TI's ARM® Cortex®-A8 Advantage

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 AM335x Cortex-A8-based processor can meet the requirements for power optimized systems with a power budget of less than 1W. The Cortex-A8 core is a dual-issue superscalar architecture capable of achieving 2 Dhrystone MIPs per MHz (DMIPS/MHz).


Broad performance ranges for ARM solutions

  • Scalable from 300MHz - 1.35GHz
  • 2 DMIPS/MHz
  • Dual-issue superscalar, 2x instructions per clock
Differentiated Peripherals

Comprehensive integration and software enablement

Differentiated Peripherals

Designed with power-
and cost-sensitive
applications in mind

Robust hardware enablement for differentiated peripherals

  • Display connectivity
  • USB 2.0
  • Flexible communications interfaces

Comprehensive integration with advanced capabilities

  • advanced 3D graphics acceleration
  • flexible communications interfaces
  • robust display options

ARM Cortex-A8 Devices

  AM335x Cortex-A8 AM35x Cortex-A8 AM37x Cortex-A8
  AM335x Cortex-A8 Processor AM35x Cortex-A8 Processor AM37x Chip Shot
Speed (MHz) 300/600/800/1000 600 800/1000
DMIPs Up to 2000 Up to 1200 Up to 2000
Graphics SGX530 SGX530 SGX530
Operating system Linux/Android/Microsoft Windows CE/RTOS Linux/Android/Microsoft Windows CE/RTOS Linux/Android/Microsoft Windows CE/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
Co-processors Dual-core PRU-ICSS    
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)