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Arm CPU 1 Arm Cortex-A9 Arm MHz (Max.) 300 Industrial protocols BISS C, CC-Link IEF Basic, EnDat 2.2, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, HIPERFACE DSL, POWERLINK, PROFIBUS, PROFINET RT/IRT, SERCOS III, Tamagawa Serial I/O CAN, I2C, QSPI, SPI, UART, USB Ethernet MAC 2-Port 10/100 PRU EMAC Co-processor(s) PRU-ICSS Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 Approx. price (US$) 7.48 | 1ku DRAM DDR3, DDR3L, LPDDR open-in-new Find other AMIC industrial Ethernet processors

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Features

  • Highlights
    • Sitara™ ARM® Cortex®-A9 32-Bit RISC Processor With Processing Speed up to 300 MHz
      • NEON™ SIMD Coprocessor and Vector Floating Point (VFPv3) Coprocessor
      • 32KB of Both L1 Instruction and Data Cache
      • 256KB of L2 Cache or L3 RAM
    • 32-Bit LPDDR2, DDR3, and DDR3L Support
    • General-Purpose Memory Support (NAND, NOR, SRAM) Supporting up to 16-Bit ECC
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC)
    • Up to Two USB 2.0 High-Speed Dual-Role (Host or Device) Ports With Integrated PHY
    • 10, 100, and 1000 Ethernet Switch Supporting up to Two Ports (Only 1 Port is Pinned out on this Device)
    • Serial Interfaces:
      • Six UARTs, Two McASPs, Five McSPIs, Three I2C Ports, One QSPI, and One HDQ or 1-Wire
    • Security
      • Crypto Hardware Accelerators (AES, SHA, RNG, DES, and 3DES)
    • Two 12-Bit Successive Approximation Register (SAR) ADCs
    • Up to Three 32-Bit Enhanced Capture (eCAP) Modules
    • Up to Three Enhanced Quadrature Encoder Pulse (eQEP) Modules
    • Up to Six Enhanced High-Resolution PWM (eHRPWM) Modules
  • MPU Subsystem
    • ARM Cortex-A9 32-Bit RISC Microprocessor With Processing Speed up to 300 MHz
    • 32KB of Both L1 Instruction and Data Cache
    • 256KB of L2 Cache (Option to Configure as L3 RAM)
    • 256KB of On-Chip Boot ROM
    • 64KB of On-Chip RAM
    • Emulation and Debug
      • JTAG
      • Embedded Trace Buffer
    • Interrupt Controller
  • On-Chip Memory (Shared L3 RAM)
    • 256KB of General-Purpose On-Chip Memory Controller (OCMC) RAM
    • Accessible to All Masters
    • Supports Retention for Fast Wakeup
    • Up to 512KB of Total Internal RAM
      (256KB of ARM Memory Configured as L3 RAM + 256KB of OCMC RAM)
  • External Memory Interfaces (EMIFs)
    • DDR Controllers:
      • LPDDR2: 266-MHz Clock (LPDDR2-533 Data Rate)
      • DDR3 and DDR3L: 400-MHz Clock (DDR-800 Data Rate)
      • 32-Bit Data Bus
      • 2GB of Total Addressable Space
      • Supports One x32, Two x16, or Four x8 Memory Device Configurations
  • General-Purpose Memory Controller (GPMC)
    • Flexible 8- and 16-Bit Asynchronous Memory Interface With up to Seven Chip Selects (NAND, NOR, Muxed-NOR, and SRAM)
    • Uses BCH Code to Support 4-, 8-, or 16-Bit ECC
    • Uses Hamming Code to Support 1-Bit ECC
  • Error Locator Module (ELM)
    • Used With the GPMC to Locate Addresses of Data Errors From Syndrome Polynomials Generated Using a BCH Algorithm
    • Supports 4-, 8-, and 16-Bit Per 512-Byte Block Error Location Based on BCH Algorithms
  • Programmable Real-Time Unit Subsystem and Industrial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS)
    • Supports Protocols such as EtherCAT®, PROFIBUS®, PROFINET®, and EtherNet/IP™, EnDat 2.2, and More
