Sitara Processors – Getting started

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What makes Sitara different?

  • The perfect balance of integration, cost and performance
    • Industry-leading DMIPS per dollar
    • Low-power consumption
  • System optimized with richer peripheral set: LCD display, USB 3.0, PCIe, SATA, USB OTG w/ PHY, CAN, industrial protocols, 2D/3D graphics and video acceleration, and more.
  • Differentiated ARM® + programmable real-time unit industrial communication subsystem (PRU-ICSS) architecture for industrial communications and other applications requiring flexible real-time processing.
  • Reduced barriers to development with low cost development boards such as BeagleBone and starter kits, free and easy access to software, free design tools and large open-source community support.
  • Easy set-up and out-of-box experience with Processor SDK with Mainline Linux™ support that is Yocto Project™ compatible:
  • A strong partner network of world-class partners to aid in software/hardware development.

Sitara processors devices

Sitara processors go beyond the core, integrating an array of peripherals giving customers access to a robust portfolio of ARM application processors from Texas Instruments. Sitara provides different product generations to choose from and is optimized with the perfect balance of integration, connectivity and performance.






Core Type ARM®Cortex®-A8 Cortex-A9 Cortex-A15 + C66x DSP Cortex-A15
Speed (MHz) 300/600/800/1000 300/600/800/1000 Cortex-A15: 500/1000/1500
C66x: 500/750
DMIPs Up to 2000 Up to 2500 Up to 10500 Up to 19600
Graphics SGX530 SGX530 Up to two SGX544 3D graphic accelerators, a GC320 2D graphic accelerator, a 1080p60 video accelerator and output to multi-display user interfaces n/a
Operating system Linux™/Android™/Windows® CE/RTOS Linux/Android/Windows CE/RTOS Linux/Android/Windows CE/RTOS Linux/RTOS
Key Features LCD controller, CAN, Gb EMAC switch, 2x USB w/PHY, integrated industrial protocols, touch screen control Display subsystem, dual camera, dual ADC, QSPI, Gb EMAC switch, integrated industrial protocols Up to two ARM Cortex-A15 cores, two ARM Cortex-M4 cores, two C66 DSPs, integrated industrial protocols 8xGigE switch, 2x10GigE switch, large internal memory, high-speed DDR3
Peripherals 3D graphics, PRU, Crypto, ADC, Gigabit EMAC 2x USB w/PHY, 2x CAN, 2x McASP, 6x UART, 5x SPI, 3x I2C, HDQ, 6x PWM 2x PCIe, SATA, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 2x DCAN, QSPI, 10x UART, 8x McASP, 5x I2C 2xUSB 3.0, 2xPCIe Gen2, 2xUART, 3xSPI, 3xI2C
Co-processors Dual-core PRU-ICSS Quad-core PRU-ICSS Quad-core PRU-ICSS  
Applications EV charging station, connected home, industrial automation, PLCs, RTUs, renewable energy gateways Industrial automation and drives, PDT, scanners Analytics, vision, embedded computing, HMI, industrial automation, industrial drives, industrial control, robotics, medical imaging, avionics Avionics, communications & telecom, defense, software defined radio (SDR)
Pricing Starting at $4.96 (1K) Starting at $7.25 (1K) Starting at $22.33 (1K) Starting at $85.00 (1K)
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Supported applications

As new markets emerge and existing markets evolve, new products need to deliver eye-catching graphics, quick response times and optimized power, whether low power consumption for reduced energy costs or extended battery life in portable equipments. The Sitara processor family, with its optimized feature sets, are ideally suited for a range of end equipment markets including: point of service, industrial, connected home, substation automation, consumer and medical.