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DevKit8500D DM3730 Evaluation Kit, DevKit8500A AM3715 Evaluation Kit

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ID: 185251



215,66€ gross (23% VAT)
175,33€ net

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- TI DM3730 DaVinci Digital Media Processor based on 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 core
- Onboard 512MByte DDR SDRAM, 512MByte NAND Flash
- UART, 4 USB Host, USB OTG, Ethernet, Audio, TF, Keyboard, Jtag,...
- Supports 24-bit TFT LCD, DVI-D and S-Video Output Display
- Supports VGA, Camera, WiFi, GPS, GPRS, 3G Functions through Modules
- Supports for Linux2.6.32, Android 2.2 and WinCE 6.0.15

DevKit8500D Evaluation Board

The Texas Instruments’ DM3730 DaVinci™ digital media processor is powered by up to 1-GHz (also supports 300, 600, and 800-MHz operation) ARM Cortex-A8 and 800MHz (also supports 250, 520 and 660-MHz operation) C64x+ DSP core, and has integrated 3D graphics processor, imaging and video accelerator (IVA), USB 2.0, MMC/SD memory card, UART and many more. DaVinci DM3730 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. DaVinci DM3730 video processor is suitable for 720p HD (High Definition) video applications which require large amount of data processing. These applications include navigation systems, media players, medical patient monitoring devices, industrial test and measurement devices, industrial vision and portable communications.

Embest DevKit8500D Evaluation Board takes full features of the DM3730 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 exposed many other hardware interfaces including serial ports, LCD/TSP, DVI-D, S-Video, Ethernet, USB, TF, keyboard, camera, SPI, I2C and JTAG. The board is able to support for 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. Besides, it is provided with Android 2.2 demo with driver source code. Embest gives instructions on how to boot Android demo image from NAND flash with TF card.

Embest DevKit8500D Evaluation Kit includes DevKit8500D board and all necessary accessories to help users start their own applications. The board is preloaded with Linux OS in NAND flash and WinCE OS in TF card. 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 calbe, or using TV for NTSC/PAL video out. Along with the kit, Embest provides user manual, schematic drawing and datasheet documents to help customers better understand and use the kit.

Additionally, The board is support using XDS100v2 USB JTAG Emulator for debugging which is available from Embest. Embest also offers various modules for Devkit8500D including VGA, WiFi, Analog Camera, GPS, GPRS, 3G and Digital Camera modules which greatly extends the functions of the board and would be flexible for customer selection to meet their own needs.

Hardware Features

Mechanical Parameters

  • Dimensions: 136.2mm x 105.3mm
  • Power Supply: +5V
  • Working Temp.: 0~70°C


  • TI DM3730 DaVinci Digital Media Processor (pin-to-pin compatible with TI AM3715)
  • Up to 1-GHz ARM® Cortex™-A8 Core, also supports 300, 600, and 800-MHz operation
  • Up to 800-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core, Also supports 260, 520 and 660-MHz operation
  • NEON™ SIMD Coprocessor (DM3730 only)
  • POWERVR SGX™ Graphics Accelerator
  • ARM: 32KB I-Cache; 32KB D-Cache; 256KB L2 Cache
  • Onchip 32KB ROM and 64KB Shared SDRAM

Memory and Storage

  • 512MB DDR SDRAM, 32bit, 200MHz
  • 512MB NAND Flash, 16bit
  • 2GB iNAND, 4bit (Default: not soldered, optional, reserved for soldering)
  • TF card slot

Data Transfer Interfaces

  • One 10/100M Ethernet interface (RJ45)
  • One High-speed USB2.0 OTG port (Mini USB type interface)
  • Four High-speed USB2.0 Host port (USB A type interface)
  • One 5 line Debug serial port, RS232 (DB9 connector)

Audio/Video Interfaces

  • LCD/Touch Screen interface (50-pin FPC connector, support resolution up to 2048*2048)
  • DVI high-resolution image output port (HDMI interface, support 720p, 30fps signal)
  • One S-Video display interface
  • One audio input interface (3.5mm audio jack)
  • One 2-channel audio output interface (3.5mm audio jack)
  • One camera interface (30-pin FPC connector, support CCD or CMOS camera)

