PHYTEC Reveals System on Module for the Texas Instruments ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A8 AM3517 Microprocessor

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PHYTEC announces the phyCORE®-AM3517 System on Module (SOM), populated with Texas Instruments’ Sitara® ARM® Cortex™-A8 AM3517 microprocessor

PHYTEC America, a leader in miniature, low power, high-performance system on module technology announces the phyCORE®-AM3517 System on Module (SOM), populated with Texas Instruments’ Sitara® ARM® Cortex™-A8 AM3517 microprocessor.

Excellent for medical and industrial control applications, the AM3517 MPU has a 600-MHz ARM Cortex™-A8 Core with NEON™ SIMD Coprocessor and Vector floating point (FP) co-processor. The AM3517 also boasts a POWER SGX™ Graphics Accelerator Subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration, a display subsystem enabling multiple concurrent image manipulation and a programmable interface which supports a wide variety of displays - making the AM3517 ideal for high-performance video, imaging, and graphics intensive applications. The phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM also supports the AM3505 MPU.

phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM features include:

  • AM3517 600-MHz ARM® Cortex™ A8
  • PowerVR SGX530 Graphics
  • Supports OpenGL 1.1/2.0 & OpenVG 1.0
  • 256 MB DDR2, optional 512 MB
  • 256 MB NAND, optional 512 MB
  • SDIO/SD/MMC
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 High Speed Host and OTG
  • CAN
  • 4 UARTS / 1 RS-232
  • 3 I2C / 4 McBSP(I2S) / 4 SPI
  • Touch Screen Controller
  • LVDS LCD transmitter
  • RS-232 transceiver
  • 1.8V or 3.3V operational
  • 58 x 72 mm form factor
  • -40° to 85°C temperature range
  • Linux, Windows Embedded, Android

The phyCORE®-AM3517 is available in PHYTEC Rapid Development Kits (RDKs), which include the SOM, Carrier Board, LCD, and all accessories required for immediate start-up. The Carrier Board serves as a reference design for target hardware development and the RDKs provide an immediate platform on which to develop application code that can be seamlessly integrated along with the SOM into prototype, pre-production, and production systems. Original Equipment Manufacturers with aggressive timelines or limited resources can employ PHYTEC's full range of design services, which include embedded hardware design, Linux/Windows Embedded design development and complete turnkey designs.

"We are excited for the addition of the phyCORE-AM3517 SOM to our product line," stated Josie Adams, Director of Product Development at PHYTEC. "This SOM is an ideal solution for customers requiring leading Cortex A8 technology and fast time to market."

A complete list of phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM features can be viewed at http://www.phytec.com/products/sbc/Cortex-A8/phyCORE-AM3517.html.

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