Arndale Octa Exynos 5410 Development Board is Now Available for Pre-order

After the Arndale board based on Samsung Exynos 5250 processor (dual core Cortex A15), Insignal is in the process of completing the development of Arndale Octa board powered by Exynos 5410 with 4 Cortex A15 and 4 Cortex A7 (aka Samsung Exynos 5 Octa), and is now accepting “pre-orders”, at an undisclosed price, and the board is expected to ship by July.

Arndale Octa Board Block Diagram
Arndale Octa Board Block Diagram

A picture of the board is not available yet, but the specifications are (sort of):

  • ARM Cortex-A15 (eagle or big core) Quad CPU with NEON/VFP as high performance processor with 32/32KB I/D Cache, 2 MB L2 Cache.
  • ARM Cortex-A7 (kingfisher or little core) Quad CPU as power-efficient performance processor with 32/32 KB I/D Cache, 512 KB L2 Cache. This processor is architecturally aligned with Cortex-A15
  • 128-bit multi-layer Network-on-Chip (NoC) architecture
  • Cache Coherent Interface (CCI) among Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7, G2D, and SSS
  • DRAM access through two channels of 32-bit LPDDR3 interface@800 MHz (12.8 GB/Sec)
  • 64 KB ROM for secure booting and 336 KB internal RAM for security function
  • External SRAM/PROM/NOR Interface with x16 data bus
  • Multi-core timer and generic interrupt controller/combiner for multi-core CPU system
  • 32 Channel DMA controller (16 Channels MDMA and 16 Channels PDMA)
  • Real time clock (RTC)
  • Highly structured power management system for mobile applications
  • Flexible clock management system with nine system PLLs
  • 3D graphic accelerator with multi-core GPU. This GPU supports OpenGL ES1.1 and 2.0, OpenVG 1.0.1
  • Separate 2D graphic accelerator
  • Multi-format codec (MFC). It provides encoding and decoding of MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/Divx up to 1920×1080@60fps and decoding of MPEG-2/VC1 video up to 1920X1080@30fps
  • Two kinds of high performance JPEG codec for various compression formats
  • Five generic scalers and one image rotator
  • 1/2/4/8 bpp palletized or 16/18/24 bpp non-palletized color TFT support
  • WQXGA LCD display through embedded DisplayPort and WUXGA for MIPI DSI interface.
  • HDMI V1.4 interface for TV monitor
  • Highly customized image enhancer
  • Three channels of MIPI CSI interface for three camera support (stereo cameras with a front-view camera)
  • High performance ISP engine with DRC, 3DNR, VDIS, ODC, FD, and 3AA features. The ISP engine can accommodate one of these scenarios: 13 MP@30fps, 13MP@24fps + 3 MP@24fps
  • Dedicated peripherals for camera module control (ADC, PWM, SPI and UART)
  • Ultra low-power audio decoding mode with internal SRAM
  • I2S/PCM (3 Channel), AC-97 (1 Channel), and SPDIF Tx (1 Channel)
  • SD3.0/MMC5.0 interfaces (2 Channels, 8-bit, .1.8 V only) and SD3.0 interfaces (1 Channel, 4-bit, wide-range)
  • Super-speed (5 Gbps) USB3.0 DRD (2 Channels) with USB2.0 backward compatibility
  • High-speed/full-speed USB 2.0 Device/OTG (1 Channel)
  • USI with high-speed I2C (4 Channels) and I2C (4 Channels)
  • SPI (3 Channels) and 3 Mbps UART (4 Channels) for Bluetooth 2.0
  • On-chip HSIC (2 Channels) MIPI-HIS (1 Channel) for modem chip I/F
  • Sturdy crypto engine with DTRNG, hardware hash function accelerator, provision keys, and monotonic counters
  • 12-bit general purposed ADC (10 Channels), on-die thermal sensors (4 units), logic-speed monitors for dynamic voltage/frequency scaling of CPU and GPU, and adaptive back-bias controllers for logic speed and leakage optimization

The list above is more about Exynos 5410 specifications than the board itself, that will come with (Gb?) Ethernet, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, eMMC and SD card slot for storage, HDMI output, a serial port for debugging, and more.

The company will also provide a sound board, a connectivity board, a camera Board and an LCD Board. There’s no information about software, and documentation for now, but we can safely assume Android will be supported fully, and Linux will also be available.

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11 years ago

This sounds really good and it’s something I’d really like to buy but I’m really afraid of the “undisclosed price”. Besides that I’m not sure about the availability of the Samsung SOC as I know they’ve had problems with it for the S4 and I really doubt this will have priority over the S4.

Rune K. Svendsen
11 years ago

Looks nice! Would be cool with a SATA interface though. But it’s a mobile SoC so I get why that isn’t there. Pre-orders aren’t for me, though. I’ll be waiting until it’s actually in production (if it doesn’t get cancelled).

Tim sheep
Tim sheep
11 years ago

Sad to say that insignal is a terrible company to purchase from. They don’t support their products at all. They don’t even respond to email or their forums. Go hit up the arndale forums if you wish to see for yourselves. Companies that spent thousands on the arndale board couldn’t even get them to respond. They dumped all support for the board about a month or so after going live. The arndale still doesn’t boot correctly or is able to use its hardware as they didn’t release any working drivers. It’s one giant cluster and a TON of angry people.… Read more »

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