Amlogic S805X2, S905X4, and S908X AV1 Full HD/4K/8K Media Processors to Launch in 2020

AOMedia AV1 open, royalty-free video codec has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2016, and we’ve recently seen AV1 hardware video decoding integrated into higher-end STB SoCs such as Broadcom BCM7218X or Realtek RTD1311/RTD1319 processors.

But AV1 codec is also coming to lower-cost media processors as shown by Amlogic 2020 roadmap below.

Amlogic S905X4, S905X8, S805X2 AV1 8K Processors
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We should expect at least three new AV1 capable processors in 2020.

Amlogic S905X4

Specifications:

  • CPU – Quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor
  • GPU Arm Mali-G31MP2
  • Video
    • 4Kp75 H.265, VP9, AVS2
    • 4Kp120 AV1
    • HDR support
  • Smart Audio
    • Voice Activity Detector (VAD)
    • Asynchronous Sample Rate conversion (ASRC)
    • Equalizer (EQ)
    • Dynamic Range Compression (DRC)
    • 2x DSP for audio front end (AFE) and wake word engine (WWE)

Amlogic S905X4 looks like an update to Amlogic S905X3  with AV1 codec support, and maybe extra audio features.

Amlogic S908X

We’ve previously seen Rockchip RK3588 with Cortex-A76 / A55 cores, 8K video output and decoding support, as well as 4K encoding, is coming in 2020. Amlogic S908X should compete directly with the Rockchip, as will we only know it will be equipped with “next-generation CPU & GPU” it will support 8Kp60 AV1 and AVS 3.0 Chinese video codec decoding, and 8Kp60 video output via HDMI 2.1 video interface. The processor will also support 64-bit DDR RAM.

Amlogic S805X2

We have pretty limited information about this part, as it will feature next-generation CPU and GPU cores as well as a Full HD AV1 video decoder. That should be the cheaper option to get an AV1 capable TV box or board, but you won’t get 4K, only up to 1080p.

Thanks to Anonymous for the tip.

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Diego
Diego
2 years ago

Im wondering if allwinner will wake up from its lethargy any time soon

theguyuk
theguyuk
2 years ago

Their news only talks about AI and A7, A40i

Da Xue
Da Xue
2 years ago

Anyone worth the salt has already left Allwinner.

Diego
Diego
2 years ago

Hmmmmmm…

any clue where they went to?

TLS
TLS
2 years ago

Ben went to Next Thing Co. but after that, I don’t know.

A
A
10 months ago

2021 is almost over. Where are all these new chips?

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
4 months ago

Bear in mind Amlogic is not just TV box, TV, Signage SoC designer anymore. Also despite the long lead times and covid. Where has been the need for the next SoC. MediaTek etc Got 2.6 GHz turbo out of 20nm fab, why are A55 12nm, 20nm not reaching 2.6 GHz? Add in, faster memory and or storage. But you have to make cost, use maths work.

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