CM-T3517 – TI AM3517 System-on-Module (SoM) | Computer-on-Module (CoM)

  • Low cost ARM solution for embedded applications.
  • Designed for fast integration into existing embedded systems.
  • Wide range of interfaces delivers extensive connectivity.

Product Highlights

  • Full-featured Computer-On-Module (CoM) starting at $49
  • Texas Instruments Cortex-A8 Sitara AM3505 or AM3517 SoC, up to 600 MHz
  • Up to 256MB DDR2
  • Onboard micro-SD socket / up to 512MB NAND for bootloader and storage
  • Display controller with 1400x1050 max resolution
  • PowerVR SGX GPU with OpenGL-ES and OpenVG support
  • Ethernet, USB2.0 x5, UART x4,GPIO x134, SDIO, SPI, I2C, CAN bus
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Analog audio, touch-screen
  • General purpose bus
  • Tiny size: 66 x 44 x 7 mm
  • Interchangeable with other modules via CAMI connectors
  • SB-T35 carrier board turns the CM-T3517 module into SBC-T3517 - a tiny single board computer

Description

The CM-T3517 is a small computer-on-module (CoM) / system-on-module (SoM) board designed to serve as a building block in embedded applications. The CM-T3517 includes all the peripherals required to run operating systems such as Linux and Windows CE. Ready packages for these operating systems are available from CompuLab.

The small size and low power consumption of the CM-T3517 allow its integration into portable and space-constrained designs, while its low price makes it an ideal selection for cost-sensitive applications.

The CM-T3517 features Texas Instruments’ Sitara AM3517/05 system-on-chip based on the advanced Cortex-A8 ARM CPU with a PowerVR SGX GPU providing 2D / 3D graphics acceleration. For embedded applications, the CM-T3517 provides a general-purpose local bus, 100Mbit Ethernet, CAN bus, serial ports, I/O lines and other essential functions, while the integrated WLAN and Bluetooth interfaces implement industry standard wireless connectivity.

The standardized CAMI ("CompuLab's Aggregated Module Interface") connectors of the CM-T3517 module allow interchangeability with other Computer-On-Module's available from CompuLab, enabling the flexibility required by a dynamic market in which application requirements can change rapidly.

For feature support status, please refer to O/S Support Coverage Map.
CM-T3517 computer-on-module (CoM) | system-on-module (SoM) block diagram
  • "Option" column specifies the configuration code required to have the particular feature.
  • "+" means that the feature is always available

CPU, Memory and Busses

FeatureSpecificationsOption
CPUTexas Instruments AM3505 or AM3517 600 MHz CPU, NEON SIMD coprocessor.
32KB (L1) + 256KB (L2) cache. DMA, Interrupt controllers, Timers
C
RAM128 - 256 MB DDR2, 333 MHz, 16/32-bit
D
NAND Flash Disk *128 - 512 Mbytes, bootable
N
Micro-SD socket *Onboard micro-SD socket with up to 8G storage, bootable
NS
External local bus16-bit, variable rate up to 83 MHz, 3.3V levels
+

* NAND flash disk and micro-SD socket are mutually exclusive configuration options.


