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Arm CPU 1 Arm Cortex-A8 Arm MHz (Max.) 600 Co-processor(s) GPU CPU 32-bit Graphics acceleration 1 3D Display type 1 LCD Protocols Ethernet Ethernet MAC 10/100 Operating system Linux, RTOS Security Crypto Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105, 0 to 90 open-in-new Find other Arm-based processors

Package | Pins | Size

BGA (ZER) 484 529 mm² 23 x 23 NFBGA (ZCN) 491 289 mm² 17 x 17 open-in-new Find other Arm-based processors


  • AM3517/05 Sitara Processor:
    • MPU Subsystem
      • 600-MHz Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 Core
      • NEON SIMD Coprocessor and Vector
        Floating-Point (FP) Coprocessor
    • Memory Interfaces:
      • 166-MHz 16- and 32-Bit mDDR/DDR2
        Interface with 1GB of Total Addressable
      • Up to 83 MHz General-Purpose Memory
        Interface Supporting 16-Bit-Wide
        Multiplexed Address/DataBus
      • 64KB of SRAM
      • 3 Removable Media Interfaces
    • IO Voltage:
      • mDDR/DDR2 IOs: 1.8V
      • Other IOs: 1.8V and 3.3V
    • Core Voltage: 1.2V
    • Commercial and Extended Temperature Grade
      (operating restrictions apply)
    • 16-Bit Video Input Port Capable of
      Capturing HD Video
    • HD Resolution Display Subsystem
    • Serial Communication
      • High-End CAN Controller
      • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MAC
      • USB OTG Subsystem with Standard
        DP/DM Interface [HS/FS/LS]
      • Multiport USB Host Subsystem [HS/FS/LS]
        • 12-Pin ULPI or 6-, 4-, or 3-Pin Serial
      • Four Master and Slave Multichannel Serial
        Port Interface(McSPI) Ports
      • Five Multichannel Buffered Serial Ports (McBSPs)
        • 512-Byte Transmit and Receive Buffer
        • 5-KB Transmit and Receive Buffer (McBSP2)
        • SIDETONE Core Support (McBSP2 and
          McBSP3 Only)For Filter, Gain, and Mix
        • 128-Channel Transmit and Receive Mode
        • Direct Interface to I2S and PCM Device and
          TDM Buses
      • HDQ/1-Wire Interface
      • 4 UARTs (One with Infrared Data Association
        [IrDA] and Consumer Infrared [CIR] Modes)
      • 3 Master and Slave High-Speed Inter-Integrated
        Circuit (I2C) Controllers
      • Twelve 32-bit General-Purpose Timers
      • One 32-bit Watchdog Timer
      • One 32-bit 32-kHz Sync Timer
      • Up to 186 General-Purpose I/O (GPIO) Pins
  • Display Subsystem
    • Parallel Digital Output
    • Up to 24-Bit RGB
    • Supports Up to 2 LCD Panels
    • Support for Remote Frame Buffer Interface (RFBI)
      LCD Panels
    • Two 10-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)
      • Composite NTSC/PAL Video
      • Luma/Chroma Separate Video (S-Video)
    • Rotation of 90, 180, and 270 Degrees
    • Resize Images From 1/4x to 8x
    • Color Space Converter
    • 8-Bit Alpha Blending
  • Video Processing Front End (VPFE) 16-Bit Video Input Port
    • RAW Data Interface
    • 75-MHz Maximum Pixel Clock
    • Supports REC656/CCIR656 Standard
    • Supports YCbCr422 Format (8-Bit or 16-Bit with Discrete
      Horizontal and Vertical Sync Signals)
    • Generates Optical Black Clamping Signals
    • Built-in Digital Clamping and Black Level Compensation
    • 10-Bit to 8-Bit A-law Compression Hardware
    • Supports up to 16K Pixels (Image Size) in Horizontal
      and Vertical Directions
  • System Direct Memory Access (sDMA) Controller (32 Logical
    Channels with Configurable Priority)
  • Comprehensive Power, Reset, and Clock Management
  • ARM Cortex-A8 Memory Architecture
    • ARMv7 Architecture
      • In-Order, Dual-Issue, Superscalar Microprocessor Core
      • ARM NEON Multimedia Architecture
      • Over 2x Performance of ARMv6 SIMD
      • Supports Both Integer and Floating-Point SIMD
      • Jazelle RCT Execution Environment Architecture
      • Dynamic Branch Prediction with Branch Target Address
        Cache, Global History Buffer and 8-Entry Return Stack
      • Embedded Trace Macrocell [ETM] Support for
        Noninvasive Debug
      • 16KB of Instruction Cache (4-Way Set-Associative)
      • 16KB of Data Cache (4-Way Set-Associative)
      • 256KB of L2 Cache
    • PowerVR SGX Graphics Accelerator (AM3517 Only)
      • Tile-Based Architecture Delivering up to 10 MPoly/sec
      • Universal Scalable Shader Engine: Multi-threaded Engine
        Incorporating Pixel and Vertex Shader Functionality
      • Industry Standard API Support: OpenGLES 1.1 and
        2.0, OpenVG1.0
      • Fine-Grained Task Switching, Load Balancing, and
        Power Management
      • Programmable, High-Quality Image Anti-Aliasing
    • Endianess
      • ARM Instructions – Little Endian
      • ARM Data – Configurable
    • SDRC Memory Controller
      • 16- and 32-Bit Memory Controller with 1GB of
        Total Address Space
      • Double Data Rate (DDR2) SDRAM, Mobile Double Data Rate
      • SDRAM Memory Scheduler (SMS) and Rotation Engine
    • General Purpose Memory Controller (GPMC)
      • 16-Bit-Wide Multiplexed Address/Data Bus
      • Up to 8 Chip-Select Pins with 128MB of Address
        Space per Chip-Select Pin
      • Glueless Interface to NOR Flash, NAND Flash (with ECC
        Hamming Code Calculation), SRAM and Pseudo-SRAM
      • Flexible Asynchronous Protocol Control for Interface
        to Custom Logic (FPGA, CPLD, ASICs, and so forth)
      • Nonmultiplexed Address/Data Mode (Limited 2-KB
        Address Space)
    • Test Interfaces
      • IEEE-1149.1 (JTAG) Boundary-Scan Compatible
      • Embedded Trace Macro Interface (ETM)
    • 65-nm CMOS Technology
    • Packages:
      • 491-Pin BGA (17 x 17, 0.65-mm Pitch)
        [ZCN Suffix]
        with Via Channel Array
      • 484-Pin PBGA (23 x 23, 1-mm Pitch)
        [ZER Suffix]
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    AM3517/05 is a high-performance ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor with speeds up to 600 MHz. The device offers 3D graphics acceleration while also supporting numerous peripherals, including DDR2, CAN, EMAC, and USB OTG PHY that are well suited for industrial apllications.

