SK-AM64

AM64x starter kit for the Sitara™ AM64x processor

SK-AM64

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Overview

The AM64x starter kit is a stand-alone test and development platform that is ideal for accelerating the prototype phase of your next design. The kit includes: wired and wireless connectivity, three expansion headers, multiple boot options and flexible debug capabilities.

The starter kit is equipped with AM64x processor from TI and an optimized feature-set to allow the user to create commercial and industrial solutions using Ethernet-based, USB, and serial wired interfaces plus 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz wireless communications. Two 1-Gbps Ethernet Ports for wired connectivity are on-board, in addition to three expansion headers to expand the board’s functionality. Using standard serial protocols such as UART, I²C, and SPI, the starter kit can interface with a multitude of other devices, acting as a communications gateway. Receiving 5V power from a standard USB-C port, the starter kit allows the user to access the R5F cores of the AM64x, making it suitable as a programmable logic controller (PLC) or motor controller, processing sensor inputs and managing peripherals in real-time while running Linux on the A53 cores, making it the central engine in a remote industrial communication network. The additional embedded emulation logic allows for emulation and debugging using standard development tools such as Code Composer Studio™ from TI.

Features
  • Software: TI Processor SDK Linux/ RT Linux kernel, Yocto filesystem, out-of-box demos including Wi-Fi®
  • Processing: AM64x with 2x Arm Cortex-A53, 4x Arm Cortex-R5, 2x TI PRU_ICSSG
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®/Bluetooth Low Energy 5.1 via WiLink™ 8 WL1837MOD module; 2x RJ-45 Ethernet 1000/100 Mbps
  • Connectivity: 1x Type A USB 3.1 gen1 (SuperSpeed), on-board XDS110 JTAG Emulator and 3x UARTs via micro-USB
  • Expansion and prototyping: 40-pin Raspberry Pi (RPI4) HATs, PRU-ICSSG Real-Time I/O, and TI-MCU headers
  • Storage: 2GB LPDDR4; Bootable interfaces on SK: removable uSD, USB, 16 MB OSPI, Ethernet, UART

  • SD Card (not included)
  • USB-C cable (not included)
  • AC-DC adapter (not included)

Arm-based processors
AM6411 Single-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, single-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security AM6412 Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, single-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security AM6421 Single-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, dual-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security AM6441 Single-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security AM6442 Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security

 

Wi-Fi products
WL1837MOD WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® & Bluetooth Smart module
Important note

SK-AM64 is a prototype evaluation module and is available in limited quantities.

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Design files

SK-AM64 E2 Schematics SPRR432.PDF (1154 KB) SK-AM64 E2 Design File Package SPRCAJ5.ZIP (16235 KB)

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* User guide AM64x SK EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) May 24, 2021
Technical article We designed a Linux gateway for you. Here’s how you can use it in your next building automation application. May 18, 2021
More literature SK-AM64 EU RoHS Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) Apr. 26, 2021

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PROCESSOR-SDK-AM64X Software Development Kit for AM64x Sitara™ processors

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