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The XEVMK2EX is a full-featured development tool for 66AK2Exx and AM5K2Exx KeyStone II based SoCs. Get started developing general purpose embedded computing systems for industrial, mission critical, and networking applications today with this double-wide AMC form-factor evaluation board featuring a single 66AK2E05 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with one C66x DSP.

The kit comes with a comprehensive software including Code Composer Studio Integrated Development Environment version 5 (CCS v5), TI’s Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) featuring Linux support for the ARM cores and SYS/BIOS RTOS support for the DSP core, chip support libraries, network development kit, and out of box demonstration software.

Robust on-board connectivity options include dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, UART over USB miniB, and PCIe and SATA over 170 pin B+ style AMC interface. A large amount of on-board memory, including DDR3, NAND and NOR flash, gives developers additional flexibility. The board additionally supports on-board (XDS200) or external emulation.

Additional interfaces, including 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet, HyperLink, PCIe, and SATA, can be accessed with two break out cards from Mistral Solutions.

Example Applications Avionics, embedded industrial controls, embedded networking, industrial routing & switching, and general purpose embedded computing systems
Board size Double Wide PICMG ® AMC form factor (7.11” x 2.89”)
DDR memory 4GB ECC DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM
Development environment DCode Composer StudioTM version 5 (CCS v5)
Ethernet On-board dual 10/100/1000 SGMII Ethernet
Emulation On-board XDS200, support external emulation through MIPI 60-pin connector
Memory 4GB DDR3, 512MB NAND Flash, 128MB NOR Flash
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Power Options DC power-brick adaptor (12V/5A) or AMC Carrier back-plane
Processor 1.25GHz 66AK2E05 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A-15 + C66x DSP
USB 1-port USB 3.0, USB mini

Looking for assistance?
Check out these resources:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Read the EVMK2E Quick-Start Guide Reference the EVMK2E Hardware Setup Guide or MCSDK Getting Started Guide Download the EVMK2E Design Files Visit the E2E Support Community

What's Included

  • 1 XEVMK2EX
  • Power supply, power cord, and universal adapter
  • USB cable for on-board JTAG emulation
  • 4-pin to 9-pin serial cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Software (via 8GB USB flash drive)
  • XEVMK2EX Quick Setup Guide

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Part Number Buy from Texas Instruments or Third Party Alert Me Status Host   OS   Current Version   Version Date  

K2E Development Board


ACTIVE PC  Microsoft Window 2000 & XP; Linux  v1.0.2.1   06 AUG 2014 

Linux Processor SDK for K2E


ACTIVE   Linux  v04.02  23-Dec-2017 

Linux-RT Processor SDK for K2E


ACTIVE   Linux-RT  v04.02  23-Dec-2017 

RTOS Processor SDK for K2E


ACTIVE   TI-RTOS  v04.02  23-Dec-2017 

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

Technical Documents
Third party documents (1)
*This is not an TI official document.
Title Date Type
XEVMK2EX Quick Setup Guide 29 Jul 2014
User guides (1)
*This is not an TI official document.
Title Date Type
Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) User’s Guide (Wiki) 29 Jul 2014 Wiki*
Application notes (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1772 24 Mar 2014 1,122
White papers (5)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1230 07 May 2015 45
PDF 754 25 Mar 2015 187
PDF 2075 07 Aug 2013 1,927
PDF 202 21 Feb 2013 494
PDF 1114 12 Nov 2012 426
More literature (6)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 216 03 Sep 2014 191
PDF 189 13 Nov 2013 417
PDF 93 11 Nov 2013 66
PDF 137 09 Nov 2012 100
PDF 199 09 Nov 2012 158
PDF 515 09 Nov 2012 292

Software (4)

Name Part Number Software Type
Processor SDK for 66AK2Ex Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support  PROCESSOR-SDK-K2E  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
DSP Math Library for Floating Point Devices  MATHLIB  Software Libraries 
TMS320C6000 DSP Library (DSPLIB)  SPRC265  Software Libraries 
TMS320C6000 Image Library (IMGLIB)  SPRC264  Software Libraries 

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
66AK2E02  Multicore DSP+ARM KeyStone II System-on-Chip (SoC)  C6000 DSP + ARM Processors 
66AK2E05  Multicore DSP+ARM KeyStone II System-on-Chip (SoC)  C6000 DSP + ARM Processors 
AM5K2E02  Sitara Processor: Dual ARM Cortex-A15  ARM Cortex-A15 
AM5K2E04  Sitara Processor: Quad ARM Cortex-A15  ARM Cortex-A15 

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