This library is intended to provide a quick and easy way to do various comms on ARM-based Linux devices. It has been tested and proven on the TI AM3358 platform, but should work equally well on others. It builds to a static library and depends on libc, libm, librt, and libpthread. These should be provided by your toolchain, which you should have already set up.


This library can be build with the included Makefile. To build both a static library (.a) and a shared library (.so), you can run make with no arguments. To build only one or the other, you can do either make shared or make static. Note that by default, the shared library is statically linked with libc. If you wish to dynamically link, you can edit the Makefile and remove -static from LDFLAGS.


If you are cross-compiling for another target, you can specify CROSS_COMPILE as a prefix for the C compiler, linker, and ar. For example, if your target compiler is arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc, you would do make CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- (note the trailing -).

If your host system's CC environment variable is clang, you will also need to specify CC=gcc in the previous example so that make doesn't look for arm-linux-gnueabihf-clang.

Building Documentation

If you need to build the documentation (which should only be true if you are contributing), you can do make docs assuming you have Doxygen, GraphViz, and some fonts installed.


For more complete docs on the library, see


This library is released under the Apache-2.0 License. See the LICENSE file distributed with this source for more details.