[Update May 2017: Rockchip has renamed RK1108 to RV1108.]
Rockchip has introduced RV1108 ARM Cortex A7 SoC with a 600 MHz DSP targeting visual communication, consumer electronics, automotive DVR, and security applications thanks to its 8-channel I2S audio codec and 1440p H.264 video encoder and decoder.
Detailed specifications can be found on the official Rockchip Wiki:
- CPU – Single-core ARM Cortex-A7 Core processor with NEON and FPU, 32KB/32KB L1 I-Cache/D-Cache, Unified 128KB L2 Cache, and Trustzone
- Video/Image DSP – Up to 600 MHz, 32KB I-TCM and 32KB I-cache, 128KB D-TCM
- 12KB internal SRAM
- DDR3/DDR3L interface – 16 Bits data width, 1 ranks (chip selects), up to 512 MB RAM
- NAND Flash Interface – 8-bit async NAND flash, 16-bit hardware ECC
- eMMC Interface – Compatible with standard iNAND interface, eMMC 4.51 standard.
- SD/MMC Interface – Compatible with SD 3.0, MMC 4.41
- System Component
- 2x 64-bit timers with interrupt-based operation
- 8x PWMs with interrupt-based operation
- WatchDog timer
- Video decoder of H.264 up to HP level 5.0; [email protected] (2560×1440) max
- Video encoder for H.264 up to HP level4.2
- JPEG decoder and encoder up to respectively 8176×8176 and 8192×8192
- 10-bit DAC TV encoder up to 480i/576i (CVBS)
- HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p60
- 4-lane MIPI DSI interface up to 720p @ 60fps.
- Camera interface – Up to 5M pixels, 8-bit BT656 (PAL/NTSC), 16-bit BT601, and 8-/10-/12-bit raw data interfaces
- Codec – 24-bit DAC with Line-out, up to 96 KHz sampling rate, mono, stereo, and 5.1 audio support.
- I2S0 with 8 channels – I2S0/I2S1 supports up to 8 channels (8xTX, 8xRX);
- I2S1/I2S2 (PCM) with 2 channels – Up to 2 channels (2xTX, 2xRX) ; 16- to 32-bit audio resolution; up to 192KHz sample rate
- SDIO 3.0 interface
- GMAC 10/100M Ethernet Controller
- 1x SPI Controller, 1x SFC, 3x UART controllers, 4x I2C controllers
- 3x USB 2.0 host interfaces
- 1x USB 2.0 OTG interface up to 480Mbps
- Temperature Sensor (TS-ADC) – 10-bits ADC up to 50KS/s. -40~125C temperature range and 5C temperature resolution
- SAR-ADC (Successive Approximation Register) – 10-bit ADC up to 1MS/s. 6 single-ended input channels. Current consumption: 0.5mA @ 1MS/s
- eFuse – 2x 256-bit (32×8) high-density electrical fuses
There’s no much more information at this stage, and beside the evaluation board shown above, I could not find devices based on Rockchip RV1108 processor yet. Some code has been pushed to GeekboxZone Linux kernel repo in Github.
The company also unveiled Rockchip PX5 octa-core Cortex A53 processor for automotive applications with support for ADAS algorithms, and 4K60 video decoding, but there’s even less information than for RV1108 so far.
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.
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