Texas Instruments has expanded its portfolio of Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) with the introduction of new AM389x Sitara ARM MPUs for system integration applications.
The single-core ARM Cortex-A8 MPUs with performance at up to 1.5 GHz integrate peripherals and can be used for applications such as single-board computers, gateways, routers, servers, industrial automation, human machine interfaces and point-of-service data terminals.
The two new devices in the AM389x MPU generation are the AM3892 and the AM3894, both packed with several high-bandwidth integrated peripherals, including PCIExpress Gen2, SATA 2.0, dual Gigabit Ethernet and dual DDR2/DDR3 interfaces, the company said.
The new MPUs enable faster end products to run multiple applications simultaneously for multiple operating systems, such as Linux, Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Android.
The company claims that because all of these peripherals are integrated on-chip, they save printed circuit board (PCB) space and can reduce bill of materials (BOM) cost while allowing customers to include more features into smaller form-factor end equipment.
The AM3892 and AM3894 Sitara ARM MPUs offer an on-chip display engine allowing output of two different streams of content for dual, simultaneous high-resolution displays, while the AM3894 Sitara ARM MPU features a 3D graphics accelerator.
The new Sitara ARM MPUs are supported by a single hardware evaluation module and a single TI EZ Software Development Kit, enabling customers in quickly evaluating and begin development of their devices.