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

What's Included

  • Assembled IDK
  • SD card
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Documentation
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AM65x Industrial Development Kit (IDK)



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Technical documentation
Application notes (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 85 06 Jan 2020
User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 8954 24 Sep 2018
White papers (5)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 856 28 Jul 2020
PDF 1016 07 Mar 2019
PDF 1633 04 Dec 2018
PDF 1228 27 Nov 2018
PDF 652 13 Oct 2018
Design files (14)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 856 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 31 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 7067 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 4129 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 2176 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 38 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 11407 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 2081 13 Feb 2019
ZIP 82 07 Nov 2018
ZIP 140992 10 Oct 2018
ZIP 9341 10 Oct 2018
ZIP 93271 10 Oct 2018
ZIP 107 10 Oct 2018
ZIP 9147 10 Oct 2018
More literature (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 98 31 Mar 2020
PDF 3451 08 May 2019

Software development (3)

Name Part Number Software Type
PRU-ICSS Industrial Software for Sitara™ Processors  PRU-ICSS-INDUSTRIAL-SW  Drivers & libraries 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Sitara ARM Processors  CCSTUDIO-SITARA  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 
Processor SDK for AM65x Sitara processors – Linux, TI-RTOS, & Android support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AM65X  Software development kits (SDK) 

Design tools & simulation (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Clock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors  CLOCKTREETOOL  Calculation tools 
Pin mux tool  PINMUXTOOL  Calculation tools 

Hardware development (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
1280x800 LCD display accessory kit  TMDSLCD1EVM  Evaluation boards 
AM65x evaluation module (EVM)  TMDX654GPEVM  Evaluation boards 

TI Devices (11)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM6526  Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS  Sitara processors 
AM6528  Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics  Sitara processors 
AM6546  Sitara processor: quad Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS  Sitara processors 
AM6548  Sitara processor: quad Arm Cortex-A53 & dual Arm Cortex-R5F, Gigabit PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics  Sitara processors 
INA226  36V, 16-bit, ultra-precise i2c output current/voltage/power monitor w/alert  Current sense amplifiers 
TPIC2810  8-bit LED driver with I2C interface  LED drivers 
TPS3711  36-V voltage detector  Power management 
TPS62087  3-A Step-Down Converter with DCS-Control and Hiccup Short Circuit Protection in 2x2 QFN Package  Step-down (buck) regulators 
TPS62095  4A Synchronous Step Down Converter with DCS Control  Step-down (buck) regulators 
TPS62363  Processor Core Supply with I2C Compatible Interface and Remote Sense  Step-down (buck) regulators 
TPS62480  6A, 2.4V-5.5V input, Synchronous step-down converter with PG Output, Adjust. Soft-start and Optional  Step-down (buck) regulators 

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