EtherCAT Communications Dev Platform


Design files


Targeted for EtherCAT slave communications, this reference design allows designers to implement real-time EtherCAT communications standards in a broad range of industrial automation equipment. It enables low-footprint designs in applications such as industrial automation, factory automation or industrial communication with minimal external components and low-power performance. Although this reference design is for the TMDSICE3359, it can also be used for TMDXICE110.

  • EtherCAT conformance tested by EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG)
  • Free EtherCAT Slave Stack Code (SSC) from Beckhoff available; requires ETG membership (free of charge) and valid EtherCAT Vendor ID.
  • Free board support package and industrial software development kit
  • Support other industrial communications with the same hardware (e.g., PROFIBUS, Profinet, Ethernet/IP and more)
  • Production-ready development platform sub-system which includes schematics, BOM, user guides, application notes, white paper, software, demos and more

Design files & products

Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

TIDR336.ZIP (768 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR339A.ZIP (37 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDC179A.ZIP (3016 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

AND gates

SN74AUP2G082-ch, 2-input, 0.8-V to 3.6-V low power AND gates

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AND gates

SN74LVC1G08Single 2-input, 1.65-V to 5.5-V AND gate

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Arm-based processors

AM3357Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, PRU-ICSS, CAN

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Arm-based processors

AM3359Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, 3D, PRU-ICSS, CAN

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Arm-based processors

AMIC110Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 10+ Ethernet protocols

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Automotive LED drivers

TPIC28108-bit LED driver with I2C interface

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Boost converters (integrated switch)

TPS6104128-V, 250-mA Switch Boost Converter in SOT-23 for LCD and White LED Applications

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Buck converters (integrated switch)

TPS54205.5V to 36V Input, 2A, 500kHz Step-Down Converter

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Ethernet PHYs

TLK110Industrial 10/100 Ethernet PHY

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS766250-mA, 10-V, low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with power good & enable

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7861.5-A, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

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Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)

TPS65910Integrated Power Management IC (PMIC) w/ 4 DC/DCs, 8 LDOs and RTC in 6x6mm QFN family

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Multi-switch detection interface (MSDI) ICs

SN65HVS88234-V, 8-channel digital-input serializer for industrial automation & process control

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Evaluation board

TMDSICE3359 – AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE)

The AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE) is a development platform targeted for systems that specifically focus on the industrial communications capabilities of the Sitara AM335x Arm® Cortex™-A8 processors.

The AM335x Arm Cortex-A8 processors integrate the Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU (...)

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Evaluation board

TMDXICE110 – AMIC110 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE)

The AMIC110 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE) is a development platform targeted at industrial communications and industrial ethernet in particular. Key to the AMIC110 ICE is the Sitara AMIC110 SoC that features Arm® Cortex™-A8 processor along with the Programmable-Realtime Unit (...)

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Technical documentation

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Technical article How to select the right industrial Ethernet standard: EtherCAT Sep. 17, 2015
Technical article What’s inside the smart factory? Jun. 01, 2015
Application note Industrial Communications Engine (AM335x Board) Test Data Sep. 23, 2013
Technical article TI Awarded the EtherCAT Conformance Test Certificate from EtherCAT Technology Group Mar. 19, 2013

Related design resources

Software development

SYSBIOSSDK-IND-SITARA SYS/BIOS Industrial Software Development Kit (SDK) for Sitara™ Processors

Reference designs

TIDEP0002 PROFIBUS Communications Development Platform TIDEP0003 Ethernet/IP Communications Dev Platform TIDEP0010 Sercos 3 on AM335x TIDEP0028 Ethernet Powerlink Development Platform Reference Design TIDEP0032 Multi-Protocol Industrial Communications

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