K2E Development Board
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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

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 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

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K2E Development Board


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User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 10326 14 Nov 2018
White papers (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1230 07 May 2015
PDF 754 25 Mar 2015
More literature (6)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 9014 22 May 2019
PDF 38 02 Jan 2019
PDF 216 03 Sep 2014
PDF 189 13 Nov 2013
PDF 199 09 Nov 2012
PDF 515 09 Nov 2012

Software development (4)

Name Part Number Software Type
DSP Math Library for Floating Point Devices  MATHLIB  Drivers & libraries 
TMS320C5000/6000 Image Library (IMGLIB)  SPRC264  Drivers & libraries 
TMS320C6000 DSP Library (DSPLIB)  SPRC265  Drivers & libraries 
Processor SDK for 66AK2Ex Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support  PROCESSOR-SDK-K2E  Software development kits (SDK) 

TI Devices (3)

Part Number Name Product Family
66AK2E05  Multicore DSP+Arm, 4x Arm A15 cores, 1x C66x DSP core, NetCP, 10GbE switch  Digital signal processors (DSP) 
AM5K2E02  Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A15  Sitara processors 
AM5K2E04  Sitara processor: quad Arm Cortex-A15  Sitara processors 

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