Open Embedded for OMAP L1x and C674x Platforms

Hi all,

As most of you know, I have started working on OMAP L 138 low cost
open platform. I am looking for some inputs on how better we can
leverage the software components in Open Embedded for this platform.

I think Angstrom will be bit bulky for a ARM 9 (300Mhz) DSP (300Mhz)
system, but lot of applications can still be useful like browsers,
media players, etc.

Can you help me in listing the packages and distributions "at high
level" from OE that might be useful for a OMAPL 138 platform ?

Details of OMAP L 138 are here
http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/omap-l138.html

Thanks.

Regards,
Khasim

Khasim,

Do not use beagle-demo-image. It should be possible to use Angstrom,
but define a smaller image for use on this board.

Philip

Op 4 jul 2009 om 20:10 heeft Philip Balister
<philip.balister@gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:\

Khasim,

Do not use beagle-demo-image. It should be possible to use Angstrom,
but define a smaller image for use on this board.

or use narcissus for the userspace :slight_smile:

Hi Koen / Philip,

Thanks for suggestions. Yeah, we cannot use Beagle Images directly it
doesn't make sense to have multimedia rich FS on this board.

Do you see any critical apps that should be brought into the default
FS? I think a minimal browser, mplayer, UI, can be essential.

Any other apps to be considered.

Regards,
Khasim

Kashim,

  considering that OMAP L1 can drive VGA and SVGA display resolution a
GUI framework makes lot of sense. My preference today is Qt/Embedded.
Further on my wishlist
is:

- Java VM
- mplayer on ARM
- DSP accelereated multimedia
- realtime pre-emption patch with tools (cyclictest)
- Touchscreen library

Although the ARM on OMAP L1 is weaker than OMAP3 the system
architecture with multi issue crossbar switch (4x64 bit parallel at
150MHz) is compareable. We should be able to achieve decent system
performance with OMAP L1. Time critical routines may be locked in fast
on-chip RAM.

- Thomas

Kashim,

considering that OMAP L1 can drive VGA and SVGA display resolution a
GUI framework makes lot of sense. My preference today is Qt/Embedded.
Further on my wishlist
is:

- Java VM
- mplayer on ARM
- DSP accelereated multimedia
- realtime pre-emption patch with tools (cyclictest)
- Touchscreen library

Thomas,

Thanks for the inputs.

Regards,
Khasim

Kashim,

What about including Samba and Apache (or similar) support as well?

Mainly due to the build-in Ethernet and SATA controllers for people wanting
to do their own home server project :slight_smile:
  Søren

Thanks for your inputs. I will create a elinux entry and log these. I
am yet to analyze the OE apps/packages that can go or suite the OMAP L
chipsets.

Regards,
Khasim

Hello,

Can you please update on the status of the Board.When would it be available especially to developers in india/bangalore.

The board has arrived just yesterday and nothing works as of now. I
can give you a clear update only by early next week.

Regards,
Khasim

You mean BeagleBoard is now also shipping with OMAP L1X processors?

Hello Khasim,

This question might be very early but which is the kernel version that would be supported on omap l138 boards.
Any ETA for the boards ?

Thanks,
Vishal

Hi Vishal

We will be supporting latest kernel version. We have prototype working
almost all devices are validated except SATA and Composite IN. Will do
these by end of this week.

We should have production platform by end of this month or early next month.

Regards,
Khasim

Hi Vishal

We will be supporting latest kernel version. We have prototype working
almost all devices are validated except SATA and Composite IN. Will do
these by end of this week.

We should have production platform by end of this month or early next month.

I've heard of Angstrom user space running on the L137 EVM a while back
:slight_smile: Via NFS root.

Philip

Any update on the progress?
Maybe a teaser on components used, particularly for audio interfaces?

The power circuitry on first version of boards were having some kind
of short due to which we had to re-spin the board, the next version is
expected by 15th of this month. If all goes well I will start
announcing the platform.

It has TVL320AIC3106 for audio codec.

Regards,
Khasim

It has TVL320AIC3106 for audio codec.

Regards,
Khasim

Sign me up for at least one unit. I am so excited and really looking
forward to this.
I hope it will be relatively easy to expand the unit with spdif
receiver.

Where do I actually sign up?

Thanks your great contribution!
Regards
/Gaston

For those that are waiting for updates on this please read Khasims
blog:
http://khasim.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-work-status-omapl-hawkboard-and.html

It seems as if there is work being carried out and the rest of us will
just have to wait for the hardware checks to come clean.

I still like the looks of this and cant wait to see it released !

Best wishes for successful completion to all working on this !

Hi Khasim,

Hi all,

As most of you know, I have started working on OMAP L 138 low cost
open platform. I am looking for some inputs on how better we can
leverage the software components in Open Embedded for this platform.

I think Angstrom will be bit bulky for a ARM 9 (300Mhz) DSP (300Mhz)
system, but lot of applications can still be useful like browsers,
media players, etc.

Can you help me in listing the packages and distributions “at high
level” from OE that might be useful for a OMAPL 138 platform ?

What are the display resolutions that will be supported by this platform?
If the resolutions are relatively small, i.e. VGA or something, then how about the GNOME mobile stuff?
http://www.gnome.org/mobile/

poky linux has all the stuff needed in it.
http://pokylinux.org/

And sign me up for a board ;).

-Deven

Deven,