Processor SDK Android Release Notes

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Last updated: 12/28/2017

Android Software Developer's Guide Release Notes


The Processor Software Development Kit (Processor-SDK) for Android provides a fundamental software platform for development, deployment and execution of Android based applications and includes the following:

  • Bootloaders & Filesystems
  • SDK Installer
  • Setup Scripts
  • Makefiles
  • eMMC Images
  • Android UI
  • Example Applications


Please refer to the software manifest, which outlines the licensing status for all packages included in this release. The manifest can be found on the SDK download page. The manifest can be found on the SDK download page or in the installed directory as indicated below. In addition, see Processor SDK Android GPLv3 Disclaimer


  • Software Developer Guide: Provides information on features, functions, delivery package and, compile tools for the Processor SDK Android release. This also provides detailed information regarding software elements and software infrastructure to allow developers to start creating applications.
  • Getting Started Guide: provides information on getting the software and running examples/demonstrations bundled in the SDK.
  • Software Manifest: Provides license information on software included in the SDK release. This document is in the release at [INSTALL-DIR]/docs.
  • EVM Quick Start Guide: Provides information on hardware setup and running the demonstration application that is loaded on flash. This document is provided as part of the EVM kit.

Release 04.02.00

Released December 2017

What's New

This is the first "O-Pastry" based release of Processor SDK Android for AM57x. A refresh release on Oreo, along with bug fixes and CTS is planned for Processor SDK 4.3 release

Release Features

Following new features are enabled/tested in this release:

  • Boot: fastboot, QSPI/NOR + emmc boot, Single stage bootloader, USB peripheral boot, HS Boot with FIT model, IPU Loading, Switch to recovery mode
  • Platform: LPAE support, SELinux enforce mode
  • IPC: MessageQ, MmRpc, Late attach support, error recovery : DEH And MMU faults
  • Connectivity: USB2.0/USB3.0 Host, Gadget and dual-role, Dual Ethernet, SD card detect, eMMC HS200 mode
  • Power: AVS0, MPU DVFS, ABB
  • Thermal: Governors implemented for MPU (On Die), Monitoring implemented for all on chip sensors
  • Video: 1080p60 MP4/H264/MP2, H264 Video Encode (F2F)
  • Audio: MP3/AAC playback, ARM<->DSP Audio Routing
  • Display: SGX accelerated UI and touch, DRM/KMS, DSS WB, SGX and DSS simultaneous composition.
  • Camera: VIP: YUYV/RGB888 format capture, NV12 capture, Interlaced capture, VPE: color conversion, V4L2 M2M, scalar, DEI

SDK Components and Versions

Component Version
Linux Kernel 4.4.91
U-boot 2016.05
Android Android O-Pastry 8.0 (OPR6.170623.023)
Toolchain Andriod linux-x86 toolchain android-eabi-4.9

Supported Platforms

See Processor_SDK_Supported_Platforms_and_Versions for a list of supported platforms and links to more information.

Issue Tracker

Issues opened in previous releases that were closed on this release

Record ID Platform Title
PANDSDK-41 All Audio playback on HDMI is broken
PANDSDK-42 All Video playback is Jerky on HDMI
PANDSDK-77 am571x-idk, am572x-idk AM57xx-IDK: Home screen scenario not working, unable to put an icon to right or left of main screen

Known Issues

Record ID Platform Title Workaround/Comments
PANDSDK-97 am572x-evm Camera preview doesn't work Use omapdrmtest for camera functionality
PANDSDK-109 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Get "No such file or directory" error when running Does not affect functionality
PANDSDK-112 am572x-evm u-boot version being used is showing MMC fail messages Does not affect functionality
PANDSDK-126 am572x-evm AM572x-EVM: No audio over HDMI when HDMI monitor connected
PANDSDK-127 am571x-idk, am572x-idk AM57xx-IDK: Screen is hard to use at default resolution change resolution with "su; wm density 240"
PANDSDK-128 am572x-idk AM572x-IDK: LCD & HDMI screens intermittently lockup while playing videos
PANDSDK-129 am571x-idk, am572x-idk AM57xx-IDK: Video played on LCD has long pauses when Android is booted without HDMI connected
PANDSDK-131 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Web pages take a very long time to load >30 seconds
PANDSDK-132 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Audio breaks up some when MP3 clip is played and Internet is browsed
PSDKAA-1950 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Random sgx crash on J6 with HDMI connected, one time issue.
PSDKAA-1949 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Touchscreen errors when terminal disconnected. Issue with touchscreen with some PSUs
PSDKAA-1948 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk After leaving SGX idle, UI was observed to freeze with SGX crash. One time issue
PSDKAA-1943 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Crash seen with MPEG2 robustness test
PSDKAA-1942 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk H264 encode fails with main and high profiles
PSDKAA-1938 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Wallpaper is loaded a few seconds after UI comes up
PSDKAA-1937 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Crashes seen while running gfxbench
PSDKAA-1932 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk System crashes and reboots after adb remount Will be fixed by Android-O MR1
PSDKAA-1797 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk OOM and Kernel crash with 10 minutes of monkey test
PSDKAA-1718 am572x-evm, am571x-idk, am572x-idk Fence timeout issue - HWC timeout is not cleaned up correctly causing graphics failure Apply the patch:

Installation and Usage

The Software Developer's Guide provides instructions on how to setup up your Android development environment, install the SDK and start your development.

Host Support

The Processor SDK is developed, built and verified on Ubuntu 14.04.


Processor SDK Installer is 64-bit, and installs only on 64-bit host machine. Support for 32-bit host is dropped as Linaro toolchain is available only for 64-bit machines

Technical Support and Product Updates

For further information or to report any problems, see Processor_SDK_Technical_Support


Processor SDK Android 04.01.00