SoM-3517 ARM System on Module


  • Embedded TI AM3517 ARM Cortex-A8 with Neon Math Co-processor
  • Up to 512MB of DDR2 RAM, Up to 4GB eMMC
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
  • 2D/3D Accelerated Video with Resistive Touch
  • Optional -40° to +85° version (MOQ applies)

The SoM-3517M is an ARM System on Module (SoM) based on the TI ARM Cortex-A8 processor. Designed and manufactured in the USA this fanless ARM Cortex, 600 MHz SoM has an Ethernet PHY included along with 4 serial ports. It utilizes up to 512MB of external DDR2 RAM, UP to 1GB of NAND Flash, up to 4GB of eMMC Flash.

Features


  • Small, 200-pin SODIMM form factor (2.66" x 2.375")
  • Embedded TI AM3517 ARM Cortex-A8, with Neon Math Co-processor
  • Up to 512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM
  • Up to 1 GB of NAND Flash
  • UP to 4GB of eMMC Flash
  • Neon Vector Floating Point Unit
  • Processor Bus Expansion
  • 24-bit DSTN/TFT LCD Interface
  • 2D/3D Accelerated HD Video up to 2048 x 2048
  • 12-bit 4-Wire Analog Resistive Touch Screen Interface
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
  • 4x Serial Ports
  • 1x CAN 1.0b Port
  • 2x USB 1.1/2.0 High Speed Host Ports
  • 1x USB 2.0 High Speed OTG (Host/Device) Port
  • 2x I2C
  • 2x SPI Ports
  • 1x I2S Audio Port
  • High-End CAN Controller CAN 2.0B Controller
  • Timer/Counters and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) ports
  • 2x A/D Channels with 12-bit A/D Converter
  • On-module Temperature Sensor
  • Linux, Real Time Linux
  • Robust, Free Eclipse Development Tools
  • RoHS 2 (2011) compliance

Overview


The SoM-3517M is based on the TI ARM Cortex-A8 processor. This fanless ARM Cortex, 600 MHz SoM has an Ethernet PHY included along with 4 serial ports. It utilizes up to 512MB of external DDR2 / SDRAM, 1GB of NAND Flash, up to 2GB of eMMC Flash, and includes an MMU which allows it to run Linux and WindowsCE Operating Systems. A SoM is a small embedded module that contains the core of a microprocessor system.

Using the same small 200 pin SODIMM form-factor utilized by other EMAC SoM modules, the SoM-3517M is the ideal processor engine for your next design. All of the ARM processor core is included on this tiny board including: Flash, Memory, Serial Ports, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, I2S Audio, CAN 2.0B, PWMs, Timer/Counters, A/D, digital I/O lines, video, Clock/Calendar, and more. The SoM-3517M additionally provides a math coprocessor, and 2D/3D accelerated video and image scaling/rotation.

The SoM-3517M is designed to plug into a carrier board that contains all the connectors and any custom I/O required for the application. This approach allows the customer or EMAC to design a Custom Carrier Board that meets the customer's I/O, dimensional, and connector requirements without having to worry about the processor, memory, and standard I/O functionality. With this System on Module approach, a semi-custom hardware platform can be developed in as little as a month.

In addition to the option of the developing a Carrier board, one can be purchased off-the-shelf from EMAC. EMAC provides off-the-shelf Carrier boards that feature A/D, D/A, MMC/SD card, keypad, LCD, Touchscreen, and Audio interfaces. The recommended off-the-shelf Carrier Board for the SoM-3517 is the SoM-250ES which allows the user to immediately start coding their application using the powerful Linux Operating Systems and Tools.

The System on Module approach provides the flexibility of a fully customized product at a greatly reduced cost. The SoM-3517M is ideal for any Web/Network, Data Acquisition and Control or User Interface application.

Manuals
SoM-3517M_User_Manual_V1.50.pdf
Data Sheets
SoM-3517_Datasheet.pdf

Specifications


Processor
CPU
Embedded TI AM3517 ARM Cortex-A8 with Neon Math Co-processor
Clock Speed
600 MHz
Memory
RAM
Up to 512 MB of DDR2 SDRAM
Primary Flash
Up to 4GB of eMMC
BIOS/ Bootloader
Resident Flash Bootloader (uboot with extensions)
Memory Misc.

Up to 4GB of eMMC option available (MOQ may apply)

Up to 512MB RAM

Primary IO
GPIO
16x General Purpose I/O (additional GPIOs can be made available)
Disk Interface
Up to 1 GB of NAND Flash, UP to 4GB of eMMC Flash
Audio
I2S Synchronous Serial Controllers with analog interface support
Video Out
LCD Video Interface with HD resolution up to 2048 x 2048 with 2D/3D acceleration
Ethernet
10/100 BaseT Ethernet
USB
2x USB 1.1/2.0 High Speed Host Ports, 1x USB 2.0 High Speed OTG (Host/Device) Port
Serial Ports
4x Serial Ports
Secondary IO
CAN
1x CAN 2.0B Port
SPI
2x SPI High-Speed Ports with Chip Selects.
Timers/ Counters/ PWM
11x General Purpose Timers
Touch
24-bit DSTN/TFT LCD Interface
I2C
2x I2C Ports
Expansion
Bus Expansion
Local ARM Cortex-A8 Multiplexed Bus accessible through SODIMM provides 10 address lines; 16 data lines; and control lines.
Analog
Analog Misc.

2x A/D Channels with 12-bit A/D Converter

Misc
Operating Systems
EMAC OE Linux, Qt
SOM Type
Microcontroller SODIMM Modules

Mechanical and Environmental


Dimensions
Size
2.66" ×2.375" (67mm × 60mm)
Power Requirements
Voltage
3.3 V
Typical Voltage
3.3 V
Typical Current
470 mA
Max Boot Current
482 mA
Constant Busy Loop Current
485 mA
Idle Current
465 mA
Environmental
Low Operating Temperature0 C (32 F)
High Operating Temperature70 C (158 F)
Upper Operating Humidity
90%
Environmental Misc.
Optional -40 to +85 (Minimum Order Quantity Applies)

Pricing


Pricing correct as of January 2021. Please contact EMAC for Current Pricing and Lead Time. Due to volatility in the electronics industry pricing is subject to change.

OEM / Quantity Pricing Available on Request - Less Services

(Single Unit Pricing. Includes: Integration, Setup,Testing, & Enhanced Support)

Product # Description Price
Stock
SoM-3517M-131 TI ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 4GB eMMC FLASH, 256MB RAM (0 ~ +70C) $198.00
Build-to-order

EMAC can build the SoM-3517 ARM System on Module with any option mix you require. Build-To-Order can offer a significant cost savings when only a certain subset of options are needed! 25 piece minimum required.

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Carrier Board Options


Product #VariationPrice
$0.00

Peripheral Options


Product # Description Price
Operating Systems
SL05x-AON-xx EMAC OE Linux 5.x for ARM (Free installation at time of purchase of SBC & media) Free
SC600-000-0010D Windows CE 6.0 Pro License (Basic configured installation included with License, Flash and SBC purchase; SOLD ONLY WITH HARD DRIVE OR FLASH DRIVE MEDIA) $25.00