    • Two Programmable Real-Time Units (PRUs) Subsystems With Two PRU Cores Each
      • Each Core is a 32-Bit Load and Store RISC Processor Capable of Running at 200 MHz
      • 12KB (PRU-ICSS1), 4KB (PRU-ICSS0) of Instruction RAM With Single-Error Detection (Parity)
      • 8KB (PRU-ICSS1), 4KB (PRU-ICSS0) of Data RAM With Single-Error Detection (Parity)
      • Single-Cycle 32-Bit Multiplier With 64-Bit Accumulator
      • Enhanced GPIO Module Provides Shift-In and Shift-Out Support and Parallel Latch on External Signal
    • 12KB (PRU-ICSS1 Only) of Shared RAM With Single-Error Detection (Parity)
    • Three 120-Byte Register Banks Accessible by Each PRU
    • Interrupt Controller Module (INTC) for Handling System Input Events
    • Local Interconnect Bus for Connecting Internal and External Masters to the Resources Inside the PRU-ICSS
    • Peripherals Inside the PRU-ICSS
      • One UART Port With Flow Control Pins, Supports up to 12 Mbps
      • One eCAP Module
      • Two MII Ethernet Ports that Support Industrial Ethernet, such as EtherCAT
      • One MDIO Port
    • Industrial Communication is Supported by Two PRU-ICSS Subsystems
  • Power, Reset, and Clock Management (PRCM) Module
    • Controls the Entry and Exit of Deep-Sleep Modes
    • Responsible for Sleep Sequencing, Power Domain Switch-Off Sequencing, Wake-Up Sequencing, and Power Domain Switch-On Sequencing
    • Clocks
      • Integrated High-Frequency Oscillator Used to Generate a Reference Clock (19.2, 24, 25, and 26 MHz) for Various System and Peripheral Clocks
      • Supports Individual Clock Enable and Disable Control for Subsystems and Peripherals to Facilitate Reduced Power Consumption
      • Five ADPLLs to Generate System Clocks (MPU Subsystem, DDR Interface, USB, and Peripherals [MMC and SD, UART, SPI, I2C], L3, L4, and Ethernet)
    • Power
      • Two Nonswitchable Power Domains (RTC and Wake-Up Logic [WAKE-UP])
      • Two Switchable Power Domains (MPU Subsystem, Peripherals and Infrastructure [PER])
      • Dynamic Voltage Frequency Scaling (DVFS)
  • Real-Time Clock (RTC)
    • Real-Time Date (Day, Month, Year, and Day of Week) and Time (Hours, Minutes, and Seconds) Information
    • Internal 32.768-kHz Oscillator, RTC Logic, and 1.1-V Internal LDO
    • Independent Power-On-Reset (RTC_PWRONRSTn) Input
    • Dedicated Input Pin (RTC_WAKEUP) for External Wake Events
    • Programmable Alarm Can Generate Internal Interrupts to the PRCM for Wakeup or Cortex-A9 for Event Notification
    • Programmable Alarm Can Be Used With External Output (RTC_PMIC_EN) to Enable the Power-Management IC to Restore Non-RTC Power Domains
  • Peripherals
    • Up to Two USB 2.0 High-Speed Dual-Role (Host or Device) Ports With Integrated PHY
    • Up to Two Industrial Gigabit Ethernet MACs
      (10, 100, and 1000 Mbps)
      • Integrated Switch
      • MAC Supports MII, RMII, and RGMII and MDIO Interfaces
      • Ethernet MAC and Switch Can Operate Independent of Other Functions
      • IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
    • Up to Two CAN Ports
      • Supports CAN Version 2 Parts A and B
    • Up to Two Multichannel Audio Serial Ports (McASPs)
      • Transmit and Receive Clocks up to 50 MHz
      • Up to Four Serial Data Pins Per McASP Port With Independent TX and RX Clocks
      • Supports Time Division Multiplexing (TDM), Inter-IC Sound (I2S), and Similar Formats
