Mouser to Distribute Texas Instruments’ Sitara Processors

Mouser to Distribute Texas Instruments’ Sitara Processors

Mouser Electronics has announced that it will be stocking the AM571x Sitara applications processors from Texas Instruments (TI). These ARM Cortex-based devices offer high levels of processing and are designed to meet the intense processing needs of modern embedded applications, including industrial communications, human-machine interface (HMI), and automation and control.

TI’s AM571x Sitara processors, available from Mouser Electronics, combine programmable video processing with an integrated peripheral set. Programmability is provided by a single-core ARM Cortex-A15 reduced instruction set computer (RISC) CPU with Neon extensions and a TI C66x floating-point DSP core. The ARM processor allows developers to keep control functions separate from vision algorithms programmed on the DSP and co-processors, which results in a reduction of system software complexity.

The processors offer up to 512 Kbytes of level 3 (L3) RAM plus L3 and L4 interconnects, as well as a DDR3/DDR3L memory interface module that supports up to DDR-1333 (667 MHz) memory with up to two GB across a single chip select function. A robust display subsystem supports 1080p HD video plus 2D and 3D graphics. Other features include two dual-core programmable real-time units, a general purpose memory controller, enhanced direct memory access (DMA) control, 16 32-bit general-purpose timers, and a 32-bit watchdog timer.

The AEC-Q100-qualified processors are supported by four development tools, also available from Mouser. The TMDSEVM572x evaluation module features a 7-inch touch screen and works in conjunction with the TMDSCM572x camera evaluation module to accelerate development of HMI and other applications. The TMDXIDK57x-LCD industrial development kit includes a 10.1-inch LCD display that supports 10-point capacitive touch for display and touch applications. The TMDXIDK5718 industrial development kit ships with a camera daughter card and offer simultaneous six-port Ethernet plus integrated industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols.