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Last Post 29 Aug 2016 08:52 AM by  Laurent Dufrechou
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Laurent Dufrechou
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26 Aug 2016 06:14 AM



    It looks like there have been a new revision of SOMOMAPL138-10-1602AHCR-C that switched from REV B to REV C.

    Now our systems do not boot anymore ....

    Can you send us updated PCN about change made to the SOM?

    The last document I get access to is dated from 2014 (RV B changes)

    Best Regards.

    Adam Ford
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    26 Aug 2016 06:48 AM
    The PCN is located here:

    SOMOMAPL138-10-1602AHCR-C is covered under PCN 595 in Section 8.

    You will need to be logged into the support site for the link to work.

    PCB Change
    The PCB layout was updated to accommodate two active component changes.
    1. The Low-Dropout (LDO) regulator U10 was changed to a new component selection.
    2. An external oscillator circuit (Y7) was added to drive the processor system clock (OSCIN).

    Real-time Clock LDO Change
    The U10 power regulation IC was changed from a 200 mA-rated LDO (TPS79912YZU) with a quiescent current up to 40 uA to a 150 mA-rated LDO (TPS78101DRVR) with a quiescent current up to 1 uA to address an issue with high quiescent current on the real-time clock (RTC) circuit.
    This LDO change results in lower quiescent current drain on the RTC battery, creating an approximately 3x increase in the RTC battery life when the system is in an off state.
    This change has no impact on software.

    Processor System Clock Change
    An external clock oscillator Y7 was added to drive the OSCIN system clock input on the processor. This external clock implementation replaces the use of the oscillator internal to the processor, which used crystal Y2.
    This clock source change addresses the erratum related to system-level ESD immunity in "Section 2.1.4" of the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP-L138 C6000 DSP+ARM Processor Silicon Errata13 (literature number SPRZ301M).
    This change has no impact on software. However, software can optionally change the CLKMODE bit in the PLLCTL register to equal 1; this software change may save a small amount of additional power draw by turning off the internal processor oscillator, which is no longer used in this configuration.

    Processor Silicon Revision Change
    Texas Instruments (TI) has released new silicon revision 2.3 for the OMAPL138 processor. This silicon update fixes a USB0 PLL errata that appeared in silicon revision 2.1 parts as documented in “Section 3.2” of the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP-L138 C6000 DSP+ARM Processor Silicon Errata14 (literature number SPRZ301M).
    The former silicon revision 2.1 processor parts OMAPL138BZCE3 (commercial temp) and OMAPL138BZCEA3 (industrial temp) have now been replaced by the revision 2.3 parts OMAPL138EZCE3 and OMAPL138EZCEA3, respectively.
    Logic PD has re-qualified the OMAPL138 SOM with the new processor revision and found no impact to the SOM functionality.

    Laurent Dufrechou
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    29 Aug 2016 03:53 AM

    HI adam,

    The document you refer has been last revised in 2014.

    On REV C some component have disappeared (Y2) for example is no more soldered.

    These change are quite new since we just bought them from digikey one week ago and previous batch was tagged REV B. (one/two month ago)

    Do I miss something?


    Laurent Dufrechou
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    29 Aug 2016 08:52 AM


     After spealing ot another LogicPD representative it looks live REV C processor are out now from 2014.

    Don't know how but looks like I always managed to avoid them until now.... That's why I was looking for a more recent PCN then a 2014 one.

    So will chekc on my side what's wrong with this new version with our board.


    Thanks for the support.


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