TI provides key runtime software components and documentation to further ease development. TI’s online training provides an introduction to the Processor SDK and how to use this software to start building applications on TI processors.
The Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) is a small processor that is tightly integrated with an IO subsystem, offering low-latency control of IO pins on TI’s SoC devices including the AM335x, AM437x, and AM57x Sitara Processors. The PRU is customer-programmable and can be used to implement simple and flexible control functions, peripherals, and state machines that directly access IO pins of the device, as well as can communicate with the application cores. TI's online training for PRU provides an introduction to development and debugging.
TI provides software and tools for developing PRU applications on supported TI processors. Tools for PRU Development includes information on how to get started debugging the PRU using Code Composer Studio (CCS), how to rebuild PRU firmware on the target board, as well as tips and tricks for using the PRU C/C++ Compiler, including recommendations and things to avoid when using loops, links, registers, arguments, and constant tables.
TI's Building Blocks for PRU Development online training includes an overview of the PRU subsystem, device and IO integration, application design, and programming model.
The AM4x Sitara processors provide scalable ARM Cortex‐A9 solutions for automation, HMI, vision, imaging, and other industrial and high‐performance applications. This online training series includes an introduction to the AM4x processor family and the industrial .application support provided for devices in this class.
Debugging Embedded Linux Systems training series teaches the techniques of debugging kernel issues that may be encountered in embedded Linux systems. It explains the Linux kernel logging system and logging API, illustrates how to locate a particular device driver, and demonstrates how to read kernel oops logs.
This section contains task-specific videos that demonstrate how to perform debugging techniques on embedded Linux systems.
This video dives deeper into the details of the Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communications Subsystem (PRU-ICSS). The programmable nature of the PRU-ICSS, along with its access to pins, events and all system-on-chip (SoC) resources, provides flexibility in implementing fast, real-time responses, custom peripheral interfaces and the ability to offload tasks from the other processor cores of the SoC. The video also includes a comparison of PRU between different processors.
The AM57x Sitara processors provide scalable ARM Cortex‐A15 and C66x solutions for automation, HMI, vision, imaging, and other industrial and high‐performance applications. This online training series includes an introduction to the AM57x processor family, a technical deep dive into the capabilities of the SoC, and an overview of the multimedia and video capabilities.