phyCORE®-AM335x

ARM® Cortex™-A8 SOM supporting up to 1 GHz processing performance.

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The phyCORE-AM335x SOM supports the Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM335x family of processors which feature high processing performance, low power, and a highly integrated peripheral set enriched with cutting-edge graphics processing as well as real time protocol support. The 220-pin SOM interconnect allows interfaces such as dual USB OTG, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CAN, and LCD to be accessed with ease.

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The phyCORE-AM335x System on Module

The AM335x Cortex-A8 Processor Family

The Texas Instruments’ AM335x family of microprocessors delivers up to 720 MHz high-performance, ultra-low power, and a highly integrated peripheral set. Featuring a Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 CPU, the AM335x highlights PowerVR™ SGX530 for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration as well as PRU/ICSS supporting real-time protocol standards such as EtherCAT®, PROFINET®, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS®, Ethernet Powerlink™, and Sercos. 

SOM Highlights

  • AM335x up to 1 Ghz
  • PowerVR SGX530 3D graphics
  • Industrial Communications Subsystem
  • Up to 1 GB DDR3 / 2 GB NAND
  • SD/SDIO/MMC
  • Dual USB HS 2.0 OTG
  • Gigabit Ethernet with dual-port switch
  • CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S
  • Display, touch controller
  • Linux and Compact 7 BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-051
Architecture ARM® Cortex™-A8
Processor TI AM3352, AM3354, AM3356, AM3357, AM3359
Frequency 1 GHz
SRAM
DRAM 512 MB default / 1 GB max DDR3
NAND 512 MB default / 2 GB max
NOR 8 MB max
eMMC
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC 3
PCMCIA/CF
PCIe
SATA
UART 6
RS-232
I2C 3
I2S
SPI/SSP 2
CAN 2
USB Host
USB Device
USB OTG 2x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 2x 10/100/1000
Audio Yes
Graphics PowerVR SGX530 (AM3359, AM3358, AM3354 only)
Video
Display TTL, LVDS (24 bpp)
Touch Yes
Camera
RTC Yes
Miscellaneous McASP, ADC, PRU, GPIO, JTAG
Dimensions 44 x 50 mm
Connector 220-pin 0.5 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.6 - 5.0 V
Power Consumption 1.5 W
Temperature -40° to +85° C

The Interconnect

AM335x interfaces are routed to our high-density PCB interconnects on the underside of the SOM. Design the mating connectors on your carrier board.

The phyCORE-AM335x Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-AM335x System on Module 
  • phyCORE-AM335x Carrier Board 
  • Linux or Compact 7 BSP 
  • Optional LCD
  • Optional WiFi module
  • Optional expansion board
  • Cables, schematics, and kit CD

The phyCORE SOM is designed to plug into a PHYTEC Carrier Board that provides the I/O connectors as well as any other interface circuitry not provided on the phyCORE module itself.

Carrier Board Features

  • One RJ45 Ethernet
  • One USB 2.0 HS OTG port 
  • One USB 2.0 HS Host port 
  • One RS-232 debug serial port 
  • Two MMC/SD card slots 
  • Stereo input and output jacks 
  • Parallel camera interface 
  • LCD interface 
  • JTAG connector 
  • RTC battery backup 
  • Expansion interface 

SOM Features

The default configuration of the SOM included in the phyCORE-AM335x kit features: TI AM3359 720 MHz processor, 512 MB DDR3, 512 MB NAND-Flash, 4 KB I2C EEPROM, 10/100/1000 RGMII (PHY on Carrier Board) Ethernet, USB HS 2.0, and industrial operating temperature rating.

Optional Accessories

  • Choose from a 5“, 7”, or 10” VGA LVDS display with 4-wire touchscreen
  • TiWi R2 LCD module that plugs right onto the carrier board 
  • Bare PCB expansion board  that plugs into the carrier board for rapid prototyping

phyCORE-AM335x Board Support Packages

PHYTEC Board Support Packages (BSPs) are software bundles that implement and support operating systems on our System on Modules. PHYTEC BSPs are application development-ready, offering all essential drivers and board-level feature support. The only task left for you is application integration. This way, you can focus on your core competencies while we take care of the rest.

Linux Package

  • GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain
  • Eclipse IDE
  • PTXdist build system
  • Bootloader, kernel, file system
  • Source BSP

Access BSP here

Compact 7 Package

  • Visual Studio 2008 evaluation CD 
  • Platform Builder 7 
  • SDK for application development 
  • Bootloader and runtime Nk.bin image 
  • OSDesign example 
  • Binary BSP, source available under EULA

Access BSP here

phyCORE-AM335x Documentation

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The phyCORE-AM335x Rapid Development Kit comes in two versions: Linux and Compact 7. Both versions include a phyCORE-AM335x SOM, carrier board, BSP, and optional accessories. 

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-AM335x System on Module (PCM-051)
  • Carrier board (PCM-953)
  • Compact 7 or Linux BSP

Optional Accessories

  • 7" LCD with integrated touch (LCD-017-070W)
  • Bare PCB expansion board (PCM-957)
  • WiFi adapter  - supported by Linux BSP only (PCM-958)