8.3 Documentation Support
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The current documentation that describes the processor, related peripherals, and other technical collateral is listed below.
Processor SDK RTOS Customization: Modifying Board Library to Change UART Instance on AM335x
Describes the procedure to modify the default UART0 example in the AM335x Processor SDK RTOS package to enable UART1. On the BeagleBone Black (BBB) P9 header, pins 24(TX) and 26(RX) are connected to UART1. This procedure shows a test to verify that UART1 is enabled on the BBB.
High-Speed Layout GuidelinesAs modern bus interface frequencies scale higher, care must be taken in the printed circuit board (PCB) layout phase of a design to ensure a robust solution.
AM335x Reliability Considerations in PLC ApplicationsProgrammable Logic Controllers (PLC) are used as the main control in an automation system with high- reliability expectations and long life in harsh environments. Processors used in these applications require an assessment of performance verses expected power on hours to achieve the optimal performance for the application.
AM335x Thermal ConsiderationsDiscusses the thermal considerations of the AM335x devices. It offers guidance on analysis of the processor's thermal performance, suggests improvements for an end system to aid in overcoming some of the existing challenges of producing a good thermal design, and provides real power/thermal data measured with AM335x EVMs for user evaluation.
Selection and Solution Guides
Connected Sensors Building Automation Systems GuideThe use of connected sensors has a wide range of uses in building automation applications, from monitoring human safety and security, controlling the environment and ambience specified by the comfort preferences of the end user, or either periodic or continuous data logging of environmental and system data to detect irregular system conditions.
Building Automation for Enhanced Energy And Operational EfficiencyDiscusses building automation solutions, focusing on aspects of the Building Control System. TI’s Sitara processors facilitate intelligent automation of the control systems. The scalable Sitara processor portfolio offers an opportunity to build a platform solution that also spans beyond Building Control Systems.
POWERLINK on TI Sitara ProcessorsSupports Ethernet standard features such as cross-traffic, hot-plugging and different types of network configurations such as star, ring and mixed topologies.
EtherNet/IP on TI's Sitara AM335x ProcessorsEtherNet/IP™ (EtherNet/Industrial Protocol) is an industrial automation networking protocol based on the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard that has dominated the world of IT networking for the past three decades.
PROFINET on TI’s Sitara AM335x ProcessorsTo integrate PROFINET into the Sitara AM335x processor, TI has built upon its programmable realtime unit (PRU) technology to create an industrial communication sub-system (ICSS).
Profibus on AM335x and AM1810 Sitara ARM MicroprocessorPROFIBUS, one of the most used communication technologies, is installed in more than 35 million industrial nodes worldwide and is growing at a rate of approximately 10 percent each year.
EtherCAT on Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 MicroprocessorsEmerging real-time industrial Ethernet standard for industrial automation applications, such as input/output (I/O) devices, sensors and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
Mainline Linux Ensures Stability and InnovationEnabling and empowering the rapid development of new functionality starts at the foundational level of the system’s software environment – that is, at the level of the Linux kernel – and builds upward from there.
Complete Solutions for Next-Generation Wireless Connected AudioRobust, feature-rich and high-performance connectivity technology for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Data Concentrators: The Core of Energy and Data ManagementWith a large install base, it is essential to establish an automated metering infrastructure (AMI). With automated meter reading (AMR) measurement, the communication of meter data to the central billing station will be seamless.
Linaro Speeds Development in TI Linux SDKsLinaro’s software is not a Linux distribution; in fact, it is distribution neutral. The focus of the organization’s 120 engineers is on optimizing base-level open-source software in areas that interact directly with the silicon such as multimedia, graphics, power management, the Linux kernel and booting processes.
Getting Started on TI ARM Embedded Processor DevelopmentBeginning with an overview of ARM technology and available processor platforms, this paper will then explore the fundamentals of embedded design that influence a system’s architecture and, consequently, impact processor selection.
Power Optimization Techniques for Energy-Efficient SystemsThe TI Sitara processor solutions offer the flexibility to design application-specific systems. The latest Sitara AM335x processors provide a scalable architecture with speed ranging from 300 MHz to 1 GHz.
The Yocto Project: Changing the Way Embedded Linux Software Solutions are DevelopedEnabling complex silicon devices such as SoC with operating firmware and application software can be a challenge for equipment manufacturers who often are more comfortable with hardware than software issues.
Smart Thermostats are a Cool Addition to the Connected HomeBecause of the pervasiveness of residential broadband connectivity and the explosion in options, the key to the connected home is – connectivity.
BeagleBone Low-Cost Development Board Provides a Clear Path to Open-source ResourcesReady-to-use open-source hardware platform for rapid prototyping and firmware and software development.
Enable Security and Amp Up Chip Performance With Hardware-Accelerated CryptographyCryptography is one of several techniques or methodologies that are typically implemented in contemporary electronic systems to construct a secure perimeter around a device where information or digital content is being protected.
Gesture Recognition: Enabling Natural Interactions With ElectronicsEnabling humans and machines to interface more easily in the home, the automobile, and at work.
Developing Android Applications for ARM Cortex-A8 CoresThe flexibility, power, versatility and ubiquity of the Android operating system (OS) and associated ecosystem have been a boon to developers of applications for ARM processor cores.
Industrial Communication with Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 MicroprocessorsThe industry’s first low- power ARM Cortex-A8 devices to incorporate multiple industrial communication protocols on a single chip. The six pin-to-pin and software-compatible devices in this generation of processors, along with industrial hardware development tools, software and analog complements, provide a total industrial system solution.
Sitara ProcessorsUsing the ARM Cortex-A series of cores, are optimized system solutions that go beyond the core, delivering products that support rich graphics capabilities, LCD displays and multiple industrial protocols.
Industrial Communication with Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 MicroprocessorsDescribes the key features and benefits of multiple, on-chip, production-ready industrial Ethernet and field bus communication protocols with master and slave functionality.