TI has Android 4.1.2 embedded design kit

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

 

Tags: Android, camera capture, embedded, graphics capabilities, pen drive, software foundation, TI

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