After IAP140 quad core Cortex A53 processor found in Brillo compatible AndroMeda Box Edge, Marvell has recently introduced another IAP processor for the Internet of Things with IAP220 dual core Cortex A7 processor targeting “low power cost sensitive home automation, industrial, security, and wearable applications”.
- Processor – Dual ARM Cortex-A7 core up to 1.0 GHz
- GPU – 3D GPU with OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 support
- MCU – ARM Cortex M4F
- Memory I/F – LP-DDR2/3, DDR3
- Storage – eMMC and SDIO interfaces
- Display – MIPI video and command mode; LCD display
- Video – Full HD encode and decode with H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, MJPEG and more
- Camera – Digital video camera interface, 2x, 2-lane CSI
- Audio – I2S, TDM; support for multiple PDM (pulse-density modulation) microphones and speakers
- Sensor hub • Low power sensor processing
- Management I/O – SPI, GPIO, PWM? (the product brief says PWD instead), UART, 1-wire, I2C
- Security – Secure boot, secure provisioning
- Package – ePOP and discrete
The IAP220 can also be paired with Marvell WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS chips, and the company supports Android, Linux or Brillo operating systems for the processor. Development and evaluation can be done on WiFI and Bluetooth enabled development boards based on IAP220 or IAP140 including a generic Linux board with or without Kinoma IoT application development framework, an Android board, as well as a Marvell sensor board, but clear details about the hardware have not been presented, except for IAP140 based AndroMeda Box.
Marvell IAP220 is currently sampling to customers. More information can be found on Marvell’s application processors page.
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