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 MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. 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.