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DM814X/AM387X - NAON

Processor:  Texas Instruments "DaVinci" DM814x / "Sitara" AM387x

NAON is the top-class Cortex-A8 CPU module by DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent Texas Instruments "DaVinci" DM814x / "Sitara" AM387x application processor.

NAON is a high-performance CPU module, designed to cover all requirements for a high range of applications where connectivity, rich user-interfaces and high computing capabilities are required, including industrial electronics, security systems, home automation and medical applications.

NAON offers great computational power, thanks to the rich set of coprocessors (NEON Media Technology, PowerVR SGX 530 3D accelerator, High Definition Video Coprocessing Engine, HD Video Processing Subsystem), keeping and extremely compact form factor (70mm x 50mm). Other standing out features are the C674x DSP (available on the DM814x processor), on-board NOR and NAND flash memories, support for high-resolution displays and industrial specification compliance (including the extended operating temperature range from -40 to +85°C).

NAON is designed in order to keep full compatibility with the ESATTA Line CPU modules (Lizard and Zefeer), to guarantee the economic and technical value of customers past investments, increasing at the same time performance, efficiency and software support.

Main Features

  • Top class CPU module based on Texas Instruments DM814x/AM387x processors family
  • ESATTA Line - ARM Cortex-A8 architecture @ 1 GHz
  • HD Video Encoding/Decoding Capabilities (HDVCIP)
  • DSP engine (available on DM8148)
  • NEON Multimedia Coprocessor and PowerVR® SGX Graphics Engine
  • Small form factor
  • Rich interfaces set including dual CAN, Ethernet, SATA and native 3.3V I/O
  • LIZARD and ZEFEER (Performance Line) pinout compatible
  • Evaluation Board available with exhaustive Development Kit

CPU

Texas Instruments ("DaVinci" DM8147 / DM8148, "Sitara" AM3871 / AM3872 / AM3874)
ARMv7 architecture
Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz

Multimedia

NEON Media Technology (Advanced SIMD coprocessor)
PowerVR SGX 530 3D Graphics Accelerator
Up to 18 Mpoly/s, support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.1
Programmable High-Definition Video Image Coprocessing (HDVICP v2) Engine
HD Video Processing Subsystem (HDVPSS)
Imaging Subsystem (ISS)
Up to 750-MHz C674x Floating-Point VLIW DSP

Supervisor

On board power supply supervision and power sequencer
Watchdog and RTC

Memory

 

Cache

32 Kbyte instruction, 32 Kbyte data, 512 Kbyte L2

SDRAM

64, 128, 256, 512 MB

NOR

8, 16, 32, 64, 128 MB

NAND

All sizes, on request

SRAM

128 Kbyte

EEPROM

Yes

Interfaces

 

LAN

Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
Additional RMII Interface

UART

3x UART ports (1x full, 2x four-wires)

USB

2x 2.0 Host ports, 1x OTG port

CAN

Dual CAN controller (version 2 part A, B)

External Bus

GPMC 16-bit bus

Storage

1x SATA 3.0 Gbps channel

Debug

JTAG IEEE 1149.1 Test Access Port
EMU port

PC Card

2 x SD/MMC card

Audio

McASP interface

Other

2x I²C channels
3x SPI channel
GPIOs available
8x8 Keypad

Video

 

Resolution

16-/24-/30-bit HD Display Port

Type

HDMI 1.3, TFT/RGB

Touch Screen

Yes

TV out

Yes

Input

24-bit video in port 16-bit camera interface

Mechanical

 

Connectors

2 x 140 pins 0.6mm pitch

Physical

70 mm x 50 mm

Temperature

Commercial (0°C / +70°C) Temperature Range
Industrial (-40°C / +85°C) Temperature Range

PSU

 

Input

3.3V, voltage regulation on board

Software

 

Bootloader

U-Boot

Multitasking

Linux 2.6.37

 

Leaflet: naon-leaflet.pdf

Block Diagram (PDF format): naon-bd.pdf

Hardware Manual: naon-hm.pdf

3D design (STEP format): Naon_stp.zip

DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki: Naon main page

 

ARM Comparison Table

ARM Comparison Table: ARM Comparison Table.pdf

Available evaluation boards:

NaonEVB-Lite (Available at 899,00 €)

NaonEVB-Lite is an application board designed to quickly start evaluating Naon features. The carrier board hosts a Naon CPU module equipped with the DaVinci DM8148 processor, the top model of the Naon family. The carrier board has a reduced form factor (11.5 cm x 11.5 cm) and offers the following features:

  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Fast Ethernet LAN
  • HDMI 1.3a
  • Composite Video output
  • SD/MMC socket
  • 1x USB Host 2.0
  • 1x USB On-The-Go 2.0
  • Optional 7" 800x480 TFT Display
  • Optional on-board solid state disk (SSD)
  • Optional WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Audio (Stereo) Input/Output, 48 KHz
  • 1x Serial port 4x GPIOs
  • 1x Free contact
  • Power supply: 12VDC or PoE
  • Aluminum fanless case available

 

NaonEVB-Mid (Available at 899,00 €)

NaonEVB-Mid is a development/test board designed to start working with the Naon platform and experimenting with the implemented features. The carrier board hosts a Naon CPU module and offers the following features:

  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Video Input ports (VIN0 and VIN1A)
  • HDMI 1.3a
  • Video Output port (VOUT1)
  • SD/MMC socket
  • 2x USB Host 2.0
  • 1x Serial port
  • 2x I2C
  • 2x SPI
  • GPIOs
  • 1x ADC
  • JTAG
  • Add-on DVI input available
  • Power supply: 12VDC

