E

PDK-9547

SafeRTOS Support on C7x for CPU

OSAL

J721E

PDK-9546

SafeRTOS Support on R5 for CPU

OSAL

J721E

2.6.3. Upgrade and Compatibility

2.6.3.1. SBL

  • We have modified the CPU IDs for all cores due to an increase in the number of cores in latest Jacinto device. E.g. CPU Id of mcu1_0 has been updated from 4 to 8.

  • Hence user needs to generate the new app image with the current release to use the latest SBL.

  • CPU IDs corresponding to each core can be found here: <pdk_base>/packages/ti/build/makerules/platform.mk.

2.6.3.2. SPI

  • Previously SPI_open supported only 5 instances of McSPI(3 MCU instances and 2 Main Instances). Now separate APIs are implemented for McSPI and OSPI in order to support all the instances, user needs to use specific APIs as per the peripheral. E.g. User should use SPI_open() for McSPI and OSPI_open() for OSPI.

2.6.3.3. FreeRTOS

  • On C66x CPU, interrupt router configurations for OS ticks is now handled in the OS_init() by FreeRTOS OSAL layer. Previously this configuration was done by application which is no longer needed.

2.6.4. Device Support

  • J721E SR1.1, J721E-HS SR1.1 (BOARD=j721e_evm)

  • Associated TIFS versions:

    TIFS name

    J721E SR revision

    tifs.bin

    SR1.0 & SR1.1 GP

    tifs-hs-enc.bin

    SR1.0 HS

    tifs-sr1.1-hs-enc.bin

    SR1.1 HS

2.6.5. Validation Information

For details on the validated examples refer to the platform specific test report available here.

2.6.6. Tool Chain Information

Component

Version

FreeRTOS Kernel

10.5.1

lwIP stack

2.1.2

lwIP-contrib

2.1.0

TI ARM CLANG

1.3.0.LTS

PRU code generation tools

2.3.3

GCC ARM code generation tools

ARCH64 9.2-2019.12

CGT XML Processing Scripts

2.61.00

System Analyzer (UIA Target)

2_30_01_02

Component

Version

TI C6x code generation tools

8.3.7

TI C7x code generation tools

3.0.0.STS

2.6.7. Change Request

ID

Head Line

Original Fix Version

New Fix Version

NA

NA

NA

NA

2.6.8. Fixed Issues

ID

Head Line

Module

Affected Versions

Affected Platforms

PDK-8407

J721E: MCU Timer 0 is not usable from application (sysbios) with SBL

OSAL, SBL

07.01.00

J721E

PDK-10314

[DSS]: Add support for lane speed for the DSI output

DSS

07.03.00

J721E

PDK-11152

SPI driver does not support all instances with SPI_open

McSPI

08.02.00

J721E, J7200

PDK-11388

[SBL] SBL should not copy build folder contents to board folder during packaging

SBL

08.01.00

J721E, J7200

PDK-11093

ACK/NACK is send for TISCI messages without AOP flag

Sciclient

08.01.00

J721E, J7200, J721S2

PDK-11227

UART instances 3-9 does not work on MAIN R5 in interrupt mode

UART

08.01.00

J721E, J7200, J721S2

PDK-11004

DMA Utils examples are broken with SDK

UDMA

08.00.00

J721E

PDK-11022

Sciclient_pmSetModuleClkFreq returns fail when called from SBL_SlaveCoreBoot for c66

SBL

08.00.00

J721E

PDK-11130

M2M colour space conversion from RGB24 to YUV420SP fails

DSS

08.02.00

J721E

PDK-11158

CSL: Sierra SerDes Instance 1 Lane Control is Incorrect

CSL

08.01.00

J721E

PDK-11238

DSS M2M testapp fails when run for scaling

DSS

08.02.00

J721E

PDK-11270

Facing issue with resolution change in DSS_M2M node

DSS

08.01.00

J721E

PDK-11460

Fix FreeRTOS Static Analysis Issues

OSAL

08.02.00

J721E

PDK-11559

Timer Frequency is hard coded in OSAL layer

OSAL

08.02.00

J721E, J721S2

PDK-11861

Unable to program PVU

CSL

08.02.00

J721E, J7200

PDK-11975

OCMC RAM used by Sciserver FreeRTOS Testapp may cause memory conflict

SCICLIENT

08.02.00

J721E, J7200, J721S2

PDK-11996

Issue with UNIFLASH 7.2.0 with J7ES

UNIFLASH

08.02.00

J721E

PDK-12001

CSITX transmitted frames dont match the Received frame.

