Intel® Atom™ Processor E6x5C Series-Based

Platform brief
Intel® Atom™ Processor E6x5C Series
Embedded Computing
Intel® Atom™ Processor E6x5C Series-Based
Platform for Embedded Computing
Platform Overview
The Intel® Atom™ processor E6x5C series
delivers, in a single package, the benefits of
the Intel® Atom™ processor E6xx combined
with a Field-Programmable Gate Array
(FPGA) from Altera. This series offers
exceptional flexibility to incorporate a
wide range of standard and user-defined
I/O interfaces, high-speed connectivity,
memory interfaces, and process acceleration to meet the requirements of a variety
of embedded applications in industrial, medical, communication, vision systems, voice
over Internet protocol (VoIP), military, highperformance programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and embedded computers.
The Intel Atom processor E6x5C series is
a multi-chip, single-package device that
reduces board footprint, lowers component count, and simplifies inventory
control and manufacturing. This compact
design offers single-vendor support while
providing Intel Atom processors for
new applications that require a more
integrated solution.
The user-programmable FPGA features
high-speed transceivers, LVDS with
SERDES, support for interfacing to a
variety of memory devices, dedicated DSP
blocks, and more than sixty thousand logic
elements. It provides enough programmable space for users to integrate their own
intellectual property or use off-the-shelf,
third-party IP that completes a powerful
embedded system. The FPGA features a
hard IP PCI Express* lane that connects
directly to the Intel Atom processor E6xx
inside the device.
Available with industrial and commercial
temperature ranges, this processor series
provides embedded lifecycle support and
is supported by the broad Intel® architecture ecosystem as well as standard
Altera development tools. Additionally, a
compatible, dedicated Power Management
Integrated Circuit (PMIC) solution may be
obtained from leading PMIC suppliers to
help minimize platform part count and
reduce bill of material costs and design
complexity. Options include separate PMIC
and clock generator chips (available from
ROHM Co., Ltd.) or a single-chip solution
that integrates the voltage regulator and
clock generator (available from Dialog
Semiconductor).
Product Highlights
• Single-package: A compact 37.5 x
37.5 mm, 0.8 mm ball pitch, multi-chip
device internally connects the Intel Atom
processor E6xx with a user-programmable FPGA. This configurable device allows
for one board layout to support multiple
application designs, plus the ability to
incorporate custom logic without having
to invest in application-specific integrated
circuit development.
• Integrated Intel® Atom™ processor
E6xx: Includes a 45nm processor core
(512K L2 cache, 24K data, and 32K
instruction L1 cache), 3D graphics, and
video encode/decode, as well as memory
and display controllers.
• Integrated Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator (Intel® GMA) 600: Poweroptimized 2D/3D graphics engine provides
up to 400 MHz graphics core frequency.
Supports OpenGL* ES2.0, OpenGL 2.1, and
OpenVG* 1.1, along with hardware-accelerated HD video decode (MPEG4 part 2,
H.264, WMV, and VC1) and encode (MPEG4
part 2, H.264). Also supports LVDS display
using a pixel clock of 80 MHz and SDVO
using a pixel clock of 160 MHz.
• Integrated memory controller and
DDR2 support: Integrated 32-bit singlechannel memory controller provides fast
memory read/write performance through
efficient pre-fetching algorithms, low
latency, and high-memory bandwidth.
Processors include support for up to
2 GB of DDR2 800 MT/s memory.
• Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology1:
Provides performance and support for
multi-threaded applications. Delivers
increased performance and system
responsiveness for demanding embedded
applications by enabling the processor
to execute two instruction threads
in parallel.
• Integrated, hardware-assisted Intel®
Virtualization Technology2 (Intel® VT)
for IA-32 Intel® architecture (Intel®
VT-x): Provides greater flexibility and
maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a
hardware platform. With support from
the processor, BIOS, and enabling software, Intel VT-x improves traditional
software-only-based virtualization. By
offloading workloads to system hardware,
virtualization software can provide more
streamlined software stacks and “near
native” performance characteristics. The
required virtualization software (virtual
memory manager [VMM]) is available
from third parties.
• High-performance, power-optimized
FPGA: Features transceiver speeds up
to 3.125 Gbps, high-speed LVDS with
SERDES at up to 840 Mbps, support for
DDR2, DDR SDRAM, QDR II, and QDR II+
SRAM memory interfacing, up to four
general-purpose PLLs, up to 312 multipliers for DSP operations and more than
60,000 logic elements and 350 user I/O
pins. Each of the high-speed transceiver
channels have a clock data recovery (CDR)
feature, and support for multiple I/O standards such as 3.3-V LVTTL/3.3-V LVCMOS,
single-ended SSTL/HSTL and differential
SSTL/HSTL.
