LiteratureAbstract(literatureAbstract=As more and more features are integrated into the latest generation of processors, attention to detail is imperative in the design of the system hardware. The board design process is a critical phase where customers need to ensure that their design is compliant to the device-specific data sheet requirements.
Errors in the data sheet compliance that are not caught in the board design phase can be very costly if the design is committed to hardware with errors.
This application report focuses on one such important system level integration detail that covers input/output (I/O) interfaces with fail-safe considerations and where non-compliance with the TI data sheet has shown to cause Electrical Over-Stress (EOS) issues in manufacturing and in the field. The following TI products are used as examples: AM335x, AM437x, AM57x family of Sitara™ processors.)