AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine


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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 Software and Tools Connectivity
  • AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8
  • DDR3, NOR Flash, SPI Flash
  • OLED Display
  • TPS65910 Power management
  • 24V Power supply with regional adapters and cables
  • USB Cable for debug
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 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
  • Industrial Software Development Kit (download available on the Industrial SDK page)
  • Code Composer Studio IDE v5 (download available on CCS Download page)

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User guides (4)
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Wiki* 06 May 2014
Wiki* 20 May 2014
PDF 198 19 Jul 2016 1,400
PDF 1504 29 Mar 2016 1,654
White papers (10)
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PDF 1633 30 May 2017 2,996
PDF 1175 25 May 2017 4,837
PDF 1047 05 Apr 2016 3,236
PDF 922 03 Sep 2015 98
PDF 1786 17 Mar 2015 642
PDF 301 03 Mar 2015 980
PDF 184 03 Mar 2015 1,070
PDF 269 09 Jul 2014 2,996
PDF 235 21 Nov 2013 825
PDF 274 21 Nov 2013 4,837
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More literature (1)
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PDF 386 17 Nov 2011 684

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) 
SYS/BIOS Industrial Software Development Kit (SDK) for Sitara™ Processors  SYSBIOSSDK-IND-SITARA  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

Reference Designs (4)

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

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM3356  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3357  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3358  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, 3D Graphics, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3359  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, 3D, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 

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