Earlier this week, I wrote about GeneralPlus GP3300 Cortex A8 processor and its tablet development platform, but I did not have that much details about the processor itself. I eventually managed to get a bit more information today.
GeneralPlus GP33000 family features 2 processors:
- GP33003 which comes in LQFP216 package and supports up to 512 MB DDR3 RAM.
- GP33009 which comes in BGA328 package, supports up to 1GB DDR3 RAM and more interfaces such as SPDIF, Ethernet, IR interface and CF card support.
GP33003 appears to be better suited for tablets whereas GP33009 could be used in set-top boxes and digital signage players with Ethernet, IR remote and CF card support.
The capabilities of these processors are better represented in the block diagram below.
This processor features a Cortex A8 core with 32KB L1 cache and 256KB L2 cache, a 2D/3D engine (PowerVR SGX531 GPU), a video decoder and a video encoder capable of supporting 1080p encoding/decoding and 720p video conference, and a digital signal processor (CDSP).
For more information, you can check my previous post about GeneralPlus tablet reference design, and/or if you want to develop a product based on that platform, contact the company via their website.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
4 Replies to “GeneralPlus GP3300X Application Processor Details”
no sata? 🙁
@ Alejandro M.
You’re right. You could always use a USB to SATA chip, but it’s not ideal both in terms of performance and BOM cost.