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Critical Link Begins Shipping Sitara™AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8-Based System on Module

Critical Link today announced that the MityARM-3359,  a CPU engine based on the Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), is now available through its channel partners, Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key, and Avnet.

The MityARM-3359 is a member of Critical Link's family of highly-configurable, small form factor, embedded system on modules (SOM). The MityARM-3359 provides a platform for applications that function in, and communicate with, industrial devices, while at the same time, providing rich on-board graphics through the SGX530 graphics accelerator. Target applications for the MityARM-3359 include industrial automation, medical appliances and equipment, industrial lighting systems, and weighing scales. The MityARM-3359 is the first module in a series that supports additional AM335x processors.

"We see a great deal of interest from developers looking for the type of support for industrial interfaces, 3D-graphics, memory and on-board power control that this new SOM provides," said Thomas Catalino, vice president, Critical Link. "Now that it's available through our channel, more industrial application developers will be able to take advantage of its many capabilities."

Critical Link also provides a software and hardware development kit, which expands on TI's AM3359 processor board support package. With the kit, customers also have access to software source code and the design of the base board included in the development kit.

"In today's highly competitive environment, getting to market quickly is essential," said Alejandro Erives, product marketing manager, Sitara ARM processors, TI.  "By incorporating the most complex elements of central processing unit design into the MityARM-3359, Critical Link is simplifying the design effort for custom products built around the AM335x processors."

"With each new SOM that we introduce, we're giving our customers more platform options and supporting a wider range of applications," Catalino said. "And, now that our products are available through our channel partners, it provides us with a better opportunity to reach them."

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