The SoM-A5D36 ARM Linux System on Module (SoM) based on the Atmel ARM Cortex A5 ATSAMA5D36 processor. Designed and manufactured in the USA, this wide temperature, fanless ARM 536 MHz SoM has 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet PHY included on the SoM along with up to 6 serial ports. The SOM-A5D36 offers up to 4GB of eMMC Flash, up to 16MB of serial data flash, and up to 512MB of LP DDR2 RAM. The SoM-A5D36 and variations offer a second RMII 10/100 Ethernet MAC “EMAC” interface to use on the carrier board, to support a second LAN PHY. While also offering APM sleep mode, which allows for low power consumption, while still supporting real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as Xenomai. 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-A5D36 is the ideal processor engine for your next design. All of the ARM processor core functionality is included on this tiny board including: Flash, Memory, Serial Ports, Ethernet, I2S Audio, PWMs, Timer/Counters, A/D, digital I/O lines, Clock/Calendar, and more.
The SoM-A5D36 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.
The SoM-A536P option supports Realtime Ethernet on dual 10/100 BaseT network connections with IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) V1 & V2 modes off the TI DP83640 Ethernet PHYs. This SoM provides two 10/100 clock synchronized network connections for real-time network operations. One of the TI DP83640 Ethernet PHY Chips is on the SOM module, the second is an RMII 10/100 Ethernet MAC “EMAC” connection provided to the carrier board for the second network PHY. This second EMAC is wired to a TI DP83640 Precision PHYTER™ – IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol Transceiver on the SOM-215GS carrier board.
In addition to the option of developing a custom 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, Audio, and Modem interfaces. The recommended off-the-shelf Carrier Board for theSoM-A5D36 is the SoM-200GS which allows the user to immediately start coding their application using the powerful Linux Operating System and Tools. The SOM-200GS carrier offers the availability of wireless features of 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.
The System On Module approach provides the flexibility of a fully customized product at a greatly reduced cost.
EMAC is a global leader in system on module and carrier board embedded systems. The System on Module (SoM) is an ideal alternative to custom engineering. With the SoM approach you get the best of aspects of both buying an Off-The-Shelf Embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) and a Custom Engineered solution. With Off-The-Shelf embedded components such as a generic carrier board and SOM module, it is possible to start development on your software applications before the custom carrier board is complete; thus offering a reduced time to market for your system. A System on Module (SoM) is comprised of a small processor module with CPU bus accessibility and standard I/O functionality. The SoM module does not have any connectorization and is designed to be plugged into a Carrier Board.
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