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AM62x Sitara-based SoM with Linux support

Nov 12, 2023 — by Giorgio Mendoza 332 views

The i.Core AM62x by ENGICAM is an embedded system module powered by the low-cost Texas Instrument’s AM62x Sitara processors . It is designed to be versatile, suitable for various applications that require 3D graphics acceleration, dual GbE interfaces and high-performing memory capacity.

The heart of the i.Core AM62x is the TI AM62x Sitara processor with the following architecture: 

  • TI AM62x Sitara – Up to 4 Arm Cortex-A53 (up @1.4GHz); Single-core Cortex-M4F MCU (up to @400MHz); 3D GPU w/ OpenGL ES 3.1 & Vulkan 1.2

i.Core AM62x block diagram
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The i.Core AM62x comes equipped with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, clocked at 1600 MTs for memory-intensive applications. It also includes 8GB of eMMC storage, providing a reliable and fast storage solution.

For networking, the module supports two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, with an option for one RGMII interface, catering to applications requiring high-speed network connectivity.

ENGICAM i.Core AM62x 
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The module features an I2S AUDIO S interface for high-quality audio output and dual-channel LVDS capable of supporting up to 1920×1080 resolution at 60fps, suitable for high-definition video. Additionally, it comes equipped with a MIPI-CSI camera interface, enabling the integration of camera devices.

Equipped with a range of I/O interfaces, including UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, SDIO, GPIOs, and a 16-bit parallel LCD interface, the i.Core AM62x also features a JTAG interface for debugging and two USB 2.0 host interfaces, adding to its connectivity options.

ENGICAM EDIMM 2.0 Starter Kit
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The ENGICAM’s EDIMM 2.0 eval board for the i.Core AM62x module is compatible with a 7-inch LCD with capacitive touch-screen, and a choice of Linux or Android BSP/SDK. It includes various interfaces such as HDMI, dual LVDS, Gigabit Ethernet, audio, USB3.0, three USB2.0 ports, microSD, RS485, RS232, and a console port. 

The board also features Wi-Fi connectivity, Mini PCIe, and MIPI CSI interfaces, with some features being module dependent.

Specifications listed for the i.Core AM62x include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • Up to 16GB DDR4@1600 MTs
    • 8GB eMMC onboard
  • Connectivity:
    • 2x Gb Ethernet interfaces
    • 1x RGMII (optionally)
  • Audio:
    • I2S AUDIO S interface
  • Display:
    • Dual channel LVDS up to 1920×1080 @60fps
  • Camera:
    • MIPI-CSI
  • I/O Interfaces:
    • UART, I2C, SPI, 
    • CAN, SDIO, GPIOs, 16 bit parallel LCD
    • JTAG
  • USB:
    • 2x USB HOST 2.0
  • Power:
    • 5V DC
  • Software:
    • Linux, Android, Yocto
  • Mechanical:
    • 32 x 67,6 mm

Further information

For additional details, visit the i.Core AM62x SoM product page on the ENGICAM website.

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