The ARM Cortex-A8 core is highly-optimized by ARM for performance and power efficiency. With the ability to scale in speed from 300MHz to 1.35GHz, the ARM Cortex-A8-based processor can meet the requirements for power optimized devices with a power budget of less than the Cortex-A8 core a dual-issue superscalar, achieving twice the instructions executed per clock cycle at 2 DMIPS/MHz.
|AM335x Cortex-A8||AM35x Cortex-A8||AM37x Cortex-A8|
|DMIPs||Up to 2000||Up to 1200||Up to 2000|
|Operating system||Linux/Android/Microsoft Windows CE/StarterWare/RTOS||Linux/Android/Microsoft Windows CE/StarterWare/RTOS||Linux/Android/Microsoft Windows CE/StarterWare/RTOS|
|Key Features||LCD Controller, CAN, Gb EMAC switch, 2x USB w/PHY, touch screen control, integrated industrial protocols||Display subsystem, video in/out, 10/100 EMAC, CAN, USB w/PHY||Lowest power, display subsystem, video in/out, PoP packaging, USB|
|Peripherals||3D graphics, Crypto, ADC, Gigabit EMAC||I2C, SPI, UART, MMC/SDIO||I2C, SPI, UART, MMC/SDIO|
|Apps||Streaming audio, connected home, industrial automation||Industrial automation, PLC||PND, Ed. tablet, PDT|
|Pricing||Starting at $5.70 (1K)||Starting at $13.75 (1K)||Starting at $13.75 (1K)|