The eSOM335x is a small form factor System on Module(SoM) based on AM3358BZCZA100 ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor family from Texas Instrument. The AM335x microprocessors are enhanced with image, graphics processing, peripherals and industrial interface options. The PowerVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator subsystem provides 3D graphics acceleration to support display and gaming effects. The PRU-ICSS enables additional peripheral interfaces and real-time protocols such as EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, Ethernet Powerlink, Sercos, and others.
The eSOM335x was designed very flexible, its memories are replaceable easily without any soldering work. RAM and eMMC units were designed modular and plug into coreboard through two 60pin specific connectors. DDR3L RAM modules come with 512MB capacity in standard version, but customizable to 128, 256, 1024MB depend upon customer needs. The eMMC modules exist in 8GB with 8bit Bus width by default, and it is customizable with 2, 4, 16, 32GB versions. Upgrade, repair and troubleshooting in this way is easy, quick, and cost-effective and improve maintenance ability.
This SOM with small footprint 67.6mm × 44.0mm × 5.6mm allows designers to leverage the ARM hardware and WinCE software stack in their own custom systems. The eSOM335x integrated a PMU to reduces complexity of external power supply. This module has extra IO interfaces like HDMI, LCD, Ethernet, USB, GPIO, UART, I2C, ADC and etc, that users can access them through DDR3-SODIMM 204 pin straight connector that enables hardware customization and gives more hardware flexibility to various projects.
The eSOM335x can boot a real-time, small foot-print Windows CE very quickly. OS images are customized to enable users on rapid application development without any OS challenging. Users are free to choose the video output and can change their LCD without need to OS customization. In addition, users can configure their boot setting such as their logo and boot progress bar easily. Many device drivers like 4G module, Wi-Fi, Camera, CAN, Touch are integrated in OS image and users can add them to their projects safely. In addition, many sample codes are provided for software developer to access to eSOM335x peripherals and accelerates time-to-market procedures.
This tiny single board computer targets a wide range of applications, including: Medical Devices, PLC, Industrial Automation, HMIs, Entertainment system, POS, Data Acquisition, Gaming and much more.