AM437x Industrial Development Kit (IDK)


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The AM437x Industrial Development Kit (IDK) is an application development platform for evaluating the industrial communication and control capabilities of Sitara™ AM4379 and AM4377 processors for industrial applications.

The AM4379 and AM4377 processors are ideal for industrial communications, industrial control, and industrial drives applications. The AM437x processors integrate a quad-core 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.

Target Applications

The IDK hardware and software are designed for industrial applications:

  • Industrial drives
  • Industrial sensors and I/O units
  • Industrial communication gateways
  • Programmable logic/automation controllers (PLC/PAC) with integrated industrial communications such as EtherCAT and feedback such as EnDat.

Hardware Specifications Software and Tools Connectivity
  • AM4379 ARM Cortex-A9
  • 1GB DDR3
  • QSPI-NOR flash
  • Discrete power solution
  • Industrial communication interfaces
  • EnDat connectivity for motor feedback control
  • On-board 2Mp camera
  • Starterware base port
  • Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Application stacks for industrial communication protocols
  • Sample industrial applications
  • EtherCAT
  • EnDat 2.2
  • BiSS
  • CANOpen
  • Ethernet/IP
  • IEC61850
  • PWM
  • Motor axis position feedback
  • Up to 3-phase motor drive connector
  • Sigma Delta Decimation Filter
  • Digital inputs and outputs (I/O)
  • SPI
  • UART
  • JTAG

System Requirements

For evaluation of sample industrial applications:

  • EtherCAT/PROFIBUS master/PLC equipment (not included) to communicate with the AM437x IDK
  • Up to 3-phase motor with optional position feedback sensing (not included)

For application development:

  • Windows XP/7 based workstation
  • Industrial Software Development Kit
  • Code Composer Studio IDE

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    Linux-RT Processor SDK for AM437x


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    RTOS Processor for AM437x


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    SYSBIOS Industrial Software Development Kit (SDK) for AM335x and AM437x


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    Technical Documents
    User guides (3)
    Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
    PDF 327 28 Nov 2017 48
    PDF 2490 26 Oct 2016 1,459
    PDF 198 19 Jul 2016 1,047
    White papers (6)
    Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
    PDF 1633 30 May 2017 2,881
    PDF 1175 25 May 2017 4,690
    PDF 1726 29 Apr 2015 263
    PDF 269 09 Jul 2014 2,881
    PDF 235 21 Nov 2013 713
    PDF 274 21 Nov 2013 4,690
    Design files (6)
    Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
    ZIP 580 22 May 2017 550
    ZIP 473 22 May 2017 1,765
    ZIP 6065 22 May 2017 705
    ZIP 811 22 May 2017 508
    ZIP 870 22 May 2017 355
    ZIP 11389 22 May 2017 400

    Software (2)

    Name Part Number Software Type
    Processor SDK for AM437x Sitara™ Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AM437X  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
    SYS/BIOS Industrial Software Development Kit (SDK) for Sitara™ Processors  SYSBIOSSDK-IND-SITARA  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

    Development Tools (3)

    Name Part Number Tool Type
    Clock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, OMAP5, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors  CLOCKTREETOOL  Calculation Tools 
    Pin Mux Tool  PINMUXTOOL  Calculation Tools 
    Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

    Reference Designs (5)

    TI Devices (4)

    Part Number Name Product Family
    AM4376  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A9, Secure Boot, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A9 
    AM4377  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A9, Security, EtherCAT  ARM Cortex-A9 
    AM4378  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A9, Secure Boot, 3D, PRU  ARM Cortex-A9 
    AM4379  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A9, Security, EtherCAT, 3D  ARM Cortex-A9 

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