TI Linux and Open Source Initiative Backgrounder
Source: Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has supported the use of embedded real-time operating systems in digital signal processing (DSP) for many years with the DSP/BIOS kernel. As DSPbased solutions have evolved to include an ARM processor to complement the DSP, high-level operating systems, particularly Linux, have emerged on the scene as a key requirement. As such, TI has supported Linux on DaVinci digital media processors and OMAP applications processors via MontaVista Linux commercial offering for the past few years. However, customers and innovators want even more capabilities. To help realize this opportunity, many are requesting hardware featuring open source, Linux-based software.