Rockchip (瑞芯微电子), a Fuzhou (China) based company, showcased its new RK29XX processors at CES 2011. The processors are aimed at smartphones, mid, tablet and internet tv (smart tv) and compete directly with the like of Qualcomm snapdragon or Samsung Hummingbird. Here are the specs for the RK29XX series:
- 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 core with Neon and 512KB L2 cache
- High performance 2D and 3D processors supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 and Open VG. The GPU can deliver up to 60 MT/s.
- 1080p video decoding for H.264, VP8, RV, WMV, AVS, H.263, MPE-4….
- 1080p H.264 video encoding
- Supports DDRIII, DDRII, Mobile DDR memory
- 24-bit HW ECC for MLC Nand, support e-MMC boot
- 3 USB ports for device, host, 3G module
- 2 SD ports for SD card and WiFi
- Sensor interface for front and rear camera, up to 5M
- Standard TFT/EPD controller for variable panels
- 8 channel I2S and SPDIF
- TS port for mobile and terrestrial TV, ATSC-T/MH…
- Ethernet ports
Rockchip RK29XX will be used in several tablets and laptops including the new version of Archos 101 and will start shipping in March 2011. Here’s an interview of Rockchip at CES 2011 with the new Archos 101 using RK2918 and running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).