Texas Instruments announced the universal asynchronous receiver/transmitters (UART) and controller area network lite (CAN-lite) programmable real-time unit (PRU) daughter cards and software. The UART PRU and CAN-lite PRU daughter cards can be used in evaluation with the AM1x Sitara ARM MPUs or as a standalone reference design. The daughter cards snap into the PRU peripheral connection on the AM1x Sitara ARM MPUs evaluation modules. The TI UART daughter card ($72) and the CAN daughter card ($77) are both available now. The production-quality software code for the daughter cards can be downloaded for free.
Mistral introduced UART and CAN daughter cards for Texas Instruments (TI) evaluation modules (EVMs) based on TI’s Sitara AM1x microprocessors (MPUs) and OMAP-L1x application processors for embedded industrial, medical and consumer designs. The UART daughter card has interfaces for soft UART, hard UART, and soft DIR. The CAN daughter card features soft CAN and hard CAN bus interfaces. The Mistral plug-in daughter cards help developers leverage the benefits of the PRU features on the AM1x and OMAP-L1x processors.