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Overview:

Introduction

Actions Semiconductor has developed new tablet system on chip (SoC) solutions designed to provide total processing power for today’s advanced multimedia, multi-tasking tablet market. Actions Semiconductor’s OWL series boasts the flagship ATM7029 SoC.

The ATM7029 is the first member of the OWL family and features an integrated Leopard generation I CPU core. It offers a quad-core CPU for advanced performance and functionality while also providing low power performance and low cost savings. The SoC has a multi-core 3D graphics processing unit (GPU) and an independent video processing unit (VPU). It also has an image signal processing (ISP) engine, all of which are integrated in the ATM7029. This ensures users will enjoy high-performance video and audio playback and recording.

To best balance high performance and low power requirements, Actions Semiconductor leveraged the low power design (LPD) generation II  and adaptive dynamic power (ADP) architectures. With these features built into the OWL Series, tablet designers can ensure customers enjoy longer battery life alongside high performance experiences. The design of the ATM7029 allows for high performance and low power with a low bill of material (BOM).

The SoC has integrated LVDS interface and HDMI transmitter (Tx), two “must-have” features of the tablet market. It also has a DDR3/DDR3L controller and large capacity NAND flash controller with 60bit ECC/toggle NAND. This approach allows system designers to adopt the most cost-effective memory.  The ATM7029 can be combined with Actions Semiconductor’s companion chip, the ATC2603X. The ATC2603X has an integrated power management unit (PMU) and audio codecs.


Features

+ Leopard CPU Subsystem
  - ARM Cortex-A9 family CPU, Single CPU frequency is up to 1.2GHz
  - Fully complies with ARM cortex V7 instruction
  - A low power and efficient multi-core architecture effectively provide single-core, dual-core, and quad-core functionality
  - Programmable memory management unit
  - L1 and L2 cache equipped
  - Support for vector floating point v4 (VFP v4) architecture and compliant with the IEEE 754 standard for floating-point calculation
  - Advanced SIMD technology is provided for the acceleration performance for multimedia applications, such as 3D graphics and high resolution image processing
  - Provides in-order pipeline with dynamic branch prediction
  - Equipped with 256bit E-fuse

+ Video and Audio Encoding Support
 - H.264 1920x1080@60fps
 - JPEG baseline, 8192x8192
 - Panoramic image mosaics
 - Photographing while video recording
 - WMA/WAV/AAC/DTS formats (some may be done by 3rd party applications)

+ Video and Audio Decoding Support
 - Most popular video formats are supported, including: AVI、WMV、MOV、MKV、MP4、M4V、DivX、Xvid、FLV、3GP、DAT、VOB、MPG、MPEG、AVS、ASF、TP、TRP、TS、M2TS、MTS (some may be done by 3rd party applications)
 - 1920x1080@60fps,up to 4K*2K
 - Progressive JPEG
 - Average data rate 60Mbps,peak rate up to 120Mbps
 - MJPEG baseline, 30000x15000
 - Most popular audio formats are supported, including: WMA、CBR、VBROGG、APE、FLAC、WAV、AAC、AudibleRA、 dts、MIDI、AMR、AIFF、MPC (some may be done by 3rd party applications)

+ Graphics Processing Unit Support
 - 3D : OpenGL ES1.1 and 2.0
 - 2D : OpenVG1.1, DirectFB, GDI/DirectDraw
 - Full ES2.0 extensions supported, except GL_EXT_texture_type_2_10_10_10_REV.
 - Full ES2.0 GLSL (shading language)
 - Equipped with full-featured 3D graphics pipeline
 - Up to 16 ultra-thread unified shader units (SIMD4:transcendental,ctl-flow,tx-load), but limited to per shader per clock. IEEE 32bit floating-point compliant for long shader instructions
 - MSAA 4x, FSAA 16x
 - YUV-to-RGB conversion
 - Video scaling and format conversion
 - Equipped with 32Kx32K raster 2D coordination system
 - IEEE 32bit floating-point compliant. While denorms are set to zero, rounding to zero is supported.
 - Up to 256 thread per shader in flight
 - 8k x 8k max texture size
 - RGB565, 5551, 4444, 8888 destination color format with dithering

+ Display Support
 - Four layers (1 graphic layers, 3 video layer)
 - Scaler input size up to 2K*2K
 - Simultaneous output to TV and LCD
 - Alpha blending, color key, dithering and color space conversion,Gamma correction
 - Flip and scale
 - Source formats: ABGR8888,ABGR1555, ARGB8888, RGB565, YUV 4:2:0 planar format, YUV 4:2:0 semi-planar format

+ Memory Support
 - High-bandwidth DDR2/3 controller, up to 2GB, 533MHz
 - Internal NAND flash controller supporting 1bit/4bit/8bit/12bit/24bit/40bit/60bit ECC, 4CEs,Toggle NAND 1.0&2.0, On-Fi 2.3&3.0,SLC/MLC/TLC NAND flash
 - 3 SD/SDIO controllers
 - EMMC4.4.3

+ Support for Highly-Integrated Peripherals
 - LVDS interface equipped for connecting larger LCD panel
 - Equipped with HDMI-compliant transmitter (Tx)
 - Equipped with USB2.0*2 port for both HOST/slave
 - I2C*3, SPI*4, UART*4, IR*2, I2S, PCM, SPDIF interface
 - 24bit LCD controller
 - SDTV CVBS
 - 4x3 Key matrix
 - Two joystick
 - Equipped with 10/100Base Ethernet MAC

+ OS (Operating System) Support
 - Linux
 - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above

+ Power Support
 - 3.3V I/O power and 1.0V core power required
 - Integrated with Actions’ low power design (LPD) generation II architecture
 - Integrated with Actions’ adaptive dynamic power (ADP) architecture
 - Multiple standby states
 
+ Package
 - Type: TFBGA359, which is RoHS compliant
 - Dimensions: 17mm*17mm size
 - Ball pitch: 0.8mm