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The EVMK2EX 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
  • More info- Product Details
  • Processor- 1.25GHz 66AK2E05 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A-15 + C66x DSP
  • USB- 1-port USB 3.0, USB mini
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Read the EVMK2E Quick-Start GuideReference the EVMK2E Hardware Setup Guide or MCSDK Getting Started GuideDownload the EVMK2E Design FilesVisit the E2E Support Community

  • 1 EVMK2EX
  • USB cable for on-board JTAG emulation
  • 4-pin to 9-pin serial cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Software (via 8GB USB flash drive)
  • EVMK2EX Quick Setup Guide

Arm-based processors
66AK2E05 High performance multicore DSP+Arm - 4x Arm A15 cores, 1x C66x DSP core, NetCP, 10GbE AM5K2E02 Sitara processor: dual-Arm Cortex-A15 AM5K2E04 Sitara processor: quad-Arm Cortex-A15
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* More literature EVMK2E Evaluation Module Quick Start Guide PDF | HTML 22 May 2019
* User guide EVMK2E Technical Reference Manual 14 Nov 2018
* Product overview 66AK2Ex KeyStone Multicore DSP+ARM(R) System-on-Chips (Rev. A) 03 Sep 2014
Certificate EVMK2EX EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
White paper Quality of service on Keystone II architecture 07 May 2015
White paper Save power and costs with TI's K2E on-chip networking features 25 Mar 2015
Product overview The Case for 10G Ethernet in Embedded Processing 13 Nov 2013
Product overview Video Infrastructure - Applications of the K2E, K2H platforms 09 Nov 2012
Product overview Industrial Imaging: Applications of the K2H and K2E platforms 09 Nov 2012

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