AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)


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The AM65x industrial development kit (IDK) is a development platform for evaluating the industrial communication and control capabilities of Sitara™ AM65x processors for applications in factory automation, drives, robotics, grid infrastructure, and more. AM65x processors include three PRU-ICSS (Programmable Real-time Unit for Industrial Communications) sub-systems which can be used for gigabit industrial Ethernet protocols such as Profinet, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, and others.

  • Up to 6 industrial gigabit Ethernet ports and 1 standard gigabit Ethernet port that can be used concurrently
  • 4GB DDR4 with ECC
  • Profibus connection and industrial I/O header
  • On-board 16GB eMMC
  • On-board 512Mb OSPI flash
  • 2-lane PCIe Gen3.1, USB 2.0 and CSI-2 interfaces

  • Assembled IDK
  • SD card
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Documentation
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Arm-based processors
AM6548 Sitara processor: quad Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics


Automotive LED drivers
TPIC2810 8-bit LED driver with I2C interface


Buck converters (integrated switch)
TPS62087 3-A Step-Down Converter with DCS-Control and Hiccup Short Circuit Protection in 2x2 QFN Package TPS62095 4A Synchronous Step Down Converter with DCS Control TPS62363 Processor Core Supply with I2C Compatible Interface and Remote Sense TPS62480 6A, 2.4V-5.5V input, Synchronous step-down converter with PG Output, Adjust. Soft-start and Optional


Current/voltage/power monitors
INA226 36V, 16-bit, ultra-precise i2c output current/voltage/power monitor w/alert


Supervisor & reset ICs
TPS3711 36-V voltage detector

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Evaluation board

TMDX654IDKEVM – AM65x industrial development kit (IDK)

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* User guide AM65x IDK EVM User’s Guide (Rev. A) Nov. 03, 2020
* More literature AM65x/DRA80xM Industrial Development Kit (Rev. B) May 08, 2019
White paper EtherNet/IP on TI's Sitara AM335x Processors (Rev. D) Jul. 28, 2020
More literature TMDX654IDKEVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) Mar. 31, 2020
Application note AM65x/DRA80xM Silicon Revision 1.0 to 2.0 Migration Guide Jan. 06, 2020
White paper Virtualization for embedded industrial systems (Rev. B) Mar. 07, 2019
White paper Ensuring real-time predictability (Rev. B) Dec. 04, 2018
White paper The state of functional safety in Industry 4.0 Nov. 27, 2018
White paper Secure Boot on embedded Sitara™ processors (Rev. A) Oct. 13, 2018

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Software development

PROCESSOR-SDK-AM65X Processor SDK for AM65x Sitara processors – Linux, TI-RTOS, & Android support
PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SW PRU-ICSS Industrial Software for Sitara™ Processors
CCSTUDIO-SITARA Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Sitara ARM Processors

Design tools & simulation

CLOCKTREETOOL Clock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors PINMUXTOOL Pin mux tool

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