Electronic Point-of-Sale (EPOS) Payment Terminal Reference Design
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Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) payment terminals require features such as authenticated boot, tamper detection, DDR encryption and more. The EPOS reference design provides faster time to market with a processor that helps customers meet PCI-PTS and EMV requirements. This AM438x processor enables developers to design systems that meet Payment Card Industry (PCI) certification.  The AM438x processors provides scalability with various processors speeds and compatible software to satisfy low- to high-end applications, along with ample connectivity including key peripherals required for payment terminals such as smart card and magnetic card reader.

  • TI Sitara AM438x processor with integrated features help customers design point-of-sale applications
  • ARM® Cortex®-A9 based processor with 300MHz, 600MHz and 1GHz speeds, as well as 3D graphics and PRU options
  • Processor Software Development Kit (SDK) for Linux® development
  • Smart card and magnetic card reader, along with other peripherals such as touchscreen display, keypad, USB, Ethernet and more
  • Includes TI TPS65218 power management IC and TCA5013 smart card PHY devices

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AM438x Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) Evaluation Module



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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
AM4388  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, security, 3D, PRU-ICSS  Sitara processors  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TCA5013  Smart card interface IC for 1 user card + 3 SAMs  I2C ICs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS65218  Power Management IC (PMIC) for ARM Cortex-A8/A9 SoCs and FPGA  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guide (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 3774 23 Jun 2017
PDF 395 22 Jun 2017
White paper (1)
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PDF 712 27 Jul 2017
Design files (6)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 2140 05 Apr 2017
ZIP 811 05 Apr 2017
ZIP 17636 05 Apr 2017
ZIP 9172 05 Apr 2017
ZIP 258 05 Apr 2017
ZIP 863 05 Apr 2017
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Reference Designs (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Thermal Printing with the PRU-ICSS on the BeagleBone Black Reference Design  TIDEP0056  Reference design 

Hardware development (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM438x Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) Evaluation Module  TMDXEVM438X-EPOS  Evaluation board 

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