Amlogic S905X3 Specifications & Block Diagram

A few days ago, we wrote about upcoming quad core Cortex-A55 processors from Amlogic with S905X3, S905Y3, and S905D3 SoCs. Today, we got a little more information with a product brief including the main features, and a block diagram.   Amlogic S905X3 is described as an “advanced application processor designed for hybrid OTT/ IP Set Top Box (STB) and high-end media box applications.     Amlogic S905X3 Specifications: CPU Sub-system Quad core Arm Cortex-A55 CPU with Armv8-A Neon and Crypto extension, 8-stage in-order full dual issue pipeline, unified system L3 cache Arm Cortex-M3 core for system control processing Optional Arm Cortex-M4 core for always-on processing TrustZone Internal QoS based switching fabrics Optional Neural Network Accelerator – 1.2 TOPS NN inference accelerator supporting TensorFlow and Caffe 3D Graphics Processing Unit – Arm Mali G31MP2 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 support 2.5D Graphics Processor Fast bitblt engine with dual inputs and single output Programmable raster operations (ROP) Programmable polyphase scaling filter Support for 4:2:0, 4:2:2, and 4:4:4 video formats, and multiple pixel formats (8/16/24/32 bits graphic layer) Fast color space conversion Advanced anti-flickering filter Crypto Engine AES block cipher with 128/256 bits keys TDES block cipher with ECB and CDC modes SM4 block cipher with ECB, CBC, CTR modes Hardware crypto key-ladder operation and DVB-CSA for transport stream encryption TRNG, CRC and SHA-1/SHA-2/HMAC SHA engine Video/Picture CODEC Amlogic Video Engine (AVE) with dedicated hardware decoders and encoders Support multi-video decoder up to 4x 1080p60 Support multiple secured video decoding sessions and simultaneous decoding and encoding Video/Picture Decoding VP9 Profile-2 up to 4Kx2K @ 60 fps H.265 HEVC MP-10 @ L5.1 up to 4Kx2K @ 60 fps AVS2-P2 Profile up to 4Kx2K @ 60 fps H.264 AVC HP @ L5.1 up to 4Kx2K @ 30 fps MPEG-4 ASP @ L5, WMV/VC-1, AVS-R16/AVS-R2 JiZhun Profile, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, and RealVideo 8/9/10 up to 1080p60 Multiple language and multiple format sub-title video support MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918) Support JPEG thumbnail, scaling, rotation and transition effects Supports mkv, wmv, mpg, mpeg, dat, avi, mov, iso, mp4, rm, and jpg file formats Video/Picture Encoding Independent JPEG and H.264 encoder with configurable performance/bitrate JPEG image encoding H.265/H.264 video encoding up to 1080p60 with low latency 8th Generation Advanced Amlogic TruLife Image Engine Supports Dolby Vision (optional), HDR10+, HDR10, HLD and Technicolor HDR processing Motion compensated noise reduction, and […]

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What is MU-MIMO in WiFi? Do I need it?

If you study the wireless routers that were launched since the summer of 2015, you notice that most of them advertise a technology called MU-MIMO or Multi-User MIMO and they also promise wireless transfers that are up to four times faster than on traditional routers. What is MU-MIMO except for a funny-sounding acronym that you do not understand? What does MU-MIMO do on your wireless router and should you buy a router with this technology? Read this guide and learn everything you need to know:   How devices connect to wireless routers when using older standards (SU-MIMO or 1×1 MU-MIMO)   Wireless routers that do not offer support for MU-MIMO use the so-called SU-MIMO method for transmitting data over a wireless radio channel. SU-MIMO stands for Single-User Multiple Input Multiple Output, and it means that one wireless channel can send and receive data to and from a network client at a time. SU-MIMO is part of the 802.11n networking standard that was finalized and published in October 2009. All wireless routers with support for the final version of the 802.11n standard can use the SU-MIMO method for transmitting data. When using this approach, routers are good at sending and receiving data, but only in one direction, to one client at a time. If you had a wireless router with one antenna that is used for receiving and sending data, it could connect only to one network device at a time. Let’s assume that you have three users, each with their device connected to the WiFi broadcast by the router. The router can send and receive data only to the first user. When it is done with the first user, it goes to the second user and then to the third.         The number of simultaneous data streams is limited by the minimum number of antennas in use. If your router has four antennas, in SU-MIMO, you can have up to four data streams simultaneously. For example, a wireless router that can transmit or receive on two antennas can handle two users simultaneously. A router with four antennas can handle four separate streams and up to four clients simultaneously. Since on many WiFi networks you have multiple wireless clients that are connected, each requesting access to their data stream, the router acts like a machine gun mounted to a merry-go-round. It rattles off bits of data very quickly […]

