Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New TI ARM Starter Kit Includes Display

Texas Instruments' new AM335x Starter Kit is now available for $199 featuring a 720MHz AM3358 ARM processor, 4.3 inch touch-screen/LCD, and dual-gigabit Ethernet with integrated switch.  This processor is in the same family as the Beaglebone's AM3359, so it should be easy to port software that is available for that popular platform.  TI already has Linux and Android software development kits for the 3.x kernel and ice cream sandwich respectively.  Here is a list of features from the starter kit's product page:
  • AM3358, 720Mhz
  • 256MB DDR3
  • 4.3” Touch screen LCD
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports with integrated switch
  • WiFi WL1271 with Wifi Direct Support’
  • Bluetooth®
  • USB-XDS100 emulator
  • Android navigation buttons
  • User configured LEDs
  • Audio Out
UPDATE: There is now an AM335x Starter Kit Page on the Texas Instruments Wiki  for developers with software and development tool downloads and design files.

You can purchase from the TI e-store, Avnet, DigiKey or Mouser, all have it in stock at the time of writing.  The part number is TMDSSK3358.

Introducing the Sitara AM335x Starter Kit

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