SoM-A5D36 – Low Power ARM System on Module

The SoM-A5D36 is a 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.

 

  • Supports IEEE 1588 PTP networking on up to two 10/100 network controllers.(SOM-A536P)
  • APM Sleep Mode
  • Atmel ARM Cortex A5 ATSAMA5D36 536MHz
  • 4 GB of eMMC Flash & 512 MB of LP DDR2 RAM
  • 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet port with Dual Ethernet option
  • LCD and Resistive Touch Interfaces
  • Wide Temperature

Product Variations

Name SOM-A5D36-140 SOM-A536P-140 SOM-A536M-140
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ATTRIBUTES
Format 200-PIN 200-PIN 200-PIN
CPU Atmel ARM ATSAMA5D36 Atmel ARM ATSAMA5D36 Atmel ARM ATSAMA5D36
Number of Cores 1 1 1
Speed 536MHz 536MHz 536MHz
Memory 512MB DDR2 512MB DDR2 512MB DDR2
Data Flash 16MB Serial data Flash 16MB Serial data Flash 16MB Serial data Flash
Storage Flash 4GB eMMC 4GB eMMC 4GB eMMC
Storage 2x SDIO 2x SDIO 2x SDIO
Serial 5x COM 5x COM 5x COM
Other Serial 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 2x CAN 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 2x CAN 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 2x CAN
USB2.0 2x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0
USB Device/OTG 1x USB OTG 1x USB OTG 1x USB OTG
Ethernet PHY 10/100/1000 Ethernet  KSZ9031 10/100 Ethernet  DP83640 10/100 Ethernet   KSZ8041
Second Ethernet MAC expansion, 10/100 PHY & magnetics on carrier MAC expansion, 10/100 PHY & magnetics on carrier MAC expansion, 10/100 PHY & magnetics on carrier
Expansion External Address/Data Bus External Address/Data Bus External Address/Data Bus
TIMERS/ COUNTERS/ PWM 5x Timer/Counters, 2x Clock outputs, 4x PWM 5x Timer/Counters, 2x Clock outputs, 4x PWM 5x Timer/Counters, 2x Clock outputs, 4x PWM
GPIO 21x GPIO 21x GPIO 21x GPIO
Audio 1x I2S 1x I2S 1x I2S
Analog 8x A/D Channels 8x A/D Channels 8x A/D Channels
Analog Resolution 12-bit A/D Resolution 12-bit A/D Resolution 12-bit A/D Resolution
Analog Voltage 0-3.3v 0-3.3v 0-3.3v
Video LVDS LVDS LVDS
Touchscreen 4-wire resistive touch 4-wire resistive touch 4-wire resistive touch
Temperature -40° to + 85° C -40° to + 85° C -40° to + 85° C

Additional information

FORM FACTOR

200-PIN

PROCESSOR CORES

Single

PROCESSOR TYPE

Embedded Atmel ARM Cortex A5 ATSAMA5D36

PROCESSOR CLOCK SPEED

536 MHz

RAM

512MB DDR2 RAM onboard

PRIMARY FLASH

Up to 8GB eMMC Flash

SECONDARY FLASH

16MB Serial Data Flash

MEMORY MISC.

Other Memory Sizes Build to order, MOQ applies

DISK INTERFACE

SD/MMC Flash Card Interface

BIOS / BOOTLOADER

Uboot

AUDIO

1x I2S Audio port

VIDEO OUT

LCD Controller with 2D acceleration & Resistinve Touch Screen Interface

ETHERNET

1000BASE-T Ethernet with 2nd Ethernet MAC (up to 2 optional IEEE 1588 PTP), 1x MII 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet output for second LAN

WIRELESS NETWORKING

No

SERIAL PORTS

5x Serial Ports (RS485 & some with handshaking)

USB

2x USB 2.0 High Speed Host Ports, 1x USB 2.0 High speed OTG

CAN

2x CAN 2.0B Ports

I2C

2x I2C Port

SPI

2x SPI Port

GPIO

21x GPIO (3.3V) Lines

SDIO

2x SDIO SD Ports

TIMERS/ COUNTERS/ PWM

5x Timers/Counters / 4x PWM

TOUCH

Resistive Touch

A D CHANNELS

6

A/D RESOLUTION

12-bit

BUS EXPANSION

Local ARM Bus

OPERATING SYSTEMS

EMAC OE Linux, Optional: Real Time Operating System (RTOS)

SIZE

2.66" × 2.375" (67mm × 60mm)

VOLTAGE

3.3 V

POWER MISC.

APM Sleep Mode

TYPICAL CURRENT

195 mA

MAX BOOT CURRENT

NA

CONSTANT BUSY LOOP CURRENT

NA

IDLE CURRENT

NA

LOW OPERATING TEMPERATURE

-40 C (-40 F)

HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURE

85°C (185°F)

UPPER OPERATING HUMIDITY

90%

ENVIRONMENTAL MISC.

NA

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BRAND

EMAC, Inc.

Description

The SoM-A5D36 is a 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.

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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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Downloads

MANUALS
SoM-A5D36_User_Manual_v1.30.pdf

DATA SHEETS
SoM-A5D36_Datasheet.pdf

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