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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.

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Graham Pitcher

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