ARM® Processors

Kits & Evaluation Modules

Beagle Board

Sitara Kits & Evaluation Modules consist of an array of boards ranging from BeagleBoard.org products to full-blown evaluation modules. Plus, reference designs help reduce time to market. Depending on your needs, the list of hardware products has several features to help move forward to production.

Development Tools

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IDEs, compilers, and tool chains from TI and TI Design Network members.

Software

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TI provides key runtime software components and documentation for the Sitara ARM Processor platform of your choice to further ease your development. Software Development Kits (SDK) can be downloaded on TI.com for free, and also come with TI EVMs and development kits. SDKs for Sitara ARM Processors require no runtime royalties and include Board Support Packages (BSPs), tools, demos, documentation and more. O/S Independent support includes peripheral-specific libraries, drivers, and application examples.

TI provided and supported
TI Design Network partner provided and supported
  • Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Windows Embedded
  • GUI Development Tools

Kits & Evaluation Modules for Sitara Processors

Community Boards

Beagle and Arduino Tre are designed with the open source community inputs in mind.They are intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating processor-based applications.

Starting at $45, the BeagleBoard.org line of boards offer everything you need to get started with your projects, and provides a complete hardware and software reference design for Sitara ARM Cortex-A8.

For more information about BeagleBoard.org, visit
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Name Featured Devices Features Price
BeagleBone Black AM3358 1GHz performance, on-board HDMI to connect directly to TVs and monitors, 512MBDDR3, 2GB eMMC on-board flash storage frees up the microSD card slot, support for existing expansion plug-in boards $45
BeagleBone AM3358 720 MHz performance, 256MBDDR2, microSD card slot, onboard JTAG via USB, support for existing expansion plug-in boards $89
BeagleBoard-xM AM3715 720 MHz performance, 512MBLPDDR, microSD card slot, DVI-D output for digital computer monitors and HDTVs, JTAG header, On-board four-port high-speed USB 2.0 hub with 10/100 Ethernet $149

Starter Kits

Low-cost application development platforms for evaluating the capabilities and features of Sitara Processors.

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Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
TMDSSK3358 AM3358 720 GHz performance, 2-port GbE Switch access, 256MB DDR3,4.3” LCD touchscreen, serial and debug capabilities via USB with onboard XDS100 emulator $199

Full-featured Evaluation Modules

Evaluation Modules (EVM) from Texas Instruments feature selected Sitara ARM Processors and additional hardware components for full system evaluation and prototyping. They are the ideal platform for learning a new architecture or testing the capabilities of a device. These tools also feature code examples and schematics which make it easier to implement similar features in your own design.

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Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
TMDXEVM3358 AM3358 720MHz performance, On-board CPLD allows for device specific setup, 7” LCD touchscreen, COM connector for WiFi/BT upgradability, 10/100 Ethernet and maximum peripheral support $995
TMDXIDK3359 AM3359 800 MHz performance, 512 MB of DDR2 memory, dual motor drivers, digital I/O, a C2000™Piccolo™ microcontroller with integratedanalog-to-digital converters, USB,Ethernet, SPI, I2C $895
TMDSEVM3730 AM3715 720MHz performance, 256 MB MDDR, 3.7” LCD touch-screen, 10/100 Ethernet $1495
TMDSEVM3517C AM3715 600 MHz performance, cryptography hardware accelerators 256MB DDR2, 4.3" WQVGA LCD panel with 4-wire resistive touchscreen $999

Reference Designs

A collection of Sitara ARM Processor based reference designs providing the foundation you need – methodology, testing and design files -- to quickly evaluate and customize a system and, most importantly, accelerate your time to market.

Name Featured Devices Description
TMDSICE3359 AM3359 800MHz performance, EtherCAT conformance test certification, PROFIBUS certification, SYS/BIOS industrial software included, Expansion connector to connect to sensors and other I/O devices.
Data Concentrator AM3359 Gives developers the ultimate level of flexibility and scalability with numerous performance, cost and connectivity options for their data concentrator designs. Includes advanced hardware and software that reduce development time by up to nine months while still supporting connectivity modules, including Sub-1GHz (LPRF), general packet radio service (GPRS), near field communication (NFC) and TI's power line communication (PLC) system-on-module robust G3 and PRIME support.ity to more than 1,000 smart meters. Developers can easily plug in different connectivity
Enterprise Tablet AM3359 Provides high performance, seamless graphics and the right peripheral support with a bill of materials of less than an estimated $70 at 100Ku. Comes complete with prototype hardware and robust software package. All of this helps developers get to market in as few as three months with the ability to customize both hardware and software to meet their clients' needs.
Electronic Point of Sale/Service AM3715 Integrates all popular POS features into one handheld product: Smart Card reading, Magnetic Card reading, printing, NFC, WiFi, GPS, GPRS and barcode scanning. Pre-evaluated for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) through a PCI-accredited lab, this reference design will help reduce development and certification cycle of electronic transaction equipment by up to two years.

