The piA-AM3354 is a single board computer based on ARM® Cortex™-A8 architecture enclosed in industry standard top-hat rail housing. Its combination of above-average performance combined with high power efficiency makes the piA-AM3354 a good choice for mobile communication as well as stationary controller applications. Due to its small size it is the ideal solution, when there is not enough space for a full-sized PC system.
In addition to Ethernet, RS485 and USB, the piA-AM3354 allows data exchange via CAN/CANOpen and GPRS/UMTS. The communication of multiple modules can be carried ou by a CAN-based DIN rail (CH20M DIN rail bus), which replaces the traditional wiring by an uninterrupted and flexible system solution.
The sustainability of the system is underlined through the usage of Linux as an operating system. As an alternative to preconfigured Ångström based system, any Linux distribution that supports ARMv7 (f.g. Debian, Poky) can be used. For the development of customized applications a cross compiler SDK (C/C++, QT, diverse libraries) is available.
Since the piA-AM3354 architecture is similar to the wide-spread Beagle-/Craneboard designs, there is a large and actively supporting open-source development community.
A performance upgrade is possible by exchanging the processor module.
OMAP AM3354 Sitara™ microprocessor (MPU)
up to 800 MHz Cortex™-A8 Core
NEON™ SIMD Coprocessor
2 Gbit LPDDR3 (256 MByte LPDDR3)
128 Mbit NOR-Flash (optional FRAM)
2 Kbit EUI48 EEPROM
10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 connector
CAN Transceiver, isolated
virtual COM-Port via miniUSB
HS USB 2.0
1 x Open drain Output
1 x 24 V Input
3D-Acceleration 3 axes ± 8g
Real Time Clock
incl. rechargeable battery
1 x Watchdog Timer
1 x Power Supervisor
Dual-Band HSPA+/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Five-Band FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
Dual-Band TDD-LTE B38/B40
Dual-Band UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+ B1/B8
Dual-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 MHz
1 x JTAG
1 x virtual COM-Port via miniUSB
2 A max.
-10 °C - +60 °C
Top-rail housing, IP20
119,2 x 113,6 x 22,5 mm, 1u
Yocto 3.1 (Dunfell), Kernel 5.4
Ångström Linux Kernel 4.4.x
Open-Source SDK with board-specific libraries
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