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    The Embest SOC8200SOC8200 is a highly-integrated single board computer with a PC104 form  factor. It employs TI’s  high-performance AM3517AM3517 microprocessor which is based on 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Core with NEON SIMD Coprocessor  and POWERVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator and offers video, image, and graphics processing capable of supporting single board computers, home and industrial automation, and digital signage.


    The SOC8200SOC8200  board has onboard 256MB DDR2 SDRAM, 256MB NAND Flash and 4MB NOR Flash and extends various functions through pins including serial  port, Ethernet, CAN, RS485, SD/MMC card, CF card, Audio In/Out, Camera, LCD,  USB Host, USB Device, expansion connector and JTAG.


    Embest has designed an expansion board for the SOC8200SOC8200, along with some  accessories, a software package and documents, it is an ideal development kit  which is a convenient way for customers to evaluate the functionality of  Texas Instruments' Sitara AM3517AM3517 microprocessor. The SOC8200 board supports both Linux 2.6.32 and Windows CE6.0 operation systems. Embest provides all drivers in the source code and together with user manual and some other tools and documents to help the user immediately start with their code development.


    The  board can be operated in a wide temperature range from -40°C to 85°C which enables it to fit specific industrial needs and can be used in various applications such as industrial control, consumer electronics, medical equipment, instrumentation, security monitoring  and so on.


    SOC8200SOC8200SOC8200 Single Board Computer
    SOC8200 with 4.3"LCDSOC8200 with 4.3"LCDSOC8200 Development Kit with expansion board and 4.3 inch LCD


    Key Applications: Industrial control, Consumer electronics, Medical equipment, Instrumentation, Security monitoring.

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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. 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
    User ManualEmbest: User Manual for SOC8200 Development Kit
    Quick Start GuideEmbest: Quick Start Guide for SOC8200 Development Kit
    Product BriefEmbest: Product Brief for SOC8200 Development Kit
    DatasheetTexas Instruments: Datasheet for AM3517/05 Sitara ARM Microprocessors


    Design Elements
    SchematicsEmbest: Schematics file for SOC8200 Development Kit
    Application LibraryEmbest: Linux image for SOC8200 Development Kit
    CAD ModelTexas Instruments: CAD Model for AM3517 (.bxl format file)
    Simulation ModelTexas Instruments: BSDL Model for AM35x MCU
    Simulation ModelTexas Instruments: IBIS Model for AM35x MCU


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    Kit Features


    Hardware features:


    SOC8200SOC8200  Single Board Computer

    • ProcessorSOC8200_2.PNG
      • TI AM3517AM3517 industrial applications processors
        • NEON SIMD Coprocessor
        • 600MHz Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 Core
        • POWERVR SGX Graphics Accelerator (AM3517AM3517 only)
        • 16KB I-Cache, 16KB D-Cache, 256KB L2-Cache, 112KB ROM, 64KB Share SRAM
    • Memory
      • 256MB DDR2 SDRAM, 32bit
      • 256MB NAND Flash, 8bit
      • 4MB NOR Flash, 16bit (driver has not been provided at present)
    • Signals Routed to Pins
      • 5-wire Debug serial port (RS232)
      • 5-wire serial port (TTL)
      • Two USB 2.0 Host High-speed ports, 480Mbps
      • USB 2.0 Device High-speed port, 480Mbps
      • Audio (IIS)
      • 16-bit LCD output
      • 10-bit Camera video input
      • 1-channel S-Video output
      • 1-channel AV output
      • RS485 serial port
      • 1-channel CAN bus
      • 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
      • SD/MMC card
      • Multi-functional expansion interface (McBSP, IIC, McSPI, TV-OUT)SOC8200_3.PNG
      • PC104 expansion interface (GPMC Bus, MMC, USB, McSPI, UART1, Clock, HDQ)
      • JTAG interface


    SOC8200SOC8200 Expansion Board

    • Audio/Video Interfaces
      • Audio input port
      • Stereo audio output port
      • 15-pin standard VGA output interface
      • Buzzer
    • Communication Interfaces
      • 5-wire RS232 serial port (DB9)
      • 9-wire RS232 serial port (DB9)
      • 9-wire TTL serial port (2*5pin 2.5mm pitch connector)
      • Two High-speed  USB 2.0 Host ports, 480Mbps
      • High-speed  USB 2.0 Device port, 480Mbps
      • 10/100Mbps  Ethernet port (RJ45)
      • 10-bit Camera interface
      • Reset button
      • SD/MMC card slot
      • CF card slot

    Mechanical Parameters

    • SOC8200 Single Board Computer Dimensions: 96mm x 90mm (8 layer PCB design)
    • SOC8200 Expansion Board Dimensions: 170mm x 190mm
    • Input Voltage: +5V (CPU board), +12V (Expansion Board)
    • Working Temperature: -40 ~ 85 °C


    Software features:

    Kernel and DriversVersionLinux 2.6.32
    DriverLED, Serial, RTC, NET, RS485, CAN, Buzzer, MMC/SD, CF, USB Device, USB ehci, Video output, GPIO, LCD, Touch Screen,  VGA, Analog camera, Audio out, Analog input, Nand Flash
    Compilergcc cross compiler toolgcc version 4.3.3 (Sourcery G++ Lite 2009q1-203)
    WinCEBootVersionx-load-1.41, eboot
    Boot ModeBoot WinCE from SD card, NAND Flash or Ethernet
    Image updateSupport updating image from SD card
    SystemDriversILT, Reboot, Watchdog, RTC, NLED, Serial, 6*6 keyboard, Audio out, NAND, LCD, Touch Screen, SD, NET, USB OTG, USB EHCI, VRFB, GPIO, PWM, ADC, Buzzer, CAN
    FunctionPower Management (backlight drive, battery-driven, sleep/wake-up function)
    Hive registry support
    ROM file system support
    Software featuresSupport KITL kernel debug
    Support .NET Compact Framework 3.5


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    Kit Contents


    1. The Embest SOC8200SOC8200 Single Board Computer supplied with below contents:

    • Hardware:
      • SOC8200 Single Board Computer
    • Software:
      • Preloaded with Linux image, do not provide Linux BSP or technical support


    2. The Embest SOC8200 Development Kit supplied with below contents:

    • Hardware:
      • SOC8200 Single Board Computer with Expansion Board
      • 2G SD card
      • Serial cable
      • Ethernet cable
      • 12V Power adapter
      • 2x5-pin 12cm cable
      • 2x10-pin 12cm cable
      • 2x20-pin 12cm cable
      • CAN8200 Module (CAN Module)
      • CD (including software  and documents)
      • LCD (optional, including touch screen)
        • Remark: 4.3 inch LCD (resolution: 480*272), 7 inch LCD (resolution: 800*480)
    • Software:
      • Documents (user manual, schematic drawing,  Datasheet)
      • Linux 2.6.32 BSP
      • WinCE 6.0 BSP


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    Add-on Modules


    Part NumberDescriptionInterface to BoardLinuxAndroidWinCE
    WF8000-UWF8000-UWiFi ModuleUSB HostSupport*Not yetNot yet
    CDMA8000-UCDMA8000-U3G Module (CDMA2000 standard)USB HostSupport*Not yetNot yet
    WCDMA8000-UWCDMA8000-U3G Module (WCDMA standard)USB HostSupport*Not yetNot yet


    * = Provided with Source Code

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