    The processor can support other applications, including: Single-board computers Home and industrial automation Human machine Interface

    The device supports high-level operating systems (OSs), such as:

    • Linux®
    • Windows® CE
    • Android™

    The following subsystems are part of the device:

    • Microprocessor unit (MPU) subsystem based on the ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor
    • PowerVR SGX graphics accelerator (AM3517 device only) subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration to support display and gaming effects
    • Display subsystem with several features for multiple concurrent image manipulation, and a programmable interface supporting a wide variety of displays. The display subsystem also supports NTSC/PAL video out.
    • High-performance interconnects provide high-bandwidth data transfers for multiple initiators to the internal and external memory controllers and to on-chip peripherals. The device also offers a comprehensive clock-management scheme.

    AM3517/05 devices are available in a 491-pin BGA package and a 484-pin PBGA package.

    This AM3517/05 data manual presents the electrical and mechanical specifications for the AM3517/05 Sitara processor.

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    More Information

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    Technical documentation

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    * Data sheet AM3517, AM3505 Sitara Processors datasheet (Rev. F) Jul. 10, 2014
    * Errata AM3517, AM3505 Sitara Processors Silicon Errata (Rev. E) Sep. 21, 2016
    * User guide AM35x ARM Microprocessor Technical Reference Manual (Rev. C) Nov. 22, 2013
    More literature From Start to Finish: A Product Development Roadmap for Sitara™ Processors Dec. 16, 2020
    Technical article Bringing the next evolution of machine learning to the edge Nov. 27, 2018
    Technical article Industry 4.0 spelled backward makes no sense – and neither does the fact that you haven’t heard of TI’s newest processor yet Oct. 30, 2018
    User guide How-To and Troubleshooting Guide for PRU-ICSS PROFIBUS Sep. 24, 2018
    Technical article How quality assurance on the Processor SDK can improve software scalability Aug. 22, 2018
    White paper Enable security and amp up chip performance w/ hardware-accelerated cryptograpy (Rev. A) Aug. 11, 2016
    Technical article Clove: Low-Power video solutions based on Sitara™ AM57x processors Jul. 21, 2016
    Application note Multi-Channel SAE-J2716 (SENT) Decoder Using NHET Aug. 05, 2010
    Application note AM35x Power Estimation Spreadsheet May 24, 2010
    Application note AM35x VCA PCB Layout May 24, 2010
    Application note Migrating from OMAP3530 to AM35x May 24, 2010
    Application note AM3517/05 Pwr Ref Design 3.6V to 6.3-V Input, Hi-Effic, Integratd 5-Output PMIC Apr. 08, 2010

    Design & development

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    Hardware development

    DEBUG PROBE Download
    XDS200 USB Debug Probe

    The XDS200 is a debug probe (emulator) used for debugging TI embedded devices.  The XDS200 features a balance of low cost with good performance as compared to the low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2.  It supports a wide variety of standards (IEEE1149.1, IEEE1149.7, SWD) in a (...)


    The XDS200 is the mid-range family of JTAG debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. Designed to deliver good performance and the most common features that place it between the low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2, the XDS200 is the balanced solution to debug TI microcontrollers (...)

    DEBUG PROBE Download

    The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

    The (...)


    XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

    DEBUG PROBE Download

    The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

    The (...)

    • XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

    Software development

    Android Development Kit for Sitara Microprocessors
    ANDROIDSDK-SITARA Although originally designed for mobile handsets, the Android Operating System offers designers of embedded applications the ability to easily add a high-level OS to their product. Developed in association with Google, Android delivers a complete operating system  that is ready for (...)

    Although originally designed for mobile handsets, the Android Operating System offers designers of embedded applications the ability to easily add a high-level OS to their product. Developed in association with Google, Android delivers a complete operating system  that is ready for (...)

    Linux EZ Software Development Kit (EZSDK) for Sitara™ Processors

    Linux Software Development Kits (SDK) provide Sitara™ developers with an easy set up and quick out-of-box experience that is specific to and highlights the features of TI's ARM processors. Launching demos, benchmarks and applications is a snap with the included graphical user (...)


    The Sitara Linux SDK features:

    • Open Linux support
    • GUI-based application launcher
    • 3-D graphics support
    • Example application with available source code

    The Linux SDK includes the following components:

    • Linux kernel and Bootloaders
    • File system
    • Qt/Webkit application framework
    • Application launcher
    • 3D graphics (...)
    DEMO - AM35xApplication Example & Demo Code
    DEMOAPP-AM35X Free Example Code - TI provides proof-of-concept application code to demonstrate some of the hardware and software capabilities of its devices.

    • Click GET SOFTWARE to access Application Demo and Documentation, based on the AM35x EVM (evaluation module).
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    Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Sitara ARM Processors

    Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor (...)

    Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS
    Provided by Green Hills Software — The flagship of Green Hills Software operating systems—the INTEGRITY RTOS—is built around a partitioning architecture to provide embedded systems with total reliability, absolute security, and maximum real-time performance. With its leadership pedigree underscored by certifications in a (...)
    Mentor Graphics Nucleus RTOS
    Provided by Mentor Graphics Corporation — Software driven power management is crucial for battery operated or low power budget embedded systems. Embedded developers can now take advantage of the latest power saving features in popular TI devices with the built-in Power Management Framework in the Nucleus RTOS. Developers specify application (...)
    QNX Neutrino RTOS
    Provided by QNX Software Systems — The QNX Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS) is a full-featured and robust RTOS designed to enable the next-generation of products for automotive, medical, transportation, military and industrial embedded systems. Microkernel design and modular architecture enable customers to create (...)
    FlashTool for AM35x, AM37x, DM37x and OMAP35x Devices
    FLASHTOOL — Flash Tool is a Windows-based application that can be used to transfer binary images from a host PC to TI Sitara AM35x, AM37x, DM37x and OMAP35x target platforms.

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    UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™
    UNIFLASH Supported devices: CC13xx, CC25xx, CC26xx, CC3x20, CC3x30, CC3x35, Tiva, C2000, MSP43x, Hercules, PGA9xx, IWR12xx, IWR14xx, IWR16xx, IWR18xx , IWR68xx, AWR12xx, AWR14xx, AWR16xx, AWR18xx.  Command line only: AM335x, AM437x, AM571x, AM572x, AM574x, AM65XX, K2G

    CCS Uniflash is a standalone tool used to (...)

    Design tools & simulation

    SPRM451A.ZIP (1436 KB) - IBIS Model
    SPRM452A.ZIP (11 KB) - BSDL Model
    SPRM504A.ZIP (1431 KB) - IBIS Model
    SPRM505.ZIP (10 KB) - BSDL Model
    Clock Tree Tool for Sitara, Automotive, Vision Analytics, & Digital Signal Processors
    CLOCKTREETOOL The Clock Tree Tool (CTT) for Sitara™ ARM®, Automotive, and Digital Signal Processors is an interactive clock tree configuration software that provides information about the clocks and modules in these TI devices. It allows the user to:
    • Visualize the device clock tree
    • Interact with clock tree elements (...)
    document-generic User guide
    Pin mux tool
    PINMUXTOOL The PinMux Utility is a software tool which provides a Graphical User Interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts and specifying I/O cell characteristics for TI MPUs. Results are output as C header/code files that can be imported into software development kits (SDKs) or (...)
    Power Estimation Tool (PET)
    POWEREST Power Estimation Tool (PET) provides users the ability to gain insight in to the power consumption of select TI processors. The tool includes the ability for the user to choose multiple application scenarios and understand the power consumption as well as how advanced power saving techniques can be (...)
    DESIGN TOOL Download
    Arm-based MPU, arm-based MCU and DSP third-party search tool
    PROCESSORS-3P-SEARCH TI has partnered with companies to offer a wide range of software, tools, and SOMs using TI Processors to accelerate your path to production. Download this search tool to quickly browse our third-party solutions and find the right third-party to meet your needs. The software, tools and modules (...)
    • Supports many TI processors including Sitara and Jacinto Processors and DSPs
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    • Links and contacts for quick engagement
    • Third-party companies located around the world

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    • Ongoing reliability monitoring

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