AM3359 Industrial Development Kit (IDK)


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The TMDXIDK3359 is "Obsolete" and no longer available. However the TMDSICE3359 is recommended for industrial communications and is less complex to use and is readily available at a lower cost via the TI eStore.

The AM3359 Industrial Development Kit (IDK) is a full-featured application development platform for evaluating the capabilities and features of Sitara™ AM3359 ARM® Cortex™-A8 Processors for industrial applications.

The AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Processors are optimized for industrial communications, industrial control, and industrial drives applications. The AM335x processors integrate a broad range of industrial communication standards that work on Ethernet, CAN, and RS-485 physical layers.

Target Applications

The IDK hardware and included software is designed for industrial applications:

  • Industrial sensors and I/O units
  • Industrial communication gateways
  • Industrial drives with integrated communications and multi-axis motor control
  • Programmable logic/automation controllers (PLC/PAC) with integrated industrial communications such as PROFIBUS, CAN and Ethernet/IP

Block Diagram

  • A high level block diagram is shown to the right to provide an overview of the capabilities and connectivity available on the IDK.

Hardware Specifications Software and Tools Connectivity
  • AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8
  • NAND Flash, DDR2, SPI Flash
  • Industrial interfaces
  • TI Piccolo™ TMS320F28027 C2000 microcontroller
  • RoHS Compliant
  • PROFIBUS interface
  • CANOpen
  • Ethernet/IP
  • EtherCAT
  • PWM
  • Motor axis position feedback
  • Dual motor drivers
  • Digital inputs and outputs (I/O)
  • USB
  • SPI
  • I2C
  • UART
  • JTAG


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What's Included

AM3359 base board

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Modules apply.

Technical Documents
User guides (1)
*This is not an TI official document.
Title Date Type
AM335x Industrial Design Kit (TMDXIDK3359) Hardware User Guide 11 Dec 2012 Wiki*
White papers (7)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 938 06 Dec 2017 3,085
PDF 1175 25 May 2017 4,640
PDF 1047 05 Apr 2016 3,085
PDF 184 03 Mar 2015 986
PDF 301 03 Mar 2015 861
PDF 235 21 Nov 2013 700
PDF 274 21 Nov 2013 4,640
Design files (4)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
ZIP 400 16 Feb 2012 103
ZIP 2252 16 Feb 2012 49
ZIP 2316 16 Feb 2012 34
ZIP 393 16 Feb 2012 55

Software (1)

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

Development Tools (1)

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

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