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TIs Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 AM335x using embedded multi protocol solution by port GmbH – the faster way to „Industrial 4.0“ application

Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8-CPUs AM335x by Texas Instruments and „embedded industrial communication technology“ by port GmbH. The first single-chip solution with embedded Communication Protocols for accelerating industrial development projects.

  • Multiple Industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus communication protocols – supplied by port GmbH – eliminate the external FPGA resp. ASIC and reduce the per piece cost by up to 30%
  • Only one single, scalable and power saving Cortex ARM A8 platform (275 MHz to 1000 MHz) for many different automation scenarios enables for an easy „recycling“ of development projects.
  • CANopen, PROFINET, POWERLINK, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP are leading technologies according to IMS Research – and port GmbH provides the proper solution.
  • POWERLINK - Demos for using ICE Board V2.1A -  download here
  • The Power of POWERLINK - read more
Source: Texas Instruments

Engineers, using port GmbH‘s Know How can now speed up their designs significantly and enjoy the comfort of port’s tools. CANopen, EtherCAT, POWERLINK, Ethernet IP or (available in fall) PROFINET (CC-A or CC-B) are available based on Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) offered ARM® Cortex™-A8-Systems. 

The Sitara™ARM Cortex-A8-CPUs AM335x offer a power consumption of only 7 mW in Stand-By-Mode as well as two hardware development tools for Industrial Automation. The comprehensive Software and Building Blocks for analogue signal conditioning complete the product to a overall solution for Industrial Automation Systems. Using this solution the engineer is enabled to create Industrial Automation designs, such as I/O-Blocks, Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and programmable logic controls (PLCs) faster.

Source: Texas Instruments

Integrated industrial Peripherals and communication protocols enable for up to 30% cost reduction.

The ARM Cortex-A8-CPUs AM335x are – in conjunction with communication technology by port – a perfect fit for Industrial Automation Designs. The on-board Programmable Real Time Unit (PRU) enables for Real-Time communication (Master/Slave) for popular protocols as EtherCAT®, Ethernet/IP, PROFIBUS®, PROFINET® und POWERLINK.

The unique PRU + ARM architecture of the ARM-CPUs AM335x eliminates the external ASIC or FPGA, thus reducing the complexity of the system and enabling for up to 30% cost reduction.

Source: Texas Instruments

The ARM-CPUs AM335x have as well further important on-board industrial peripheral components, such as CAN, ADC, USB + PHY and 2-Port-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with IEEE1588. These interfaces enable for a "Real-Time" network connectivity and high data throughput and connectivity to Sensors, Actuators, Drives and Motor Controls.

Part Number

AM3359

AM3358

AM3357

AM3356

AM3354

AM3352

Description

Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessor

Applications

Connected Vending Machines, Home/ Building Automation, Consumer Electronics

Portable Navigation, Connected Vending Machines, Home/ Building Automation, Consumer Electronics

 

Portable Navigation, Connected Vending Machines, Home/ Building Automation, Consumer Electronics

Connected Vending Machines, Home/ Building Automation, Consumer Electronics

Portable Navigation, Connected Vending Machines, Home/ Building Automation, Consumer Electronics

Connected Vending Machines, Home/ Building Automation, Consumer Electronics

Operating Systems

Linux, Android, Windows Embedded CE, SysBIOs

Standby Power

7 mW

ARM CPU

1 ARM Cortex-A8

ARM MHz (Max.)

800

600, 800, 1000

300, 600, 800

300, 600, 800

600, 800, 1000

300, 600, 800, 1000

ARM MIPS (Max.)

1600

1200, 1600, 2000

600, 1200, 1600

600, 1200, 1600

1200, 1600, 2000

600, 1200, 1600

Graphics Acceleration

1 3D

1 3D

 

 

1 3D

 

Other Hardware Acceleration

2 PRU-ICSS, Crypto Accelerator

Crypto Accelerator

On-Chip L1 Cache

64 KB (ARM Cortex-A8)

On-Chip L2 Cache

256 KB (ARM Cortex-A8)

Other On-Chip Memory

128 KB

Display Options

LCD

General Purpose Memory

1 16-bit (GPMC, NAND flash, NOR Flash, SRAM)

DRAM

1 16-bit (LPDDR-400, DDR2-532, DDR3-800)

USB

2

EMAC

10/100/1000

MMC/SD

3

CAN

2

UART (SCI)

6

ADC

8-ch 12-bit

PWM (Ch)

3

eCAP

3

eQEP

3

RTC

1

I2C

3

McASP

2

SPI

2

DMA (Ch)

64-Ch EDMA

IO Supply (V)

1.8, 3.3

Operating Temperature Range (C)

-40 to 105, -40 to 90

-40 to 90, 0 to 90, -40 to 105

-40 to 105, -40 to 90

-40 to 105, -40 to 90, 0 to 90

CANopen

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWERLINK

 

 no

 

no

 no

 no

EtherCAT (Slave)

 

 no

 

 no

 no

 no

PROFINET (CC-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFINET (CC-B)

EthernetIP