AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine
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Step 2: Read the app note and download the processor SDK
Step 3: Get the industrial protocol package
Step 4: Read the industrial protocol package software development guide

The AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE) is a development platform targeted for systems that specifically focus on the industrial communications capabilities of the Sitara AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 Processors

The AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Processors integrate the Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU) that has been architected to implement the real-time communication technologies used in a broad range of industrial automation equipment. It enables low foot print designs with minimal external components and with best in class low power performance.

TMDSICE3359 is a revised version of TMDXICE3359 with production AM3359 silicon and a notable improvements including:

    • Option of controlling the Ethernet ports from PRU or from 2-port GbE switch
    • On-board OLED display
    • DDR3 memory
    • Support for larger NOR Flash upto 32Mb
      • Industrial communication modules
      • Industrial communication interfaces for sensors and input/output (I/O) systems
      • Industrial communication gateways
      • Industrial drives with integrated communications
      • Motor feedback systems

Target Applications

    The ICE hardware and included software is designed to help integrate the industrial communications interfaces in a broad range of industrial systems. Some of these are listed below.


Hardware Specifications

  • AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8
  • DDR3, NOR Flash, SPI Flash
  • OLED Display
  • TPS65910 Power management
  • USB Cable for debug
  • RoHS Compliant

Software and Tools

  • Processor SDK
  • Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE
  • Application stacks for industrial communication protocols
  • Sample industrial applications


  • PROFIBUS interface
  • CANOpen
  • Ethernet/IP
  • EtherCAT
  • Digital inputs and outputs (I/O)
  • SPI
  • UART
  • JTAG (via USB)

System Requirements

For evaluation of sample industrial applications:

  • EtherCAT/PROFIBUS master/PLC equipment to communicate with the TI ICE (not included)

For development of customer application:

  • Windows XP/7 based workstation
  • Code Composer Studio IDE v5 (download available on CCS Download page)

What's Included

  • AM3359 board
  • OLED display
  • DDR, NOR Flash, SPI Flash
  • Documentation

Not Included

  • 24V DC, 0.75A MAX power supply
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    AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE)


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    Technical Documents
    User guides (3)
    Title Type Size (KB) Date
    PDF 444 21 Feb 2019
    PDF 198 19 Jul 2016
    PDF 1504 29 Mar 2016
    White papers (8)
    Title Type Size (KB) Date
    PDF 1633 04 Dec 2018
    PDF 678 13 Oct 2018
    PDF 824 13 Oct 2018
    PDF 1177 01 Aug 2018
    PDF 1722 10 Jan 2018
    PDF 1101 22 Jun 2017
    PDF 301 03 Mar 2015
    PDF 235 21 Nov 2013
    Design files (3)
    Title Type Size (KB) Date
    ZIP 37 03 Sep 2014
    ZIP 3016 17 Jan 2014
    ZIP 768 09 Jan 2014
    More literature (2)
    Title Type Size (KB) Date
    PDF 46 20 Dec 2018
    PDF 1194 23 Mar 2012

    Software (2)

    Name Part Number Software Type
    Processor SDK for AM335x Sitara Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AM335X  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
    PRU-ICSS Industrial Software for Sitara™ Processors  PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SW  Software Libraries 

    Development Tools (1)

    Name Part Number Tool Type
    Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

    Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 2 )

    Name Part Number Tool Type
    AM335x Evaluation Module  TMDXEVM3358  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
    AM335x Starter Kit  TMDSSK3358  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

    Reference Designs  ( 4 )

    Name Part Number Tool Type
    EtherCAT Communications Dev Platform  TIDEP0001  TI Designs
    Ethernet/IP Communications Dev Platform  TIDEP0003  TI Designs
    PROFIBUS Communications Development Platform  TIDEP0002  TI Designs
    PROFINET Communications Dev Platform  TIDEP0008  TI Designs

    TI Devices (4)

    Part Number Name Product Family
    AM3356  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
    AM3357  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
    AM3358  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 3D graphics, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
    AM3359  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, 3D, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 

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