Peripherals

Feature SpecificationsOption
Display Controller 1 to 24 bit bpp, resolution up to 1400 x 1050, frame buffer in system DDR. Display types support : TFT (parallel RGB), STN, composite video - PAL / NTSC
+
2D / 3D graphics PowerVR SGX GPU providing 2D / 3D graphics acceleration with OpenGL-ES and OpenVG support. Part of Sitara AM3517 SoC
C600G
Camera Interface REC656/CCIR-656 standard support
YCbCr 4:2:2 support
8-bit interface. Pixel clock up to 75MHz. DMA support.
+
USB- Host / Slave (OTG) USB2 high-speed port, 480 Mbps
- Additional one to four USB2 host ports, 480 Mbps
U
Serial Ports
(UARTs)
Up to 4 UART ports, 16C750 compatible:
COM-A – 3.3V interface, partial modem controls, 3.6 Mbps
COM-B – 3.3V interface, partial modem controls, 3.6 Mbps
COM-C – RS232 interface, Rx / Tx only, 225 Kbps
COM-D – 3.3V interface, partial modem controls, 3.6 Mbps
+
General Purpose I/O Up to 134 lines shared with other functions. Can also be used as interrupt inputs
+
Keyboard & mouse USB, keypad or redirection from COM port
+
Ethernet Sitara integrated MAC & PHY: 10/100BaseT, Activity LED's
E
MMC / SDMMC / SD / SDIO support including SDHC up to 32GB
+
Audio codec I2S / McBSP compliant audio codec, stereo output, electret mic input, mic bias output
A
Touch-screenTSC2046 touchscreen controller. Support 4-wire resistive panels
I
RTCReal Time Clock, powered by external lithium battery
+
WiFi and
Bluetooth
Implements 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity standard. Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure modes. Based on TI WL1271L chipset. On-board connector for external antenna.
Bluetooth 4.0.
W
CANCAN bus interface
+

Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Specifications

Supply VoltageSingle 3.3V or Lithium-ion polymer battery
Active power consumption0.2 - 2 W, depending on configuration and CPU speed
Dimensions66 x 44 x 7 mm
Weight16 gram
MTTF> 200,000 hours
Operation temperature (case)Commercial: 0° to 70° C
Extended: -20° to 70°C
Industrial: -40° to 85° C.
Storage temperature-40° to 85° C
Relative humidity10% to 90% (operation)
05% to 95% (storage)
Shock50G / 20 ms
Vibration20G / 0 - 600 Hz
Connectors2 x 140 pin, 0.6 mm
Connector insertion / removal50 cycles

CM-T3517 and SBC-T3517 Evaluation Kit

Package contents

Technical Support

  • Technical support for 12 months.
  • LCD panel compatibility verification and driver adaptation service.
  • 45-day trial period. Eval Kit will be accepted for refund if the user finds the product not suitable for his needs.

Hardware

  • CM-T3517-D256-C600G-N512-E-A-I-U5-W
  • SB-T35-E-LL-LD-S
  • WiFi antenna and cable
  • Serial port cable
  • HDMI to DVI cable
  • USB cable and adapter
  • 3.5" 640 x 480 LCD panel with touchscreen and stylus pen
  • 2MP USB camera module
  • Adapters & cables for generic LCD panel interface
  • Keypad and cable
  • Lithium-ion battery, 2.85 A/h
  • 5V power supply

Product status: Mature

CompuLab part number specifies all options available for a particular product.
P/N template: CM-T3517-Dx-Cx-Nx-[E]-[A]-[I]-[Ux]-[W]

Minimal Configuration

Minimal configuration P/N: CM-T3517-D128-C600-N128
1K-unit price
$49

Optional Features

Feature
OptionsP/N codeAdd ($)
DRAM size128MB
256MB
D128
D256
-
3
CPU type & speedAM3505 / 600 MHz
AM3517 / 600 MHz
C600
C600G
-
3
Storage (must select one)micro SD slot only
8GB micro SD
NAND 128MB
NAND 512MB
NS0G
NS8G
N128
N512
-
5
-
2
EthernetNo
Yes
-
E
-
1.5
AudioNo
Yes
-
A
-
3
TouchscreenNo
Yes
-
I
-
1.5
USB, number of ports1
2
3
5
U1
U2
U3
U5
-
1.5
2.5
6
WiFi & BluetoothNo
Yes
-
W
-
18
Temperature rangeCommercial
Extended
Industrial
-
TE
TI
-
20
100
Software PreloadingNo
Yes
-
X
-
$1/100MB
  • Prices are specified in U.S. Dollars. Prices are periodically updated according to variations in component costs. Prices are subject to change without advance notice.

Small Quantity Orders

Pricing is specified for 1000-unit orders. In order to calculate the price for another quantity, multiply the unit price (with selected options) by the factor listed in the table below:

QTY Factor
1K1.0
5001.2
1001.5
102.0
12.5