Cost-efficient 64-bit intelligent hardware processor
R18 is a quad-core 64-bit processor based on ARM’s Cortex-A53 architecture and is targeted at the intelligent hardware market.
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.
Support OpenGL ES 2.0, Open VG1.1
Support LPDDR2 / LPDDR3 / DDR3 / DDR3L SDRAM
Support 8-bit SLC/MLC/TLC/EF NAND with 64-bit ECC
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
Support 5M pixel camera sensor
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
2x SPI, 4x TWI, 6x UART, LRADC, SDIO
BGA, 396 balls, 0.65mm pitch, 15mm x 15mm
Amazon Alexa Smart Screen Dev Kit
With the Amazon Alexa Smart Screen Dev Kit, Amazon is enabling commercial device makers to build high-quality screen-based products with Alexa built-in. Powered by R18, the dev kit provides a complete hardware and software system reference solution with the latest AVS technologies, including support for interactive screens with rich visuals, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), Alexa Calling & Messaging, and more. Based on a production-ready ARM Cortex-A53 chipset that hosts the Alexa client software and audio front end technology for ‘Alexa’ wake word detection, this kit features a 4” touch screen, 3-mic array for far-field speech recognition, and includes the new Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK and sample GUI.
- Far-Field Voice Recognition with Amazon ‘Alexa’ Wake Word Technology
- Rich Interactive Visuals using the Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK
- Latest AVS technologies including MRM and Alexa Calling & Messaging