Texas Instruments: TMDXEVM3358 Evaluation Module

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Kit Overview

 

The AM3358 general purpose EVM is a standalone test, development, and evaluation module system that enables developers to write software and develop hardware around an AM3358 processor subsystem. The main elements of the AM3358 subsystem are already available on the base board of the EVM, which gives developers the basic resources needed for most general purpose type projects that encompass the AM3358 as the main processor. Additional typical type peripherals are built into the EVM such as memory, sensors, LCD, Ethernet PHY, etc. so that prospective systems can be modeled quickly without significant additional hardware resources.

 

The System View of the AM3358 General Purpose EVM consists the baseboard (processor and main power supply), daughterboard (external peripherals), and the LCD display board (LCD and touchscreen) stacked together and connected through standard throughhole connectors.

 

The AM3358 processor is the central processor to this EVM. All the resources on the board surround the AM3358 processor to provide development capabilities for hardware and software. The AM3358 microprocessors, based on the ARM Cortex-A8, are enhanced with image, graphics processing, peripherals and industrial interface options such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS. The AM3358 microprocessor also contains POWERVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration to support display and gaming effects, the Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS) toseparate from the ARM core, allowing independent operation and clocking for greater efficiency and flexibility, and the PRU-ICSS enables additional peripheral interfaces and real-time protocols such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, Ethernet Powerlink, Sercos, and others.

 

Key Applications: Portable navigation, portable gaming and home/building automation, among others.

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Development Tools


 

Software Development Tools:


Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
IDETexas InstrumentsCode Composer Studio (CCStudio)TI ARM MCUs CCStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for TI embedded   processor families. CCStudio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes   compilers for each of TI's device families, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators,   real-time operating system and many other features. Learn More
IDEARMARM DS-5All ARMThe ARM® Development Studio 5 (DS™-5) is a suite of professional software development tools for all ARM processors. Comprising features such as the ARM Compiler, powerful OS-aware debugger, system-wide performance analyzer, and real-time system simulator, DS-5 is an IDE that assists engineers in delivering optimized and robust software for ARM processors. Learn More

 

Hardware Development Tools:

 

Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
Emulator / DebuggerARMDSTRM-KT-0181ADSTRM-KT-0181AAll ARMDSTREAM™ High-Performance Debug and Trace Unit
EmulatorSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores

 

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Technical Documents


 

Learning Center

 

TypeDescription
User GuideTI: AM335x Evaluation Module (EVM) Hardware User's Guide
Revision NoteTI: AM335x General-Purpose EVM (Revision 1.1) Errata
Whitepaper

TI: BeagleBone low-cost development board provides a clear path to open-source resources

WhitepaperTI: Profibus on AM335x and AM1810 Sitara ARM Microprocessor White Paper (Rev. A)
Training VideoTI: AM335x ARM(R) MPUs - simplifying industrial designs
Training VideoTI: New Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM(R) Industrial development platform

 

Design Elements

 

TypeDescription
Schematics

TI: ARM MPU AM335x EVM General Purpose Daughterboard Schematic

SchematicsTI: ARM MPU AM335x EVM Base Board 15x15 Package Schematic (Rev 1.1A)
SchematicsTI: ARM MPU AM335x EVM LCD A Board Schematic (Rev 1.1A)
Layout

TI: ARM MPU AM335x EVM Base Board 15x15 Package PCB Layout (Rev 1.1A)

LayoutTI: ARM MPU AM335x EVM General Purpose Daughterboard PCB Layout (Rev 1.1A)
LayoutTI: ARM MPU AM335x EVM LCD A Board PCB Layout (Rev 1.1A)

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Kit Features


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Hardware

  • AM3358 ARM Microprocessor
  • 512MB DDR2
  • TPS65910TPS65910 Power management IC
  • 7” touch screen LCD
  • Wireless (WiFi/BT) connectivity via WL1271

Software

  • Linux EZ SDK
  • Android

Connectivity

  • 10/100 Ethernet (1)
  • UART (4)
  • WiFi/BT (1)
  • SD/MMC (2)
  • USB2.0 OTG/HOST (1/1)
  • Audio in/out

 

 

 

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Kit Contents


 

  • One AM3358 EVM baseboard
  • One daughterboard
  • 7" LCD display board
  • AC to +5VDC power adapter
  • RS232 cable
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Qiuck start guide
  • CD
    • ANDROIDSDK-SITARA, Android Development Kit for Sitara Microprocessors
    • LINUXEZSDK-SITARA, Linux EZ Software Development Kit (EZSDK) for Sitara™ ARM® Microprocessors

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