GeneralPlus GP3300 Cortex A8 Processor and Android Tablet Reference Design
I’ve recently come across Eken D70 Tablet which is a typical 7″ Android ICS tablet, except it’s product description shows a Cortex A8 chip called GP33003.
After some research, I found that this chipset is provided by GeneralPlus (previously part of Sunplus). GP3300x application processor features a cortex A8 clocked at 1 GHz together with a PowerVR SGX531 GPU, and comes in 216pins LQFP package. This SoC integrates LVDS and HDMI, and the company told me that the GP33XX targets “higher resolution displays, but still keep the lower PCB cost, compared to its current competitors”. It also features an hardware video decoder and encoder (up to 1080p), and can handle a 720p full-duplex video conference. That’s about all the information I could get about the SoC itself. I’ll update this post If I find out more.
The company also provides a tablet reference design (GP3300xA Tablet) with the following specifications:
- SoC – GP3300x Cortex A8Cortex A8@1GHz + SGX531 GPU.
- Memory – 512MB DDR RAM.
- Storage – 4GB NAND Flash + SD card slot (up-to 32GB).
- Display – 800×480 7″ capacitive touch LCD panel
- Sensor – 3-axis Acceleration sensor.
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth (EDR2.0)
- USB – USB 2.0 Host and mini USB 2.0 Device port.
- Battery – 2000mA Lithium-ion for 3 hours usage (Android home screen with LCD-panel on, WiFi off) and 120 hours standby.
- Audio I/O – Headphone jack, Built-in speaker and microphone
- Camera – VGA CMOS sensor.
- Video Output – HDMI (Full HD 1080p) and composite video output (D1)
The company provides Linux 2.6.35 and Android 4.0.2 ICS with this demo kit.