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phyCORE®-AM65x

Root Part #: PCM-067

Industrial communication module for nextgen Industry 4.0 applications.

Product Overview

The phyCORE®-AM65x is an insert-ready System on Module ideal for industrial communication systems and factory automation. The phyCORE-AM65x SOM provides the features that next-gen equipment focuses on like connectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. These require high performance processing with up to 4 CPU cores, multiprotocol industrial networking support for reliable machine to machine communication, as well as general purpose interface controls like GPIO, SPI, and I2C. This SOM has one of PHYTEC’s largest interconnect with 180 pins available including access to 6 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

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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. Added functional safety features such as a dedicated MCU Safe Island on the AM65x processor help make sure critical tasks always remain active.

WiFi On-Board

The phyCORE-AM65x SOM can be populated with a pre-certified 2.4 or 5 GHz WiFi solution to enable your system as an access point or connect to remote sensors.

Industrial Communication

The phyCORE-AM65x SOM supports the Sitara AM65x 6 PRU-ICSSG interfaces. These interfaces can be loaded with various industrial communication protocol stacks.

Future Proof

Industry 4.0 introduces new guidelines such as TSN for real-time data transfer. Get started with 10/100Mbps protocols such as EtherCAT and migrate to Gigabit protocols as they become available.

Specifications

Processor

Processor TI AM6526, TI AM6528, TI AM6546, TI AM6548
Architecture Arm Cortex-A53 / Arm Cortex-R5F
Frequency 1.1 GHz

Memory

RAM 2GB Default / 4GB max DDR4, 1GB Optional DDR4 ECC
eMMC 4 GB default / 32 GB max
EEPROM 4 KB
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 1
External Memory Bus 1x GPMC

High-Speed Interfaces

PCIe 2x 1-lane OR 1x 2-lane PCIe 3.1
USB 1x 2.0 Dual Role, 1x 3.0 Dual Role

Peripherals

UART 5
I2C 6
SPI/SSP 2x OSPI, 4x SPI
CAN 2x CAN FD
GPIO Yes
PWM 6
ADC 4
eCAP 1
eQEP 2

Connectivity

Bluetooth BLE 4.2
Ethernet 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps, 6x 10/100/1000 Industrial (PRU-ICSSG)
WiFi 802.11b/g/n

Multimedia

Display 1x MIPI-DPI, 1x OLDI (LVDS)
Graphics 3D GPU (PowerVR SGX544)
Camera 1x MIPI CSI-2
Video BT.1120, BT.656, RGB, YUV422
Audio 3x McASP

Miscellaneous

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

Mechanical

Dimensions 65 x 55 mm
Connector 2x 180-pin 0.5mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V
Power (Typical) 5.42 W
Power (Max) 7.41 W

The AM65x Processor

The Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM65x processor features quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores to run your application, 6 Industrial PRU interfaces for time sensitive communication protocols and the isolated dual Cortex®-R5F cores for functional safety support. Additional features such as an integrated lockstep MCU subsystem and diagnostic libraries help enable functional safety systems.

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