PHYTEC Launches AM65x Sitara Processor

November 15, 2018 Laura Dolan

PHYTEC has supplemented its phyCORE product line with the phyCORE-AM65x System on Module (SOM) based on the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM65x processors. The module will offer secure boot, multiprotocol gigabit industrial communication, graphics, functional safety features and time-sensitive-networking (TSN).

PHYTEC is currently attending Electronica in Munich, Germany, in Hall B5, Booth 410, to demo the phyCORE-AM65x System on Module and a Rapid Development Kit based on the SitaraAM65x processor series.

The phyCORE-AM65x SOM is designed for industrial communication systems, factory automation, edge computing, grid infrastructure and applications. Users can run their application through the quad Arm Cortex-A53 cores, the 6 industrial PRU interfaces for timely communication protocols and the isolated dual Cortex-R5F cores for safety.

PHYTEC also launched the phyCORE-AM65x Rapid Development Kit, helping users integrate PHYTEC hardware and software with customer software and product designs.

 The phyCORE-AM65x SOM features:

  • Quad Arm Cortex-A53 CPUs und dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F MCU subsystem
  • 3D Graphics support via PowerVR SGX544 Core
  • Up to 6 Gigabit Industrial Communication interfaces (PRU-ICSSG)
  • Single Lane PCIe 3.0
  • OctoSPI Bus Support
  • USB 3.0 Dual Role
  • USB 2.0 Dual Role
  • CSI Camera Support
  • LVDS Display Support
  • MIPI DPI Display Support
  • DDR4 with support for discrete DDR4 ECC
  • Up to 32GB eMMC
  • Optional 2.4 or 5GHz Certified Wifi Solution
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet PHY on SOM
  • SOM dimensions 55 x 65 mm
  • Linux, Android (TBA), and TI-RTOS BSP (TBA)  

The phyCORE-AM65x Rapid Development Kit includes:

  • phyCORE-AM65x SOM with 2.4GHz WiFi Option
  • DB-9 CAN Connector
  • SD Card Slot
  • MikroBus Header
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 Ethernet
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 PRU
  • 1x USB – Console
  • 1x USB 3.0 A
  • 1x USB 2.0 Micro AB
  • 1x CSI with support for PHYTEC PEB-CAM-01 Module
  • 1x LVDS + Touch Expansion Connector
  • 1x Cloud Security Module
  • 1x OctoSPI Module
  • 1x Single-Lane PCIe Slot

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