Ingenic X1000 MIPS Processor and X1000 Phoenix Board Target IoT and Embedded Applications

Ingenic is a Chinese SoC vendor that makes processors featuring their X-Burst cores based on MIPS architecture. Their JZ47 series can be found in tablets and development boards such a MIPS Creator CI20, while their M series, including Ingenic M200, are dedicated to wearables & IoT applications. The company has now launched X series starting with X1000 processor which include an audio codec, a Voice Trigger Engine (VTE) and 32MB RAM in package.

Ingenic X1000 Block Diagram
Ingenic X1000 Block Diagram

Ingenic X1000 features:

  • CPU Core – Ingenic MIPS XBurst 32-bit core up to 1.0 GHz, Double precision hardware float point unit, L1 cache 16KB/16KB, and L2 cache 128KB
  • Security Core – On-chip security ROM and RAM, hardware AES and RSA, supports security boot and user customization
  • Memory
    • 32MB LPDDR in package
    • Support 16-bit DDR2, DDR3 and LPDDR up to 512MB
    • Support Quad-SPI NOR/NAND, eMMC, SDHC
  • Display –  8-bit, 9-bit, 16-bit parallel interface SLCD up to 640×480@60Hz, 24 bpp
  • Hardware JPEG encoder Core – Up to 2.0 MPixels@15fps, motion JPEG encoder up to 1280×720@30fps
  • Voice Trigger Engine – Low-power DMIC controller, noise reduction for voice recognition, low trigger latency, filters for voice detection, far-field voice recognition, microphone array supported
  • Audio Codec – Hi-Fi quality audio codec, audio sample rate up to 192kbps
  • USB – USB OTG 2.0 High Speed, on-chip USB OTG 2.0 high speed PHY. Supports host only, device only and OTG modes
  • Other Peripherals and I/Os
    • 3x I2C, 1x SPI
    • 3x Full-duplex UART
    • 1x Smart card interface
    • 1x I2S, 1x PCM
    • 1x Ethernet MAC
  • Process Technology and Package – 65nm LP, BGA-190, 0.8mm pitch, 13mm x 13mm x 1.2mm

The processor is said to support “Linux 3.0 OS and greater”.

X1000 Phoenix Development Board

Ingenic also developed X1000 Phoenix evaluation/development board with X1000 processor, 16MB SPI NOR flash, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6212), a micro SD slot (up to 32GB), an Ethernet port, a micro USB OTG port, a stereo audio power amplifier, 3 microphones (2 digital, 1 analog), as well as an expansion header that supports display and camera interfaces, a “payment” interface, and Zigbee. The board is powered by a 5V/3A power adapter, and also features a JTAG connector for debugging.

I could not find details with regards to pricing and availability. You may want to visit Ingenic X1000 product page (Chinese version) for some more information in both English and Chinese, at least until the company decides to complete the English version.

Thanks to Frederic, Victor and José for the tip.

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