PHYTEC launches the phyCORE®-AM65x System on Module (SOM) and phyCORE®-AM65x Rapid Development Kit based on Texas Instruments AM65x Sitara™ Processors

Seattle, WA – 11/13/2018

Today, PHYTEC adds to its phyCORE® product line with the announcement of the phyCORE®-AM65x System on Module (SOM) based on Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara™ AM65x processors. The phyCORE®-AM65x module brings secure boot, multiprotocol gigabit industrial communication, graphics, functional safety features and time-sensitive-networking (TSN) to the phyCORE® family. The phyCORE®-AM65x SOM is ideal for industrial communication systems, factory automation, edge computing, grid infrastructure and applications where high reliability is needed. Utilize the quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores to run your application, the 6 Industrial PRU interfaces for time sensitive communication protocols and the isolated dual Cortex®-R5F cores for functional safety support. In conjunction with the launch of the phyCORE®-AM65x SOM, PHYTEC also introduced the phyCORE®-AM65x Rapid Development Kit – a new kit that helps customers get started on integrating PHYTEC hardware and software with customer software and product designs. With the launch of the phyCORE®-AM65x SOM and development kit, PHYTEC offers a complete line of high-quality, reliable and scalable products based on the Texas Instruments AM65x processors.


PHYTEC’s SOMs offer next-generation technology for Industry 4.0 embedded systems: speech recognition and gesture control, connectivity, image processing, machine learning, superior graphics performance as well as sophisticated security features.

Highlights of the phyCORE-AM65x SOM include:

  • Sitara AM65x processor featuring:
    • Quad Arm® Cortex®-A53 CPUs  and dual-core Arm® Cortex®-R5F MCU subsystem
    • 3D Graphics support via PowerVR SGX544 Core
    • Up to 6 Gigabit Industrial Communication interfaces (PRU-ICSSG)
    • Single Lane PCIe 3.0
    • OctoSPI Bus Support
    • USB 3.0 Dual Role
    • USB 2.0 Dual Role
    • CSI Camera Support
    • LVDS Display Support
    • MIPI DPI Display Support
  • DDR4 with support for discrete DDR4 ECC
  • Up to 32GB eMMC
  • Optional 2.4 or 5GHz Certified WiFi Solution
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet PHY on SOM
  • SOM dimensions 55 x 65 mm
  • Linux, Android, and TI-RTOS BSP

Highlights of the phyCORE-AM65x Rapid Development Kit include:

  • phyCORE®-AM65x SOM with 2.4GHz WiFi Option
  • DB-9 CAN Connector
  • SD Card Slot
  • MikroBus Header
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 Ethernet
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit RJ-45 PRU
  • 1x USB – Console
  • 1x USB 3.0 A
  • 1x USB 2.0 Micro AB
  • 1x CSI with support for PHYTEC PEB-CAM-01 Module
  • 1x LVDS + Touch Expansion Connector
  • 1x Cloud Security Module
  • 1x OctoSPI Module
  • 1x Single-Lane PCIe Slot


Early access program sampling for the phyCORE-AM65x in Q1 2019.


Founded in 1986, PHYTEC is a full solution provider in microprocessor-based solutions for the embedded market. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, PHYTEC remains a majority family-owned enterprise and operates worldwide with 6 offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. PHYTEC products have been deployed in thousands of systems across a wide range of industries and applications; such as control and automation, medical, test and measurement, automotive, energy, transportation, and more. PHYTEC provides a complete set of turn-key solutions from systems integration, off-the-shelf hardware, design services, and manufacturing.

PHYTEC SOMs are designed to accelerate product development cycles, while providing cutting edge technologies and product life cycle management solutions to successfully address the ever-evolving challenges in the market. PHYTEC has strategic commitment and decades of experience providing high-quality, high-reliability solutions to OEM’s ranging across all vertical markets.

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