Texas Instruments ARM Cortex™-A8

nanoRISC® is a module concept combining the latest low power RISC controllers and embedded interfaces on a small form factor COM (Computer On Module). Ideally suited for embedded applications, a variety of easy-to-use interfaces are available.

The nanoRISC® form factor has been created for applications requiring a small form factor and lowest power consumption. nanoRISC® modules will be plugged onto an application-specific baseboard.

The design of the nanoRISC® AM335X module is based on the new Texas Instruments® Cortex™-A8 CPU offering a wide performance range, lowest power consumption and a high degree of functional integration for entry level embedded applications. The AM335X processor is combined with DDR3 SDRAM, SLC NAND Flash and a power management controller (PMIC). Optionally, the module can be used with 2x 10/100 LAN or even GbE LAN

The module is available in commercial and extended temperature range. Support for Linux and Windows CE is available.


  • Texas Instruments Cortex™-A8 CPU AM335X clocked at 300 to 800MHz
  • up to 512Mbyte DDR3 SDRAM soldered
  • up to 512Mbyte SLC NAND Flash soldered
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Interface, optional second 10/100 LAN or GbE
  • USB 2.0 HS Host, USB 2.0 HS OTG
  • RGB 16/18/24 bit up to 1366 x 768
  • CAN 2.0B, 3x UART, 2x SPI, 2x I²C
  • I²S Audio Interface
  • SD V3.0 / SDIO V2.0 / MMC V4.3
  • Optional SGX530 Grahics Acceleration
  • Optional Industrial (Realtime) Ethernet
  • Commercial and extended commercial temperature range
  • Support for Linux and Windows EC7


Technology ARM
Formfactor nanoRISC
CPU Texas Instruments ARM Cortex™-A8 AM335x
RAM Up to 512MB DDR3 SDRAM, soldered
Flash Up to 512 MB NAND Flash soldered;
up to 64 GB eMMC Flash (optional)
Storage Interfaces 1x MMC / SD
1x microSD card socket on module
USB 1x USB 2.0 HS (Host)
1x USB 2.0 OTG HS (Host or Client)
Serial Interfaces 3x UART
2x I2C
2x SPI
Bus Interfaces Local Bus Interface (limited functionality only);
Controller Area Network Interface CAN 2.0B
Display Controller SGX530 Graphics Accelerator in CPU
Display Memory UMA
Display Interfaces RGB 16/18/24 bit up to 1366x768
Network Interface 10/100 Base-TX
Second 10/100 LAN or GbE optional
Audio Interface I2S Audio
Miscellaneous Watchdog Timer, Battery Charger - Supports 1x Lithium cell, LED Backlight Interface - Current Source for LED backlight
Feature Highlights MicroSD card slot on module
Firmware Bootloader for Linux installed
OS Support BSP for Linux
BSP for Windows EC7
Power Requirement +5V DC +/-5% (Power Brick or USB); +3V6…+4V2 (single lithium cell)
Environment Ambient Temperature
0°… 60°C (operating), commercial
-40°… 85°C (operating), extended
-40°… 85°C (storage),
5 … 95% (operating, non-condensing)
5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Dimensions 70mm x 50mm
Certificates UL / CE
Cooling normally no cooling required
Carrier 100 x 160mm Evaluation Board nanoRISC-MB2

Order Info

Order No. Description Reference Status
45935 nanoRISC CPU module based on TI Sitara AM3354-800MHz, 256Mbyte DDR3 SDRAM, 256Mbyte SLC NAND, RGB TTL Display Interface, commercial temperature range MSC NANORISC-AM3354-002 PCBFTX PV
45937 nanoRISC CPU module based on TI Sitara AM3354-800MHz, 512Mbyte DDR3 SDRAM, 512Mbyte SLC NAND, RGB TTL Display Interface, commercial temperature range MSC NANORISC-AM3354-003 PCBFTX PV
45933 nanoRISC CPU module based on TI Sitara AM3352-300MHz, 128Mbyte DDR3 SDRAM, 128Mbyte SLC NAND, RGB TTL Display Interface, commercial temperature range MSC NANORISC-AM3352-001 PCBFTX PV
45939 nanoRISC CPU module based on TI Sitara AM3359-800MHz, 512Mbyte DDR3 SDRAM, 512Mbyte SLC NAND, RGB TTL Display Interface, industrial temperature range MSC NANORISC-AM3359-004I PCBFTX PV

PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)


Starter Kits

Order No. Description Reference
45016 Starterkit for MSC NANORISC-AM335X and NANORISC-IMX6 modules. Includes MSC NANORISC-MB2 Baseboard, Power Supply, Cable Kit, Debug Adapter and 7 inch WVGA LCD with PCAP touch mounted on an aluminium frame. Please order the nanoRISC module of your choice and the suitable SD Card with Linux OS installation separately MSC NANORISC SK MB2 002 KIT002


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