SDK Release for DM365 Leopard Board

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General Information

Release Information

  • Product Name: Evaluation SDK for DM365 Leopard Board.
  • Date: 9-7-2010.

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 Comments
9-7-2010 Initial Version


What's new?

  • Updated kernel version to 2.6.32
  • Updated DVSDK version to
  • Updated GStreamer DMAI plugins
  • Audio support added
  • New driver for the 5MP camera sensor (improved frame rate, works with GStreamer...)
  • Application to handle video capture previewer and resizer
  • Support for component video output
  • SD recovery support

Supported Operating Systems

Linux Distribution Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 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 Leopard Board.


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.

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 for information and pricing on Developers SDK for DM365 platforms.

GNU Toolchain

The LeopardBoard 365 Evaluation SDK uses the GNU toolchain for cross compilation. You need to download and install the toolchain before you can build the SDK.

Toolchain Download

The email you received when you requested the LeopardBoard 365 Evaluation SDK contained a link to the toolchain tarball, along with the user name and password to access the files available for download.


I saved the toolchain to the default $HOME/Downloads directory.

Toolchain Installation

Assuming the toolchain tarball is in the $HOME/Downloads directory, you can follow these steps to install the toolchain into the location expected by the SDK.

cd /
sudo tar -xjf $HOME/Downloads/toolchain.tar.bz2 

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