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.

Top view of the MSC NANORISC-AM335X board

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

Technical Data - MSC NANORISC-AM335X

Technology ARM
FormFactor nanoRISC

Texas Instruments ARM Cortex™-A8 AM335x



Up to 512MB DDR3 SDRAM, soldered


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


1x USB 2.0 HS (Host)

1x USB 2.0 OTG HS (Host or Client)

Serial Interfaces


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


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


Watchdog Timer, Battery Charger - Supports 1x Lithium cell, LED Backlight Interface - Current Source for LED backlight

Feature Highlights

MicroSD card slot on module


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)


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



normally no cooling required


100 x 160mm Evaluation Board nanoRISC-MB2

Order Reference - MSC NANORISC-AM335X

Order. Description Reference Status
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
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
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
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
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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