TI DaVinci based DM3730-EVK Evaluation Kit by element14

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Introduction
element14 presents the DM3730-EVK Evaluation Kit. It’s an ideal hardware and software platform with the incorporation of Texas Instruments' DaVinci DM3730 media processor, as well as support for running high-level operating systems such as Linux, WinCE and Android. It’s a complete development system accelerating time to market for more media-rich, portable applications including navigation systems, media players, medical patient monitoring devices, industrial test and measurement devices, industrial vision and portable communications.
DaVinci DM3730-EVK's video processor is pin-to-pin compatible with Sitara AM37x devices and software compatible with the OMAP35x  processors. The C64x+ DSP and hardware video accelerator enable audio and HD 720p video decoding and encoding independent of the ARM processor. The programmable DSP engine allows multiple signal processing tasks such as image processing and analysis, digital filtering, and math functions. The DaVinci DM3730-EVK video processor is suitable for 720p HD (High Definition) video applications which require large amount of data processing.
The DM3730-EVK takes full features of the TI DM3730-EVK processor and supports up to 512MByte DDR SDRAM and 512MByte NAND Flash as well as a reserved iNAND design to expand the flash storage capabilities. The board has many other hardware interfaces including serial ports, LCD/TSP, DVI-D, S-Video, Ethernet, USB, TF, keyboard, camera, SPI, I2C and JTAG. The board supports Linux 2.6.32 and WinCE 6.0 operating systems. It has two methods to boot Linux and WinCE systems from either TF card or NAND flash. Addtionally, it is provided with Android 2.2 demo with driver source code. Instructions are provided in user manual for how to boot Android demo image from NAND flash with TF card.
The package includes the DM3730-EVK board and all necessary accessories to help users start creating their own applications. The board is preloaded with Linux OS in NAND flash and WinCE OS on a TF card. The user can display the subsystem using a 4.3" TFT LCD and Touch screen or using a DVI-D monitor through an HDMI to DVI-D cable, or use a TV with the NTSC/PAL video out. Along with the kit, it is provided with user manual, schematic drawing and datasheet documents to help the user to better understand and use the board effectively.
Additionally, various modules are offered for DM3730-EVK  including VGA, WiFi, Analog Camera, GPS, GPRS, 3G and Digital Camera - which greatly extend the functions of the board and enable the customer to meet their own needs.
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