Hello SOM-shine Summer Newsletter

We got a late start on summer this year in the Pacific Northwest with sunshine and warm temps not appearing until Mid June, but a lot like our Q2 agenda, when the season finally decided to show up it really SHOWED UP.

New SOMs

phyCORE-AM64x – A robust and reliable embedded solution designed for headless industrial communication systems, the phyCORE-AM64x is 50 mm x 37 mm and has an extensive 280-pin interconnect supporting common factory communication protocols such as CAN, EtherCAT, UART, I2C but also automation specific interfaces such as EPWM, ECAP, and EQEP.

phyCORE-AM62x – The phyCORE®-AM62x is a scalable system on module designed to be deployed in a wide variety of embedded applications from edge computing devices to industrial HMIs and to headless gateways. Measuring in at 43 mm x 32 mm, it’s one of PHYTEC’s smallest SOMs to date.

Both the phyCORE-AM64x and phyCORE-AM62x are available NOW for pre-order

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Trade shows, trade shows and MORE TRADE SHOWS

After many virtual events over the last couple years it felt really good to connect again irl. Here’s where we went (and where we’re going in the fall!)

  1. Distributech – We kicked off our first trade show season in two years in good ‘ol Dallas, TX! Distributech is the leading annual transmission and distribution event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. It was our first time attending this event and we had a rootin’ tootin’ good time writing postcards with our multi-access motor controlled Pen Plotter.
  2. NXP Tech Days Minneapolis and Irvine – We started off in Minneapolis and worked our way to Irvine, CA for two one-day training events with our partners at NXP. With the power of the phyCORE-i.MX8M Plus SOM we were able to help people find their celebrity match game
  3. Embedded World – Without a doubt the biggest show PHYTEC participates in, Embedded World is only a couple hours away from PHYTEC headquarters in Mainz, Germany. Folks from our neck of the woods traveled internationally to attend the event and see the debut of the V2G EV Charger demo, showcasing our newest product, the phyCORE-AM62x.
  4. Embedded Tech Expo Co-Located with Sensors Converge – Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference is the largest embedded and IoT gathering in North America. The event focuses on the development of embedded systems and the building blocks of IoT, from designing and coding, to debugging, and testing systems through a blend of hands-on workshops & training, education, exhibits, and third party visionaries. You can read up on our experience and what we showed here.

If you haven’t connected with us in person yet, you haven’t missed your chance. Stay tuned for a our fall trade shows. We’ll be traveling to Chicago for Hannover Messe, and have a few more NXP Tech Days in the pipeline. More details to come!

SOMs in Action

PHYTEC launched two new demos in Q2 featuring of our new System on Modules:

The Plotter – Powered by our phyCORE-AM64x, The Plotter is an Industrial Ethernet demo by PHYTEC that brings together EtherCAT stacks by Kunbus, PLC programming by CODESYS, the latest AM64x/AM243x silicon from TI, and AWS IoT Greengrass services enabling fleet management to showcase real-time motor control synchronized across a daisy chain of independent systems.

Smart EV Charging Station – Powered by our phyCORE-AM62x, the This demo showcases robust connectivity options for fast, flexible, and secure data transfer. We got this demo done in record time collaboratively with our partner, Texas Instruments. Read a more in-depth breakdown in this blog post.

See how the Smart EV Charging Station was made

Training on Modules

Have you removed a SOM before? Check out the first video in our Training on Modules (TOMs) series to see how. Be on the lookout for more video content and helpful tutorials.

How to use a SOM removal tool

We love the sun (and SOMs)

Say hello to our newest SOM and goodbye to our latest intern, Arno Huber! We officially welcome SOM-mer with the phyCORE-RT1170. This product is launching soon! Contact sales@phytec.com to learn more or fill out the contact form. Interested in working for PHYTEC? Check out our open positions.

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Let’s go! Learn more about PHYTEC SOMs