An interesting discovery

Posted: November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

I’ve been poking around in the sources for the rowboat project, which is the Android for TI ARM processors, and have made an interesting discovery. It seems the Texas Instruments are going to be releasing a new processor soon as from the sources here there has been a flurry of activity for something called the AM43XX and the device-ti-am437xevm. Now maybe I’m just behind on my news but I certainly have never heard of this processor or board before. It seems that neither has TI because their website does not mention anything about this series.

From the Android board configuration it seems that this is as follows:

TARGET_ARCH := arm
TARGET_ARCH_VARIANT := armv7-a-neon
TARGET_CPU_VARIANT := cortex-a9

Also seems to contain the usual batch of accelerometer, light sensor, camera, bluetooth which we expect on an Android device. Also the kernel version they are building for it is 3.12 which is refreshing as other devices on this site are still stuck on 3.2.

I for one am very excited to see where this goes…

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Comments
  1. The kernel development for this device is ongoing since atleast May, as you can see from http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-omap/msg91129.html. It is a CortexA9 device as you rightly observed.

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