Input/Output Interfaces and Other Facilities

  • 6*6 keyboard interface
  • One 14-pin Jtag interface
  • Four buttons (One for Reset, one for Wakeup and two for User defined)
  • One expansion connector (2.0mm 40-pin SMT Female Pin Header)
  • Two 5 line serial ports, TTL voltage
  • One channel McSPI Interface (Multichannel Serial Port Interface)
  • One channel McBSP interface (Multi-Channel Buffered Serial Port)
  • One channel I2C interface
  • One channel HDQ interface (HDQ/1-Wire)

Add-on Hardware Options and Support OS

ItemDescriptionInterface to BoardLinuxAndroidWinCE
VGA8000VGA ModuleLCDSupport*Not yetSupport*
CAM8000-AAnalog Camera ModuleCameraSupport*Not yetSupport*
WF8000-UWiFi ModuleUSB HostSupport*Support*Support#
GPS8000-SGPS ModuleUARTSupport*Support*Support*
GPRS8000-SGPRS ModuleUARTSupport*Not yetSupport*
CDMA8000-U3G Module
(CDMA2000 standard)
USB HostSupport*Support*Support#

* = Provided with Source Code
# = Not Provided with Source Code

Software Features
















Linux 2.6.32

Supports ROM/CRAM/EXT2/EXT3/FAT/ NFS/ JFFS2/UBIFS file systems

Device Driver

Serial port, RTC, Ethernet, Nand Flash, Touch screen,
TF card, USB Device, USB ehci, Audio input/output, keypad, LED
Display driver (TFT LCD, DVI-D, S-Video)
GUIAndroid 2.2froyo
AndroidKernelAndroid 2.2froyo

Device Driver

Serial port, RTC, Ethernet, Nand Flash, LCD, Touch screen
TF card, USB Device, USB ehci, Audio input/output, keypad, LED
2D/3D (do not provide source code)












OAL module




KITL module


Device Driver

Serial port, RTC, Ethernet, NAND Flash, Touch screen, TF card, USB Device, USB ehci, Audio input/output, keypad, LED
Display driver (TFT LCD, DVI-D, S-Video)
2D/3D (do not provide source code)
Power Management (backlight, battery, Sleep/Wakeup, PWM, ADC)


application module

Flash Player plug-in and Flash player

MP3/MPEG4/H264 DSP hardware decoder

Onboard Interfaces and Connectors

Relative Documentation and Links

DevKit8500D Evaluation Kit Overview

 TI DM3730 datasheet

TI AM3715 datasheet

Dimension drawing of Devkit8500D board

DevKit8500 Wiki page

XDS100v2 USB JTAG Emulator

Order Information

Order No.


ItemEmbest DevKit8500D Evaluation Board
  • One DevKit8500D Evaluation board 
  • One Product DVD (including user manual, schematic in PDF format, datasheet, Linux 2.6.32 BSP, Android 2.2 BSP and WinCE 6.0 BSP)      

We accept orders for replacing DM3730 by AM3715 processor for this board (called DevKit8500A for AM3715 board). Please specify the CPU when you placing orders.

Order No.T6030030D
ItemEmbest Devkit8500D Evaluation Kit (Standard Configuration)
  • One DevKit8500D Evaluation board   
  • One 2GB TF card
  • One Serial cable (DB9-DB9)
  • One 5V@2A Power adapter
  • One USB cable (Type A Male to Type Mini-B Male)
  • One USB cable (Type A Female to Type Mini-A Male)   
  • One Cross Ethernet cable   
  • One HDMI to DVI-D cable
  • One S-Video cable
  • One Product DVD (including user manual, schematic in PDF format, datasheet, Linux 2.6.32 BSP, Android 2.2 BSP and WinCE 6.0 BSP) 
Order No.T6010142T6010144
ItemEmbest Devkit8500D Evaluation Kit (Complete Configuration)
  • One Embest Devkit8500D Evaluation Kit Standard Configuration
  • One 4.3" LCD or 7" LCD (With touch screen)
    Remark: 4.3”LCD (resolution: 480*272), 7"LCD (resolution: 800*480)
PriceWith 4.3" LCDWith 7" LCD