ARM Cortex-A8 DaVinci Training

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ARM® Cortex™-A8/DaVinci™ System Integration using Linux Workshop

The ARM® Cortex™-A8/DaVinci™ System Integration using Linux Workshop covers the development of a generic ARM and ARM+DSP applications. The first two and a half days concentrate primarily on Linux/ARM development, while the last day and a half focus on accelerating signal processing algorithms (ARM or DSP-based algorithms).

While the lab exercises implement a generic audio/video application, the skills learned in the course are applicable to a wide range of application spaces. The side benefit, though, is that the we can see how the video peripherals on these devices (i.e DaVinci DM6446) greatly accelerate video applications and their development (allowing video to be used in systems where it may not have previously been practical).

This course examines the software architectures used with TI's various SOC processors:

DM646x, DM3x, OMAP35x, AM35x, AM18x, AM37/DM37xx, and OMAP-L1xx

Beginning with an overview of the family/device architecture, this workshop builds a generic audio/video system which allows exploration of data input/output as well as creating Linux multi-threaded environments. Once data is passing through the system, we practice calling algorithms on the data - both local (ARM-based) algorithms, as well as remote (DSP-based) algorithms. The workshop ends with an examination of: packaging algorithms, using DMA in algorithms, and an overview of DSPLink.

The workshop concentrates on many software components/libraries provided by Texas Instruments:

  • Using Linux Device Drivers (PSP)
  • Codec Engine - algorithm & interprocessor-communication framework (VISA API)
  • XDM - codec/algorithm packaging (akin to algo classes)
  • GNU Make and XDC build tools are briefly explored

You can attend a live workshop by enrolling at: OMAP/DaVinci System Integration using Linux Workshop

TI816x One-Day Workshop

The TI816x One-Day Workshop contains all the materials necessary to present or take a self-paced review of Texas Instruments' TI816x One-day Workshop.

To view recordings of the lecture sections as well as a lab walkthrough, go to: TI816x One-Day Workshop Videos

Note that you may need to enable active-X controls in your web browser. You will also need Windows Media Player version 7 or later installed on your computer.

AM3517 One-Day Workshop

The AM3517 One-Day Workshop contains all the materials necessary to present or take a self-paced review of Texas Instruments' AM3517 One-day Workshop.

To view recordings of the lecture sections as well as a lab walkthrough, go to: AM3517 Online Workshop Videos

Note that you may need to enable active-X controls in your web browser. You will also need Windows Media Player version 7 or later installed on your computer.