i.MX51 Applications Processors Automotive portfolio: i.MX514 and i

i.MX51 Applications Processors Automotive portfolio: i.MX514 and i
Automotive Market
i.MX51 Applications Processors
Automotive portfolio: i.MX514 and i.MX516
Key Features
The i.MX51 family represents Freescale
CPU Complex
• High-Speed USB OTG with PHY
• ARM Cortex-A8 CPU
• Three additional High-Speed USB
Semiconductor’s latest achievement in
integrated applications processors. Optimized
for low power consumption and high
• 32 KB instruction and data caches
performance, this i.MX offering is part of a
• Unified 256 KB L2 cache
growing family of multimedia-focused products.
• NEON SIMD multimedia coprocessor
The i.MX51 family of processors for the
• Vector floating point unit
automotive market, the i.MX514 and i.MX516,
• Superscalar dual-issue core with
features Freescale’s advanced and powerefficient implementation of the ARM Cortex™A8 core, operating at speeds up to 600 MHz
with an advanced set of multimedia and
connectivity peripherals. These processors are
ideal for applications that require advanced user
interfaces, sophisticated video processing, 2-D
and 3-D graphics, multiple connectivity options
and a high level of system integration.
Graphical Instrument Clusters,
Infotainment, Telematics, Navigation,
Advanced HMI
The i.MX51 family is targeted to drive
automotive applications including graphical
instrument clusters, infotainment, telematics,
navigation and advanced human machine
interfaces. With Freescale’s advanced power
host controllers
• Wide array of serial interfaces, including
• I2S and S/PDIF audio interfaces
• 10/100 Ethernet controller
13-stage integer pipeline and 10-stage
• Parallel-ATA
NEON pipeline
• Fully software backwards-compatible with
previous ARM® CPUs
• OpenGL® ES 2.0 and OpenVG™ 1.1
Graphics Processing Units
• Multi-format HD720p video decoder and
D1 video encoder hardware engine
• 24-bit primary display support up
to WXGA resolution
• Security controller, including secure RAM
and security monitor
• High assurance boot, JTAG controller and
real-time clock
• Cipher and random number generator
• Run-time integrity checker
• Universal unique identification
• Tamper detection
• 18-bit secondary display support
• High-quality hardware video de-interlacing
• 19 mm x 19 mm, 0.8 mm pitch
• Image and video resize, inversion and
rotation hardware
MAPBGA package
• Up to 600 MHz CPU at -40ºC to +125ºC
management techniques and hardware
• Alpha blending and color space conversion
junction temperature with AEC-Q100
accelerators, customers can optimize their
• Video/graphics combining: up to four planes
power and performance tradeoffs and
eliminate external cooling devices needed
for typical high-performance applications.
Further power reductions can be achieved in
lower performance use cases by dynamically
reducing the frequency of the processor, as well
plus hardware cursor
• Display quality enhancement: color
correction, gamut mapping and
gamma correction
• Two camera input ports
as through use of sleep modes offered on the
External Memory Interface
i.MX51 family. Using Freescale’s board support
• DDR2 and mDDR DRAM, 16/32-bit,
package (BSP) for Linux®, Android or Windows®
CE OS’ as a foundation for application
200 MHz
• Very high-performance processing and
multimedia capabilities
• High level of integration reduces overall
system BOM
• Hardware acceleration enables very low
power consumption for video and graphics
and offloads the ARM CPU
• SLC/MLC NAND flash, 8/16-bit
Powerful Graphics Acceleration
industry-leading third-party solutions such as
Advanced Power Management
The i.MX51’s dual-GPU architecture supports
Microsoft® Auto, QNX®, or GENIVI customers
• Dynamic clock gating and frequency scaling
have multiple paths to implement feature rich
• Multiple independent power domains
development, customers or implementing
automotive application on the i.MX51 family.
• Proprietary state retention power gating
automotive use cases by simultaneously
accelerating 3-D navigation and graphical user
interface with separate GPUs. Alternatively the
two GPUs can be combined to deliver
high-performance graphics processing for
re-configurable instrument clusters. The
i.MX51 processor provides an integrated
OpenGL|ES1.1 and OpenGL|ES2.0 compliant
i.MX516 Applications Processor
System Control
Secure JTAG
Power Mgmt
3-D graphics processing unit that provides
PLL x 3
an incredible 27 Mtri/sec and effective 664
Clock Reset
Mpix/sec (with overdraw). In addition, i.MX51
incorporates an OpenVG1.1 vector graphics
processing unit to accelerate vector graphics
Timer x 3
applications such as user interfaces, Adobe®
PWM x 2
Flash® and OS-windowing system functions.
Watch Dog
32 KB
32 KB
Because the need for advanced security for
mobile and hand-held devices continues
to increase, the i.MX51 processor delivers
hardware-enabled security features that
support secure e-commerce, digital rights
OpenGL ES 2.0
SSI/I2S x 3
OpenVG 1.1
Hardware Video Codecs
HD720 TV-Out
Image Processing Unit
USB HS Host x 3
Display Controller
Sahara v4
Resizing and Blending
Inversion and Rotation
Ext Memory I/F
SCC v2
Image Enhancement
secure boot and secure software downloads.
The i.MX51 family supports connection to
UART x 3
I2C x 3
management (DRM), information encryption,
Interface Flexibility
CSPI HS x 2/
LS x 1
Vector Floating Point Unit
RAM 128 KB
Increased Security
SDIO x 4
256 KB
hardware anti-aliasing.
Fast IrDA
ARM Cortex™–A8
The OpenVG GPU offers an additional
200Mpix/sec drawing capability with 16X
CPU Platform
mDDR 200 MHz
DDR2 200 MHz
Smart DMA
popular types of external memories such as
mobile DDR and DDR2, SDRAM, NOR flash,
As part of our new price, performance and
performance i.MX processors achieve at
PSRAM, cellular RAM, NAND flash (MLC and
personality series, the evaluation kit is
low clock speeds, and the high degree
SLC) and OneNAND. Designers seeking to
designed to support all the features of the
of integration that shortens design times.
provide products that deliver a rich multimedia
device in a single board to enable designers
Consumers love the lifelike video and 3-D
experience will find a full suite of on-chip
to complete a development platform at a low
graphics reproduction, quick response and low
peripherals: LCD controller and CMOS sensor
price point estimated at $700 (USD).
power consumption to help them reduce CO2
interface, High-Speed USB on-the-go, three
The i.MX51 EVK has two optional add-on
emissions. Freescale gives you the power of
High-Speed USB hosts, multiple expansion
modules: an LCD module and an expansion
choice to address all your embedded designs,
card ports (high-speed MMC/SDIO host and
board which includes a camera, TV-out,
for the automotive, consumer, industrial and
others), fast Ethernet controller and a variety
keypad and UART. For more information, visit
general-purpose markets. The i.MX family
of additional interfaces (UART, I C, I S serial
supports a range of platforms such as those
audio, SIM card and more).
based on Microsoft Windows CE and Mobile,
The i.MX Processor Family
i.MX51 Development Tools
Freescale’s i.MX family of applications
Freescale delivers the cost-effective i.MX51
processors delivers power to the people
evaluation kit, allowing customers to develop,
who demand it—designers like you, and
debug and demonstrate their next great
users who crave it for their automotive
product without compromising performance.
devices. Designers love the amazing
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© Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. 2009
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