Processor: Texas Instruments "DaVinci" DM814x

DIDO is a ready-to-use CPU module based on Texas Instruments DM8148 high performance application processor. DIDO is the first product of DAVE Embedded Systems' ULTRA Line, which includes best-in-class solutions and full featured SOMs. In particular, for DIDO this means a boost on performances, thanks to the 2 GB DDR3 @ 533 MHz SDRAM memory, and great versatility thanks to the integrated PCI Express interface. DIDO is designed to be easily included in customer's embedded systems, due to the small form factor, the inexpensive stacking connectors and the back-compatibility with DAVE Embedded Systems' NAON CPU module.

Main Features

  • Top class CPU module based on Texas Instruments DM814x processors family
  • Ultra Line - ARM Cortex-A8 architecture @ 1 GHz
  • Up to 2 GB DDR3 @ 533 MHz SDRAM
  • 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 PCIe, dual CAN, Ethernet, SATA and native 3.3V I/O
  • Naon pinout compatible
  • Evaluation Board available with exhaustive Development Kit

Available evaluation boards:

DELK - DIDO Evaluation Kit

DIDO Evaluation Kit is a carrier board designed to host DIDO SOM. The Software Development Kit is unique for DIDO / NAON and MAYA SoMs. It is a development/test system designed to start working with the DIDO / NAON and MAYA platforms and experimenting with the implemented features.

Price and availability

The Evaluation Kit is available on Mouser and Digikey

You can also get some samples of DIDO SoM on Mouser

Kit Contents

NAON Embedded Linux Kit is composed by the following content:

  • NAON Evaluation Board
  • DIDO CPU module (part number: DOFx)
  • Serial cable adapter for connect to system console +
  • PINSTRIP 5 x 2 x 2,54 mm to DB9 connector
  • U-Boot bootloader (source code and binaries)
  • Linux operating system (source code and binaries)
  • Full documentation (Manuals, User's Guides, Application Notes, Carrier boards schematics, Mechanical Drawings...) included in the uSD card
  • complimentary access to DAVE Embedded Systems' DIDO RESERVED AREA
  • Periodic updates (documentation revisions, new Application Notes, new Design notes)

DIDO Evaluation Kit - DELK Description & Version

Please visit DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki for further information.

Technical Support


Software Updates - LONG TERM SUPPORT

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide updated software along the life cycles of its products. This is possible maintaining products aligned with Silicon Vendor releases. Additionally to this othe bug fixes are committed and published on GIT server. More information on how to have access to this are available HERE

Longevity program: Texas Instruments General Quality Guidelines

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to support and maintain its products according to Texas Instruments General Quality Guidelines


"TI’s Product withdrawal/discontinuance process complies with JESD48, latest issue. TI makes an effort to not obsolete products out of convenience. Convenience means: low running device, poor yields, limited customer adoption or similar items. TI’s obsolescence withdrawal schedule provides a longer lead time than the industry standard. TI allows 12 months for the last order and an additional 6 months to take final delivery of obsolete items. In rare circumstances, an accelerated withdrawal schedule may be necessary. In such cases, TI will communicate the last buy and final delivery dates in the EOL notice, along with an explanation of the circumstances necessitating the early withdrawal".

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Mean time between failures (MTBF) Prediction


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