HawkTawks Online Trainings on Hawkboard

Hawk Tawks:

http://www.hawkboard.org/hawktawks

Further encouraging development of innovative open source applications, HawkBoard.org and element-14.com announced a series of “Hawk Tawks” webinars aimed at familiarizing both industry innovators and hobbyists with the HawkBoard’s wide range of end applications.

Three Topics and associated schedule are below
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July 20th 2010 – 11 a.m. EDT/4 p.m. BST and 8 p.m. EDT/1 a.m. BST (8:30 PM India time)

Topic:

“Introducing Texas Instruments’ OMAP-L138/AM1808 processor architecture and HawkBoard peripherals;
Embedded Linux porting on HawkBoard with booting and validating procedures”

Presenter : Jeff Cobb and Khasim Syed Mohammed, Texas Instruments

The OMAP-L138 SoC on the HawkBoard features a fixed-/floating-point C674x DSP core, an ARM926 core, and a rich set of peripherals. This talk will give an overview of the two processors and go over many of the on-chip peripherals. It will focus on the Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) and the Universal Parallel Port (uPP), two new peripherals found on this device.

The talks will also cover board bring up and demonstrate porting of Linux Kernel and drivers on ARM9 and working with all the peripherals on board with sample applications.
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July 22nd 2010, 11 a.m. EDT/4 p.m. BST and 8 p.m. EDT/1 a.m. BST (8:30 PM India time)

Topic: : Developing and porting Qt applications on the HawkBoard

Presenter : Prabindh Sundareson, Texas Instruments

User Interfaces have become fundamental components, at the same time with more complex functionalities, to suit the needs of new emerging applications. To drive down the cost of development and to bring products to market faster, it is imperative to use standard frameworks like Qt, Android, X, and customize it to the needs of specific applications. To make the system more efficient and performance oriented, developers have to understand fundamental graphics layers of each framework. In this talk, we will cover the fundamentals of Qt framework, its programming model and tools, and performance benchmarking with Xgxperf toolkit from TI on target development boards like Hawkboard.

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August 3rd 2010 – 11 a.m. EDT/4 p.m. BST and 8 p.m. EDT/1 a.m. BST (8:30 PM India time)

Topic: GStreamer porting on HawkBoard

Presenter:Todd Fischer, RidgeRun

Learn how to stream data through the DSP, using the ARM for control and data routing. On the ARM side, data exchange can be done using USB, TCP/IP networking, SD / hard disk storage, and audio / video connections. DSP algorithms that are XDM and XDAIS compliant can be built into a DSP based codec server. The iUniverse framework is used expose the codec server based algorithms to the ARM using the GStreamer streaming media library. GStreamer has many features (over 200 pipeline elements) so you can focus on your DSP algorithm and let GStreamer take care of the rest.

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