Texas Instruments has introduced a development kit that brings Android 4.1.2 (“Jelly Bean”) to its Sitara AM335x Cortex-A8 processors.
This allows users to evaluate Android 4.1.2 on embedded applications running on TI’s Sitara processors.
Complete with pre-integrated connectivity and 3D graphics capabilities, the Android 4.1.2 Development Kit provides a stable software foundation for Sitara AM335x processor-based products.
The development kit is fully tested using the Android compatibility test suite on the AM335x evaluation module (EVM), AM335x starter kit and BeagleBone development boards, and a number of BeagleBone Cape Plug-in Boards such as the LCD7 Cape, DVI-D Cape and Camera Cape.
USB features include USB pen drive support and USB-based camera capture and preview.
3D graphics using Imagination Technologies’ POWERVR SGX OpenGL accelerator drivers and libraries.
“Android 4.1.2 offers a faster and easier interface that makes transitions between applications smoother and the latest graphic effects stand out,” said Adrian Valenzuela, marketing director, Sitara ARM processors, TI.
Full-featured AM335x EVM (TMDXEVM3558) for $995.
AM335x Starter Kit (TMDSSK3358) for $199
BeagleBone from www.beagleboard.org for $89.
BeagleBone Cape Plug-in Boards from www.beaglebonecapes.com