DM814x/AM387x – NAON

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DM814x/AM387x – NAON

Processor:  Texas Instruments "DaVinci" DM814x / "Sitara" AM387x

NAON is the top-class Cortex-A8 CPU module by DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent Texas Instruments "DaVinci" DM814x / "Sitara" AM387x application processor.

NAON is a high-performance CPU module, designed to cover all requirements for a high range of applications where connectivity, rich user-interfaces and high computing capabilities are required, including industrial electronics, security systems, home automation and medical applications.

NAON offers great computational power, thanks to the rich set of coprocessors (NEON Media Technology, PowerVR SGX 530 3D accelerator, High Definition Video Coprocessing Engine, HD Video Processing Subsystem), keeping and extremely compact form factor (70mm x 50mm). Other standing out features are the C674x DSP (available on the DM814x processor), on-board NOR and NAND flash memories, support for high-resolution displays and industrial specification compliance (including the extended operating temperature range from -40 to +85°C).

NAON is designed in order to keep full compatibility with the ESATTA Line CPU modules (Lizard and Zefeer), to guarantee the economic and technical value of customers past investments, increasing at the same time performance, efficiency and software support.

Main Features

  • Top class CPU module based on Texas Instruments DM814x/AM387x processors family
  • ESATTA Line - ARM Cortex-A8 architecture @ 1 GHz
  • HD Video Encoding/Decoding Capabilities (HDVCIP)
  • DSP engine (available on DM8148)
  • NEON Multimedia Coprocessor and PowerVR® SGX Graphics Engine
  • Small form factor
  • Rich interfaces set including dual CAN, Ethernet, SATA and native 3.3V I/O
  • LIZARD and ZEFEER (Performance Line) pinout compatible
  • Evaluation Board available with exhaustive Development Kit


Marketing Documentation

NAON Leaflet

NAON Block Diagram

SOMs' Comparison Table


Get a Quote

Hardware Documentation

Electrical Schematics

Mechanical Documentation

NAON Hardware Manual

Reset Block Diagram

On board RTC specifications

NAON Electrical pinout

NAON 2D Mechanical Drawing (DXF format)

NAON 3D Mechanical Drawing (STEP format)

Carrier Board design

Thermal & Power Management

Evaluation Board Electrical Schematics

General carrier board design guidelines

NAON specific integration guidelines

Thermal management guidelines

Power consumption benchmarks

Power management guidelines


Other Technical Information

DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki - NAON Main Page


Software Documentation



U-boot releases

NAON Booting options

How to modify Linux parameters in U-Boot

Linux releases

How to boot Linux on DAVE Embedded Systems' SOMs

DAVE Embedded Systems' Linux Kit

Embedded Linux Kit Quick Start Guide

Buildroot RFS



Introduction to Android on DAVE Embedded Systems' SOMs

Android 4.0.3



Other Technical Information

DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki - NAON Main Page


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 othe bug fixes are committed and published on GIT server. More information on how to have access to this are available HERE


Longevity program: Texas Instruments General Quality Guidelines

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to support and maintain its products according to Texas 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".



Bar code labels

QR code labels

SOM HW and SW version total control



View DAVE Embedded Systems certifications for ISO 13485, ISO 9001, REACH regulation, RoHS regulation, and more here.


Available evaluation boards:

NAON Evaluation Kit - DELK

NAON Evaluation Kit is a carrier board designed to host NAON SOM. The Software Development Kit is unique for DIDO / NAON and MAYA SoMs. It is a development/test system designed to start working with the DIDO / NAON and MAYA platforms and experimenting with the implemented features.



Price and availability

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

You can also get some samples of NAON SoM on Mouser


Kit Contents

NAON Embedded Linux Kit is composed by the following content:


  • NAON Evaluation Board

  • NAON CPU module (part number: DAF7910x)

  • Serial cable adapter for connect to system console +
  • PINSTRIP 5 x 2 x 2,54 mm to DB9 connector

  • U-Boot bootloader (source code and binaries)

  • Linux operating system (source code and binaries)

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

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


NAON Evaluation Kit - DELK Description & Version

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


Technical Support


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