      • Supports Digital Audio Interface Transmission (SPDIF, IEC60958-1, and AES-3 Formats)
      • FIFO Buffers for Transmit and Receive (256 Bytes)
    • Up to Six UARTs
      • All UARTs Support IrDA and CIR Modes
      • All UARTs Support RTS and CTS Flow Control
      • UART1 Supports Full Modem Control
    • Up to Five Master and Slave McSPIs
      • McSPI0–McSPI2 Support up to Four Chip Selects
      • McSPI3 and McSPI4 Support up to Two Chip Selects
      • Up to 48 MHz
    • One Quad-SPI
      • Supports eXecute In Place (XIP) from Serial NOR FLASH
    • One Dallas 1-Wire® and HDQ Serial Interface
    • Up to Three MMC, SD, and SDIO Ports
      • 1-, 4-, and 8-Bit MMC, SD, and SDIO Modes
      • 1.8- or 3.3-V Operation on All Ports
      • Up to 48-MHz Clock
      • Supports Card Detect and Write Protect
      • Complies With MMC4.3 and SD and SDIO 2.0 Specifications
    • Up to Three I2C Master and Slave Interfaces
      • Standard Mode (up to 100 kHz)
      • Fast Mode (up to 400 kHz)
    • Up to Six Banks of General-Purpose I/O (GPIO)
      • 32 GPIOs per Bank (Multiplexed With Other Functional Pins)
      • GPIOs Can be Used as Interrupt Inputs (up to Two Interrupt Inputs per Bank)
    • Up to Three External DMA Event Inputs That Can Also be Used as Interrupt Inputs
    • Twelve 32-Bit General-Purpose Timers
      • DMTIMER1 is a 1-ms Timer Used for Operating System (OS) Ticks
      • DMTIMER4–DMTIMER7 are Pinned Out
    • One Public Watchdog Timer
    • One Free-Running, High-Resolution 32-kHz Counter (synctimer32K)
    • Two 12-Bit SAR ADCs (ADC0, ADC1)
      • 867K Samples Per Second
      • Input Can Be Selected from Any of the Eight Analog Inputs Multiplexed Through an 8:1 Analog Switch
    • Up to Three 32-Bit eCAP Modules
      • Configurable as Three Capture Inputs or Three Auxiliary PWM Outputs
    • Up to Six Enhanced eHRPWM Modules
      • Dedicated 16-Bit Time-Base Counter With Time and Frequency Controls
      • Configurable as Six Single-Ended, Six Dual-Edge Symmetric, or Three Dual-Edge Asymmetric Outputs
    • Up to Three 32-Bit eQEP Modules
  • Device Identification
    • Factory Programmable Electrical Fuse Farm (FuseFarm)
      • Production ID
      • Device Part Number (Unique JTAG ID)
      • Device Revision (Readable by Host ARM)
  • Debug Interface Support
    • JTAG and cJTAG for ARM (Cortex-A9 and PRCM) and PRU-ICSS Debug
    • Supports Real-Time Trace Pins (for Cortex-A9)
    • 64-KB Embedded Trace Buffer (ETB)
    • Supports Device Boundary Scan
    • Supports IEEE 1500
  • DMA
    • On-Chip Enhanced DMA Controller (EDMA) Has Three Third-Party Transfer Controllers (TPTCs) and One Third-Party Channel Controller (TPCC), Which Supports up to 64 Programmable Logical Channels and Eight QDMA Channels
    • EDMA is Used for:
      • Transfers to and from On-Chip Memories
      • Transfers to and from External Storage (EMIF, GPMC, and Slave Peripherals)
  • InterProcessor Communication (IPC)
    • Integrates Hardware-Based Mailbox for IPC and Spinlock for Process Synchronization Between the Cortex-A9, PRCM, and PRU-ICSS
  • Boot Modes
    • Boot Mode is Selected Through Boot Configuration Pins Latched on the Rising Edge of the PWRONRSTn Reset Input Pin
  • Package
    • 491-Pin BGA Package (17-mm × 17-mm) (ZDN Suffix), 0.65-mm Ball Pitch With Via Channel Array Technology to Enable Low-Cost Routing

