MYIR Tech Introduces TI Sitara Cortex A9 MYC-C437X SoM and MYD-C437X Development Board

MYIR Tech previously launched Ricoboard, a low cost single board computer powered by Texas Instruments AM4379 ARM Cortex A9 processor. The company has now introduced a system-on-module based on Sitara AM437x processors, as well as a corresponding carrier board for industrial applications.

MYIR Tech MYC-C437x Sitara AM437x System-on-Module


MYC-C437x SoM specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments AM437x single core ARM Cortex A9 processor @ up to 1GHz (AM4376, AM4377, AM4378, AM4379) with PowerVR  SGX530 GPU (for AM4378/AM4379)
  • System Memory – 512MB DDR3 (256MB optional)
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC Flash (reserved 256/512MB Nand Flash design), 16MB QSPI Flash (unpopulated by default), 32KB EEPROM
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet PHY
  • Peripherals and signals via 2x 100-pin board to board connectors (0.8mm pitch):MYIR_Tech_Module_Connectors
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet
    • 2x USB
    • 6x Serial ports, 2 x CAN
    • 2x I2C, 2 x SPI
    • 14x ADC (8 channels from ADC1 and 6 channels from ADC0)
    • 3x SDIO
    • 2x Camera interfaces
    • JTAG
    • etc…
  • Misc – 1x  user LED (Green), 1x power LED (Red)
  • Power supply – +5V/2A; Power Management IC: TPS65218B1RSLR
  • Dimensions – 60mm x 45mm (8-layer PCB)
  • Temperature Range – 0~70 Celsius (commercial grade) or -40~85 Celsius (industrial grade)

The company can provide binary images and source code for SPL and u-boot bootloaders, Linux 3.12.10 and relevant drivers, as well as a root file systems built with buildroot. The modules are expected to be used in medical devices, navigation equipment, bar code scanners, test and measurement and industrial control applications.

MYD-C437x Development Board

Texas_Instruments_AM4378_Single_Board_ComputerFor evaluation and faster time to market,  the company also developed MYD-C437x carrier board with the following specifications:

  • 2x 100-pin board to board connectors for MYC-C437x modules
  • External Storage – micro SD card
  • Video Output / Display I/F – HDMI port, 16-bit LCD interface, 24-bit LCD interface
  • Audio I/O – Audio input, audio output
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports,
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x mini USB device
  • Camera – 2x camera interfaces
  • Serial – 2x CAN interfaces, 1x RS485 (Terminal blocks),  UART3 (DB9)
  • Debugging – 20-pin JTAG header, debug UART (DB9)
  • Expansion Headers – Two 2×10 headers (2.0mm pitch) with access to 8x ADC, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, and 2x UART
  • Misc – Power switch, power, reset, and 2x user buttons, selection switch,  RTC battery holder, Power and 3x user LEDs.
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A DC
  • Dimensions – 177mm x 106mm (4-layer PCB)
  • Temperature Range – 0~70 Celsius (commercial grade) or -40~85 Celsius (industrial grade)

MYIR Tech can offer a 4.3″ LCD Module (480×272) with resistive touch screen, or 7″ LCD Module (800×480) with resistive or capacitive touch screen for the board, together with drivers. The kit includes the SoM (AM4378) and baseboard, an Ethernet cable, a USB cable, a power adapter, and a DVD with documentation and source code.

The module and baseboard are available now for $85 for MYC-AM4378 SoM and $169 for MYD-C437x carrier board with the module. The 4.3″ display goes for $60, and the 7″ ones for $99. You can find a few more details, and/or order samples on MYIR Tech’s MYC-C437X CPU Module and MYD-C437X Development Board pages.

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