Texas Instruments PRUCAPE Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) is a BeagleBone Black add-on board that allows users get to know TI's powerful PRU core and basic functionality. The PRU is a low-latency microcontroller subsystem integrated in the Sitara AM335x and AM437x family of devices. The PRU core is optimized for deterministic, real-time processing, direct access to I/Os and ultra-low-latency requirements. It includes LEDs and push buttons for GPIO, audio, and a temp sensor. Together the BeagleBone Black and PRUCAPE are an ideal evaluation module solution to begin PRU development on the Sitara platform.
Featured AM3358 Microprocessor:
Texas Instruments AM3358 Sitara™ 1GHz ARM Cortex-8 Microprocessors are based on an ARM Cortex-8 32-Bit RISC processor. This processor has a frequency of 600/800/1000MHz, a MIPS of 1200/1600/2000, and a 3D graphics accelerator (PowerVR SGX™) designed to support display and gaming effects. This processor features 2 controller-area networks (CANs), dual-core programmable real-time units (PRUs), and comes in a compact 15.0x15.0mm 324-pin package. These devices are enhanced with image, graphics processing, peripherals and industrial interface options such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS. The devices support high-level operating systems (HLOS). Linux® and Android™ are available free of charge from TI. This processor is featured in the Beaglebone Black and Beaglebone Green single board computers.