The VAR-SOM-AM43 from Variscite, based on TI's latest Sitara AM437x processor family, introduces 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 combined with quad core Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU). The PRUs are ideal for offloading real-time processing from the main Cortex-A9 CPU, managing deterministic tasks and supporting dedicated industrial protocols such as Ethercat, Profibus, EnDat and others. The scalable processing architecture alongside the rich industrial connectivity of the VAR-SOM-AM43 makes it an optimized solution for products targeting automation, robotics, controllers, HMI and other industrial segments and applications.
Beyond its scalable processing capabilities, the VAR-SOM-AM43 features 2D/3D graphics accelerator, DDR3, SLC NAND, eMMC, dual band Wi-Fi/BT with MIMO, dual Gigabit Ethernet, USB, A/V interfaces and industrial operating temperatures. The VAR-SOM-AM43 utilizes a standard SO-DIMM 204-pin interface to the carrier board.
"The introduction of the VAR-SOM-AM43 is yet another step towards extending Variscite's wide portfolio of System-on-Module solutions to most effectively and comprehensively meet the needs of the industrial embedded markets", stated Ofer Austerlitz, Variscite's VP of Business Development and Sales, "Bringing a cost optimized Cortex-A9 solution from TI, with all the accompanying industrial connectivity and protocols, is a perfect solution for customers designing their next generation industrial products."