CSI2TX

08.04.00

J721E

PDK-12022

C7x Compiler is not packaged correctly in Windows Installer

COMMON

08.02.00

J721E

PDK-12030

UART DMA hangs on mcu1_1

UART

08.00.00

J721E

PDK-12050

CCS can not resolve source to various PDK components

COMMON

08.02.00

J721E

PDK-12112

freertos: c7x: _stack array defined in freertos portable layer is of insufficent size

OSAL

08.00.00

J721E, J721S2

PDK-12140

DSS frame freeze detection happens only on 1 video pipe at a time

DSS

08.02.00

J721E, J721S2

2.6.9. Known Issues

ID

Head Line

Module

Reported in Release

Affected Platforms

Impact

Workaround in this release

PDK-6975

Pulsar (R5F) : High priority interrupt is missed by VIM

CSL, OSAL

07.00.00

J721E, J7200

Baremetal implementation is pending

Use RTOS instead of baremetal

PDK-9676

UART : Potential interrupt storm

UART

07.02.00

J7200, J721E

Error interrupt resulting in hang.

None

PDK-9696

[SPI] DMA mode does not work for SPI5

McSPI

07.01.00

J721E

Cannot use DMA with SPI5

Disable DMA for SPI5 OR use another instance of SPI

PDK-9571

[SPI] Transfer stalls when transfer length is not multiple of FIFO length in DMA mode

McSPI

07.02.00

J721E

Cannot transfer data if data size is not multiple of FIFO length in DMA mode

Use transfer size in multiple of FIFO length

PDK-8300

UDMA MCU NAVSS Channel Num 5 is not functional, when booting the application using the SBL bootloader.

UDMA

07.01.00

J721E

Low Impact. UDMA MCU NAVSS Channel 5 can’t be used when booting the application using the SBL bootloader.

Use any other channel. In the defaultBoardCfg Channel no. 5 is not used. The issue will be seen only when the boardcfg is updated to use channel 5.

PDK-6789

MCU/Main NAVSS UDMA memcpy from L2SRAM fails

UDMA

07.00.00

J721E

Transfer works fine when source buffer, destination buffer and TRPD buffers are in L2SRAM. The issue happens only when the ring memory is in L2SRAM location

Use ring memory from non-L2SRAM location

PDK-5228

Output mismatch when each region requiring 3 TRs

VHWA

01.00.00

J721E

In multi-region mode with more then 3 TR per region can’t be used

In multi-region mode for each region less than 3 TR should be used

PDK-9528

SBL prebuild binary for J721E HS doesn’t work from package

SBL

07.03.00

J721E-HS

None

Cleanup the SBL library and re-build the SBL image for HS. Commands: - Clean sbl_lib_uart (make sbl_lib_uart_clean) - Build for HS (make -sj sbl_uart_img_hs)

PDK-10292

Sciclient Firewall Testapp Fails on HS Device

SCICLIENT

07.03.00

J721E-HS

None

None

PDK-10925

IPC Performance Test hangs after loading the binary

IPC

08.01.00

J721E, J7200

The app won’t work for this release

None

PDK-11085

SPI instance should be decided by SPI driver and not Board Module

OSPI

08.01.00

J721E, J7200

None

None

PDK-11240

keywriter: smek gets generated even when argument not specified

Security

08.01.00

J721E, J7200

None

None

PDK-11457

MCU Only Mode: IPC attachment with remote cores fail

LPM

08.02.00

J721E

None

None

PDK-11458

MCU Only Mode - Linux boot fails on A72 core

LPM

08.02.00

J721E

None

None

PDK-11237

CSI-Rx UT hangs when run on mcu2_0

CSI2RX

08.02.00

J721E, J721S2

None

None

PDK-11854

USART: Spurious DMA Interrupts

UART

08.04.00

J721E, J7200, J721S2

None

None

PDK-11973

USART: Erroneous clear/trigger of timeout interrupt

UART

08.02.00

J721E, J7200, J721S2

None

None

PDK-12023

Heap OSAL hangs if previous allocation has buffer overflow

OSAL

08.02.00

J721E, J721S2

None

None

PDK-12060

Main Domain GPIO does not service interrupts

GPIO

08.04.00

J721E, J7200

None

None

PDK-12065

[CSIRX]: RAW12 packed output format is not working

CSI2RX

08.02.00

J721E, J721S2

None

None

PDK-12080

taskFxn parameter is not pointer to function in TaskP_create

OSAL

08.02.00

J721E, J721S2

None

None

PDK-12107

DM: UART Traces are not working with Linux SDK

PM

08.02.00

J721E, J7200

None

None

PDK-12154

SBL: HS boot flow should unlock ROM firewalls

SBL

08.02.00

J721E

None

None

PDK-12164

Incorrect DDR End Address with ECC enabled

BOARD

08.02.00

J721E, J7200

None

None

2.6.10. Limitations

2.6.10.1. PDK

  • PDK examples do not support SMP mode. Some of examples still support build in SMP mode but these binaries are not supported or validated.

  • TI Clang compiler does not enable O3 optimization level and Thumb2 mode which were enabled by default with TI ARM CGT compiler. This has an impact on driver throughput. E.g. Ethernet performance has reduced by ~20% on J721E

2.6.10.2. ENET

  • lwIP stack integration doesn’t support checksum hardware-offload feature.