Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution

Mistral’s CraneBoard development board is a low-cost open source hardware development platform based on TI’s AM3517 Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 microprocessor, providing robust processor performance such as 3D image acceleration and existing low-cost development boards that do not have Peripherals such as DDR2, CAN, EMAC and USB OTG PHY are very suitable for industrial control applications. This article introduces the main features and block diagrams of TI AM3517/05, as well as the main features and functions of the AM3517 CraneBoard development board, detailed circuit diagrams, PCB component layout diagrams and materials List.

AM3517/05 is a high-performance ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor with speeds up to 600 MHz. The device offers 3D graphics acceleration while also supporting numerous peripherals, including DDR2, CAN, EMAC, and USB OTG PHY that are well suited for industrial apllications .

The processor can support other applications, including:

• Single Board Computers

• Home and Industrial automation

• Human Machine Interface

The device supports high-level operating systems (OSs), such as:

• Linux

• Windows CE

• Android™The following subsystems are part of the device:

• Microprocessor unit (MPU) subsystem based on the ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor

• POWERVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator (AM3517 Device only) Subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration to support Display and gaming effects

Display subsystem with several features for multiple concurrent image manipulation, and a programmable interface supporting a wide variety of displays. The display subsystem also supports NTSC/PAL video out.

• High performance interconnects provide high-bandwidth data transfers for multiple initiators to the internal and external memory controllers and to on-chip peripherals. The device also offers a comprehensive clock-management scheme.

AM3517/05 devices are available in a 491-pin BGA package and a 484-pin PBGA package.

Main features of AM3517/05:

Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 1. AM3517/05 functional block diagram

The AM3517 is much like the OMAP3530, but includes on-chip 3.3VI/Os, Ethernet, CAN, and USB PHY. These design materials include support for power-over-Ethernet.

ARM Cortex™-A8-based open source development board supports broad range of differentiated peripherals, large software ecosystem and offers collaboration with BeagleBoard.org community.

AM3517 CraneBoard Development Board

The CraneBoard is a low-cost, open-source hardware development platform based on the AM3517 Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 microprocessor. The CraneBoard provides robust processor performance while delivering integrated peripherals not found on existing low-cost development boards.
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 2. Outline drawing of AM3517 CraneBoard development board

Main features and functions of AM3517 CraneBoard development board:

AM3517 Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 – 600MHz

Integrated 3D Graphics Accelerator

Support for on-chip peripherals:

10/100 EMAC

USB OTG utilizing on-processor PHY

3.3VI/O

CAN

DDR2

Power over Ethernet and other power options including USB and DC

Fully open-source four-layer PCB

Fully Open Source Linux Board Support package (2.6.32)

Based on existing AM3517 Sitara ARM evaluation module (EVM) software

All software available via GIT

Arago File System

Flashing tool and board diagnostics

Ethernet / Power Over Ethernet (POE) utilizing on-processor 10/100 EMAC

DVI-D (HDMI Connector)

RS-232

JTAG

TV Out (CVBS)

Expansion

Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 3. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (1)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 4. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (2)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 5. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (3)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 6. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (4)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 7. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (5)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 8. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (6)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 9. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (7)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 10. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (8)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 11. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (9)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 12. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (10)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 13. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (11)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 14. AM3517 CraneBoard development board circuit diagram (12)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 15. PCB component layout of AM3517 CraneBoard development board (top layer)
Mistral TIAM3517 CraneBoard low-cost open source development solution
Figure 16. PCB component layout of AM3517 CraneBoard development board (bottom layer)

For the list of AM3517 CraneBoard development board materials, see:
AM3517 CraneBoard Material List.xls

For details, see:
http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/am3517.pdf
and
http://craneboard.s3.amazonaws.com/MS_TI_SHIVALC_SCH_REVB.ZIP

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