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Difference: RockChip (r12 vs. r11)
Quoting wikipedia: "Rockchip is a series of integrated circuits manufactured by Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Company. These integrated circuits are mainly for applications in mobile entertainment devices such as MP3 players and personal video players."
This SoC is build around ZSP400 type 16/32-bit DSP clocked up to 80MHz and as such is not suitable target for rockbox. Some documents leaked to internet as well as more or less complete SDK.
This SoC is build around ARM7EJ?-S (ARMv5TE? architecture) core with additional ZSP500 DSP coprocessor. There are some preliminary datasheets floating in internet as well as more or less complete SDK for the rockchip firmware. There is no free toolchain for ZSP architecture as far as I know.
A port exists to the official rockchip reference design: see: Rockchip27xxPort
Main prameters of the SoC are as follows:
The ZSP500 is successor of ZSP400. Very little technical documents are available about this core. It is referred as G2 ISA and uses mix of 16 and 32bit opcodes. G2 ISA is binary incompatible with G1 (ZSP400 and earlier). The DSP has separate data memory and instruction memory. Both regions are mapped in ARM core address space also, so data can be shared. I was able to successfully run small hand assembled snippet of code on dsp core.
Despite the name it is much like rk280x - ARM926EJ?-S + ZSP G2 DSP. The boot sequence and SDK share many similarities with rk27xx series however. Many cheap ebook readers are build around this chips.
This SoC from 2009 is build around ARM926EJ?-S core with additional DSP core (ZSP800 probably). Some technical materials leaked to internet. The max frequency is between 350-600 MHz for ARM and 400-550 MHz for DSP (there is big discrepancy in various materials about this chip). It is quite widespread in cheap tablets running android.
This is upgrade of the rk280x architecture and introduce GPU to support 3d rendering. Frequency limits are higher as well.
The Rockchip 29xx, presented for the first time at CES 2011, is a Cortex A8 CPU and can run up to 1.2 Ghz.
This is high performance SoC based on Cortex A8 core with one NEON coprocessor (around 1GHz upper freq limit). It integrates GPU 2D/3D fully compatible with OpenGL? ES2.0, ES1.1 and OpenVG? standards, hardware video decoder (H264, H263, RMVB, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC1, AVS, VP8), hardware video encodec for H264, hardware accelerators (encoder/decoder) for JPEG. Other then this the chip integrates common set of peripherals such as nand, sd, ddr ram, i2s, i2c, uart, spi, usb otg, rtc, pwm, adc, lcdc.
This Rockchip chip seems to be a stripped down version of the rk27xx which has an ARM core at 120MHz, has nand, usb slave, mmc/sd support support, and has an embedded pmu and audio codec. This chip explicitely explicitly targets mp3 players but little is know about it since no datasheet has leaked. There are some evidences that ARM core is v7-M ISA since only thumb2 code has been identified in OF.
r15 - 01 May 2013 - 02:37:47 - LeoHensleeIIIRevision r12 - 10 Jul 2012 - 06:51 - MarcinBukat
Revision r11 - 23 May 2012 - 08:13 - MarcinBukat
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