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    • Devkit8500D Evaluation Board based on TI DM3730 Processor (Without LCD)
    • Devkit8500D Evaluation Board based on TI DM3730 Processor (Without LCD)


    Embest DevKit8500D Evaluation Board takes full features of the DM3730 processor and supports up to 512MByte DDR SDRAM and 512MByte NAND Flash as well as a reserved iNAND design to expand the flash storage capabilities. The board has exposed many other hardware interfaces including serial ports, LCD/TSP, DVI-D, S-Video, Ethernet, USB, TF, keyboard, camera, SPI, I2C and JTAG. The board is able to support for Linux 2.6.32 and WinCE 6.0 operating systems. It has two methods to boot Linux and WinCE systems from either TF card or NAND flash. Besides, it is provided with Android 2.2 demo with driver source code. Embest gives instructions on how to boot Android demo image from NAND flash with TF card.

    Embest DevKit8500D Evaluation Kit includes DevKit8500D board and all necessary accessories to help users start their own applications. The board is preloaded with Linux OS in NAND flash and WinCE OS in TF card. User can display the subsystem using a 4.3" TFT LCD and Touch screen or using a DVI-D monitor through an HDMI to DVI-D calbe, or using TV for NTSC/PAL video out. Along with the kit, Embest provides user manual, schematic drawing and datasheet documents to help customers better understand and use the kit.

    Additionally, The board supports using XDS100v2 USB JTAG Emulator for debugging which is available from Embest. Embest also offers various modules for Devkit8500D including VGA, WiFi, Analog Camera, GPS, GPRS, 3G and Digital Camera modules which greatly extends the functions of the board and would be flexible for customer selection to meet their own needs.

    The Texas Instruments' DM3730 DaVinci™ digital media processor is powered by up to 1-GHz (also supports 300, 600, and 800-MHz operation) ARM Cortex-A8 and 800MHz (also supports 250, 520 and 660-MHz operation) C64x DSP core, and has integrated 3D graphics processor, imaging and video accelerator (IVA), USB 2.0, MMC/SD memory card, UART and many more. DaVinci DM3730 video processor is pin-to-pin compatible with Sitara AM37x devices and software compatible with the OMAP35x processors. The C64x DSP and hardware video accelerator enable audio and HD 720p video decoding and encoding independent of the ARM processor.The programmable DSP engine allows multiple signal processing tasks such as image processing and analysis, digital filtering, and math functions.

    Key Applications: 720p HD (High Definition) video applications which require large amount of data processing. These applications include navigation systems, media players, medical patient monitoring devices, industrial test and measurement devices, industrial vision and portable communications.





    • TI DM3730 DaVinci Digital Media Processor (pin-to-pin compatible with TI AM3715)
      • Up to 1-GHz ARM® Cortex™-A8 Core, also supports 300, 600, and 800-MHz operation
      • Up to 800-MHz TMS320C64x ™ DSP Core, Also supports 260, 520 and 660-MHz operation
      • NEON™ SIMD Coprocessor (DM3730 only)
      • POWERVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator
      • ARM: 32KB I-Cache; 32KB D-Cache; 256KB L2 Cache
      • Onchip 32KB ROM and 64KB Shared SDRAM


    Memory and Storage


    • 512MB DDR SDRAM, 32bit, 200MHz
    • 512MB NAND Flash, 16bit
    • 2GB iNAND, 4bit (Default: not soldered, optional, reserved for soldering)
    • TF card slot


    Data Transfer Interfaces


    • One 10/100M Ethernet interface (RJ45)
    • One High-speed USB2.0 OTG port (Mini USB type interface)
    • Four High-speed USB2.0 Host port (USB A type interface)
    • One 5 line Debug serial port, RS232 (DB9 connector)


    Audio/Video Interfaces


    • LCD/Touch Screen interface (50-pin FPC connector, support resolution up to 2048*2048)
    • DVI high-resolution image output port (HDMI interface, support 720p, 30fps signal) One S-Video display interface
    • One audio input interface (3.5mm audio jack)
    • One 2-channel audio output interface (3.5mm audio jack)
    • One camera interface (30-pin FPC connector, support CCD or CMOS camera)


    Input/Output Interfaces and Other Facilities


    • 6*6 keyboard interface
    • One 14-pin Jtag interface
    • Four buttons (One for Reset, one for Wakeup and two for User defined)
    • One expansion connector (2.0mm 40-pin SMT Female Pin Header)
      • Two 5 line serial ports, TTL voltage
      • One channel McSPI Interface (Multichannel Serial Port Interface)
      • One channel McBSP interface (Multi-Channel Buffered Serial Port)
      • One channel I2C interface
      • One channel HDQ interface (HDQ/1-Wire)

    Mechanical Parameters

    • Dimensions: 136.2mm x 105.3mm
    • Power Supply: 5V
    • Working Temp.: 0~70°C

    Ships With

    • One DevKit8500D Evaluation board
    • One 2GB TF card
    • One Serial cable (DB9-DB9)
    • One 5V@2A Power adapter
    • One USB cable (Type A Male to Type Mini-B Male)
    • One USB cable (Type A Female to Type Mini-A Male)
    • One Cross Ethernet cable
    • One HDMI to DVI-D cable
    • One S-Video cable
    • One Product DVD (including user manual, schematic in PDF format, datasheet, Linux 2.6.32 BSP, Android 2.2 BSP and WinCE 6.0 BSP)

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