AM243x MCU+ SDK  09.00.00
Getting Started

It is strongly recommended to begin development by following the steps in the order listed below.
The steps in this user guide show screen shots and descriptions based on Windows. However the steps in Linux would remain the same, unless mentioned otherwise.
${SDK_INSTALL_PATH} refers to the path where the SDK is installed. Recommend to install in C:/ti in Windows, and ${HOME}/ti in Linux. To install to other locations, refer Installing SDK at non-default location
{some text} refers to a variable string that should be replaced by user and {some text} should not be typed verbatim on the command prompt.
In Windows, use the cmd.exe as command prompt and in Linux, use the bash shell as the command prompt.


Getting Started Goals

On successful completion of below steps, you would have achieved the following

  • All tools needed for development are installed
  • EVM setup needed for development is verified
  • CCS IDE setup needed for development is verified
  • One SDK example has been built using makefile as well as CCS project
  • One SDK example has been loaded and run on the EVM
  • Output console logs on CCS and UART are working as expected
  • One SDK example has been flashed to the EVM flash and the application booted from the flash without CCS.

Terms and Abbreviations

Term Description
McSPI Controller McSPI in communication which generates the clock and initiates the transfer
McSPI Peripheral McSPI in communication which read and write data based on Controller clock
I2C Controller I2C device which generates the SCL clock and initiates communication
I2C Target I2C device which responds to I2C Controller
LIN Commander LIN device which intiates the transfer
LIN Responder LIN device which responds to the transfer
PTP Sync Time Source Ethernet device that periodically broadcasts the current time as a message to the other clocks
PTP Sync Receiver Ethernet device that is waiting for the master to poll for data to actually send it
EtherCAT MainDevice EtherCAT device which is allowed to trasfer the data across network
EtherCAT SubDevice EtherCAT device which reads the data addressed to them bu MainDevice
Ethernet/IP Scanner Ethernet/IP scanned is the client device responsible for establishing a connection path to an EtherNet/IP Adapter
Ethernet/IP Adapter Ethernet/IP adapter which receives implicit communication connection requests from an scanner then produces its I/O data at the requested rate. An adapter is also an explicit message server.
IO-Link Controller IO-Link device which provides the interface to the higher-level controller (PLC) and controls the communication with the connected IO-Link devices. An IO-Link master can have one or more IO-Link ports to which only one device can be connected at a time
IO-Link Device IO-Link device is a short distance, bi-directional, digital, point-to-point, wired (or wireless), industrial communications networking standard (IEC 61131-9) used for connecting digital sensors and actuators to either a type of industrial fieldbus or a type of industrial Ethernet

Getting Started Steps

Next Steps

Now you can explore the SDK by running more examples (see Examples and Demos) and browsing through various developer notes (see Developer Guides), to understand the SDK better and develop your own applications with the SDK.