Scalable General Purpose Embedded

phyCORE®-AM68A

Root Part #: PCM-074

System integration, scalability and cost savings

  • 57 mm x 54 mm
  • Cortex®-A72, Cortex®-R5F
  • Rich Multimedia
  • Secure Boot

Product Overview

The phyCORE®-AM68A is characterized by system integration, scalability and cost savings. The processor combines, among other things, unique deep learning accelerators, vector processing and general-purpose microprocessors as well as an integrated imaging subsystem, making the phyCORE-AM68x/TDA4x an excellent solution for various industrial applications, such as robotics, machine vision, radar, etc. The integration of memory, Ethernet PHY, DSI-to-LVDS converter on the SOM reduces the complexity, scope and cost of product development, while the pinout ensures that all functions of the controller can be accessed.

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Features

Advanced Multimedia Capabilities

On chip GPU, dual display, MIPI CSI-2, and audio. Need HDMI? Use a validated PHYTEC reference circuit to add to your system.

Mainline Linux

PHYTEC commits to upstream support of the phyCORE-AM68A System on Module. With support for the TI AM68A processor already available in the Linux kernel, PHYTEC extends this commitment by supporting the SOM in both U-Boot and Linux.

Security

Work with PHYTEC to add Secure Boot to your application. All phyCORE-AM68A SOMs have the ability to 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.

Cost Optimized

Speak with our Technical Sales Department about customization options to reduce Bill of Materials, including scalable processors.

Specifications

Processor

Processor TI AM68x/TDA4V
Architecture 2x Arm Cortex-A72 / 4x Arm Cortex-R5F
Frequency 2 GHz
Co-Processors DSP w/160 GFLOPS

Memory

RAM up to 2x 8 GB LPDDR4
eMMC up to 256 GB
NOR up to 64 MB Quad SPI
EEPROM 2x 4kB I2C
SD/SDIO/MMC Interfaces 1
External Memory Bus

High-Speed Interfaces

USB

Peripherals

UART up to 13
I2C 4
SPI/SSP 2
CAN 4x CAN-FD
GPIO Yes
PWM 2
eCAP
eQEP

Connectivity

Ethernet 2x 10/100/1000 (1x onboard / 1x RGMII)

Multimedia

Display 1x MIPI-DSI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x LVDS/Flatlink Interface
Graphics IMG BXS-4-64
Camera 2x MIPI CSI-2
Video 4K UHD at 60fps with H.264/H.265 encode/decode, up to 480 MP/s
Audio 1x McASP

Miscellaneous

JTAG Yes
RTC Yes
Security Accelerators 3DES, AES, DES, PKA, RNG, SHA

Mechanical

Dimensions 57 x 54 mm
Connector 2x 120-pin + 1x 60-pin 0.5 mm

Operating Conditions

Operating Temperature -40° to +85° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V

Hardware Documentation

SOM

Hardware Manual

L-1039e.A0 phyCORE-AM68x Hardware Manual

Component Placement

Component Placement_PCM-074

Schematic Symbol & Footprint

Carrier Board

Component Placement
PinMux File

Coming soon!

Connectors

SOM Connectors
VB406 / VB409
Carrier Board Connectors
VM240 / VM247

The AM68x Processor

The Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM68x or TDA4VE/AL/VL processor is characterized by system integration, scalability and cost savings. The processor combines, among other things, special deep learning accelerators, vector processing units and general-purpose microprocessors as well as an integrated imaging subsystem, making the phyCORE-AM68x/TDA4x an excellent solution for various industrial applications, such as robotics, machine vision, radar, etc. features up to quad-core 1.4GHz Arm® Cortex®-A53 for Linux or Android based applications. In addition, dual core PRU-ICSS offers real-time I/O control with an Arm®Cortex-M4F co-processor for further isolating critical tasks and processes. Optional 3D GPU supports up to 2048×1080 @60fps makes this processor platform ideal for industrial HMI.

The Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM68x processor

Software

Linux

BSP-Yocto-TISDK-AM68x-ALPHA1
Date: 2023-05-26

BSP-Yocto-TISDK-AM68x-ALPHA1

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