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Linux 2.6 BSP supports TI OMAP5912 starter kit

Aug 31, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 23 views

[Updated Sep. 1] — Mistral Software has released a Linux 2.6-based board support package (BSP) for TI's OMAP5912 starter kit (OSK). Dubbed the Accelerator Program 1.1, the BSP aims to support developers who are creating or upgrading embedded Linux applications that target TI's OMAP5912 dual-core processor.

(Click for larger view of the OMAP5912 starter kit)

According to Mistral, the basic embedded Linux BSP includes the following utilities, development tools, and drivers supporting the TI OMAP5912 OSK:

  • Frame buffer driver
  • Display driver
  • Touch screen driver
  • CF memory card driver
  • USB Slave USB eth driver
  • Busybox 1.0
  • Inet utilities — ftp, ftpd, telnet, telnetd
  • Tool chain — 3.4.1 with cross tools support
  • JFFS/NFS boot support
  • Boot loader — u-boot-1.1.2

Accelerator 1.1 block diagram

Mistral VP of product development Samyeer Metrani stated, “We aim to provide solutions that help embedded designers and OEMs shorten the development timeline and move products to market faster. The Accelerator Program [Version 1.1] is a continuation of OMAP5912 based endeavors that consists of plug-in modules for the OMAP5912 Starter Kit like the Q-VGA LCD Module (QVLM) and Rapid Development Kit and the SUNADA reference design.”

OMAP 5912

The Texas Instruments OMAP 5912 system-on-chip (SoC) processor features dual-core containing both ARM9 and DSP processor cores, together with 250 KB of shared, on-chip SRAM. TI targets the device at portable data terminal (PDT) applications that require high-performance signal processing capabilities, as well as high-level application support via advanced operating systems such as embedded Linux.


Mistral's Linux 2.6 board support package (BSP) for TI's OMAP5912 starter kit is available now, according to the company. Further details are on Mistral's website. The TI OMAP 5912 starter kit is available from Spectrum Digital, and TI distributors.

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