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Development Tools for Sitara ARM Processors

IDEs, compilers, and tool chains from TI and TI Design Network members.

Code Composer Studio™ (CCStudio) IDE

Code Composer Studio (CCS) is a complete, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) that supports all Sitara ARM Processors and the rest of TI's Embedded processing portfolio, offering a consistent development experience.

When using CCS with a Sitara ARM Processor, a unique and powerful set of plug-ins and tools are made available to fully leverage the Sitara ARM Processor.

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Green Hills MULTI IDE for ARM

MULTI is an IDE for C, C++, embeddedC++, and Ada. It is tightly coupled with Green Hills' compilers and hardware debug probes. It includes an integrated CVS browser, a diff viewer, code completion, graphical class hierarchy generators, run-time error checking, and scriptable breakpoints. Quickly develop, debug, test, and optimize embedded and real-time applications

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IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is an IDE for building and debugging embedded applications for Sitara ARMProcessors. There are two evaluation options:

  • 30-day time-limited
  • Size-limited Kickstart license

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Mentor Embedded Sourcery Code bench for ARM

Complete software development environment based on the GNU Toolchain. Sourcery Code Bench for ARM® supports Sitara ARM Processors, runs on GNU/Linux® and Windows® and targets GNU/Linux, uClinux™ or EABI (bare board) systems.

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Calculation Tools

These free tools are downloadable from ti.com and help you further tweak your design to your specific needs.

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Clock Tree Tool

An interactive clock tree configuration software that provides information about the clocks and modules

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Pin Mux Tool

Windows-based software tool which provides a Graphical User Interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts and specifying I/O cell characteristics. Results are output as C header files.

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Power Estimation Tool

Gain insight in to the power consumption of Sitara ARM Processors. The tool includes the ability for the user to choose multiple application scenarios and understand the power consumption as well as how advanced power saving techniques can be applied to further reduce overall power consumption.

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Software for Sitara ARM Processors

TI provided and supported - TI provides key runtime software components and documentation for the Sitara ARM Processor platform of your choice to further ease your development. Software Development Kits (SDK) can be downloaded on TI.com for free, and also come with TI evaluation modules (EVM) and development kits. SDKs for Sitara ARM Processors require no runtime royalties. They include Board Support Packages (BSPs), tools, demos, documentation and more. O/S Independent support includes peripheral-specific libraries, drivers, and application examples.

Linux EZ Software Development Kits (EZSDK)

Linux EZSDKprovideSitara developers with an easy set up and quick out-of-box experience that is specific to and highlights the features of TI's Sitara processors. Launching demos, benchmarks and applications is a snap with the included graphical user interface.

Supported Devices and Platforms:

  • AM335x (includingBeagleBone Black, BeagleBone)
  • AM37x (including BeagleBoard-XM)
  • AM35x

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Android Development Kit

The Android Operating System offers designers of embedded applications the ability to easily add a high-level OS to their product. Developed in association with Google, the Androiddev kit delivers a complete operating system that is ready for integration and production.

Supported Devices and Platforms:

  • AM335x (including BeagleBone Black, BeagleBone)
  • AM37x (including BeagleBoard-XM)
  • AM35x

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StarterWare

StarterWare provides C-based no-OS platform support for SitaraProcessors. StarterWareincludes device abstraction layer libraries, peripheral programming examples (Ethernet, graphics, USB) and board level example applications. StarterWare can be used stand-alone or with an RTOS.

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SYS/BIOS Industrial SDK

The SYS/BIOS Industrial SDK for AM3359Processors provides real-time industrial protocols, like EtherCAT®, PROFIBUS®, Ethernet/IP and others.

Supported Devices & Platforms:

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TI Design Network partner provided and supported

Other RTOS and commercial OS options from our TI design network partners: