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Dual Arm Cortex-A72, 4-port Ethernet switch, and a PCIe controller.

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Package | Pins Package qty | Carrier: Operating temperature range (℃)
FCBGA (ALM) | 433 84 | JEDEC TRAY (5+1)
-40 to 125
Package | Pins FCBGA (ALM) | 433
Package qty | Carrier: 84 | JEDEC TRAY (5+1)
Operating temperature range (℃) -40 to 125
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Features for the DRA821A

Processor cores:

  • Dual 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72 microprocessor subsystem at up to 2.0 GHz, 24K DMIPS
    • 1MB L2 shared cache per dual-core Cortex-A72 cluster
    • 32KB L1 DCache and 48KB L1 ICache per A72 core
  • 4× Arm Cortex-R5F MCUs at up to 1.0 GHz with optional lockstep operation, 8K DMIPS
    • 32K I-Cache, 32K D-Cache, 64K L2 TCM
    • 2× Arm Cortex-R5F MCUs in isolated MCU subsystem
    • 2× Arm Cortex-R5F MCUs in general compute partition

    Memory subsystem:

  • 1MB of On-Chip L3 RAM with ECC and coherency
    • ECC error protection
    • Shared coherent cache
    • Supports internal DMA engine
  • External Memory Interface (EMIF) module with ECC
    • Supports LPDDR4 memory types
    • Supports speeds up to 3200 MT/s
    • 32-bit and 16-bit data bus with inline ECC bus up to 12.8GB/s
  • General-Purpose Memory Controller (GPMC)
  • 512KB on-chip SRAM in MAIN domain, protected by ECC


  • Hypervisor support in Arm Cortex-A72
  • Independent processing subsystems with Arm Cortex-A72, Arm Cortex-R5F with isolated safety MCU island
  • IO virtualization support
    • Peripheral Virtualization Unit (PVU) for low latency high bandwidth peripheral traffic
  • Multi-region firewall support for memory and peripheral isolation
  • Virtualization support with Ethernet, PCIe, and DMA
  • Device security:

  • Secure boot with secure runtime support
  • Customer programmable root key, up to RSA-4K or ECC-512
  • Embedded hardware security module
  • Crypto hardware accelerators – PKA with ECC, AES, SHA, RNG, DES and 3DES

    Functional Safety:

  • Functional Safety-Compliant targeted
    • Developed for functional safety applications
    • Documentation available to aid ISO 26262/IEC 61508 functional safety system design up to ASIL-D targeted
    • Systematic capability up to ASIL-D/SIL-3 targeted
    • Hardware integrity up to ASIL-D/SIL-3 targeted for MCU Domain
    • Hardware integrity up to ASIL-B/SIL-2 targeted for Main Domain
    • Safety-related certification
      • ISO 26262 planned
  • High-speed interfaces:

    5× gigabit Ethernet ports
    • Integrated Ethernet TSN/AVB switch supporting up to 4 external ports:
      • One 2.5Gb XFI or SGMII
      • Up to 4 1Gb SGMII
      • Up to 4 RMII (10/100) or RGMII (10/100/1000)
      • One 5Gb QSGMII
      • Non-blocking wire-rate store and forward switch
      • InterVLAN (Layer3) routing support
      • Time synchronization support with IEEE 1588(annex D,E,F)
      • TSN/AVB support for traffic scheduling, shaping
      • Port mirroring feature for debug and diagnostics
      • Policing and rate limiting support
    • One RGMII/RMII port in safety MCU island
  • One PCI-Express Gen3 controller
    • Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3 operation with auto-negotiation
    • 4× lanes
  • One USB 3.1 Gen1 dual-role device subsystem
    • Supports type-C switching
    • Independently configurable as USB host, USB peripheral, or USB dual-role device

    Automotive interfaces:

  • Twenty CAN-FD ports
  • 12× Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART)
  • 11× Serial Peripheral Interfaces (SPI)
  • One 8-channel ADC
  • 10× Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C™)
  • 2× Improved Inter-Integrated Circuit (I3C)

    Audio interfaces:

  • 3× Multichannel Audio Serial Port (McASP) modules

    Flash memory interfaces:

  • Embedded Multi Media Card (eMMC™ 5.1) interface
    • Support speeds of up to HS400
  • One Secure Digital 3.0/Secure Digital Input Output 3.0 (SD3.0/SDIO3.0) interfaces
  • One Octal SPI / Xccela™ / HyperBus™ Memory Controller (HBMC) interface
  • 16-nm FinFET technology
  • 17.2 mm x 17.2 mm, 0.8 mm pitch, IPC Class 3 PCB

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Description for the DRA821A

Jacinto™ DRA821x processors, based on the Armv8 64-bit architecture, are optimized for gateway systems with cloud connectivity. The System-on-Chip (SoC) design reduces system-level costs and complexity through integration—notably, a system MCU, functional safety and security features, and an Ethernet switch for high-speed communication. Integrated diagnostics and functional safety features are targeted to ASIL-D and SIL 3 certification requirements. Real-time control and low-latency communication are enabled by a PCIe controller and a TSN capable Gigabit Ethernet switch.

Up to four general-purpose Arm Cortex-R5F subsystems can handle low-level, timing-critical processing tasks and leave the Arm Cortex-A72 core unencumbered for advanced and cloud-based applications.


Qty Price (USD)
1-99 52.02
100-249 46.24
250-999 38.012
1,000+ 34.0