Embest: TI DM3730 ARM Cortex-A8 Based SBC8100 Plus Single Board Computer

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The Embest SBC8100 Single Board Computer is a high-performance controller board based on Texas InstrumentsOMAP3530OMAP3530 microprocessor introduced by Embest after the multiProductLinkDevkit8000multiProductLinkDevkit8000 evaluation board. It is  based on the Mini8100Mini8100 CPU board which integrates an multiProductLinkOMAP3530multiProductLinkOMAP3530 microcontroller, 256MByte DDR SDRAM, 512MByte NAND Flash, RTC, LEDs and one Camera interface on board. The Mini8100 is connected with SBC8100 expansion board through two 1.27mm space 2*45-pin dip connectors.

 

The SBC8100 PlusSBC8100 Plus integrates Mini8510Mini8510 as the CPU board which compatible with Mini8100 but using TI's DM3730DM3730 as its CPU core board. This is convenient for customers who used SBC8100 or Mini8100Mini8100 before to upgrade to SBC8100 Plus or Mini8510 so as to migrate from the multiProductLinkOMAP3530multiProductLinkOMAP3530 to DM3730 for their embedded designs.

 

The Embest Mini8100Mini8100 processor card is designed specially to be the heart of your next embedded design. The tiny board integrates a TI OMAP3530OMAP3530 processor (ARM Cortex-A8 Core ~600MHz paired with a TMS320C64xTMS320C64x+ DSP ~430MHz). The processor card takes use of all common features of multiProductLinkOMAP3530multiProductLinkOMAP3530 and the connection between the processor card and your carrierboard is through two 1.27mm space 90-pin biserial dip connectors. 16-bit data bus, I/O and all other hardware interfaces are all expanded via these two connectors.

 

Embest also offers a complete software development package to customers. The board supports both the Linux 2.6 and WindowsCE 6.0 operating systems and is provided with complete basic drivers which enable a quick method of evaluating the TI DM3730DM3730 processor and customizing the application software. It would be an ideal development platform for multimedia and communication applications.

 

Ordering Information

MPNDescription
SBC8100SBC8100 Single Board Computer based on TI OMAP3530OMAP3530 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core
SBC8100 PlusSBC8100 Single Board Computer based on TI DM3730DM3730 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 core
SBC8100/SBC8100 PlusSBC8100 Plus with 4.3” LCDSBC8100 Single Board Computer based on TI OMAP3530OMAP3530/DM3730DM3730 with 4.3 inch LCD
SBC8100/SBC8100 Plus with 7” LCDSBC8100 Single Board Computer based on TI OMAP3530OMAP3530/DM3730DM3730 with 7 inch LCD

Mini8100Mini8100

Mini8100 Processor Card (Included with SBC8100)

Mini8510Mini8510

Mini8510 Processor Card (Included with SBC8100 Plus)

Key Applications: Multimedia & Communications.

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Development Tools


 

Software Development Tools:

 

Tool TypeSupplierMPNSupported FamilyDescription
IDETexas InstrumentsCode Composer Studio (CCStudio)TI ARM MCUsCCStudio 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, a source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators,  a real-time operating system and many other features. Learn More
IDEARMDS-5ARM Cortex™-A  / Cortex™-R / ARM9™ / ARM11™

The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) tool enable developers to get the best from their ARM technology-based systems. Whether implementing an ARM processor-based SoC or writing software for an Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP), ARM tools enable you to deliver the best solution with the highest performance and lowest power consumption. Learn More


 

 

Hardware Development Tools:

 

Tool TypeSupplierMPNSupported FamilyDescription
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMDSTRM-KT-0181ADSTRM-KT-0181AARM7 / ARM9 / ARM11 / Cortex-A / Cortex-R / Cortex-MDSTREAM Debug and Trace Unit
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores

 

 

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Technical Documents


Learning Center

 

