SPRUJ66 February   2023


  1. 1Abstract
  2. 2Table of Contents
    1.     Trademarks
  3. 3EVM Revisions and Assembly Variants
  4. 4System Description
    1. 4.1 Key Features
      1. 4.1.1 Processor
      2. 4.1.2 Power Supply
      3. 4.1.3 Memory
      4. 4.1.4 JTAG Emulator
      5. 4.1.5 Supported Interfaces and Peripherals
      6. 4.1.6 Expansion Connectors Headers to Support Application Specific Add On Boards
    2. 4.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 4.3 AM62A Low Power SK EVM Interface Mapping
    4. 4.4 Power ON/OFF Procedures
      1. 4.4.1 Power-On Procedure
      2. 4.4.2 Power-Off Procedure
      3. 4.4.3 Power Test Points
    5. 4.5 Peripheral and Major Component Description
      1. 4.5.1  Clocking
        1. Peripheral Ref Clock
      2. 4.5.2  Reset
      3. 4.5.3  CSI Interface
      4. 4.5.4  Audio Codec Interface
      5. 4.5.5  HDMI Display Interface
      6. 4.5.6  JTAG Interface
      7. 4.5.7  Test Automation Header
      8. 4.5.8  UART Interface
      9. 4.5.9  USB Interface
        1. USB 2 0 Type A Interface
        2. USB 2 0 Type C Interface
      10. 4.5.10 Memory Interfaces
        1. LPDDR4 Interface
        2. OSPI Interface
        3. MMC Interfaces
          1. MMC0 - eMMC Interface
          2. MMC1 - Micro SD Interface
          3. MMC2 - M.2 Key E Interface
        4. Board ID EEPROM
      11. 4.5.11 Ethernet Interface
        1. CPSW Ethernet PHY1 Default Configuration
        2. CPSW Ethernet PHY2 Default Configuration
      12. 4.5.12 GPIO Port Expander
      13. 4.5.13 GPIO Mapping
      14. 4.5.14 Power
        1. Power Requirements
        2. Power Input
        3. Power Supply
        4. AM62A SoC Power
        5. Current Monitoring
      15. 4.5.15 AM62A Low Power SK EVM User Setup and Configuration
        1. Boot Modes
        2. User Test LEDs
      16. 4.5.16 Expansion Headers
        1. User Expansion Connector
        2. MCU Connector
      17. 4.5.17 I2C Address Mapping
  5. 5Known Issues and Modifications
  6. 6Revision History


This technical user's guide is an excellent resource for those looking to develop applications with TI's AM62A Low-Power SK EVM. This low-cost Starter Kit is built around TI's AM62A AI Vision processor which includes an image signal processor (ISP) supporting 5MP@60FPS, 2 tera-operations-per-second (TOPS) AI Accelerator, Quad-Core 64-bit Arm®-Cortex® A53 microprocessor, Single-Core Arm Cortex-R5F, and H.264/H.265 video encode/decode. The SK-AM62A-LP is an ideal choice for those looking to develop smart camera, dashcam, machine vision camera, and automotive front camera applications.

The starter kit also includes both a MIPI CSI-2 camera connector for a single camera and additional expansion connector for up to 4 cameras, making it suitable for a variety of embedded vision and AI applications on the edge. For a variety of applications, TI's ISP can handle different lighting conditions in video streams by using HDR encoding and RBG-IR camera support. With the help of edge AI, Deep Learning on video streams like image classification and object detection have greatly improved performance on AM62A's AI accelerator. Therefore, giving significant improvement in frame rate, latency, and performance to allow offloading intensive processes from general purpose cores.

Furthermore, the starter kit supports Linux development with feature rich EdgeAI SDK. On-chip emulation logic allows for emulation and debugging using standard development tools such as Code Composer Studio™ from TI.


This evaluation board is a pre-production release and has a few known issues that should not be copied into a production system.