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Amlogic S922X Compare all current SoC processor

Today we present our comparative and benchmarks of the new Amlogic S922X SoC’s against the all of current SoC in the market installed in the TV-Boxes. This new SoC is a Hexa Core model big.LITTLE with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 processors + 2 RAM processors Cortex-A53 and ARM GPU Mali-G52 MP6, at VPU level we have native support for H.265 video and VP9 up to 4K@75fps with latest generation HDR support. A chip destined for the high-end TV-Box within its sector that faces against the options of Allwinner, Rockchip, Hisilicon or Realtek. SPECIFICATIONS AMLOGIC S922X Test hardware To perform the comparative of this SoC, we will use the TV-Box Beelink GT-King with the new S922X. We have as memory 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage eMMc, WiFi ac MiMo dual band with two internal antennas and Bluetooth 4.1. Connectivity level we have two USB 3.0 port as a novelty, USB 2.0, microSD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet connector, AV jack, SPDIF and an HDMI 2.1 port that allows video output 4K@75fps. Read the Beelink GT-King FULL REVIEW to know all the details of this TV-Box. General specifications The Amlogic S922X SoC is the most powerful chip that comes to replace the current S912, this SoC has a Hexa Core configuration with four Cortex-A73 cores and two other Cortex-A53 low consumption, in the graphical section we have a powerful Mali-G52 MP6 GPU. It has native connections for HDMI 2.1 that reaches up to 4K@75fps compatible with multiple DRM security systems, USB 3.0 support, internal storage up to eMMC 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet and audio capacity up to 8 channels of audio input and output. In the graphical section we have an important jump in the GPU since now it is integrated a Mali-G52 MP6 up to 800MHz manufactured in 16nm that far exceeds the previous Mali-T820 MP3 of the S912. In the video section on your VPU we now have an image processor called Advanced Video Engine Gen10 that allows us to decode the most modern video formats with advanced HDR support. CPU The new Amlogic S922X Hexa Core SoC has four ARM Cortex-A73 cores capable of reaching 1.8Ghz with 1MB L2 cache + 2 Cortex-A53 RAM processors with 256k L2 cache, the theoretical maximum speed is 1.9Ghz. This cores are manufactured in 12nm which gives us improvements in performance by lowering the consumption and thermals. As always in this type of products, […]

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Amlogic S905X vs S905X2 vs S905Y2 Processors Comparison

