The CM-T3517 provides multimedia, connectivity and storage features on a credit-card size system-on-module. Leveraging the power and flexibility of the TI Sitara AM3517/05 system-on-chip, which is based on the advanced Cortex-A8 ARM, the CM-T3517 is described as enabling embedded systems to provide the usability and connectivity that users expect, while still being extremely developer-friendly.
The CM-T3517 is available with either a TI Sitara AM3517 or Sitara AM3505 with Cortex-A8 core (up to 600 MHz), up to 256 MB DDR2, up to 512 MB flash disk including file system protection, a touchscreen controller supporting 4-wire resistive panels, and an onboard power management chip with single 3.3v input or Lithium-ion Polymer battery.
The multimedia-ready system features PowerVR SGX GPU providing 2D/3D graphics acceleration with OpenGL-ES and OpenVG support, dual Output Graphics (RGB and TV Out), a graphics controller supporting STN and TFT panels with 1400 x 1050 max resolution, a camera interface port, and audio codec stereo line-out and microphone.
For connectivity, the CM-T3517 offers a 100 Mbps Ethernet port, integral WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth interface, MMC/SD/SDIO support including SDHC up to 32GB, 4 serial ports, I2C, SPI, GPIOs, and a CAN bus.
Further, in addition to an on-the-go (OTG) host/slave USB2 high-speed port, the CM-T3517 offers an additional four USB2 host ports. From a software point of view, the CM-T3517 was specially designed to serve as a building block in embedded applications, and includes all the peripherals required to run operating systems such as Linux and Windows CE.