Industrial development kit specifically for factory automation, robotics and more

18-09-2019 | Texas Instruments | Development Boards

Texas Instruments TMDSIDK574 Industrial Development Kit is a development platform for evaluating the industrial communication and control abilities of Sitara AM574x/2x processors. Particularly for use in applications in factory automation, robotics, drives, grid infrastructure, and more. These processors comprise dual PRU-ICSS sub-systems which can be utilised for industrial Ethernet protocols such as Profinet, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, and others. The kit breaks out six ports of Ethernet, four of which can be employed concurrently. These comprise 2x Gb Ethernet ports and 2x 10/100 Ethernet ports from the PRU-ICSS subsystems.

The kit features two EVEs; four Ethernet Ports with concurrent operation including two from PRU-ICSS; DDR3 with ECC; Profibus connection, EtherCAT and RS485 Headers; onboard eMMC; mini PCIe, USB3, and HDMI connectors. This board comes with a superset for AM5749/AM5748/AM5746/AM5728/ AM5726.

Included in the kit are an assembled IDK, MicroSD card, USB-to-serial debug cable, SD to SD adapter, and documentation.

By Natasha Shek