22 October 2009 TI launches Cortex-A8 mcus for industrial applications Texas Instruments has launched a range of industrially optimised Cortex-A8 based mcus. The AM3505 and AM3517, the first members of the Sitara family, are accompanied by the AM3517 evaluation module. The superscalar Cortex-A8 processor is clocked at 500MHz and provides 1000 Dhrystone MIPS. This, says TI, enables users to run full featured operating systems and experience faster web browsing Available in a range of packages and temperature options, the devices feature a range of peripherals, along with graphics capabilities and high computational performance while consuming less than 1W. System cost reduction of up to $10 is said to be possible through multiple on chip peripherals including a CAN controller and Ethernet MAC. Connectivity interfaces allow for easier implementation of network, device and sensor communications. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://www.ti.com Companies Texas Instruments This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.