Texas Instruments Introduces Android SDK for Sitara Microprocessors
Texas Instruments introduced an Android software development kit for Sitara microprocessors. The TI SDK adds Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for embedded applications running TI’s Sitara AM335x and AM37x ARM-Cortex-A8 processors. The Android 4.0 SDK for TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processors is available for free download today, with no development or production restrictions.
The TI Android 4.0 SDK features pre-integrated connectivity and 3D graphics capabilities. The software development kit provides a stable software foundation that can be utilized on a wide range of Sitara processor products. The Android SDK is fully tested for functionality using the Android compatibility test suite on the AM335x evaluation module (EVM), Beagleboard-xM, BeagleBone, AM37x EVM and Flash Board platforms.
The Android 4.0 SDK for TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processors is ideal for developers of low-cost, low-power applications, including wearable gadgets such as watches, goggles, display panels for home appliances and automation, education and enterprise tablets that are non-video centric, point-of-sale terminals, portable navigation devices and industrial control applications.
Texas Instruments Android Development Kit Content
- Linux kernel
- Boot loaders (uboot/x-loader)
- Android 4.0.3 “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system (OS)
- 3D graphics using Imagination Technologies’ POWERVR SGX OpenGL driver and libraries
- Example applications including 3-D graphics
- TI’s WiLink 6.0 combo connectivity drivers for Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth v2.1 technologies
- RowboPERF, a performance measurement and benchmarking application
- Host tools for Android debugging with TI’s Code Composer Studio integrated development environment
- Application notes, guides and test results to help developers with their designs
- Adobe Flash 10 libraries for Android
- Debugging options
- Complete documentation
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