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Description

The TI AMIC120 high-performance processors are based on the ARM Cortex-A9 core.

The processors are enhanced with a coprocessor for deterministic, real-time processing including industrial communication protocols, such as EtherCAT, PROFIBUS, EnDat, and others. The devices support high-level operating systems (HLOS). Linux® is available free of charge from TI. Other HLOSs are available from TI’s Design Network and ecosystem partners.

These devices offer an upgrade to systems based on lower performance ARM cores and provide updated peripherals, including memory options such as QSPI-NOR and LPDDR2.

The processors contain the subsystems shown in the Functional Block Diagram, and a brief description of each follows.

The programmable real-time unit subsystem and industrial communication subsystem (PRU-ICSS) is separate from the ARM core and allows independent operation and clocking for greater efficiency and flexibility. The PRU-ICSS enables additional peripheral interfaces and real-time protocols such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, Ethernet Powerlink, Sercos, EnDat, and others. The PRU-ICSS enables EnDat and another industrial communication protocol in parallel. Additionally, the programmable nature of the PRU-ICSS, along with their access to pins, events and all system-on-chip (SoC) resources, provides flexibility in implementing fast real-time responses, specialized data handling operations, custom peripheral interfaces, and in off-loading tasks from the other processor cores of the SoC.

High-performance interconnects provide high-bandwidth data transfers for multiple initiators to the internal and external memory controllers and to on-chip peripherals. The device also offers a comprehensive clock-management scheme.

One on-chip analog to digital converter (ADC1) can combine with the pulse width module to create a closed-loop motor control solution.

The RTC provides a clock reference on a separate power domain. The clock reference enables a battery-backed clock reference.

Cryptographic acceleration is available in every AMIC120 device.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet AMIC120 Sitara™ Processors datasheet (Rev. B) Mar. 21, 2018
* Errata AM437x Sitara Processors Silicon Errata (Silicon Revisions 1.1, 1.2) (Rev. C) Jun. 19, 2017
More literature Ein Techniker-Leitfaden für Industrieroboter-Designs Mar. 25, 2020
User guides AM437x and AMIC120 ARM® Cortex™-A9 Processors Technical Reference Manual (Rev. I) Dec. 23, 2019
Technical articles Designing smarter remote terminal units for microgrids Oct. 02, 2019
Technical articles Security versus functional safety: a view from the Processor Software Development Kit May 31, 2019
White papers Utilizing Sitara™ processors for Industry 4.0 servo drives (Rev. A) May 28, 2019
User guides Powering AMIC110, AMIC120, AM335x, and AM437x with TPS65216 Apr. 11, 2019
Application notes Flexible Timing Configuration with IO-Link Master Frame Handler Mar. 26, 2019
Application notes AM437x schematic checklist Mar. 22, 2019
Application notes Industrial Communication Protocols Supported on Sitara™ Processors (Rev. B) Jan. 21, 2019
Application notes PRU-ICSS EtherCAT Slave Troubleshooting Guide Nov. 07, 2018
White papers EtherCAT® on Sitara™ Processors (Rev. H) Oct. 13, 2018
White papers EtherNet/IP on TI's Sitara AM335x Processors (Rev. C) Oct. 13, 2018
White papers PROFINET on TI’s Sitara™ processors (Rev. D) Oct. 13, 2018
Technical articles Simplified software development through the Processor SDK and tools Oct. 02, 2018
User guides How-To and Troubleshooting Guide for PRU-ICSS PROFIBUS Sep. 24, 2018
Technical articles Processor SDK: one for all and all for one Jun. 27, 2018
White papers Highly integrated single-chip industrial drive to connect, control & communicate Apr. 29, 2015

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EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Step 1: Buy the starter kit
Step 2: See the quick start guide
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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 (...)

