Designing to the tight voltage tolerances of today’s modern central processing units and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is becoming more difficult as their current draw increases and becomes more dynamic. Getting the correct output capacitance mix to ensure first-time power-delivery success is no small feat with >100-A steps and slew rates in excess of 100 A/µs. Standard point-of-load design techniques no longer hold true; we need new methods to choose the output capacitance.
The 66AK2Gx DSP + ARM processors are designed for automotive and consumer audio, industrial motor control, smart-grid protection and other high-reliability, real-time, compute-intensive applications. This training provides an overview of the device architecture and the processor cores. It also includes training related to voice and audio processing, as well as additional how-to video topics relevant to the EVMK2G evaluation module.
TI provides key runtime software components and documentation to further ease development. TI’s online training provides an introduction to the Processor SDK and how to use this software to start building applications on TI processors.
The Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) is a small processor that is tightly integrated with an IO subsystem, offering low-latency control of IO pins on TI’s SoC devices including the 66AK2Gx, AM335x, AM437x, and AM57x Processors. The PRU is customer-programmable and can be used to implement simple and flexible control functions, peripherals, and state machines that directly access IO pins of the device, as well as can communicate with the application cores.
Debugging Embedded Linux Systems training series teaches the techniques of debugging kernel issues that may be encountered in embedded Linux systems. It explains the Linux kernel logging system and logging API, illustrates how to locate a particular device driver, and demonstrates how to read kernel oops logs.