“Sitara” AM335x - DIVA

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“Sitara” AM335x - DIVA

Processor:  Texas Instruments "Sitara" AM335x

DIVA is a CPU module based on Texas Instruments "Sitara" AM335x Cortex-A8 application processor. It is built with SO-DIMM 204 pin form factor and it offers lots of graphics, processing, peripherals and industrial interface options, allowing customer to implement cost-effective designs.

The Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS) adds further flexibility and enables additional peripherals interfaces and real-time protocols such us EtherCAT, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, Ethernet Powerlink.

Main Features

  • Texas Instruments "Sitara" AM335x Cortex-A8 processors family
  • Lite Line - ARM Cortex-A8 architecture @ up to 1000 MHz
  • NEON Multimedia Coprocessor and PowerVR® SGX Graphics Engine
  • Dual Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS)
  • Crypto Hardware Accelerator (AES, SHA, PKA, RNG)
  • SO-DIMM 204-pin form factor
  • Rich interfaces set including Dual CAN and Ethernet



Texas Instruments "Sitara"
AM335x, AM3352, AM3354, AM3356, AM3357, AM3358, AM3359

ARMv7 architecture
Cortex A8 @ 300/600/800/1000 MHz


NEON Media Technology (Advanced SIMD coprocessor)
PowerVR SGX 530 3D Graphics Accelerator
Up to 20 Mpoly/s, support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.0.1
Crypto Hardware Accelerator (AES, SHA, PKA, RNG)


On board power supply supervision and power sequencer
Watchdog and RTC




32 Kbyte instruction, 32 Kbyte data, 512 Kbyte L2


64, 128, 256, 512 MB @ 333 MHz


bootable SPI flash - 8, 16, 32, 64 MB


All sizes, on request


64 Kbyte






Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
Additional MII/RMII/RGMII Interface


up to 6x UART ports


Up to 2x 2.0 OTG ports


Dual CAN controller (version 2 part A, B)


JTAG IEEE 1149.1 Test Access Port

ETB port

EMU port

PC Card

Up to 3 x SD/MMC card


Up to 2x McASP interface


Up to 2x Programmable Real-Time Units and Industial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS)


Up to 3x I²C channels
Up to 2x SPI channels
GPIOs available
Up to 8x 12-bit ADC channels




24-bit, up to 2048x2048 LCD controller



Touch Screen

Yes (resistive)




204-pin SO-DIMM


67.5 mm x 38.3 mm


Commercial (0°C / +70°C) Temperature Range
Industrial (-40°C / +85°C) Temperature Range




3.6 - 5.5V, voltage regulation on board






Linux 3.12.xx

Build system

Yocto Dylan (1.4)


Marketing Documentation

DIVA Leaflet

DIVA Block Diagram


Hardware Documentation

DIVA Hardware Manual

DIVA 3D Mechanical Drawing (STEP format)

DIVA Electrical pinout

Evaluation Board Electrical Schematics


Software Documentation

Embedded Linux Kit - wiki Page

Software Quick Start Guide - wiki Page


Other Technical Information

DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki - DIVA wiki Main Page


Longevity program: Texas Instruments General Quality Guidelines

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to support and maintain its products according toTexas Instruments General Quality Guidelines


"TI’s Product withdrawal/discontinuance process complies with JESD48, latest issue. TI makes an effort to not obsolete products out of convenience. Convenience means: low running device, poor yields, limited customer adoption or similar items. TI’s obsolescence withdrawal schedule provides a longer lead time than the industry standard. TI allows 12 months for the last order and an additional 6 months to take final delivery of obsolete items. In rare circumstances, an accelerated withdrawal schedule may be necessary. In such cases, TI will communicate the last buy and final delivery dates in the EOL notice, along with an explanation of the circumstances necessitating the early withdrawal".


Case Histories



ARM Comparison Table

ARM Comparison Table


Available evaluation boards:

DIVA Evaluation Kit

DIVA Evaluation Kit is a carrier board designed to host DIVA SOM.




Kit Contents

DIVA Embedded Linux Kit is composed of:


  • DIVA Evaluation Kit Carrier Board


    • U-Boot bootloader (source code and binaries)

    • Linux operating system (source code and binaries)
    • DVDK virtual machine with pre-installed development environment

    • Full DIVA documentation (Manuals, User's Guides, Application Notes, Carrier boards schematics, Mechanical Drawings...) included in the uSD card
    • complimentary access to DAVE Embedded Systems' DIVA RESERVED AREA

    • Periodic updates (documentation revisions, new Application Notes, new Design notes)


    DIVELK Version

    Please visit DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki for further information.


    Price and availability

    For further information about the Kit and the usage, please contact Digikey and Mouser

    Available Features

    DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide customers with solutions which simplify the start up phase and accelerate the Time 2 Market. For this reason, additionally to HW services, also on software side many solutions are provided. These solutions are below listed and described in detail on the WIKI web site.

    Linux O.S.:


    DIVA SOM is specifically designed for Linux O.S. DAVE Embedded Systems provides a complete Board Support Package with all drivers. These BSP is designed starting from the Texas Instruments SDK releases for AM335x. HERE you can find more information.


    Software releases

    DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide an easy to use solution for start the evaluation. All the system setup is pre-configured in a DAVE Embedded Systems Virtual Development Kit. The DAVE Embedded Systems DVDK is a virtual machine, based on Oracle VirtualBox that allows developers to start using DAVE Embedded Systems' platform without wasting time in installing the development environment. HERE you can find more information.


    Software Updates - LONG TERM SUPPORT

    DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide updated software along the life cycles of its products. This is possible maintaining products aligned with Silicon Vendor releases. Additionally to this the bug fixes are committed and published on GIT server. More information on how to have access to this are available HERE.

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