• Industrial temperature range option:
-40° to +85° C temperature range meets
requirements for industrial, medical
and military application designs with
constrained thermal environments.
• Green technology: Manufactured
and available only in lead-free3
component packages.
• Reliable technology ecosystem: Along
with a strong ecosystem of hardware and
software vendors, including members of
the Intel® Embedded Alliance (intel.com/
go/embeddedalliance), Intel helps costeffectively meet developer challenges
and speed time-to-market.
• Embedded lifecycle support: Protects
system investment by enabling extended
product availability for embedded
customers.
Intel® Atom™ Processor
512 KB L2 (600 MHz, 1.0 GHz, 1.3 GHz)
DDR2
DDR2 (800 MT/s)
SPI, SMBus
GPIO (x14)
PCIe*
Clock
Generator a
Power Management
IC (PMIC)a
PCIe (1x1)
OEM Custom IP
PCIe SIPb
PCIe HIP
Altera FPGA
PMIC and Clock Generator products are available from third parties. An integrated PMIC
and Clock Generator (on a single chip) is also available from a third party.
2
PCIe Soft IP is licensed from third-party vendors.
Intel® HD Audio
PCIe (1x1)
Intel® Atom™ Processor E6x5c Series
b
Legacy
PCIe* Gen 1 (2x1)
OEM I/O Blocks
a
Graphics (2D, 3D)
DSP Multipliers
Internal Memory
LVDS/
SDVO
Software Overview+
The following independent operating system and BIOS vendors provide support for this device:
Operating System
Contact
BIOS
Microsoft Windows* XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009
Microsoft Windows* 7
MeeGo* 1.0
Wind River VxWorks*
Intel provides drivers4
Intel provides drivers4
Intel provides drivers4
MeeGo community, Wind River
Wind River
American Megatrends
Insyde Software
Phoenix Technologies
+
Windows* XP, Windows* 7 and MeeGo* 1.0 were used to test the Intel® Atom™ processor E6x5C series.
Intel® Atom™ Processor E6x5C Series for Embedded Computing
Product Number
Clock
Speed (GHz)
Graphics
Speed (MHz)
Thermal Design
Power5
Temperature
Range
Package
Intel® Atom™ processor E625C
CY80632007227AB
0.6
320
2.7 Wa
Commercial
0 to 70° C
1466 ball FCBGA
37.5x37.5 mm
Intel® Atom™ processor E625CT
CY80632007227AA
0.6
320
2.7 Wa
Industrial
-40 to 85° C
1466 ball FCBGA
37.5x37.5 mm
Intel® Atom™ processor E645C
CY80632007221AB
1.0
320
3.6 Wa
Commercial
0 to 70° C
1466 ball FCBGA
37.5x37.5 mm
Intel® Atom™ processor E645CT
CY80632007221AA
1.0
320
3.6 Wa
Industrial
-40 to 85° C
1466 ball FCBGA
37.5x37.5 mm
Intel® Atom™ processor E665C
CY80632007224AB
1.3
400
3.6 Wa
Commercial
0 to 70° C
1466 ball FCBGA
37.5x37.5 mm
Intel® Atom™ processor E665CT
CY80632007224AA
1.3
400
3.6 Wa
Industrial
-40 to 85° C
1466 ball FCBGA
37.5x37.5 mm
Product Name∆
Total package thermal design power depends on functions included in the FPGA. Altera Quartus* II PowerPlay Early Power Estimator (EPE) tools can perform power calculations based on a given design.
a
3
Third-Party Vendors
FPGA
Altera — www.altera.com
Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC)
Dialog Semiconductor — www.dialog-semiconductor.com
ROHM Co., Ltd. — www.rohm.com
Intel in Embedded and Communications: intel.com/embedded
∆Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number for details.
1Requires an Intel® HT Technology enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on Intel® Core™ i5-750 processor. For more information including
details on which processors support HT Technology, visit http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
2Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM). Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations.
Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/virtualization
3Intel 45nm manufactured on a lead-free process. Lead is below 1000 PPM per EU RoHS directive (2002/95/EC, Annex A). Some EU RoHS exemptions for lead may apply to other components used in the product package.
4Drivers available at: http://downloadcenter.intel.com (enter chipset name).
5TDP values for Intel® Atom™ Processor E6x5C Series are pre-silicon estimates.
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