RS Components Boosts Broad Portfolio of Microcontrollers with High-Performance ARM-Based Devices from Texas Instruments

RS Components Boosts Broad Portfolio of Microcontrollers with High-Performance
                   ARM-Based Devices from Texas Instruments

  PR Newswire

  OXFORD, England, September 28, 2013

OXFORD, England, September 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  Low-power Sitara range integrates ARM Cortex-A8 processors and advanced 3D
                        PowerVR graphics capabilities

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the
world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance
products, has announced the addition of Texas Instruments' Sitara™ range of
ARM™ Cortex™-A8 based devices to its extensive portfolio of leading-edge
microcontrollers.

Bridging the gap between high-end MCUs and mid-range ARM-processor-based
devices, the TI range of Sitara ARM microcontrollers combines an excellent
balance of integration, cost and performance and is designed to enable the
creation of a wide variety of high-end, feature-rich and low-power embedded
applications. The Sitara MCUs are suitable for a wide range of applications
across many markets including home automation, industrial automation,
networking, enterprise/educational tablets and consumer products such as
portable navigation devices.

The series offers a range of performance levels and includes the Cortex-A8
based AM35x family, which offers up to 1200 DMIPS performance at 600MHz, up to
the top-of-the-range 1.0GHz Cortex-A8 based AM335x family, which offers up to
2000 DMIPS. The devices also integrate high-speed DDR2 and DDR3 memory and a
POWERVR™ SGX based 3D-graphics-acceleration subsystem to support display and
gaming effects and for use with advanced user interfaces such as Android. The
top performer in the range, the Sitara AM335x, is also used in the BeagleBone
Black community-supported development platform.

The range has ample connectivity options and includes a high-performance LCD
controller with optional touch interface, CAN 2.0, USB2.0 and Ethernet/IP. In
addition, the family's Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial
Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS) allows independent operation from the ARM
processor and enables real-time protocols including EtherCAT, PROFINET,
EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, Ethernet Powerlink and SERCOS, among others, used
commonly in real-time systems in automation, for example.

The range also reduces barriers to high-end embedded design with low-cost
development boards, easy access to robust software including multi-featured
development tools, and a large open-source support community. Support for
Linux and Android operating systems is available free of charge from TI.

The Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 based range from TI is available to order direct from
stock at RS Components for same-day despatch.

                                   Source:
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=press&file=2013/23-09-arm-based-devices-from-texas-instruments

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of
Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of
electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we
offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade
counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day.
Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics,
automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical
components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last
financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of £1.24bn.

For more information, please visit the website at uk.rs-online.com .

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin

http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc

http://www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components

uk.rs-online.com

DesignSpark

http://www.designspark.com

Contact: Editorial Contacts: Lisa Townsend, PR Manager - EMEA, RS Components,
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Product Marketing PR Manager, RS Components, joanne.youson@rs-components.com,
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