 

Naon Embedded Linux Kit - NELK

Development Kit Download: NELK 4.0.0
Developer's Documentation: Naon on DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki

Naon Embedded Linux Kit is composed by:

  • Naon Evaluation Board
  • Naon CPU module (part number: DAF7910x)
  • U-Boot bootloader (source code and binaries)
  • Linux operating system (source code and binaries)
  • Full Naon documentation (Manuals, User's Guides, Application Notes, Evaluation Board schematics, ..)
  • Periodic updates (documentation revisions, new Application notes, new Design notes)

 

 

NELK Version

Release Number

1.0.0

2.0.0

3.0.0

4.0.0

Release notes

Rel. notes ver. 1.0.0

Rel. notes ver. 2.0.0

Rel. notes ver. v 3.0.0

Rel. notes ver. v 4.0.0

Release date

May 2012

September 2012

December 2012

April 2013

Naon module (PCB version)

CS021211A

CS021211A

CS021211A

Naon: CS021211A
Maya: CS133012A
Dido: CS204812

Supported Evaluation Boards

NaonEVB-Lite

NaonEVB-Lite

NaonEVB-Mid

NaonEVB-Lite

NaonEVB-Mid

NaonEVB-Lite

NaonEVB-Mid

U-Boot version

2010.06-nelk-1.0.0

2010.06-nelk-2.0.0

2010.06-nelk-3.0.0

2010.06-nelk-4.0.0

Kernel version

2.6.37-nelk-1.0.0

2.6.37-nelk-2.0.0

2.6.37-nelk-3.0.0

2.6.37-nelk-4.0.0

Drivers

SPI NOR Flash (boot)
EEPROM
Keypad controller
Touch screen controller
ADC
EMAC0 RMII (Fast Ethernet)
EMAC1 RGMII (Gigabit Ethernet)
SD/MMC1
Video Output port VOUT0 (24 bit)
UART0 (2-wire)
SPI0 (boot flash)
I2C0
I2C1 (DDC HDMI)
I2C2
HDMI
GPIO
SGX 3D accelerator
HDVICP2 codec engine

SPI NOR Flash (boot)
EEPROM
Keypad controller
Touch screen controller
ADC
EMAC0 RMII (Fast Ethernet)
EMAC1 RGMII (Gigabit Ethernet)
SD/MMC1
Video output port VOUT0 (24 bit)
UART0 (2-wire)
SPI0 (boot flash)
I2C0
I2C1 (DDC HDMI)
I2C2
HDMI
GPIO
SGX 3D accelerator
HDVICP2 codec engine
Nand 8-bit
USB Host
USB OTG
Video Input port VIN0

SPI NOR Flash (boot)
EEPROM
Keypad controller
Touch screen controller
ADC
EMAC0 RMII (Fast Ethernet)
EMAC1 RGMII (Gigabit Ethernet)
SD/MMC1
Video output port VOUT0 (24 bit)
UART0 (2-wire)
SPI0 (boot flash)
I2C0
I2C1 (DDC HDMI)
I2C2
HDMI
GPIO
SGX 3D accelerator
HDVICP2 codec engine
Nand 8-bit
USB Host
USB OTG (NaonEVB-Mid only)
Video Input port VIN0 (NaonEVB-Mid only)
Video Input port VIN1 (additional host required)
SATA
Suspend to RAM
OPP Support
DWM on SDIO (NaonEVB-Lite only)

SPI NOR Flash (boot)
EEPROM
Keypad controller
Touch screen controller
ADC
EMAC0 RMII (Fast Ethernet)
EMAC1 RGMII (Gigabit Ethernet)
SD/MMC1
Video output port VOUT0 (24 bit)
UART0 (2-wire)
SPI0 (boot flash)
I2C0
I2C1 (DDC HDMI)
I2C2
HDMI
GPIO
SGX 3D accelerator
HDVICP2 codec engine
Nand 8-bit
USB Host
USB OTG (NaonEVB-Mid only)
Video Input port VIN0 (NaonEVB-Mid only)
Video Input port VIN1 (additional host required)
SATA
Suspend to RAM
OPP Support
DWM on SDIO (NaonEVB-Lite only)
Support for Maya and Dido
PMIC RTC (battery powered)
CPU info on /proc filesystem
eth0 and eth1 MAC address set on U-Boot
Updated Memory Map
CPSW mode (dual emac vs switch) selectable on u-boot

TI EZSDK

5.03 (December 2011)

5.04 (April 2012)

5.05.01.04 (July 2012)

5.05.02.00 (Dec 2012)

 

For further information about Naon CPU module and NELK usage, please visit DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki.

06/08/2014 - Updated version of the Naon Hardware Manual: naon-hm.pdf (Version 1.0.9)

29/01/2014 - Updated version of the Naon Hardware Manual: naon-hm.pdf (Version 1.0.8)

24/06/2013 - Updated version of the Naon Hardware Manual: naon-hm.pdf (Version 1.0.7)

10/06/2013 - Updated version of the Naon Hardware Manual: naon-hm.pdf (Version 1.0.6)

15/05/2013 - Updated version of the Naon Hardware Manual: naon-hm.pdf (Version 1.0.5)

24/04/2013 - Updated version of the Naon Hardware Manual (v. 1.0.4)
24/04/2013 - NELK version 4.0.0 released

29/03/2013 - New video : Android 4.0.3 ICS running on Naon SoM