MediaTek Genio 1200 Linux System-on-Module supports Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT development kit

ADLINK Technology just introduced the SMARC 2.1 compliant LEC-MTK-I12000 System-on-Module (SoM) powered by a MediaTek Genio 1200 octa-core Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT processor coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256 GB UFS storage is powered by the I-Pi SMARC 1200 development kit, designed for robotics and AIoT applications.

LEC-MTK-I1200 SoM Specifications:

  • SoC – MediaTek Genio 1200 (MT8395) octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A78 cores @ 2.2GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 cores @ 2.0GHz with penta-core Arm Mali-G57 GPU at 880MHz with support for OpenGL ES 3.2/2.0/ 1.1, Vulkan 1.1/1.0, OpenCL 2.2, 4.8 TOPS NPU, HiFi 4 Audio DSP, etc…
  • System memory – 4 or 8 GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage – 32, 64, 128 or 256 GB of UFS storage compatible with UFS Gear 2.1
  • Wireless – 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 2×2 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
  • 314-pin MXM connector with
    • Storage – 1x SDIO (4 bit) compatible with SD/SDIO standard, up to version 3.0
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      • HDMI 2.0b up to 4Kp60
      • Dual channel LVDS
      • 2x 4-lane DSI MIPI up to 4Kp60 with 24-bit RGB
    • Camera I/F – 3x 4-lane MIPI CSI
    • Audio – I2S for audio codec on the carrier board
    • Network – 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
    • PCIe – 1x PCIe Gen3 x2
    • USB – 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
    • Serial – 4x UART, 1x CAN 2.0B bus up to 8 Mbit/s
    • Low-speed I/Os – 2x SPI, 4x I2C, 14x GPIO with interrupts, one with PWM
  • Security – Optional security TPM 2.0 module (optional)
  • SEMA Board Controller – Voltage/current monitoring, power sequencing, logistics/forensics information, I²C bus control, GPIO control, watchdog timer
  • Debug
    • 30-pin multipurpose ribbon cable connector for use with the optional DB-30 debug module
    • JTAG, BMC access
    • UART, performance test points
    • Diagnostic LEDs, power, reset, boot configuration
  • Supply voltage – 5V DC
  • Dimensions – 82 x 50mm; SMARC 2.1 form factor
  • Temperature range – standard: 0 °C to 60 °C; robust: -40 °C to 85 °C
  • humidity
    • 5-90% operating relative humidity, non-condensing
    • Store at 5-95% RH (and operate with conformal coating)
  • Shock and Vibration – IEC 60068-2-64 and IEC-60068-2-27, MIL-STD-202 F, Method 213B, Table 213-I, Condition A and Method 214A, Table 214-I, Condition D
  • HALT – Thermal stress, vibration stress, thermal shock and combined test

SMARC module with MediaTek Genio 1200

MediaTek MT8395 SoM block diagram
LEC-MTK-I1200 block diagram

ADLINK provides support for Ubuntu and Yocto Linux for the module. It offers specifications that outperform modules based on the much-discussed Rockchip RK3588 processor and the module is designed for AIoT applications with a 4.8 TOPS AI accelerator, support for up to 3 cameras and relatively low power consumption, which is suitable for robot and drone applications.

I-Pi SMARC 1200 development kit

I-Pi SMARC1200

I-Pi SMARC 1200 Development Board Specifications (Preliminary):

  • SoM – LEC-MTK-I1200 SMARC module with 4GB LPDDR4 memory and 64GB UFS memory
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0b connection up to 4Kp60
  • Network – 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 port
  • Extension – Multiple headers and connectors to expose I/Os from SoM
  • Debugging – Serial via MicroUSB port
  • Power Supply – 12V DC via power jack

The kit comes with the module with heatsink, the motherboard, a micro USB cable and a 12V DC adapter and power cord. Some more details about the module and the development kit can be found on the product page and the ipi.wiki website.

ADLINK told CNX Software that the development kits should be available in August, but the price has not yet been determined and may depend on supply chain issues, which are now easing, but we never know what the future will bring. The company will also showcase the solution at Embedded World 2022 next week.

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