TypeDescription
User ManualEmbest: User Manual for SBC8100 Single Computer Board
User ManualTI: Technical Reference Manual for AM/DM37x Sitara™ Multimedia Device
User ManualEmbest: User Manual for Mini8100 Processor Card (based on OMAP3530)
User ManualEmbest: User Manual for Mini8510 Processor Card (based on DM3730)
DatasheetTI: Datasheet of DM3730, DM3725 Digital Media Processors
DatasheetTI: Data Sheet for OMAP3530/25 Applications Processor
Application NoteTexas Instruments: Application note on PCB Design Req for Distant Network for TI OMAP3630, AM37xx, and DM37xx MCUs
Application NoteTexas Instruments: Application note on Pinmux Utility for ARM MPU Processors

 

Design Elements

 

TypeDescription
SchematicsEmbest: Schematic File for Mini8100 Processor Card ( Signals routed to 1.27mm space 90-pin Connectors )
CAD ModelTI:CAD Model for OMAP3530x (BXL File Format)
CAD ModelTI:CAD Model for DM3730x (BXL File Format)
Simulation ModelTI: BSDL Model for OMAP3530/25 CBB
Simulation ModelTI: IBIS Model for OMAP3530/25 CBB
Simulation ModelTI: BSDL Model for OMAP3530/25 CBC
Simulation ModelTI: IBIS Model for OMAP3530/25 CBC
Simulation ModelTI: BSDL Model for OMAP3530/25 CUS
Simulation ModelTI: IBIS Model for OMAP3530/25 CUS
Simulation ModelTexas Instrument: BSDL Model for DM37x CBC
Simulation ModelTexas Instrument: BSDL Model for DM37x CBP
Simulation ModelTexas Instrument: BSDL Model for DM37x CUS
Simulation ModelTexas Instrument: IBIS Model for DM37x CBC
Simulation ModelTexas Instrument: IBIS Model for DM37x CBP
Simulation ModelTexas Instrument: IBIS Model for DM37x CUS

 

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Kit Features


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Hardware Features:

 

  • Mechanical Parameters
    • Dimensions: 144.9mm x 114.1mm (expansion board)
    • 67mm x 37mm (CPU board Mini8100Mini8100 / Mini8510Mini8510)
    • Working Temperature: 0~70 Celsius
    • Humidity Range: 20% ~ 90%
    • Power Consumption: 0.34A @ 5V

 

  • CPU Board (Mini8100 for SBC8100, Mini8510 for SBC8100 PlusSBC8100 Plus)

 

    • Processor
      • TI OMAP3530OMAP3530 microprocessor for SBC8100, 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Core, 412MHz TMS320C64xTMS320C64x+ DSP Core (compatible with TI OMAP35x series processors)
      • TI DM3730DM3730 DaVinci Digital Media Processor for SBC8100 Plus, 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Core, 800-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core (pin-to-pin compatible with TI AM3715)

 

    • Memory
      • 256MB DDR SDRAM
      • 512MB NAND Flash
    • Onboard Headers and Signals Routed to Pins
      • 12-bit Camera interface (30-pin FPC connector, support CCD or CMOS camera)
      • 1-channal 4-wire JTAG interface (10-pin 1.0mm pitch connector)
      • 6 LEDs (programmable status LEDs, on CPU board)
      • 2-channel SPI
      • GPMC bus (16-bit data bus, 10-bit address bus, 4 chip-selection signals and several control signals)
      • 3-channel 5-wire UARTs
      • 1-channel ULPI (USB1 HS)SBC8100 blk2.png
      • Audio in/out
      • 1-channel I2C
      • 2-channel McBSP (McBSP1 and McBSP3, McBSP3 is multiplex with UART2)
      • 2-channel SD/MMC: MMC1 (8-wire), MMC2 (4-wire)
      • 24-bit DSS interface
  • Expansion Board
    • Audio/Video Interfaces
      • Audio input interface
      • Two-channel Audio output interface
      • Standard VGA interface (support 1024*768 resolution)
      • Four-line S-VIDEO interface / 1 TV out interface (can only select one to use at present)
      • LCD/Touch Screen interface (50-pin FPC connector, support resolution up to 2048*2048)

 

