Processors

Sitara™ Cortex-A9 Processors

Arm®Cortex®-A9 based devices with high efficiency and secure boot options

Arm® Cortex®-A9 Performance

Broad performance ranges for Arm® solutions

  • Scalable from 300MHz - 1.35GHz
  • 2 DMIPS/MHz
  • NEON and VFP floating point engines
ARM Cortex-A8 Peripherals

Designed for power and cost-sensitive applications

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Robust hardware enablement for differentiated peripherals

  • 3D graphics
  • PRU-ICSS
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Display connectivity
  • USB 2.0
  • Flexible communications interfaces

Comprehensive integration with advanced capabilities

  • Advanced 3D graphics acceleration
  • Flexible communications interfaces
  • Robust display options
  • Customer programmable secure boot option

Arm® Cortex®-A9 devices

AM4379 AM4378 AM4377 AM4376 AM4372
Arm® Cortex®-A9 MHz (Max.) 800/1000 800/1000 800/1000 300/800/1000 600/800
Graphics acceleration 3D graphics 3D graphics
PRU-ICSS for industrial communication* Quad-Core PRU + All Protocols Quad-Core PRU + Standard Protocols Quad-Core PRU + All Protocols Quad-Core PRU + Standard Protocols None
Security Crypto available on all AM437x devices. Secure boot option available on AM437xS devices.
Software and pin-for-pin compatible across devices

* PRU-ICSS is a programmable real-time core for industrial communication protocols.

* Standard Protocols for AM437x processors include protocols such as Ethernet/IP, PROFINET™ RT/IRT, PROFIBUS™, Sercos III, EnDat, Sigma Delta and more.

* All Protocols for AM437x processors include standard protocols plus EtherCAT® and POWERLINK