28nm SoC Development Platform
Prototyping Sophisticated SoC Designs

Faraday SoCreative!V™ A500 SoC development platform offers an easy approach for developing ARM Cortex-A53 based SoC designs. Depending on customer's application requirements, a quad-core Cortex-A53 or a single-core Cortex-A53 can be configured as the main processor. In addition, the A500 SoC chip integrates various high-speed interfaces such as DDR3/4, PCIe Gen3, and USB 3.0 OTG.

By connecting the FPGA daughter board through PCIe interface or AHB bus, SoCreative!V™ A500 helps customers verify their own logic designs on the proven system architecture, as well as to enable seamless function verification and develop software in the early stage.

Featured Applications

  • Single-bay NAS, OTT, home media center
  • Face detection for surveillance, AOI for factory automation

Hardware Features

  • Processors
    - 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
    - 1GHz single-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • Memories
    - DDR3/4 Combo
    - 2MB SRAM with ECC
    - SDHC/SDXC card
  • Connectivity
    - PCIe Gen3 2-lane
    - USB 3.0 OTG with PHYs
    - Giga-bit Ethernet
    - SPI, I²C and UARTs
  • Peripherals & hardware accelerators
    - LCD panel
  • Security
    - True random number generator
    - AES
    - SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, SHA-3
    - RSA
  • FPGA connections
    - PCIe
    - AHB extension bus
  • Process
    - UMC 28nm HPC

Functional Block Diagram

 

Software Contents

  • Applications
    - Debian
    - OpenMediaVault
    - OpenCV
  • Operation System
    - Bare metal firmware
    - Debian Linux 8.X
    - U-BOOT
  • Device Drivers
  • Middleware
    - OpenCV runtime library
    - Networking
    - File system
    - USB host/device stack
    - PCIe RC/EP stack
    - NAND FTL
    - Power management
    - Python

Faraday Secure Boot Service Demonstration

 

 

Network-attached Storage (NAS) Demonstration

 

Face Detection Demonstration