R18

Cost-efficient 64-bit intelligent hardware processor

Overview

R18 is a quad-core 64-bit processor based on ARM’s Cortex-A53 architecture and is targeted at the intelligent hardware market.

Highlights

64-bit, 4-core Cortex-A53 CPU

R18 packs four Cortex-A53 CPU cores that implement the latest 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, which can provide a powerful basis for intelligent hardware products operation ability, satisfying more demand of complex algorithm operation.

H.265 4K video hardware decoding

R18 features a robust video engine that supports H.265 4K video hardware decoding and H.264 1080p@60fps or 720p@120fps video encoding. It supports a wide range of applications which in turn enrich the end users experience.

High system integration

Targeting at 64-bit intelligent hardware, R18 features a high level of system integration. R18 includes on-board audio codecs and eMMC 5.0, and supports memory options such as LPDDR2/LPDDR3. This integration results in a more complete solution and makes its BOM cost more competitive.

Ethernet, IIS TDM interfaceing

R18 has rich interface (Ethernet, IIS TDM), which can also cover a wide range of intelligent hardware application peripherals.

Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, Linux Kernel v3.10

R18 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, and is based on Linux Kernel v3.10 and Google Brillo system to maximise the advantages of the 64-bit architecture. There is also the ability to further optimise the product depending on cost and performance requirements.

Block diagram

 

Specifications

 

CPU

Quad-core Cortex-A53

 

GPU

Mali400MP2 GPU

Support OpenGL ES 2.0, Open VG1.1

 

Memory

Support LPDDR2 / LPDDR3 / DDR3 / DDR3L SDRAM

Support 8-bit SLC/MLC/TLC/EF NAND with 64-bit ECC

Support SD/eMMC/tSD/fSD/efSD

 

Video

Support H.265 4K@30fps video decoding

Support multi-format 1080p@60fps video decoding, including H.264 BP/MP/HP, VP8, MPEG1/2, MPEG4 SP/ASP GMC, H.263 including Sorenson Spark, WMV9/VC-1, JPEG/MJPEG

Support H.264 1080p@60fps or 720p@120fps video encoding

 

Camera

Support 5M pixel camera sensor

 

Display

Support MIPI DSI up to 1920x1200

Support LVDS up to 1366x768, RGB up to 1920x1200

Support 4K HDMI output with HDCP

Support HDMI CEC

Support HDMI 3D function

 

Integration

Audio codec

USB OTG/HOST/HSIC

2x SPI, 4x TWI, 6x UART, LRADC, SDIO

 

Package

BGA, 396 balls, 0.65mm pitch, 15mm x 15mm