The AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE) is a development platform targeted for systems that specifically focus on the industrial communications capabilities of the Sitara AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 Processors
The AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Processors integrate the Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU) that has been architected to implement the real-time communication technologies used in a broad range of industrial automation equipment. It enables low foot print designs with minimal external components and with best in class low power performance.
The ICE hardware and included software is designed to help integrate the industrial communications interfaces in a broad range of industrial systems. Some of these are listed below.
- Industrial communication modules
- Industrial communication interfaces for sensors and input/output (I/O) systems
- Industrial communication gateways
- Industrial drives with integrated communications
- Motor feedback systems