TI’s AM437x processors, along with the Processor SDK, deliver unrivaled integration, scalability, peripherals and ease of use associated with the powerful Sitara processor platform. The Sitara AM437xx processor architecture includes ARM® Cortex®-A9 cores, programmable real-time units (PRU), video and graphic accelerators, and customer-programmable secure boot make the AM437xx processors unmatched in their class.
TI’s AM6x Sitara processor family, along with the Processor SDK, brings unparalleled scalability, reliability, integration, and ease-of-use to the Sitara product line. The new, highly-integrated Sitara AM6x processor family provides industrial-grade reliability, with quad and dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 core variants built to meet the rapidly evolving needs of Industry 4.0 in factory automation and grid infrastructure.
Advanced closed-loop control systems for factory, process, and power automation markets require powerful MCU solutions that can interface to variety of industrial communications protocols. As new features and capabilities are added, these protocols may evolve several times during the lifetime of an industrial product. As a result, system providers can benefit from solutions that flexibly support multiple communications protocols and in-service updates without updating hardware.
Linux is well-adopted within embedded systems. But debugging Linux system issues can be overwhelming. This training series teaches the techniques of debugging kernel issues that may be encountered in embedded Linux systems. This training series 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.
This training series provides background on embedded systems startup to enable users of the AM3x/AM4x/AM57x Sitara processors to make choices that reduce boot time during system design of a selected processor. It introduces the boot time components of the catalog processors, system, and the Processor Linux Software Development Kit (PLSDK). It provides first steps and capabilities to reduce boot time using the Processor SDK without significant customization. This presentation also gives developers a look beyond just the initialization of the selected OS.
This training presents TI’s ready-to-use EtherCAT masters solutions for Sitara processors. EtherCAT master on Sitara runs on different operating systems, including TI-RTOS and RT Linux. It also runs on the EMAC interfaces (CPSW and PRU ICSS_EMAC) of any Sitara device, including AM57x, AM437x, and AM335x.
This training series looks at High Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) and Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP), which are fundamental to many of the tightly-synchronized, high-reliability systems being built today. HSR and PRP work together or separate to keep systems working even when things break so that power stays on and things keep getting built. Both of them work in the low levels of the Ethernet stack to provide the applications that they serve these fundamental capabilities.
In this training series, we demonstrate how to use the PRU-ICSS subsystem on a Sitara processor to interface between multiple SAR ADCs using SPI.
The "Linux Board Porting" online series is comprised of nine, 10-minute modules (3 Lecture and 6 Lab) that provide an introduction to porting U-boot and the Linux Kernel to custom hardware platforms.
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 embedded processors.
Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communications Subsystem (PRU-ICSS / PRU-ICSSG) Training Series
The Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communications Subsystem (PRU-ICSS / PRU-ICSSG) 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 AM335x, AM437x, AM57x, and AM65x Sitara Processors. The PRU-ICSS / PRU-ICSSG 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.
Although motor drives have been around for many years, trends in Industry 4.0 such as TSN, industrial IoT, and functional safety are revolutionizing the role a drive takes in the Smart Factory. Where typically its main function was to drive a motor, a servo drive now must include other features to conform with the needs of Industry 4.0. This paired with the rapid growth of the robotics market has created a need for Smart Servo drives with multi-axis capabilities.
TI’s AM57x family, along with the Processor SDK, brings unrivaled integration, scalability, peripherals and ease of use associated with the powerful Sitara processor platform. Sitara AM57x processors' unique heterogeneous architecture including ARM® Cortex®-A15 cores, C66x DSPs, programmable real-time units (PRU), ARM Cortex-M4 cores, and video and graphic accelerators make the AM57x processors unmatched in their class.