We already knew Texas Instruments was working on AM654 processor, the first 64-bit Arm SoC from the company, featuring four Cortex A53 cores, a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, dual lock-step capable Cortex R5F cores, and interfaces targeting industrial applications.
Now at least one company has announced a system-on-module based on the solution. PHYTEC phyCORE-AM65x is equipped with AM654x processor, DDR4 and ECC DDR4 memory, up to 32GB eMMC flash, as well as built-in Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
- SoC – Texas Instruments Sitara AM65x with 4x Arm Cortex-A53 cores, dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F MCU subsystem, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 6x PRU-ICSSG
- System Memory – DDR4 with support for discrete DDR4 ECC
- Storage – Up to 32GB eMMC
- Optional 2.4 or 5GHz Certified WiFi Solution
- 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet PHY on SOM
- Board-to-board connectors – 2x “high-density PCB interconnects”
- Dimensions – 65 x 55 mm
The company provides Linux (Yocto Project), Android, and TI-RTOS BSP’s for the SoM. phyCORE-AM654x Rapid Development Kit with carrier board and SoM is also offered.
phyCORE-AM654x carrier board specifications:
- SoM Support – Sockets for phyCORE-AM65x SoM
- Storage – SD Card Slot
- Display I/F – 1x LVDS + Touch Expansion Connector
- Camera I/F – 1x CSI with support for PHYTEC PEB-CAM-01 Module
- 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 Ethernet
- 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 PRU
- 2.4 GHz WiFi on module
- USB – 1x USB Console, 1x USB 3.0 A, 1x USB 2.0 Micro AB
- Serial – DB-9 CAN Connector
- MikroBus Header
- 1x Cloud Security Module
- 1x OctoSPI Module
- 1x Single-Lane PCIe Slot
The SoM in the kit comes with TI Sitara AM6548 processor, 2GB DDR4 + 1GB ECC DDR4, 4GB eMMC flash, 2.4GHz WiFi + Bluetooth, and a Gigabit Ethernet PHY.
phyCORE-AM65x system-on-module is not available yet, and the early access program sampling is scheduled for Q1 2019, meaning mass production will even be further into 2019. You may find more details in the work-in-progress product page.
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