TQMa65xx Embedded Module Features TI Sitara AM65xx SoC, Six TSN Ethernet Interfaces

Texas Instruments Sitara AM654 Cortex-A53/R5 SoC was launched in 2018 as the first 64-bit processor from the company and specifically targetting Gigabit industrial Ethernet networks with support for Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).

Since the processor launch, we’ve seen a couple of Sitara AM65xx modules such as PHYTEC phyCORE-AM65x SoM and Mistral AM65x Industrial SOM. There’s now another option with TQ Embedded TQMa65xx embedded module featuring a choice of 5 AM65xx dual-/quad-core processor, up to 4GB RAM, up to 64GB eMMC flash, and various I/Os via a 560-pin connector that includes six Gigabit TSN Ethernet interfaces.

AM65xx module TSN Ethernet
Click to Enlarge

TQ Embedded TQMa65xx embedded module specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments Sitara AM6526, AM6527, AM6528, AM6546, or AM6548 with dual-core or quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.1 GHz, dual Cortex-R5 dual-lockstep processor @ 400 MHz, optional Imagination SGX544 GPU (AM6xx8 SKU)
  • System Memory – Up to 4GB DDR4 SDRAM with optional ECC
  • Storage – Up to 64GB eMMC Flash, optional 64 kbit EEPROM, up to 256 MB QSPI NOR flash
  • 560-pin board-to-board connector with 0.5mm pitch
    • Storage – Up to 2x SDIO/MMC
    • Display – 1x 24bit RGB LCD, 1x LVDS
    • Camera – 1x MIPI CSI2, 1x 16-bit Video IN
    • Audio – Up to 3x McASP/I2S
    • Networking – Up to 6x Gigabit Ethernet (via 3x PRUs) with TSN support; 1x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit
    • USB – Up to 1x USB 3.1, up to 1x USB 2.0 interface
    • Low-speed I/Os
      • Up to 2x CAN FD
      • Up to 6x I2C, 8x SPI and 5x UART
      • Up to 2x QSPI
      • Up to 32x GPIO
    • Analog Input – Up to 2x ADC channel (12bit)
    • PCIe – Up to 2x PCIe 3.0
  • Misc – RTC, temperature sensor
  • Supply Voltage – 5 V
  • Dimensions – 77 x 55 mm
  • Temperature range – Standard: -25°C…+85°C; extended: -40°C…+85°C
TQMA65XX Block Diagram
Block Diagram – Click to Enlarge

The company provides Linux OS support with software by Kunbus by default, but QNX and Android operating systems are also available on request. As a side note, Kunbus is the German company making RevolutionPi RevPi DIN-rail industrial computer based on Raspberry Pi board or Compute Module 3 SoM.

Eventually, there should be a Wiki for the module, but it’s empty at the time of writing. The module is said to be particularly suitable for applications in the area of real-time communication (TSN) and fieldbuses with protocols such as Ethercat, Profinet, or Profibus.

It will take a little while before the module is ready for mass-production however, as the first prototypes are only scheduled for August 2020. More details may be found in the announcement and product page.

Via LinuxGizmos

Share this:

Support CNX Software! Donate via PayPal or cryptocurrencies, become a Patron on Patreon, or buy review samples

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment.
0 Comments
Advertisement