MIPS and Ingenic Semiconductor have just introduced the JZ4780, a low cost dual core MIPS XBurst processor with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The companies will demonstrate their solution in a 10″ Android 4.1 Jelly Bean reference tablet during CES 2013, on January 8 – 12, 2013.
JZ4780 SoC Highlights:
- SoC – Dual XBurst core up to 1.5GHz CPU + PowerVR SGX540 GPU supporting 2D Graphics, 3D Graphic, OpenGL ES2.0 and ES1.0, OpenVG1.1
- VPU – 1080P Decoder,1080p encoder
- Memory Interfaces – 8-bit SLC/MLC/TLC NAND Flash, 64 bit ECC |16/32-bit DDR3/DDR2/DDR/Mobile DDR SDRAM
- Peripherals – AC97/I2S/SPDIF, Audio Codec, LCD-IF, LVDS, HDMI, Camera-IF, Touch ADC,PCM, I2C, SPI,UART, SD/MMC/SDIO, USB Host, USB OTG 2.0, TS-IF, GPIO, OTP
- Power Consumption – Ingenic’s MIPS-Based XBurst processor is said to consumes approximately 140mW per GHz under full load.
- Package – BGA390 17 x 17 x 1.1 mm, 0.8mm pitch
- Process – 40nm CMOS
Ingenic will also demonstrate a version of the tablet that includes Altair’s MIPS-Based FourGee chipset bringing LTE networking to the device.
JZ4780 SoC is available now. For more information, including JZ4780 Datasheet, and RD4780_PISCES development board hardware manual and schematics, visit Ingenic JZ4780 page.
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 “Ingenic JZ4780 SoC Features a Dual Core MIPS CPU and PowerVR SGX540 GPU”
Disappointed by the GPU choice, much better than the previous Vivante one, but still outdated compared to what the competitors have to offer.
Then you’ll say, one of the advantage of ingenic are their prices, so from that point of view, this chip will do great in <99$ tablets/media players.
Final problem: Android MIPS support sucks, magiccode (app to use ARM based apps on MIPS) helps a little.
But still might do wonders on a dingooA320 successor with a proprietary OS (why not dual boot android/proprietary OS?).
Wow, stoped to check them couple of month ago…
Good chip… if it was a year ago…
They are 2 or 3 steps behind. =)
MIPS I like more then ARM … but the choice …
Allwinner seem to be faster and newer….
Ingenic does look like they offer some linux support though. Has anyone announced some Aptiv-based SoCs?