Sitara AM65xx processor module has real-time capable Ethernet

Sitara AM65xx processor module has real-time capable Ethernet

TQ has expanded the company’s range of modules with the TI Sitara processor family with a module suitable for real-time communication and fieldbuses. by Ally Winning @

The new TQMa65xx is supported by software from Kunbus GmbH and the module will become available from August.

Up to 3x PRUs (Programmable Realtime Units) can be used to provide up to six real-time capable Ethernet ports for TSN or fieldbus applications. The TQMa65xx allows industrial connections through Ethercat, Profinet or Profibus.

The choice of the Sitara AM65xx processor for this module adds to the modules that TQ already provides featuring AM335x and AM57xx CPUs. AM65xx CPUs feature five different processor derivatives to allow them to fill many different applications. The processors are available from a dual-core variant up to a quad-core with 2x dual-core clusters of Cortex-A53 cores at speeds of up to 1.1 GHz. All usable CPU signals are available through the industry-standard connector strips.

A hypervisor can be used to distribute tasks between operating systems and individual cores and can manage each core independently. The AM6528 and AM6548 CPU variants feature 3D graphics support and Full HD resolution for several displays at the same time.

The main CPU is supported by two Cortex-R5F cores with extended security functions. Available interfaces include 1x Gbit Ethernet, 2x USB3.0, 1x USB 2.0 and 2x PCIe. Up to 8 GB LPDDR4, 256 MByte Quad SPI NOR Flash and up to 64 GB eMMC Flash are used as the main memory. The module has an EEPROM and a battery-buffered and power-saving real-time clock.

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