AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK)


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The AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK) is an application development platform for evaluating the industrial communication and control capabilities of Sitara™ AM4379AM4377 and AMIC120 processors for industrial applications.

The  AM4379AM4377 and AMIC120 processors are ideal for industrial communications, industrial control, and industrial drives applications. The AM437x and AMIC120 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/AMIC120 ARM Cortex-A9
  • 1GB DDR3
  • QSPI-NOR flash
  • Discrete power solution
  • Industrial communication interfaces
  • EnDat connectivity for motor feedback control
  • On-board 2Mp camera (camera interface not available on AMIC120)
  • Starterware base port
  • Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Application stacks for industrial communication protocols
  • Sample industrial applications
  • EtherCAT
  • EnDat 2.2
  • BiSS C
  • 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:

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AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK)


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Linux-RT Processor SDK for AM437x


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RTOS Processor SDK for AM437x and AMIC120


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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 431
PDF 2490 26 Oct 2016 1,204
PDF 198 19 Jul 2016 890
White papers (5)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1633 30 May 2017 1,750
PDF 1175 25 May 2017 2,962
PDF 1726 29 Apr 2015 222
PDF 269 09 Jul 2014 1,750
PDF 235 21 Nov 2013 648
Design files (6)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
ZIP 580 22 May 2017 489
ZIP 473 22 May 2017 1,716
ZIP 6065 22 May 2017 718
ZIP 811 22 May 2017 481
ZIP 870 22 May 2017 300
ZIP 11389 22 May 2017 366
More literature (2)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 2457 21 Feb 2018 287
PDF 2447 28 Jul 2014 287

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) 
Processor SDK for AMIC120 Sitara™ Processors – TI-RTOS Support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AMIC120  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 (5)

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 
AMIC120  Sitara Processor; Arm Cortex-A9; 10+ Ethernet protocols, Serial protocols  Industrial Ethernet 

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