SolidRun unveils Sitara AM6442 SoM, HummingBoard-T AM64x carrier boards

When we first wrote about Texas Instruments AM64x 7-core processor for PLCs, motor drives, industrial robots, we noted SolidRun, TQ Embedded, and PHYTEC were working on system-on-modules based on the processor with availability scheduled for Q4 2021 or Q1 2022.

SolidRun has now formally announced two TI Sitara AM6442 systems-on-module – Sitara AM6442R SOM and Sitara AM6442A SOM – as well as HummingBoard-T AM64x Base and Pro carrier boards for evaluation and development.

SolidRun Sitara AM6442 SOM

TI Sitara AM6442 SoMBoth variants of the module share most of the same specifications:

  • SoC – Texas Instruments Sitara AM6442 7-core processor with 2x Cortex A53 application cores @ 1.0 GHz, 4x Cortex R5 real-time cores @ 800 MHz, 1x Cortex M4 isolated core @ 400 MHz
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR4 with inline ECC
  • Storage
    • 8GB eMMC
    • AM6442A only – Optional QSPI flash
  • Networking
    • AM6442R
      • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Supporting: TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET/IP)
      • Optional WiFi/Bt (WiLink)
    • AM6442A
      • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
      • 2x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Supporting: TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET/IP)
      • Optional TI CC1312 SimpleLink sub 1GHz wireless MCU
  • 3x Hirose DF40 connectors with
    • External Storage I/F – NOR Flash, 2x SD/MMC, PCIe SSD
    • Networking – Up to 3x Gigabit Ethernet
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0
    • PCIe – 1x PCIe Gen 2.0
    • I/Os
      • 4x I2C, 1x SPI, GPIO, PWM, 2x CAN
      • AM6442R only – Up to 9x UART
      • 3.3V I/O voltage
    • Debugging – JTAG
  • Supply Voltage – 5V
  • Dimensions – 47 x 30 mm
  • Temperature Range – Industrial: -40°C to 85°C
  • Humidity – 10% – 90% (non-condensing)
SolidRun Sitara AM6422 SOM
Block Diagram

The company offers a Linux SDK for the module and says the SOM targets industrial IoT and industrial machinery applications with support for functional safety. While the product page only lists the Sitara AM6422 processor, the press release reads “the AM64x SOM family features multiple ordering options for single to dual-core A53 and single to quad-core R5F options based on the TI AM6411, AM6412, AM6421, AM6441, and AM6442 processors”, so more options may become available in the future.

HummingBoard-T AM64x Base and Pro carrier boards

HummingBoard-T AM64x carrier boardSince it’s not exactly convenient to work directly with a system-on-module, and waiting for the custom carrier board would delay software development, SolidRun also offers two HummingBoard-T AM64x carrier boards with the following key features:

  • Supported SoM – SolidRun AM6442 SOM described above with 1GB RAM, 8GB flash
  • Networking
    • HummingBoard-T AM64x Base
      • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Supporting: TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET/IP)
      • Optional WiFi/Bt
      • 1x Optional Cat 4 LTE with SIM Holder
    • HummingBoard-T AM64x Pro
      • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps
      • 2x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Supporting: TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET/IP)
      • 1x Optional Cat 4 LTE with SIM Holder
      • 1x CC1312 SimpleLink 1 GHz wireless MCU (on-module optional)
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port
  • Serial – 2x CAN-FD, 2x RS485/RS232
  • Expansion – M.2 socket, GPIO header
  • Debugging – Internal console port
  • Misc – Indication LEDs, user pushbuttons, RTC with battery backup
  • Power Supply
    • 9V-36V DC input
    • Optional battery charger
    • HummingBoard-T AM64x Pro only – Optional 802.3af POE PD
  • Dimensions – 150 x 85 x 40mm
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to 85°C

HummingBoard-T AM64x ProThe block diagram for HummingBoar-T AM64x Pro carrier board reveals a few more details including the presence of a USB hub, two M.2 sockets including one for the optional Cat 4 LTE modem listed in the spaces, a USB 2.0 headers, and what appears to be an optional sensor module with humidity, temperature, and optical tamper sensors.

SolidRun says the TI AM64x S SOMs and Hummingboard carrier boards are available, but if we check the product page, the carrier boards are shown as “coming soon”, and there’s no availability nor pricing information for the systems-on-module. The Hummingboard-T boards have their own product page with some additional details such as the block diagrams.

 

SolidRun Enclosure
Optional enclosure

Via LinuxGizmos

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Omkar Barde
7 months ago

Please share details and sample price.

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