ARM CortexTM-A8 SOM supporting up to 600 MHz processing performance.

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The phyCORE-AM3517 SOM highlights the Texas Instruments SitaraTM AM3517 and AM3505 processors which, along with efficient processing and low power, feature high-performance video, imaging, and support for intensive graphics. Access to interfaces such as USB 2.0 OTG and Host, flexible memory configurations, as well as display and touch screen controller is made available by the 320 pin SOM interconnect.

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The phyCORE-AM3517 System on Module


The AM3517 Cortex-A8 Processor Family

The Texas Instruments' AM3517 family of microprocessors delivers up to 600 MHz high-performance based on the SitaraTM ARM CortexTM-A8 microprocessor. Highlights of the AM3517 include PowerVRTM SGX530 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.

SOM Highlights

  • AM3517 up to 600 MHz
  • PowerVR SGX530 3D graphics
  • Up to 512 MB DDR2 / 512 MB NAND
  • USB 2.0 OTG and Host
  • Ethernet
  • CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, I2S
  • Display, touch controller
  • Linux, Compact 7, Android BSPs
Feature Details
Part Number PCM-048
Architecture ARM CortexTM-A8
Processor TI AM3517
Frequency 600 MHz
DRAM 256 MB default / 512 MB max DDR2
NAND 256 MB default / 512 MB max
eMMC -
PCIe -
UART 4 (1 of which is muxed with I/O)
RS-232 2
I2C 3
SPI/SSP 4 (McSPI) (1 of which is muxed with I/O)
USB Host 1x HS 2.0
USB Device -
USB OTG 1x HS 2.0
Ethernet (Mbit/s) 10/100
Audio External
Graphics PowerVR SGX530
Video VPFE (REC656/CCIR-656, YCbCr 422)
Display LVDS, TTL (24 bpp)
Touch Yes
Camera -
Miscellaneous PWM, TV Out, JTAG, GPIO, GPMC (16-bit data, 8 CS)
Dimensions 58 x 72 mm
Connector 2x 160-pin 0.635 mm pitch
Supply Voltage 3.3 - 5.0 V
Power Consumption 1.25 W
Temperature 0 to 70 C / -40 to 85 C

The Interconnect

AM3517 interfaces are routed to our high-density PCB interconnects on the underside of the SOM. Design the mating connectors on your carrier board.