EVAL SDK Old 2011Q2 for DM365 Leopard Board

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General Information

Release Information

  • Product Name: Evaluation SDK for DM365 Leopard Board based on 2011Q2 Stable Release.
  • Date: 06-17-2011.

Copyright Notice

This document and the software described in it are furnished under license with RidgeRun, and as such, may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the license. The contents of this document are furnished for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. RidgeRun, assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may exist in this document. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, without the prior written consent of RidgeRun.

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Revision History

Date Revision
06-17-2011 1
Initial Version


What's new?

  • Updated kernel version to
  • Updated DVSDK version to
  • Updated GStreamer DMAI plugins
  • Audio support added
  • New driver for the 5MP camera sensor MT9P031 (improved frame rate, works with GStreamer...)
  • Application to handle video capture previewer and resizer
  • Support for component, composite and DVI video output
  • SD recovery support
  • NAND and SD boot support.
  • JFFS2 NAND support.
  • Auto exposure and auto white balance library 1

1 The library provided within the Evaluation SDK is a 100% functional demo version that allows you to test it.

Differences of the EVAL SDK and Professional SDK

The EVAL SDK 2011Q2 is based on the Professional SDK 2011Q2 but it has been added some limitations. The main differences between both SDK versions are listed below:

Table 2. Differences between EVAL SDK and Professional SDK release 2011Q2
Feature EVAL SDK Professional SDK
GStreamer plugins Yes Yes
DVSDK 4 support Yes Yes
H264 Platinum Encoding Yes Yes
NAND support Yes Yes
JFFS2 support Yes Yes
UBIFS support No Yes
Auto white balance/auto exposure library Yes (Demo version) Yes
RTSP server base application No Yes
Overlay support application No Yes

Supported Operating Systems

Linux Distribution Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 in 32 bits.

SDK Details

This is an Evaluation Linux SDK build for Texas Instruments DM365 System on Chip.


This SDK is designed to run on the DM365 LeopardBoard and DM368 LeopardBoard. 2

2 Since it is possible to use this evaluation version for the LeopardBoard DM368, it will not provide the maximun clock rates for this architecture. In order to get the maximun performance for this board please purchase our Professional SDK.


This SDK includes:

  • ARM toolchain: gcc 4.2.4.
  • U-Boot 1.3.4
  • Linux kernel 2.6.32. DM365 support for the following drivers:
    • Sensor MT9T031 for 5MP camera.
    • Video output support: DVI, Component and Composite.
    • UART.
    • MTD (NAND flash).
    • V4L2.
    • Watchdog timer.
    • Real time clock.
    • USB (host and gadget).
    • VPBE Framebuffer.
    • Ethernet.
    • I2C.
    • SPI.
    • MMC/SD.
    • IPIPE.
  • Integration with TI's digital video toolkit for DaVinci platforms - DVSDK
    • Please make sure to download and install the DVSDK before building the RidgeRun SDK.
    • Install the DVSDK by running dvsdk_3_10_00_19_Setup.bin. Be sure to use the default installation values.
    • dvsdk_3_10_00_19_Setup.bin can be downloaded from TI's site.

Known Limitations and Defects

RidgeRun offers the evaluation SDK for hobbyists willing to invest time getting they project to work. RidgeRun also offers the evaluation SDK for professional companies in product development who want to try out the SDK before purchase. RidgeRun will extend the professional SDK as required by our customers. Many of those changes will be ported to the evaluation SDK.

Expect the list below to change regularly as new limitations are reported and defect fixes are checked in.

  • Boot from NAND not supported. Use boot from SD card instead. (Boot from NAND is supported in the professional SDK).
  • Composite output initialization must be done by the user when the board is booted.
  • Video capture previewer and resizer need to be initialized by the user before a pipeline execution.
  • HD video playback sometimes needs CMEM pools modification by the user.
  • Only fixed frame rates for video capture are supported.
  • Video display clocks are disabled when no camera sensor is detected.
  • Out of order frames with the mt9p031 sensor.

Support Information

This SDK doesn't include support services. Make sure to read the links listed below (Related Links) in order to solve some of the main issues.

RidgeRun Developer SDK for DM365 provides handful of debug and profile tools, professional Linux development support and a wider range of DM365 drivers. Contact RidgeRun at inquiries@ridgerun.com for information and pricing on Developers SDK for DM365 platforms.

SDK Download Instructions

This SDK will be available to download through an SVN repository. To get the download link go to our download center and to the DM365 Leopardboard section. Once you register your data, a mail with the download information will be sent to you. Once you have the repository download link use

svn checkout <repositoryLink>

to download the SDK. In order to compile the SDK you need to install the toolchain (download link also provided within the email). Further instructions available at DM365-Leopard SDK Getting Started Guide.

Hardware usage examples

The next links will lead you to some hardware usage examples. It is important to follow the SDK installation instructions, since unexpected behavior can be obtained it these are not followed.


Related links