    • Data Transfer Interfaces and Other Facilities
      • 10M/100M Ethernet port
      • Three-wire RS232 Debug serial port
      • Four High-speed USB2.0 Host ports
      • High-speed USB2.0 OTG port (Can be only used as USB Device at present)
      • WiFi/Bluetooth Module (WG7210, Bluetooth can only used for data transmitting at present)
      • GPS Module
      • SD/MMC card slot
      • Four Buttons (Boot, Reset, User, On/Off)
      • 4*5 keyboard interface
      • Expansion interface (2.0mm 30-pin SMT Female Pin Header, UART, I2C, SPI, ADC_IN, PWN_OUT are led out from this connector)

 

Software Features:

 

OSItemFeatureDescription
LinuxBootVersionX-loader-1.41 U-boot 1.3.3
Boot ModeBoot Linux from SD card, NAND Flash or Ethernet
Image updateSupport updating image from SD card or Ethernet
Logo updateSupport updating logo
Kernel and driversVersionLinux 2.6.29 (SBC8100)
                    Linux 2.6.32 (SBC8100 Plus)
File system FormatSupports  ROM/CRAM/EXT2/EXT3/FAT/NFS/ JFFS2/UBIFS file systems
DriverSerial, RTC, Net, Flash, LCD, Touch screen, S-Video, TV out, VGA, Audio In/Out, SD, USB Host, USB   OTG, Keypad, WiFi, GPS, LED
File systemFormatRamdisk File System, UBI File System
FunctionProvided Lib (ALSA -lib, tslib, glibc), udev support
DemoAndroidGoogle developed a platform based on Linux open-source mobile phone operating   system.
DVSDKSupport MPEG4, MPEG2, H264, mp3, aac audio/video formats and Codecs
AndroidKernelAndroid 2.2Only provided for SBC8100 Plus
DriversSerial, RTC, Net, Flash, LCD, Touch screen, Audio In/Out, SD, USB Host, USB   OTG, Keypad, GPS, LED
2D/3D (do not provide source code)
WinCEBootVersionx-load-1.41, eboot
Boot ModeBoot WinCE from SD card or NAND Flash
Image updateSupport updating image from SD card or Ethernet
SystemCharacteristicKITL kernel debug, Reboot, Watchdog, RTC
DriverSerial, RTC, Net, Flash, LCD, Touch screen, S-Video, TV out, VGA, Audio In/Out,  SD,  USB   OTG, USB Host, Keypad, WiFi/BT, GPS, LED, VRFB, DSPLINKK/CMEMK, PWM, ADC,  GPIO/I2C/SPI/MCBSP
FunctionPower Management (backlight drive,  battery-driven, sleep/wake-up function)
Hive registry support
ROM file system support
Software featuresMediaplayer 9.0, Word and Internet Explorer 6.0
.NET Compact Framework 3.5

 

 

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Kit Contents


 

  • SBC8100/SBC8100 PlusSBC8100 Plus board (including CPU board and expansion board)
  • 2GB SD card
  • Serial cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • USB cable (Type A Male to Type Mini-B Male)
  • S-Video cable
  • JTAG board (convert 10-pin to 14-pin JTAG interface)
  • 5V@2A Power adapter
  • GPS antenna
  • Product CD (including user manual, schematic in PDF format, datasheet, Linux, Android and WinCE BSP)
  • Optional 4.3 inch OR 7 inch TFT TuchScreen LCD with touch Panel (Comes with SBC8100/SBC8100 PlusSBC8100 Plus with 4.3 inch OR 7 inch LCD)

 

 

Add-on Modules


 

Part NumberDescriptionInterface to BoardLinuxAndroid 2.2WinCE
CAM8000-A CAM8000-A Analog Camera ModuleCameraSupport*Not YetSupport*
WF8000-UWF8000-UWiFi ModuleUSB HostSupport*Support*Support#
CDMA8000-UCDMA8000-U3G Module (CDMA2000 standard)USB HostSupport*Support*Support#
WCDMA8000-UWCDMA8000-U3G Module (WCDMA standard)USB HostSupport*Support*Support#

CAM8000-DCAM8000-D

Digital Camera ModuleCameraSupport#Support#Support*
CAM8100-UCAM8100-UDigital Camera ModuleUSB HostSupport*Support*Support#

* = Provided with Source Code

# = Not Provided with Source Code

 

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