Getting Started Guide for the AM35x EVM

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System requirements

Building and running all of the PSP components requires a Linux machine with ubuntu 9.04 or higher

Target Hardware Requirements

  • ZOOM AM3517 EVM DEVELOPMENT KIT, the EVM ships with other peripheral hardware like power supply, USB, Ethernet and serial cables. [1]
  • NULL MODEM RS232 cable. [2]
  • Ethernet crossover cable [3]

Linux host is required

  • For compiling U-Boot and Linux kernel.
  • To host the TFTP server required for downloading kernel and file system images from U-Boot using Ethernet.
  • To host the NFS server to boot the EVM with NFS as root filesystem .

Host Software Requirements:

  • Serial console terminal application .
  • TFTP and NFS servers.
  • CodeSourcery ARM tool chain version 2009-q1. [4]

To install the toolchain, follow the sequence. These are to be executed on the Linux host platform.[5]