We’ve known the main features of Amlogic S905Y2 and S905X2 processors namely an upgrade to an Arm Mali-G31MP2 GPU with OpenGLES 3.1, and support for USB 3.0 The S905X2 SoC is specially designed for TV Box, for example: H96 Max X2. The S905Y2 SoC is designed for OTT 4K HDMI dongles / HDMI Sticks, for example: X96S. S905X SoC S905Y2 SoC S905X2 SoC Ultra Low Power —– Always On MCU and wake on voice Always On MCU and wake on voice CPU Quad-Core Cortex-A53, 13800 DMIPS Quad-Core Cortex-A53, 18,400 DMIPS Quad-Core Cortex-A53, 18,400 DMIPS GPU ARM Mali-450 MP3, 750MHz ARM Mali-G31 MP2, 850MHz ARM Mali-G31 MP2, 850MHz Security Secure boot, TEE, HW crypto, OTP, TRNG, Key ladder, Video Watermarking Secure boot, TEE, HW crypto, OTP, TRNG, Key ladder, Video Watermarking Secure boot, TEE, HW crypto, OTP, TRNG, Key ladder, Video Watermarking Memory 16/32-bit DDR3/4, LPDDR2/3, Up to 3GB, DDR2400 32-bit DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4, Up to 4GB, DDR3200 32-bit DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4, Up to 4GB, DDR3200 Storage NAND Flash@BCH60, eMMC 5.0, SD, SPI NOR SLC NAND Flash, eMMC 50, SD, SPI NOR/NAND SLC NAND Flash, eMMC 50, SD, SPI NOR/NAND Video Decoder 4Kp60 10b H.265, 4Kp60 VP9 Profile 2, 4Kp30 H.264 4Kp75 10b H.265, VP9 Profile 2, AVS2 4Kp30 H.264 4Kp75 10b H.265, VP9 Profile 2, AVS2 4Kp30 H.264 Video Encoder 1080p60 H.264 1080p60 H.264, H.265 1080p60 H.264, H.265 PQ Engine Basic PQ 8-th Gen TruLife Image Engine 8-th Gen TruLife Image Engine Ethernet 10/100 MAC + PHY —– 10/100/1000 MAC + 10/100 PHY USB/PCI-e 2x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 + USB 3.0 / PCIe Gen-2 2x USB 2.0 + USB 3.0 / PCIe Gen-2 Audio Stereo DACs, SPDIF-out, PDM, 2x L2S out Stereo DACs, SPDIF-out, 8x L2S in, 8x L2S out, 8x PD Stereo DACs, SPDIF-out, 8x L2S in, 8x L2S out, 8x PD Video Output 4Kp60 HDMI 2.0b, CVBS 4Kp60 HDMI 2.1 4Kp60 HDMI 2.1, CVBS Video Input —- TS in DVP, TS in HDR HDR10, HLG HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, TCH Prime HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, TCH Prime Package 13mm x 13mm BGA 10.9mm x 10.9mm BGA 14mm x 14mm BGA Technology 28nm 12nm 12nm There actually more differences than I expected. Going from top to bottom in the comparison table above, the new processors feature an ultra-low power MCU core to be used for wake-word detection, and possibly other features. We did not get CPU frequency numbers per say, […]

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Amlogic S905X2 vs S912: Which Chipset is Best?

Amlogic have released the successor to the immensely popular Amlogic S905X – the Amlogic S905X2. The new chipset add support for USB 3.0 for faster data transfers and HDMI 2.1 – allowing for higher resolutions. So how does the new Amlogic S905X2 compare with Amlogic’s other popular chipset – the octa-core Amlogic S912 SoC. Let’s compare the S905X2 vs S912 to find out which is the best chipset. Amlogic S905X2 vs S912: Specifications: Let’s take a look at the specifications of these two popular Android TV box chipsets: Amlogic S905X2 vs S912: Performance: It’s interesting to see that despite the Amlogic S912 chipset boasting more cores thanks to its 8 Cortex-A53 ARM cores in a big.LITTLE design, the Amlogic S905X2’s 4 cores are clocked faster at up to 2.0Ghz. Whilst this means that the Amlogic S912 performs better in multi-core workloads such as multi-tasking, the faster single core performance of the Amlogic S905X2 should provide a slightly better experience when using Android apps, navigating the UI and other day-to-day tasks. It’s also important to call out that the Amlogic S905X2 is the first Amlogic processor to include support for high-speed USB 3.0, offering much faster transfer speeds – perfect for playing high resolution movies from your USB drive or hard drive.