TMDSIDK437X

AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK)

TMDSIDK437X

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Overview

The AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK) is an application development platform for evaluating the industrial communication and control capabilities of Sitara™ AM4379AM4377 and AMIC120 processors for industrial applications.

The  AM4379AM4377 and AMIC120 processors are ideal for industrial communications, industrial control, and industrial drives applications. The AM437x and AMIC120 processors integrate a quad-core Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU) that has been architected to implement the real-time communication technologies used in a broad range of industrial automation equipment. It enables low foot print designs with minimal external components and with best in class low power performance.

Target Applications

The IDK hardware and software are designed for industrial applications:

  • Industrial drives
  • Industrial sensors and I/O units
  • Industrial communication gateways
  • Programmable logic/automation controllers (PLC/PAC) with integrated industrial communications such as EtherCAT and feedback such as EnDat.

Hardware Specifications

  • AM4379/AMIC120 Arm® Cortex®-A9
  • 1GB DDR3
  • QSPI-NOR flash
  • Discrete power solution
  • Industrial communication interfaces
  • EnDat connectivity for motor feedback control
  • On-board 2Mp camera (camera interface not available on AMIC120)

Software and Tools


Connectivity

  • EtherCAT
  • EnDat 2.2
  • BiSS C
  • PROFINET
  • CANOpen
  • PROFIBUS
  • POWERLINK
  • Ethernet/IP
  • SERCOS III
  • IEC61850
  • PWM
  • Motor axis position feedback
  • Up to 3-phase motor drive connector
  • Sigma Delta decimation filter
  • Digital inputs and outputs (I/O)
  • SPI
  • UART
  • JTAG

System Requirements

For evaluation of sample industrial applications:

  • EtherCAT/PROFIBUS master/PLC equipment (not included) to communicate with the AM437x IDK
  • Up to 3-phase motor with optional position feedback sensing (not included)

For application development:

AM4x Arm Cortex-A9 processors
AM4376 Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS AM4377 Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, EtherCAT AM4378 Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics AM4379 Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, EtherCAT, 3D graphics

 

AMIC industrial Ethernet processors
AMIC120 Sitara processor; Arm Cortex-A9; 10+ Ethernet protocols, encoder protocols
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Develop EtherCAT-connected applications on AM437x devices

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Develop EtherNET/IP-connected applications on AM437x devices

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Develop PROFIBUS-connected applications on AM437x devices

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Develop PROFINET-connected applications on AM437x devices

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Integrate multi-protocol support on a single industrial network platform with AM437x

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Evaluation board

TMDSIDK437X – AM437x/AMIC120 Industrial Development Kit (IDK)

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Technical documentation

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* More literature AM437x Industrial Development Kit Quick Start Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 21, 2018
* User guide AM437x IDK EVM Hardware User's Guide Nov. 28, 2017
More literature TMDSIDK437X EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019
White paper Ensuring real-time predictability (Rev. B) Dec. 04, 2018
White paper An inside look at industrial Ethernet communication protocols (Rev. B) Aug. 01, 2018
User guide TIDEP0079 Design Guide (Rev. B) Oct. 26, 2016
User guide EtherCAT Master Stack for TI Sitara CPU Family Design Guide (Rev. A) Jul. 19, 2016
White paper Highly integrated single-chip industrial drive to connect, control & communicate Apr. 29, 2015
White paper Scalable Solutions for HMI Nov. 21, 2013

Related design resources

Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD
TMDSEVM437XAM437x high security evaluation module
TMDXSK437XAM437x starter kit

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (SDK)
PROCESSOR-SDK-AM437XProcessor SDK for AM437x Sitara Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support
PROCESSOR-SDK-AMIC120Processor SDK for AMIC120 Sitara™ Processors – TI-RTOS Support
DRIVER OR LIBRARY
PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SWPRU-ICSS Industrial Software for Sitara™ Processors
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER
CCSTUDIOCode Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOL
CLOCKTREETOOLClock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors
PINMUXTOOLPin mux tool

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGN
TIDEP0025Single Chip Drive for Industrial Communications and Motor Control
TIDEP0033SPI Master with Signal Path Delay Compensation Reference Design
TIDEP0039Sercos III Slave For AM437x Communication Development Platform Reference Design
TIDEP0057Multi-Protocol Digital Position Encoder Master Interface Reference Design With AM437x on PRU-ICSS
TIDEP0065Enhanced I2C and SMbus Master Interface Reference Design with PRU-ICSS

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