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electronica: PHYTEC phyCORE-OMAP5430 processor-based SoM slashes dev time

November 16, 2012

Toni_McConnel-November 16, 2012

The phyCORE-OMAP5430 System on Module (SOM) from PHYTEC is a feature-packed SOM based on the OMAP5430 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The new SoM is an advanced architecture that includes a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore foundation, complemented by multiple graphics accelerators and dual Cortex-M4 cores for low-power offload and real-time responsiveness.

Multi-core POWERVR SGX544-MPx graphics accelerators drive 3D gaming and 3D user interfaces on the processor, while other features include: a dedicated 2D graphics engine, hardware accelerators for full HD 1080p60fps and 1080p30fps 3D, support of simultaneous cameras and displays, and high performance peripheral interfaces.

PHYTEC production-ready SOM technology, combined with operating system board support packages, provides a foundation so embedded designers do not have to develop their application from the ground up. The phyCORE-OMAP5430 is well suited for deployment in markets with high-end, feature-intensive products leveraging wireless embedded applications for industrial, medical and video or imaging solutions.

The phyCORE-OMAP5430 will be available in a PHYTEC Rapid Development Kit (RDK). The kit includes the SOM, carrier board, board support package (BSP), demo images, and all contents required for immediate start-up. The carrier board serves as a starting point for design of target hardware. The RDK provides an immediate platform on which to develop application code that can be seamlessly integrated along with the SOM into prototype, pre-production, and production systems.

phyCORE-OMAP5430 Rapid Development Kits will be available to PHYTEC Alpha customers in Q1/2013.

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