• Launchpad Entry: Spec

  • Created: Anmar Oueja

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  • Overview of OMAP3/4 Hardware and Software offering
    • Current upstreaming state and explore some of the issues faced when pushing stuff upstream
    • The closed and open source components availability and distribution model
    • Pains maintaining the BSP and future direction in resolving them
  • Ways the Ubuntu community can help
    • How can we help you?

Chris Pearson, Product Manager and Open Source Zealot Advocate for Texas Instruments, shared some good information on support for open source and Ubuntu on OMAP, and opportunities for developers to use their upcoming PandaBoard (OMAP4) and an updated BeagleBoard.

The slides Chris used, with block diagrams, time frames etc, are attached to this page as OMAP_Overview_UDS.pdf

The new BeagleBoard XM will have a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 and handles 720p encoding and decoding of H.264 or MPEG-4

The PandaBoard will be based on OMAP4 which includes two ARM Cortex A9's at 1 GHz. It will handle 1080p Encode/Decode.

A public Technical Reference Manual for OMAP4 will be available soon.

The daily netbook live image for Texas Instruments OMAP is at

OMAP Foundation software will be integrated into it by the end of July.

See these links for more information

Contact: Chris Pearson

Unresolved issues

BoF agenda and discussion

Is there a better open source camera app than "cheese" to stress this sort of hardware for video conferencing etc?


Specs/M/ARMSoCOMAP (last edited 2010-09-09 21:51:20 by andrew-stephen)