PHYTEC Reveals System on Module for the Texas Instruments ARM® Cortex™-A8 AM3517 Microprocessor

PHYTEC America announces the phyCORE®-AM3517 System on Module (SOM), populated with Texas Instruments’ Sitara® ARM® Cortex™-A8 AM3517 microprocessor, excellent for medical and industrial control applications.
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Feb. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- PHYTEC America, a leader in miniature, low power, high-performance system on module technology announces the phyCORE®-AM3517 System on Module (SOM), populated with Texas Instruments’ Sitara® ARM® Cortex™-A8 AM3517 microprocessor .

Excellent for medical and industrial control applications, the AM3517 MPU has a 600-MHz ARM Cortex™-A8 Core with NEON™ SIMD Coprocessor and Vector floating point (FP) co-processor. The AM3517 also boasts a POWER SGX™ Graphics Accelerator Subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration, a display subsystem enabling multiple concurrent image manipulation and a programmable interface which supports a wide variety of displays - making the AM3517 ideal for high-performance video, imaging, and graphics intensive applications. The phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM also supports the AM3505 MPU.

phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM features include:

   * AM3517 600-MHz ARM® Cortex™ A8
   * PowerVR SGX530 Graphics
   * Supports OpenGL 1.1/2.0 & OpenVG 1.0
   * 256 MB DDR2, optional 512 MB
   * 256 MB NAND, optional 512 MB
   * 10/100 Ethernet
   * USB 2.0 High Speed Host and OTG
   * CAN
   * 4 UARTS / 1 RS-232
   * 3 I2C / 4 McBSP(I2S) / 4 SPI
   * Touch Screen Controller
   * LVDS LCD transmitter
   * RS-232 transceiver
   * 1.8V or 3.3V operational
   * 58 x 72 mm form factor
   * -40° to 85°C temperature range
   * Supports Linux, Windows Embedded, Android

The phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM is available in PHYTEC Rapid Development Kits (RDKs), which include the SOM, Carrier Board, LCD, and all accessories required for immediate start-up. The Carrier Board serves as a reference design for target hardware development and the RDKs provide an immediate platform on which to develop application code that can be seamlessly integrated along with the SOM into prototype, pre-production, and production systems. Original Equipment Manufacturers with aggressive timelines or limited resources can employ PHYTEC's full range of design services, which include embedded hardware design, Linux/Windows Embedded design development and complete turnkey designs.

"We are excited for the addition of the phyCORE-AM3517 SOM to our product line," stated Josie Adams, Director of Product Development at PHYTEC. "This SOM is an ideal solution for customers requiring leading Cortex A8 technology and fast time to market."

A complete list of phyCORE®-AM3517 SOM features can be viewed at

© 2011 PHYTEC.  All Rights Reserved. phyCORE® is a registered trademark of the PHYTEC Technologie Holding AG and PHYTEC America LLC. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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In nearly 25 years of operations, PHYTEC has earned a reputation for high quality design, production and integration support of OEM-able System On Module (SOM) subassemblies and Rapid Development Kits that accelerate embedded product developments. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, PHYTEC remains a majority family-owned enterprise, with minority ownership shares held by the managers of operational divisions in Germany, the United States and France. PHYTEC provides off-shelf SOMs and hardware and software design services in support a variety of ARM® Cortex™ A8 and A9, ARM11™ , ARM9™ , Intel® Atom™ and XScale® devices. PHYTEC products have been deployed in thousands of embedded designs, ranging from industrial control to medical, automotive, avionic and data processing applications.

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