Mouser is now stocking the ARM-cortex Sitara applications processors ‘AM571x’ from Texas Instruments (TI). The processors are claimed to achieve high levels of processing and are designed to meet the intense processing needs of modern embedded applications, including industrial communications, human-machine interface (HMI), and automation and control.
New processors combine programmable video processing with a highly integrated peripheral set. The devices incorporate a single-core ARM Cortex-A15 reduced instruction set computer (RISC) CPU with Neon extensions and a TI C66x floating-point DSP core.
The devices allow developers to keep control functions separate from vision algorithms programmed on the DSP and co-processors, which results in a reduction of system software complexity, according to TI.
The processors offer up to 512 Kbytes of level 3 (L3) RAM plus L3 and L4 interconnects, as well as a DDR3/DDR3L memory interface module that supports up to DDR-1333 (667 MHz) memory with up to 2 Gbytes across a single chip select function.
A robust display subsystem supports 1080p HD video plus 2D and 3D graphics. Other features include two dual-core programmable real-time units, a general purpose memory controller, enhanced direct memory access (DMA) control, sixteen 32-bit general-purpose timers, and a 32-bit watchdog timer.
The AEC-Q100-qualified processors are supported by four development tools, also available from Mouser. The TMDSEVM572x evaluation module features a 7-inch touch screen and works in conjunction with the TMDSCM572x camera evaluation module to accelerate development of HMI and other applications.
The TMDXIDK57x-LCD industrial development kit includes a 10.1-inch LCD display that supports 10-point capacitive touch for display and touch applications.
The TMDXIDK5718 industrial development kit ships with a camera daughter card and offers simultaneous six-port Ethernet plus integrated industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols.
Further information is available at http://www.mouser.com/new/Texas-Instruments/ti-am5716-am5718-processors/.
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