Robust and Reliable

phyCORE®-AM64x

Root Part #: PCM-072

Insert-ready communication module for Industrial Control and Smart Manufacturing applications.

Product Overview

The phyCORE®-AM64x is a robust and reliable embedded solution designed for headless industrial communication systems. The 50 mm x 37 mm SOM 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. Due to the heterogeneous architecture of the TI AM64x processor, you can run the majority of your application using Linux and off load critical components to the specialized low latency best-in-class real-time cores.

The SOM is currently in development with ALPHA availability expected for Q4/2021. Contact PHYTEC Sales to learn more.

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Features

Functional Safety

As heavy duty machinery becomes more automated it is important to ensure the safety of factory workers who interact with the equipment. The completely isolated Cortex-M4 MCU can be used to monitor, test for, and manage faults.

Power Management

Accelerate your development and reduce design risk. Power management is handled directly on the SOM. Supply +5V and even utilize the +3.3V / 2A output rail on the SOM for your interfaces to save on cost and design complexity.

Industrial Communication

The phyCORE-AM64x SOM supports use of the Sitara AM64x 4x PRU-ICSSG Industrial Ethernet interfaces. These interfaces can be loaded with various industrial communication protocol stacks such as TSN, EtherCAT®, PROFINET®, ETHERNET/IP® and others.

Security

Work with PHYTEC to add Secure Boot to your application. Burn security keys to the processor and establish root-of-trust by signing software images to ensure only trusted code is run on your device.

Specifications

Processor

Processor TI AM2431, TI AM2432, TI AM2434, TI AM6411, TI AM6412, TI AM6424, TI AM6441, TI AM6442
Architecture Arm Cortex-A53 / Arm Cortex-R5F
Frequency 1 GHz
Co-Processors 2x PRU-ICSSG

Memory

RAM 1 GB default / 2 GB max DDR4
eMMC 4 GB default / 32 GB max
NOR 64 MB up to 256 MB (Octal SPI/Dual SPI Flash)
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 2
External Memory Bus 1x GPMC

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 1x PCIe 2.0
USB 1x 2.0 Dual Role, 1x 3.1 Dual Role

Peripherals

UART 9
I2C 6
SPI/SSP 7
CAN 2x CAN FD
GPIO Yes
PWM 9
ADC 8
eCAP 1
eQEP 3

Connectivity

Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 (1x onboard / 1x RGMII), 4x 10/100/1000 Industrial (PRU-ICSSG)

Miscellaneous

JTAG Yes
RTC Yes
Security Accelerators 3DES, AES, DRBG, MD-5, PKA, SHA-1, SHA-2

Mechanical

Dimensions 50 x 37 mm
Connector 2x 140-pin 0.5 mm pitch

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 5.0V

The AM64x Processor

The Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM64x processor features dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores to run your application, up to 4x Cortex®-R5F cores for best in class real time operations, 4x Industrial PRU interfaces for time sensitive communication protocols, and an isolated Cortex®-M4F MCU for functional safety support. Designed with 16nm process technology, this highly integrated chip retains relatively low power consumption to eliminate complex thermal design.

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