Most people reading this blog will know VideoCore IV is the GPU used in Broadcom BCM283x processors found in Raspberry Pi board, but we’ve previously seen work was done on its successor – VideoCore V GPU – in the Linux kernel.
It’s unclear whether the GPU will be used in the next generation Raspberry Pi boards, but there’s a least one hardware platform featuring VideoCore V GPU with Com Hem TV Hub, an Android TV TV box for the Swedish market based on Broadcom BCM7271 SoC.
UZX8020CHM specifications based on AndroidTV Guide page:
- SoC – Broadcom BCM7271 quad core processor @ 1.6 GHz with VideoCore V (V3D-520) GPU
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, microSD slot, optional stackable 1TB hard drive
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K 60 Hz with HDR support
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 n/ac WiFi 4×4 MIMO
- Tuner – Quad DVB-T/T2/C
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Dimensions – 155 × 155 × 30 mm
- Weight – 400g
The device runs Android TV 7.1.1, and ships with a remote control supporting voice commands. Broadcom has decided it was not necessary to create a page for this processor on their website, so we have to find details from third parties like Geekbench or Wikidevi, and
it appears BCM7271 may be relying on four Cortex A7 cores, so not the most powerful platform, but good enough for TV boxes / set-top boxes. [Update: BCM7271 is a quad core Cortex A53 processor, see hwti comments below]
More details can be found on the product page (in Swedish).
Via Phoronix and Theguyuk
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.