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GSG: DVEVM Overview
What's in this Kit?
A DVEVM (DaVinci Evaluation Module) is a physical kit includes the Linux Support Package Software Development Kit (LSP SDK), a Linux kernel and device drivers, the EVM board, and other hardware items.
Your DVEVM kit contains the following hardware items. Information about how to set up the hardware components is provided later in this Getting Started Guide.
- EVM Board This board contains a DaVinci Digital Media System-on-Chip.
- Universal Power Supply. Both U.S. and European power specifications are supported.
- Cables. Serial and Ethernet cables are included to allow for host development.
- IR Remote Control. This universal remote control is included to provide a user interface to the DVSDK demo applications.
The DVEVM kit also comes with the following software disks. Information about how to use the software components is provided later in this Getting Started Guide.
- Linux Support Package Software Development Kit (LSP SDK) (1 DVD) including the Linux kernel installer.
- Spectrum Digital EVM Tools (1 CD), low level board support package for testing board functionality.
What’s on the Board?
The EVM comes loaded with peripherals your multimedia applications may need to make use of.
For more information about the hardware, see the following:
- DM355: TI website and Spectrum Digital website
- DM365: TI website and Spectrum Digital website
- DM6467: TI website and Spectrum Digital website
- DM6467T: TI website and Spectrum Digital website
The DaVinci EVM incorporates a battery holder to provide backup power to the MSP430's real-time clock when the power is not applied to the board, allowing time to be kept even when the board is powered down. The battery is not included in the kit. See the Spectrum Digital DaVinci EVM Technical Reference for suggested battery part numbers (e.g. CR2032).
Registering the Software and Downloading Updates
To download software updates and to register to receive notifications about future updates, follow these steps:
- Go to http://www.ti.com/activatesoftware.
- If you do not already have a my.TI login and password, you will be asked to create one. (Click Sign Up on the my.TI login page.)
- After you sign up, you should always use the same e-mail address you entered to log in to myRegistered Software.
- After logging in, enter your TI Software Activation ID, which is on the software DVD case, and follow the screens.
- After you activate the software, go to myRegistered Software at http://www.ti.com/myregisteredsoftware.
- Find your software product.
- Click the MANAGE button, and click Get Updates. In addition to software updates, you can download PDF documents about the software.
To get started evaluating the DVEVM kit and developing applications, use the respective platform's Getting Started Guides. It will step you through connecting the hardware, testing the software, and beginning to develop applications.