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Rockchip RK3328 Quad Core 64-bit ARM SoC is Designed for 4K HDR Android 7.1 & Linux TV Boxes

Beside RV1108 visual platform for applications, Rockchip also unveiled another processor at CES 2017 with RK3328 quad core Cortex A53 processor for 4K TV Box with H.265, H.264 and VP9 codecs support, HDR, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and more.

rk3328-tv-boxRockchip RK3328 STB SoC specifications:

  • Processor – Quad core Cortex A53 @ up to 1.5 GHz
  • GPU – ARM Mali-450MP2
  • Memory I/F – DDR3/DDR3L/DDR4 with “large memory” support (4GB?)
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.x/1.4 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDR10/HLG support, CVBS output
  • Video Processor
    • 4K UHD H.264, 10-bit H.265 and VP9 video decoder
    • 1080p H.265/H.264 video encoder
  • Audio – Embedded audio DAC
  • Peripherals
    • embedded USB 3.0 interface
    • Dual Ethernet interface: RGMII (reduced gigabit media-independent interface) + Fast Ethernet PHY
    • 8 channel I2S interface supporting PDM/TDM
    • TS and smart card interface, with support for CSA 2.0
  • Security – TrustZone, Secure Video Path, Secure Boot, OTP

The new processor with support Android 7.1 and Linux, as well as OP-TEE secure OS and DRM support for Widewine L1 and Microsoft PlayReady. The TS interface will allow for tuner (DVB, ATSC…) support.

The processor is quite similar to Amlogic S905X. However the GPU is a bit weaker, which is not really that important for video applications, but not so good for games, and RK3328 also offer some extra interfaces with USB 3.0, dual Ethernet including one Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and tuner support.

The company did not provide any information about pricing or availability in their press release, and has yet to add RK3328 product page to their website.

  1. theguyuk
    January 11th, 2017 at 17:42 | #1

    @CNX

    Have you noticed Remix OS are crowd funding for two boxes one using this chip the other a higher chip, Remix IO+.

  2. theguyuk
    January 11th, 2017 at 17:55 | #2

    theguyuk :
    @CNX
    Have you noticed Remix OS are crowd funding for two boxes one using this chip the other a higher chip, Remix IO+.

    I am wrong ! It is the RK3368 and RK3399 Remix are using.

  3. Mr Maso
    January 11th, 2017 at 20:11 | #3

    Its ok to have a entry level product compared to the 3399…but why the hell still with mali 4XX. They could have at least picked something that is NOT from 2011/2012…like a mali 820 MP2 or MP4 or something along that way…

    And here I tought that only Amlogic is using that old crap…guess not.

  4. theguyuk
    January 11th, 2017 at 20:51 | #4

    @Mr Maso
    I suspect most of these devices are seen as Film and TV delivery products still. Remix are trying to cross it with PC desktop. While Ouya, gamestick, Razor and Mad Catz M.O.J.O never really took off big.

    Xbox, Play Station dominate the top game console slots, so except for the under powered Amlogic s805 Emtec gembox the public are not yet sold on home entertainment come games system yet.

    Pity really a £89.99 Android 5.1 or up Mad Catz M.O.J.O with good media playing support could work.

  5. Mr Maso
    January 12th, 2017 at 15:47 | #5

    theguyuk :
    @Mr Maso
    I suspect most of these devices are seen as Film and TV delivery products still. Remix are trying to cross it with PC desktop. While Ouya, gamestick, Razor and Mad Catz M.O.J.O never really took off big.
    Xbox, Play Station dominate the top game console slots, so except for the under powered Amlogic s805 Emtec gembox the public are not yet sold on home entertainment come games system yet.
    Pity really a £89.99 Android 5.1 or up Mad Catz M.O.J.O with good media playing support could work.

    Its not just gaming. Feature-Wise the old Mali’s suck compared to new products. Even in the hardware decoding part. And don’t get me started on the lower power (and heatprint) consuption with the newer products.

    So I can’t really understand this step as a low end actual GPU costs about the same.

  6. January 12th, 2017 at 16:24 | #6

    @Mr Maso
    The Mali GPU is not involved in video decoding.

  7. mac
    January 12th, 2017 at 18:04 | #7

    I hope they won’t fail about Linux support!

  8. theguyuk
    January 12th, 2017 at 18:22 | #8

    Do you know what Linux version Android 7.1 will be based on?

  9. theguyuk
    January 12th, 2017 at 18:26 | #9

    @Mr Maso
    So which GPU and what use of the GPU do you think they miss out on?

  10. willmore
    January 12th, 2017 at 19:47 | #10

    @theguyuk 4.4.1 according to google (stackexchange)

  11. tkaiser
    January 13th, 2017 at 00:32 | #11

    @willmore
    That’s the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) version which doesn’t mean anything if we’re talking about hardware vendor kernels 🙂

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