The AM437x Product on Module (AM437x PoM) from Mistral is a low cost, small foot-print, high performance; built around the powerful 800MHz / 1GHz Sitara SoC from Texas Instruments. Along with the AM437x Application Board, it works like an AM437x IDK (Industrial Development Kit), AM437x EVM or AM437x Starter Kit, an easy-to-use development platform for IoT applications.
AM437x PoM / AM437x IDK
The low cost, small footprint, high performance; easy-to-use AM437x Product on Module (AM437x POM) from Mistral can be used as an AM437x EVM / AM437x IDK / AM437x Development Platform or AM437x Starter kit built around the powerful 800MHz / 1GHz Sitara AM437x SoC from Texas Instruments. The AM437x Starter Kit/ AM437x POM offers extensive integration such as quad core PRU-ICSS, PowerVR SGX 3D acceleration core, dual camera, QSPI-NOR, up to 512KB on-chip memory, Dual ADC and an easily extendable architecture, this AM437x Starter Kit or the compact AM437x IDK (Industrial Development Kit or AM437x EVM) is the ideal AM437x IDK / AM437x Starter Kit for quick industrial product deployment while leveraging the benefits of the powerful Sitara SoC.
AM437x POM / AM437x IDK
The AM437x PoM (AM437x Starter Kit or AM437x IDK) is an ideal platform for developing a wide range of industrial, home automation and medical applications.
The AM437X POM is an ideal AM437x EVM or AM437x Industrial Development Kit (AM437x IDK) or AM437x Starter Kit
that supports high-performance interfaces such as 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x 8/10-Bit Parallel Camera, 24-Bit RGB display and 32-Bit DDR3L. The low-power AM437x development platform or AM437x IDK uses +5V DC or can also be USB powered.
- 800MHz/1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with multi core PRU-ICSS
- WiFi + BT module with Antenna
- 1 GB DDR3L Memory with Micro SD Card Slot
- HDMI output support
- USB & DC powered
- PMIC to power processor, memory and other peripherals
- Expansion headers
- LCD, CAM, Ethernet, CAN, I2C, SPI, ADC, PWM, McASP, MMC etc.
- 8/10-bit camera interface
- One USB 2.0 OTG
- One USB 2.O Host
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
- Debug interface JTAG & UART support
- Audio In/Out
- Dimension: 125mm X 85mm
AM437x Application Board
The AM437x Application Board from Mistral is a four layered add-on Module for AM437x Product on Module (AM437x POM), AM437x IDK or AM437x Starter kit built for the ARM-Cortex A9 Sitara AM437x SoC from Texas Instruments. The AM437x Application Board interfaces with the AM437x IDK / AM437x PoM through its expansion connectors and provides general purpose 7” LCD with capacitive touch screen along with keypad and sensors like Ambient light (ALS), Temperature, Accelerometer. The AM437x Application Board along with the AM437x PoM/AM437x IDK works like an AM437x IDK or AM437x Development Platform. The AM437x Application Board supports Industrial interfaces such as RS485, CAN/Profibus, Ether CAT, Dual motor control, Endat/eQEP encoders and ADC for motor current sensing. It also supports ZigBee communication using TI’s CC2530 ZigBee module interfaced externally via its expansion connectors.
The AM437x Application Board when connected with AM437x PoM forms an AM437x development platform or AM437x IDK that can be used for building products for Industrial Automation, Home Automation and Biometrics.
The AM437x Application Board is a four-layer PCB with FR-4 dielectric material, thickness of about 1.6mm. User Interface:
- 7” LCD with Capacitive Touch Controller
- LED and KEYPAD buttons
- Ambient Light Sensor, Temperature Sensor
- 3- axis Accelerometer
- RS-485/ CAN / Profibus
- Supports TI’s CC2530 ZigBee module via additional Expansion Connectors
- Dual Motor Control
- ADC for Motor Current Sense
- EnDAT / eQEP
- Board Dimension:
- 190mm x 165mm
- Commercial Grade
- Power Input:
- +24V DC for AM437x Application Board and AM437x PoM RevB (when industrial interfaces are used)
- +5V DC for AM437x Application Board and AM437x PoM RevB (when other general purpose interfaces are used)
- Android KitKat support
What is POM?
The AM437x Product on Module (PoM) is a complete, form factor AM437x development platform or AM437x EVM or AM437x IDK with a powerful processor, memory, power, interfaces, and software. The AM437x Starter Kit or AM437x IDK is a ready to deploy solution that can be taken to market quickly.
The AM437x Product on Module is an ideal AM437x Starter Kit or AM437x IDK that enables development of high-quality, high-reliability solutions while ensuring an optimized product development life-cycle.
PoM vs SOM
A quick look at why a product designer should look at using this AM437x Development Platform (AM437x EVM) for faster product deployment.
The AM437x Product on Module (AM437x PoM) helps product designers to realize a fully customized assembly, complete with interfaces and small form factor without the effort of a ground-up electronic design. This will ensure reduced developmental costs while simultaneously shortening time-to-market and technical risk.
Mistral provides custom design services for your development around the AM437x IDK or AM437x PoM or AM437x EVM ensuring a cost-effective, custom solution within a narrow timeline. The AM437x Development Platform can be quickly taken to market quickly by integration an enclosure design, display and custom applications.
With a highly qualified team of engineers, Mistral’s custom design services can be applied at any stage of a product design and can also provide support in volumes. Being a single source for hardware and software expertise, Mistral’s product engineering team delivers a high value of engineering innovation to our customers through higher design compatibility and consistency.
The embedded product design services offered by the team include Hardware/Board design, FPGA Design, BSP and Firmware development, middleware, third party application integration, embedded application development, independent testing and validation, product prototyping, production coordination and product lifecycle support.
To know more about Mistral’s Product Design Services around the AM437x PoM and AM437x Application Board, email us at email@example.com.
Q: What is delivered when the PoM board is ordered?
A: The AM437x PoM or AM437x IDK package consists of a POM Hardware Board and a WallMount 5v/3A power adaptor(100v-220V DC; Centre positive).
Q: Where can I get the schematics and other hardware design related files?
A : Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by mentioning the serial no. of the board.
Q: Can the Standard PoM Board be customized?
A: Yes. The PoM Board can be very well customized to suite your requirements. Please send out an e-mail to email@example.com for more information on the same.
Q: Which softwares’ are currently supported for the PoM Board?
A: As on date, the below softwares are ported and the SD card bootable binaries are available.
1. Android Kitkat version 4.4.4.
2. Linux demo based on TI’s Sitara SDK.
For any customization or any further information on the other software support (binary, source code, other OS porting) please feel free to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Test & Measurement
AM437x Product on Module (PoM)
AM437x Application Board
Development Platforms – Why we need them?
Interfacing a Thermal Printer using an AM437x PoM
Dual Motor Control Demo on AM437x PoM
Demonstration of Zigbee interface on AM437x POM and Application board
Story Board Demo on AM437x PoM