SolidRun’s SOM Based on TI’s AM64x Processor Accelerates Development of Industrial IoT, Robotics, and Critical Communications Hardware


TEL AVIV, Israel, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance system-on-module (SOM), single board computer (SBC) and network edge solutions, today announces its new SOM powered by AM64x processor family of Texas Instruments (TI). With the best real-time processing and low latency, this new SOM targets industrial applications of IoT and industrial machines.

The AM64x SOM is intended for applications that require a combination of precise real-time processing and application processing, and is equipped with two Cortex A53 cores for operating system and application level processing, up to four Cortex R5F cores for real-time computation, servo-control and safety operation and an isolated Cortex M4 MCU channel for error monitoring. This SOM also comes with a ton of innovative features that make it excellent for mission critical applications, such as an integrated MCU subsystem and diagnostic libraries, inline ECC, isolated Cortex-M4 core that can operate independently of the SoC, secure boot with hardware-enhanced trust root and more.

Designed using TI’s efficient production 16nm FinFET technology, these new TI AM64x processor-based SOMs consume little power, support the fanless design, and are rugged in extreme environments from -40 ° C to 85 ° C. Measuring just 47 x 30mm, these SOMs contain much more than the AM64x processor. Each SOM is equipped with on-board eMMC storage, a sub-1 GHz microcontroller for radio communication, and up to three gigabit Ethernet physical layer transceivers.

To maximize the multiprotocol industrial Ethernet support of the AM6442 processor, the SOM relies on two integrated gigabit industrial communications subsystems (PRU-ICSSG), which support industrial Ethernet protocols such as Profinet IRT, Profinet RT, EtherNet / IP, EtherCAT and Time Sensitive Networks (TSN). Combined with integrated high-speed PCIe, USB 3.0 and Ethernet switching interfaces, as well as general industrial connectivity options such as UART, I2C, CAN and ADC, the SOM is the ideal basis for industrial communication systems, l ‘factory automation, industrial robots and machine control, industrial gateways, M2M communication and much more.

The AM64x SOM family offers several ordering options for the A53 single-to-dual-core and R5F single-to-quad-core options based on the TI AM6411, AM6412, AM6421, AM6441 and AM6442 processors. Additionally, SOMs can be optional with TI’s SimpleLink CC1312 Multiprotocol and Multiband Wireless MCU for communication below 1 GHz. Support for 6LoWPAN, MIOTY and Wi-SUN protocols enables SOM to perform advanced sensor detection and measurement, which is especially useful for HVAC, smart buildings, advanced medical systems, smart meters, etc.

“Industrial automation, robots, smart buildings and more require powerful application processing capabilities as well as robust real-time communications for precise machine control,” said Dr. Atai Ziv, CEO of SolidRun. “Until now, no solution could do it all. Our family of AM64x-based SOMs streamline hardware specifications and enable developers to rapidly design compact, accurate, and connected edge devices and industrial network solutions for industrial IoT and next-generation automation. “

SolidRun also offers Hummingboard-T AM64X Base and Hummingboard-T AM64X Pro Support Cards which are great for prototyping with the SOM AM64X processor. These new Hummingboards support up to 1GB DDR4, 8GB eMMC flash memory and offer expansion and communication options including:

  • GPIO header
  • I / O for USB 3.0, CAN-FD and RS485 / RS232,
  • up to three gigabit Ethernet ports, two of which have ICSSG PRUs,
  • Cat 4 LTE optional with SIM slot
  • Optional CC1312 SimpleLink 1 GHz Wireless MCU

SOM TI AM64x S and Hummingboard carrier boards are available through SolidRun. To help speed up the development process, customers will benefit from an optimized card support package, long-term stable support for certain software distributions, access to SolidRun support tools, and a sample source code.

For more information on SolidRun’s TI AM64x-based SOM, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/embedded-industrial-iot/ti-am64x-sitara-family/am64x-sitara-som/#software. For more information on SolidRun, please visit www.solid-run.com.

Please access the press kit here: https://bit.ly/AM64x_SOM

About SolidRun

SolidRun is one of the world’s leading developers of embedded systems and network solutions, focused on a wide range of energy efficient, powerful and flexible products. Our innovative compact embedded solutions are based on the ARM and x86 architecture and offer a variety of platforms, including SOM (System-on-Module), SBC (Single Board Computer) and industrial mini-PCs.

SolidRun offers a one-stop-shop for developers and OEMs, offering a full service from hardware customization to software support and even product branding and case design. With a mission to simplify application development while overcoming deployment challenges, SolidRun is proud to offer customers faster time to market and lower costs.

SolidRun’s TI AM64X Sitara SOM specifications include:


AM6442R SOM

AM6442A SOM

Processor Details

TI AM6442

TI AM6442

2 x Cortex A53

2 x Cortex A53

4 x Cortex R5

4 x Cortex R5

1 x Cortex M4

1 x Cortex M4

CPU speed

1GHz Industrial

1GHz Industrial

RAM

1 GB DDR4 with inline ECC

1 GB DDR4 with inline ECC

Internal storage

8 GB eMMC

8 GB eMMC

QSPI optional

Support for external storage

NOR-Flash

NOR-Flash

South Dakota

South Dakota

PCIe-SSD

PCIe-SSD

Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Support; TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET / IP)

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Support; TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET / IP)

Wireless


Optional CC1312 SimpleLink sub 1 GHz wireless MCU

USB 3.0

1

1

PCIe

1 (Gen 2.0)

1 (Gen 2.0)

I2C

4

4

SPI

??

??

UART

Up to 9


GPIO

??

??

PWM

??

??

CAN

2

2

SD / MMC

2

2

JTAG

??

??

Operating system support

Linux

Linux

Cut

47x30mm

47x30mm

Interface

3 Hirose DF40 connectors

3 Hirose DF40 connectors

Main voltage

5V

5V

I / O voltage

3.3V

3.3V

Temperature

Industrial: -40 ° C to 85 ° C

Industrial: -40 ° C to 85 ° C

Humidity

Humidity (non-condensing): 10% – 90%

Humidity (non-condensing): 10% – 90%

The specifications of the carrier card include:


BASE HUMMINGBOARD-T AM64X

HUMMINGBOARD-T AM64X PRO

I / O

1 USB 3.0 port

1 USB 3.0 port

2 x CAN-FD

2 x CAN-FD

2x RS485 / RS232

2x RS485 / RS232

Networking

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Support; TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET / IP)

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

1 x Cat 4 LTE optional with SIM support

2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps (PRU ICSSG, Support; TSN, EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNET / IP)


1 x Cat 4 LTE optional with SIM support


1 x CC1312 SimpleLink 1 GHz Wireless MCU (optional)

Processor

TI AM6424 Arm Cortex A53 Dual core @ 1GHz + 4 x Cortex R5 @ 800MHz + 1 x Cortex M4 @ 400MHz

TI AM6424 Arm Cortex A53 Dual core @ 1GHz + 4 x Cortex R5 @ 800MHz + 1 x Cortex M4 @ 400MHz

Memory storage

1 GB of DDR4

1 GB of DDR4

8 GB eMMC

8 GB eMMC

Various

GPIO header

GPIO header

LED indication

LED indication

User push buttons

User push buttons

RTC with back-up battery

RTC with back-up battery

Development and debugging interfaces

Console port (internal)

Console port (internal)

Power

9V-36V

9V-36V

Optional battery charger

POE PD 802.3af optional


Optional battery charger

Expansion card I / O

M.2

M.2

Temperature

Temperature: -40 ° C to 85 ° C

Temperature: -40 ° C to 85 ° C

Dimensions

150x85x40mm

150x85x40mm

Pregnant

Nothing

Nothing

Media contacts:

Michel Farino
New era of communications
[email protected]
949-346-1984

SOURCE SolidRun


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