ARM® Cortex™-A15 based SOM supporting up to 1.5 GHz processing performance.

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The phyCORE-AM57x SOM supports the Texas Instruments single- and dual-core, pin compatible, ARM® Cortex™-A15 based solutions. Best-in-class CPU performance is complemented by high performance 2D/3D graphics, advanced video accelerator supporting 1080p, and a rich peripheral set. With TI's C66x DSPs built into the silicon, available low-latency Industrial Communication System (PRU-ICSS) and the rugged PCB interconnects of PHYTEC SOMs the phyCORE-AM57x SOM is aimed at advanced system developers looking to use SOMs in mission-critical applications that must endure extreme industrial environments.

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The phyCORE-AM57x System on Module

The AM57x Processor Family

The Texas Instruments’ AM57x family of applications processors leads the Sitara™ family with 10,500 DMIPs and each Core running up to 1.5 GHz. With single and dual core offerings, the fully integrated mixed processor solution features the ARM® Cortex™-A15 and ARM® Cortex™-M4 as well as two TI C66x DSP cores and PRU-ICSS for real time-time control.

SOM Highlights

  • AM57x up to 1.5 Ghz
  • 2D/3D Graphics
  • Full-HD Video
  • Up to 4 GB DDR3
  • Up to 2 GB NAND or 32 GB eMMC
  • Dual-Role Device: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Linux BSP
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-057
Architecture ARM® Cortex™-A15 / ARM® Cortex™-M4
Processor TI AM57x
Frequency 1.5 GHz (A15) / 167 MHz (M4)
DRAM 2 GB default / 4 GB max (2 GB w/ ECC) DDR3
NAND 2 GB max
NOR 16 MB max
eMMC 4 GB default / 32 GB max
PCIe 2x 2.0
SATA 1x 2.0
I2C 5
I2S 6
USB Host
USB Device
USB OTG 1x 3.0 Dual Role; 1x 2.0 Dual Role
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 2x 10/100/1000
Audio Yes
Graphics 3D GPU (PowerVR SGX544), 2D graphics accelerator (Vivante GC320)
Video 1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
Display 3x DPI, HDMI
Touch External
Camera 3x CPI
Miscellaneous McASP, QSPI, Watchdog, PWM, GPIO, Keyboard, JTAG
Dimensions 45 x 55 mm
Connector 320-pin 0.5 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 V, 5.0 V
Power Consumption TBD
Temperature -40° to +85° C

The Interconnect

AM57x 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-AM57x Rapid Development Kit

Kit Contents

  • phyCORE-AM57x System on Module (PCM-057)
  • phyCORE-AM57x Carrier Board (PCM-948)
  • Linux Yocto Project BSP

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

  • 2x RJ45 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 Mini-AB OTG connector
  • USB 2.0 Standard-A Host connector
  • USB 3.0 Standard-A Host connector
  • 2x RS-232 debug serial ports
  • MMC/SD card slot
  • 2x CAN ports
  • Stereo input and output jacks
  • Parallel camera interface
  • PCIe and SATA connectors
  • LCD and micro HDMI interface 
  • JTAG connector 
  • RTC battery backup 
  • Expansion interface 

SOM Features

The default configuration of the SOM included in the phyCORE-AM5x kit features: TI AM5x Dual Cortex-A15 processor, 2 GB DDR3, 512 MB NAND-Flash, 4 GB eMMC, 4 KB I2C EEPROM, 16 MB NOR, 10/100/1000 RGMII Ethernet, and industrial operating temperature rating.

phyCORE-AM57x 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

  • Yocto Project Support
  • Bootloader, kernel, file system
  • Source BSP

Access BSP here

phyCORE-AM57x Documentation


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