Features

Hardware Specifications

  • 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)

Software and Tools

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS (SDK) Download
Processor SDK for AMIC120 Sitara™ Processors – TI-RTOS Support
PROCESSOR-SDK-AMIC120 Processor SDK (Software Development Kit) is a unified software platform for TI embedded processors providing easy setup and fast out-of-the-box access to benchmarks and demos.  All releases of Processor SDK are consistent across TI’s broad portfolio, allowing developers to seamlessly (...)
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RTOS features:
  • Full driver availability
  • File system
  • Bare metal secondary bootloader
  • Board support package
  • Demonstrations and examples
  • Host tools including Pin Mux and Clock Tree utilities
  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE for RTOS development
  • Documentation

The Processor SDK is free, and does not require any run-time (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
Sitara External Memory Interface (EMIF) tool
SITARA-DDR-CONFIG-TOOL The Sitara™ EMIF tool is a software tool which provides an interface to configure the TI processors for accessing the external DDR memory devices. The tool also optimizes the Delay Locked Loop (DLL) settings to compensate for board routing skews. The results are output as EMIF configuration (...)
Features
  • Supports all DDR memory types (LPDDR2, DDR3 and DDR3L DDR) available on devices
  • Supports HW leveling for DDR3/3L
  • Error checks for DRAM timings per JEDEC standard
  • Outputs EMIF configuration registers which can be directly used in Processor SDK and Code Composer Studio
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
PRU-ICSS Industrial Software for Sitara™ Processors
PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SW The PRU-ICSS Protocols enables real-time industrial communications for TI Sitara processors.  The PRU-ICSS protocols are built to use on top of Processor-SDK-RTOS, TI’s unified software development platform, and contain optimized PRU-ICSS firmware, a corresponding PRU-ICSS driver for the (...)
Features
  • PRU-ICSS firmware binary images and driver sources
  • Third-party stacks and evaluation libraries
  • Scripts to generate CCS projects
  • Example application for evaluation
  • Documentation (release notes, protocol data sheets, user guides, porting guides, etc.)

Refer to the protocol datasheets and release notes of (...)

IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
KUNBUS - A Single Source for Multiprotocol Industrial Communications
Provided by KUNBUS KUNBUS is a German-based company specializing in industrial communication and industrial automation. KUNBUS is the ideal partner for industrial communication because KUNBUS offers pre-certified protocol solutions on Sitara™ processors as well as a full suite of additional services to meet the (...)
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  • Full, pre-certified solutions based on Sitara™ processors
  • Years of industrial communciations expertise
  • Toolkits for master and slave development available
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
Cannon Automata Sercos III
Provided by AUTOMATA — The Sercos III Slave Communiction Stack allows to implement the Real-time Ethernet protocol Sercos III for any kind of slave devices. The source code includes SCP (Sercos Communication Profile) and GDP (General Device Profile). In addition, the stack already includes many optional function classes (...)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOLS Download
Clock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors
CLOCKTREETOOL The Clock Tree Tool (CTT) for Sitara™ ARM®, Automotive, and Digital Signal Processors is an interactive clock tree configuration software that provides information about the clocks and modules in these TI devices. It allows the user to:
  • Visualize the device clock tree
  • Interact with clock tree elements (...)
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CALCULATION TOOLS Download
Pin mux tool
PINMUXTOOL The Pin MUX Utility is a software tool which provides a Graphical User Interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts and specifying I/O cell characteristics for TI MPUs. Results are output as C header/code files that can be imported into software development kits (SDKs) or (...)
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Power Estimation Tool (PET) provides users the ability to gain insight in to the power consumption of select TI processors. The tool includes the ability for the user to choose multiple application scenarios and understand the power consumption as well as how advanced power saving techniques can be (...)

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