Today we assembled our first AM3352-SOM prototypes.
You can see on the picture above how they look, they are very tiny with only 61 x 38 mm size and 5 mm height.
The features are:
- AM3352BZCZ100 1Ghz Cortex-A8 Sitara processor from Texas Instruments
- 512MB of DDR3 RAM
- 6 layers PCB design
- power supply managment
- UART for console debug
- micro SD-card
- optional NAND flash 4GB
- reset circuit
- RESET and NMI buttons
- status LED
- all SoC ports on 0.05″ low profile, low cost connectors
We are going to test these modules and if everything is OK these will be manufactured in September after our summer vacation.
The volume price for 1000 pcs of AM3352-SOM (512MB RAM, 0GB FLASH) will be only EUR 26
AM3352-SOM-EVB low cost 2 layer design evaluation board is also designed with these features:
- receptacle connectors for AM3352-SOM module
- 4 USB hosts (LOW-FULL-HIGH Speed)
- 1 USB-OTG
- VGA connector
- LCD connector for our A13 range of LCDs : 4.3″, 7″, 10.1″
- CAN driver
- Dual Ethernet 100MB
- GPIO connector
- two UEXT connectors
- wake-up button
- 2 status LEDs
- power supply 6-16VDC
AM3352-SOM-EVB template could be used the customer to build their own solution on only 2 layers.
The software support for AM3352 is very good thanks to BeagleBone community, also AM3352 is in Texas Instruments production program which means no problems with supply for next 5 years.
As all AM335X Sitara series share same pinout AM3352-SOM could be manufactured with processors from the same series, also with 256MB of DDR3 memory upon customer request.
AM335X-SOM series will allow companies to reduce their design cycle, as only 2 layers mother board should be designed, not worrying for high speed DDR singals integrity problems associated with complete board design.